A Few Praises


I have been so encouraged by all of the emails and uplifting comments I've received the last couple of days about the changes our family is going through. So many of you mentioned that you will be praying for us, and I cannot tell you how much that means! Today I am counting my blessings, and I am including all of you prayer warriors as special gifts from God. :) We have had several answers to prayer this week concerning our upcoming move that I wanted to share with you.

Although we haven't started packing yet, I have been stockpiling boxes. Our back porch is filled with them. A couple of days ago our next door neighbors, who recently moved in, brought over a stack of unused moving boxes that are just the right size for packing heavier items like books. Between our family library and Mr. C's study, we have a ton of books! I'm thankful that our neighbor kindly gave them to us.

One of the trickier parts of moving, for me anyway, involves packing and transporting the wardrobes of six people. I am the first to admit that we have way too many clothes. I am a pack-rat when it comes to hand-me-downs for the kids. We've also accumulated lots of winter clothing over the last couple of years. I have made several trips the local consignment shop and thrift store to drop off clothes that we no longer wear. My hubby's closet is filled with suits, sports coats, and dress shirts. A preacher has to have plenty of those! :)

Well, our new neighbors have friends just down the road who had several wardrobe boxes left over from their recent move. They wanted $10 a piece for the boxes. We shelled out $40 for four wardrobe boxes. Paying $10 each is still cheaper than buying them new. While it hurts my feelings to pay money for boxes, using wardrobe boxes for all of our hanging-up clothes will keep us from having a hefty dry cleaning bill after the move. I am thankful that we were able to purchase these boxes at a discount.

Another answered prayer involves our housing situation. We *think* we've found a house to purchase in Florida. It's just the type of house we've been praying for. Ideally, we need our house here to sell first, but we are prepared for the fact that we may just have two mortgages for a little while. We're trusting the Lord to work out all the details. This is where my faith is really being put to the test! :)

Sometimes my faith is so weak. Sometimes I forget how much God loves His children. Sometimes I take the power of prayer for granted. But that power is real. Do you have something on your heart today, a prayer that you desire to see answered? Take it to the Lord! He knows your situation. He knows your every need. He even knows about all the little details that our finite minds don't think about. Talk to God today. Praise Him for His goodness and mercy, and trust Him with whatever you are facing.
Philippians 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

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Thursday, May 22, 2008
A Few Praises

I have been so encouraged by all of the emails and uplifting comments I've received the last couple of days about the changes our family is going through. So many of you mentioned that you will be praying for us, and I cannot tell you how much that means! Today I am counting my blessings, and I am including all of you prayer warriors as special gifts from God. :) We have had several answers to prayer this week concerning our upcoming move that I wanted to share with you.

Although we haven't started packing yet, I have been stockpiling boxes. Our back porch is filled with them. A couple of days ago our next door neighbors, who recently moved in, brought over a stack of unused moving boxes that are just the right size for packing heavier items like books. Between our family library and Mr. C's study, we have a ton of books! I'm thankful that our neighbor kindly gave them to us.

One of the trickier parts of moving, for me anyway, involves packing and transporting the wardrobes of six people. I am the first to admit that we have way too many clothes. I am a pack-rat when it comes to hand-me-downs for the kids. We've also accumulated lots of winter clothing over the last couple of years. I have made several trips the local consignment shop and thrift store to drop off clothes that we no longer wear. My hubby's closet is filled with suits, sports coats, and dress shirts. A preacher has to have plenty of those! :)

Well, our new neighbors have friends just down the road who had several wardrobe boxes left over from their recent move. They wanted $10 a piece for the boxes. We shelled out $40 for four wardrobe boxes. Paying $10 each is still cheaper than buying them new. While it hurts my feelings to pay money for boxes, using wardrobe boxes for all of our hanging-up clothes will keep us from having a hefty dry cleaning bill after the move. I am thankful that we were able to purchase these boxes at a discount.

Another answered prayer involves our housing situation. We *think* we've found a house to purchase in Florida. It's just the type of house we've been praying for. Ideally, we need our house here to sell first, but we are prepared for the fact that we may just have two mortgages for a little while. We're trusting the Lord to work out all the details. This is where my faith is really being put to the test! :)

Sometimes my faith is so weak. Sometimes I forget how much God loves His children. Sometimes I take the power of prayer for granted. But that power is real. Do you have something on your heart today, a prayer that you desire to see answered? Take it to the Lord! He knows your situation. He knows your every need. He even knows about all the little details that our finite minds don't think about. Talk to God today. Praise Him for His goodness and mercy, and trust Him with whatever you are facing.
Philippians 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

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7 Comments:
Blogger Adrienne said...
Praise the Lord for answered prayer. He is supplying your need. I will keep praying for all the details of your days ahead to come together in His plan - in His time.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I always love to hear from you.
~Adrienne~

Blogger Ruth Hull Chatlien said...
I just clicked over here for the first time from another blog. I'm glad to read of such wonderful answered prayers. God has answered prayer for me too today--a badly needed, new job assignment.

What you say about trusting Him is so true. I just wrote about that in yesterday's post on my own blog.

Best wishes on your big transition. (I read the other post that explained about the move.) Our God is a gentle guide and he will lead you one step at a time.

Blogger Missy said...
I'm amazed each day how God provides just what we need. My daily portion is overflowing at times. Then, during times of change it seems the portions are very small. I don't think it changes. It's our way of thinking and how we handle the changes in our lives.

I'm excited for you next journey. I will pray for you and your family. I know it seems overwhelming, but you can do this!!!!! One step at a time.

Blessings,
Missy

Blogger Cherish the Home said...
What an encouraging post, thank you. (o:

oh this is wonderful and I love it when the saints gather to pray for one another.
It is so wonderful to know that the Lord knows the outcome already.
IT is great to watch it unfold even from afar.
Deby

Blogger Pam said...
Oh Mrs. C! I know you have a lot on your plate right now! I'm a little excited though because I know exactly where you will be serving and attending church! Not too awful far from me! Perhaps one day after you're all settled in, I may pop in at your church for a RLM!!! (Real Life Meeting) I'm so excited just thinking about it. I'll be praying for all the adjustments in your future.

Blogger Mishel said...
Hi Mrs. C! I thought I'd already commented, but in my foggy-headedness ::smile:: I guess I thought I did, but didn't.

Just wanted you to know I'm praying for you. Lots going on for sure! But I know and trust that the Lord will be faithful to see you through every step of the way--from leaving your little country church and the people you love, to the move and then on to the exciting and BIG things at your new church and ministry. Change is never easy, but God is *always* good!

Blessings to you Mrs. C! : )

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