This month marks our five year anniversary in our home. We’ve lived in Florida for almost 12 years now, but the move to the home you see above five years ago was quite an adventure for us and this morning, as I sat in my chair sipping my coffee, I couldn’t help but be…
Thinking Back On This Unexpected Blessing
Each home we have been blessed to live in has had it’s own very special qualities.
We had a small farm home when we lived in MD that although the house was very small, the property made up for it tenfold. Our first home here in Florida was fun because my husband and I designed it ourselves and had it be built by a wonderful friend of ours.
This house here though.. well, not only does it have wonderful character in the styling and craftsmanship from 100 years ago, the story of us getting here is even more special to me.
I blogged about the adventure back in 2011 in two parts. Part one is where I share how we started in one direction and Part two is where I share how we ended up in another direction. It was a crazy ride for us, but mostly a time where we found ourselves fully surrendered to God’s leading.. even though we didn’t know where He was leading us to at the time.
Friends have asked me if I can look back now and see exactly why God moved us in the way that He did and I am perfectly honest with them by saying.. Nope.. still not a 100% sure why it all happened the way that it did.. and I’m OK with that.
I don’t have to know 100%.
I do know that He has allowed us, over the past five years..
- to host some really great parties
- to have people stay in our home when they needed a place to stay
- sit on the front porch and have some amazing talks with friends
- meet new and awesome people through remodeling and other needs
- have people into our home for Bible studies and family dinners
and so much more..
So, as I sit here Thinking About This Unexpected Blessing, I am reassured, once again, that when you take a step in faith.. trusting God fully … He will never lead you astray.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. ~ Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT