Have you ever felt like life can be a form of a circle? You are encompassing the same circle of flavorful adventures but in different forms of experiences.
Let me back track.
The moment I felt like God FINALLY had us in a place of constant, unchanging, livable, & comfortable situation to endure; well, God decides to shake things up a bit & allow our souls to not be settled JUST yet. Yes, its been like a year since my last post, but my goodness, your probably wondering, “WHAT HAPPENED to you?” Do you want the long version or short? I’ll go short since your cup of coffee won’t allow the amount of time for a long version.
Here is it:
February 2016. It was exciting, new, thrilling. Friends over, parties held, dinner dates with friends & family. Then Summer came. We problably were in the house 10% of the entire day each day that summer due to the extreme horrible heat coming through the walls with no AC to install anywhere but standing fans & one AC to fit perfectly into our masters bedroom. Fall came. Beautiful, relaxing, fire pits, outside dinners under the stars. December came, then winds, then storms, then rains. Our house slowly was pulling apart from the weather conditions. February 2017 came. Waterfall broke loose from our roof from the extreme rain shower conditions; hence all of our wedding gifts & valuables became no longer of value. How did we feel? We couldn’t help but laugh. It was hysterical. We knew it was coming & our landlord instead decided to take his sweet time to fix our roof before it got to this point. Hence, with all this in mind; we were forced to move out due to the severe & risky health issues we may face if we stayed in that home that contained mold & other chemicals that has lingered in the walls for over 20 years. Pretty scary. We moved out to a hotel, stayed 3 weeks, & now in Ontario where my parents sweetly offered to take us in while we are in transition for a new home. PHEW.
Back to my circle. Here we are again: feelings of uncomfortablity, unchangable, unsetttling, suffocation, fervent in prayer, holding tighter to one another. I cannot help to think that over the years, God continues to test us, humble us, and mold us to keep us close to Him. More so, I can see how He has been stirring our hearts to be minimalist so that our void is not filled with the contentment of “bigger is better” mentality. And well, maybe God is answering my prayers in this way; answering from a prayer of asking God to keep us close to Him, to mold us into His image, to better us in a way that furthers His kingdom here on earth.
Is your coffee almost done? It’s time to count our blessings in the midst of this trial.
1. Our parents came to church with us on Christmas Day. Now, we’re living with them.
2. Our prospective seminar university is 5 minutes away from my parents house.
3. We sold the majority of our needs to save for a new home. The Lord took us out quicker than we imagined.
4. Our parents decided not to charge us rent, so we would save for a new home.
5. This trial has brought my husband & I closer.
6. A new change, a fresh start is always for God’s good & glory. I wonder what next He has in store.
With that said, here’s to a new season, a new chapter, a continued (seemingly spinning) circle of God’s unimaginable blessings.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” – Psalm 91:1-2