a precursor: On Buying a House

24Nov04

stress.

surprise.

risk.

trust.

hope.

future.

more to come, but for now… Our offer has been accepted, we close Dec. 17th, we move in New Year’s weekend. Our cats will be coming home. Sarah will start babysitting to make ends meet (if you know of someone needing childcare let us know!). we’re nervous, but excited. i sense God doing something here. i think i can hear him calling (its hard, there’s lots of other noise).

things that have been said where we think we are hearing God:

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

~Martin Luther King

“Your Father Trusts you”

~Ken Oster

“God might call you to a place, before he calls you to a job”

~Thurman Allen

I believe that this is a step toward stability and longevity… yes we’ll have to stretch for a bit to make it, but I still think this is the right move.

I am reminded of Thomas Merton’s Prayer of Trust:

“My Lord God,

I have no idea where I am going.

I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself.

And the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.

And I hope I have the desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.

And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road through I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. Will not fear for you are ever with me and you will never leave me to face my trouble alone.”

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