Saturday, June 15, 2013

Moving Day!

Trust (lean on, rely on and be confident) in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper and feed surely on his faithfulness, and surely you will be fed. Take delight (great pleasure or joy) also in the Lord, and he will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4

He has given us the desires of our hearts in this home. Hometown is our new dwelling place, as of today. Great things are in our future here. Baseball. Job. Destinies. Family. A place of welcoming. A place of nourishing. A place of rest. A place to be fed. A place to gather and laugh and celebrate and praise. Our alter ... every morning a reminder of the goodness of God.

Our early morning moving crew. So thankful!

*Added Note*
August 9, 2013

I wrote the above on the morning of our move to our home in Hometown on June 15. The verse above it inspired my thoughts that I jotted down in my YouVersion app. As I was re-reading my thoughts and the verse I couldn't help but be drawn to the four words (that I have now put in bold font): Trust. Then. Also. And.

There's an order to this promise playing out. Trust first, Then you will receive the promise. And after trusting, Also take joy in the Lord, And {then} he will give you the desires of your heart. It reminded me that sometimes we can focus so much on the goodness of God's promises that we can lose sight of our part that precedes them.

I have to engage with him. Be a part of the two-way relationship. In this particular verse, it's simply a matter of choosing to trust him, to be confident in his promise and ... then. Additionally, I'm given the "instruction" -- if one can call it that -- to take joy in Him and ... then.

I love these little moments where Holy Spirit expands my understanding and gives me another level of insight to scripture. These thoughts may not be the deepest or grandest, but they are another step in unpacking the richness of scripture.