“Be very careful never to forget what you have seen The Lord do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.” Deuteronomy 25 v 9
After rearing our children in the big house God provided for us, Brendan and I realised over the past few years that it is taking a lot of our energy to maintain it. Lighting the fires in the morning to keep warm, cleaning and doing household chores made me weary.
Our children advised us to downsize to a more modern house that would be easy to keep warm. It is not easy to be released from the home we reared our children for the last fifteen years. Our children have memories of growing up here. There is space for us to have family get togethers, and the grandchildren come to visit. There is room for them to stay over.
It is not easy to start looking again. Back in September I read from God’s Word I will provide a home for the poor. Brendan and I were going to trust God, as before, to provide a home for us. “Lord you did it before, do it again,” I prayed. “You will not forsake me now when I have gray hair,” according to Psalm 71.
Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. (Psalms 71:18 NLT)
I did not want to move away from the area where we now live. I would be happy to move to the country nearby. We began to look at possibilities. I did not have the energy to look at potential houses and then be disappointed if we were rejected. We did try once, found a lovely house to rent, but the owner was not willing to rent to us. I didn’t try any more.
Brendan and I visited Jerusalem earlier in the year. I believe God’s Word that says he will bless us in Jerusalem.
Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek The Lord of Heaven’s Armies and to ask for his blessing. (Zechariah 8:22 NLT)
I went to the ancient site of the Wailing Wall and prayed there about many things.
When we arrived back home I got a call from my hairdresser. She said I had a dream about you last night and I need to tell you about it. The dream indicated we would be leaving this house. She did not know our situation about wanting to move from here. This dream helped Brendan and I decide to move from here. We were in agreement. Before I was undecided.
We looked at Property Pal, an Internet site for house rentals. I searched for houses in our local area. There were a few houses to let in the country nearby. I called the agent of one I liked. He arranged a viewing that evening.
It turned out to be a house next door to our friend who had the dream. Her brother owned the house. It proved ideal for our needs and applied to rent it. The owner agreed and we move there next week.
The house is called “Bright House.” In case we had any doubts about our move God has showed us signs three times. I was reading in the scriptures,
“It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us. (Colossians 1:9-12 MSG)”
Tea bags and cologne.
A song on the radio called “Bright Eyes”.
We are in the middle of our house move. Energy is low but morale high because of the Bright future God has promised for us.
God speaks today. Listen for His still small voice if you are needing to make a Big move.
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