Wednesday, March 12, 2008


We really do know that this upcoming move is of the Lord. He has orchestrated details that confirm our decision to move to South Carolina.

But lately I've been doubting. I've said, Jody are you still sure? He always answers me with a big fat yes. Like today, at my last MOPS, I was sad. I love going to my MOPS group. Or when Stacy and Emma were leaving this afternoon (Stacy I COULD NOT have gotten all the packing done that we have without question) and Silas was crying because he loves Emma. He said she is my best friend.

One of the biggest doubts I've been having is because of the van. Jody said he really wanted to sell it here in Bismarck. He didn't want me to drive behind him. He didn't want to put those miles on a car...or spend all that gas money. He really felt we could sell it here. But it has been for sale for a few weeks now and I have been worrying, a lot.

I keep asking Jody what are we going to do if it doesn't sell? I should NOT have gotten plane tickets. Shoot.

This morning I read this in my bible:
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience and joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:11-12

So I prayed for patience and endurance with the van.

Then at about 2:30 these people came to look at the van. They test drove it and came back. They made an offer, Jody countered, they agreed and WROTE A CHECK. What??? Just wait, there's more.

They said they'd like to get the van tomorrow. I agreed, we can squeeze into Jody's car. Jody's mom is coming tomorrow too, but we can make it in one car, I think. THEN the people called back and said they'd rather pick up the van on Monday.

WHAT???? Is this for real?

Its like God is confirming so many things.
  1. I can trust HIM
  2. I can trust Jody
  3. Why worry? God is in control even of the little details like our van.
  4. We have made the right decisions and God is showing us so much favor
So, that's it. I was just SO excited and thankful and wanted to share it all with you. Jody and Silas took the check to the bank already...just in case you were wondering.


ellieandavasmommy said...

That is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shaleen said...

I love that - He is SO good to us.

Anonymous said...

God is good all the time...All the time God is good. I am glad He reconfirmed everything for you. Sometimes we all need that reassurance. Good luck with your journey.


Karen said...

SO cool... God has His hand on this FOR SURE!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! God is powerful....I think your story of patience is going to teach me a lesson. Hope the move goes smoothly!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys, as you travel back to SC.

Allison Newman