Here's the current bit.
1. Our financing has gone through! Yeah!
2. We placed an offer on Sam and Vi's house and it has been accepted!
3. Still gotta sell our house.
4. I realized I needed to repent...
My head knows one thing and my flesh says another. This ought not to be. James would say I am being double-minded and therefore I should not expect the Lord to answer my prayers. My head knows, through God's word and through MANY past experiences that God will do what He says. He has repeatedly told us to rest, that HE would sell our house and this would all happen. My heart and flesh have steadfastly refused to believe that even though I have declared with my mouth that this was true. I have been harbouring unbelief in my heart and should not expect that God would hear my prayers and answer them. Many of you are watching, waiting and believing with us that all of this would come to pass. Today, I have repented of my unbelief and will turn my heart to the Lord who know the times and places in which He wants us to live.
The other thing I realized this morning is that this isn't all about ME!! Surprise, surprise. Kelly pointed out to me the other day that Sam and Vi have way more at stake here than we do. They have a set moving date, they are going, house sold or not. They will be the ones left with the burden should our house not sell (not that God couldn't sell it to someone else). They are firmly convinced that the deal will go through, and are standing with us to give us the blessing of their home. I have been very selfish in my prayers, thinking only of myself and the effect that this has on my family. So I had to repent of that, too.
So there you have it. the house update!
Here's a cool little aside. Our friends were just approved for a Habitat house. Their future home will only be a few blocks away from us. They are worship leaders. We are worship leaders. We have friends who are worship leaders that already live a block away from our new house. We have other friends a couple blocks away that are worshippers. And I just found out another couple who recently started attending our church live in the area and are worship people, too. HMMMMM think God may be up to something here? Maybe a little transformation of Pleasant Hill to become what its name says it is, a pleasant hill (for those of you who aren't familiar with our fair city, Pleasant Hill is probably the poorest, economic zone of our city).