Dwell in this house

So we have now been in the new place just over 2 months and the good news is it is starting to feel like home.  Really like home, we have done a few things already, brought new couches and an epic desk (pictures to come when my cushions arrive and I can post a picture).  We have been for a couple of walks, found a supermarket that I like and started our hunt for the perfect café.  I have survived some nights here without Davo while he was away doing incredible things in Mexico and America and probably most importantly, I have stopped crying about not living in our old neighbourhood.

But there is something really exciting that has happened since we moved, and it might just be a timing thing… but you know what, I actually think the timing is just that is part of it too.  Since moving, we are now closer to Dave’s school, in fact the Monday after we moved we had an after party at the house for a school production, so on my first night coming to the new house from work, I was welcomed by 25 kids enjoying our new place… which was a little overwhelming, but actually just what I needed.  It really started the house warming process, which before that point, I thought was just a good excuse to get nice things, but there really is something to having people in your house… they do bring warmth and life and love and start the house to home process.   Anyway, that’s not the exciting bit, it’s all linked though I promise…

So not long after that Dave went on his mission trip with school to Mexico and had some incredible Holy Spirit encounters… God’s kingdom came to earth, the blind saw, the lame walked, the sick were healed and people were saved, it doesn’t get much better than that.  But while Dave was having this incredible time overseas with the same group from the house warming after party, I was also growing in my faith, getting a refreshing so to speak, a new love of worship, church, the word and most importantly Jesus… and I think it has a lot to do with God’s provision and blessing.  Nothing we get from God is deserved, and neither is this, but a little while ago I wrote a blog about moving and how nervous I was about the whole process, in the blog I made a comment that went something like this…

“I have to remember though, that a lot of prayer went into our house hunting, and the way things fell into place when we purchased our new home is also a reminder that God listens and he provides, but even more importantly that he knows what is best.  So if we have trusted him to help make the decision, I have to keep trusting now that the decision is done.”

It was kind of a throw away line, a ‘yeah yeah yeah, God knows best” in my heart, but I know now that this has absolutely been true.  He has provided us with a house and a close community with who we can share true fellowship, he has blessed our home and we have both grown so much since moving here.  I know it may not have anything to do with the actual house, and maybe all of this would have still happened while we were living at our old place.  But I really feel like the new house has brought a new season to our lives, a really exciting one.  I am sure it will have it’s challenges, but I am just overflowing with excitement about what God has in store for us now… in our next chapter… at the new house…  I am really praying that the house will just ooze love and that it will be a place of blessing, where God can do whatever he wants… I know this might seem like a crazy back-flip, but thats the thing about God things… they are unexpected and often involve transformation…

3 thoughts on “Dwell in this house

  1. Loved reading this Em. I knew you would get to this stage, but you needed to take this journey for yourself. Sometimes God needs to take us away from what is comfortable to help us to see what more He has for us to experience. I love seeing what God is doing in yours and Dave’s lives. I love you !

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