Saturday, October 2, 2010

Old Home New Home

This is a continuation of my last post regarding HOME.  It may take me a few more posts to get all my thoughts out in a way that makes sense, but I'm trying!

As I meditated on the word HOME the Lord also brought to mind the Israelites of the Old Testament.  God brought them out of Egypt and promised to establish them in a new HOME-land.  Throughout time they disobeyed God and his Law but the Lord always gave their home back to them. In fact, he expanded their territory! That is exciting! Through the covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob we have the same promise as part of our inheritance.

I do not believe that the Lord set out to make times difficult for Mike and I, because those thoughts do not line up with his Truth.  He wants to prosper us, not harm us!  Mike and I obviously made some decisions along the way that brought us out from the covering of the covenant and I do believe that God can use our disobedience to teach us, using all things for his good.

I truly believe that God has allowed us be broken down and HOMEless, so that our pride could give way to humility, so that we will now have compassion and empathy for those who are struggling like we have struggled. The struggle also allows for perspective to be adjusted.  For my heart to be softened and then to be molded by my Creator for his glory and purpose.

It makes me excited to know that our God is the God of Restoration.  He will replace all that the enemy has stolen from us, and more!   

John 10:10  says "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." 

And Leviticus 6:4-5 says "4 then it shall be, because he has sinned and is guilty, that he shall restore what he has stolen, or the thing which he has extorted, or what was delivered to him for safekeeping, or the lost thing which he found, 5 or all that about which he has sworn falsely. He shall restore its full value, add one-fifth more to it, and give it to whomever it belongs..."

God is our Restorer today not just of our wealth and prosperity, but also of our health, our emotions, souls and will, our freedom, and of the joy of our salvation!

All of this to say that I am already experiencing the joy of His restoration over our lives, specifically in regards to the HOME which we have lost.

In my mind, I always associated having a HOME with never moving.  I was blessed to grow up in the same house my entire life and the comfort of having those permanent roots helped shape who I am today.  I desired to give the same experience to our children. I wanted it so much that I didn't wait for God's blessing and pursued it in my own timing.  This time around we are going to wait for the Lord! [Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.]  I'm finding that the more I wait and the longer I listen for Him, the more He speaks to me, and the more details he gives me about the future He has planned for us.

I am looking forward to my joy and my HOME being restored to me and my family!

Walking with Him,
Momma J

To be continued...

1 comment:

  1. I am anxious for your difficulties to lessen & your lives to take a happier, peaceful, more 'stable' shape. It's close - these revelations are telling you so! xxxx