Sunday, September 2, 2012

The House Adventure

We looked at some houses yesterday.  One was in a quiet neighborhood with a beautiful yard. My son imagined himself living in the basement with the black and white checkered floor. The next one was on 5 acres in the country, a shaded area with a lot of large trees and a chalet type house. It was a beautiful area, but for me, I was unable to imagine myself there at all.  The next house was also a long drive, but it sat by the railroad tracks, and my husband dug in his heels and said no before we even started.
While we were house hunting, someone else was looking at our house. I wonder what they thought?
My attitude sometimes thinks it's all an adventure, and then there are times that I slide down to thinking that it is not an adventure at all, but a chore and a trial.  I forget Who God is, and who I am, and it all becomes about the house.
This morning, I was feeling like it was all about the house again. As I prayed, and prayed some more, I ended up in Colossians 2.  The first couple verses are especially good, 2-6:

"there hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument. For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ. Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude."

In Christ, there are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge!  As we, my family and I, continue the house adventure, we will walk in Him, having faith that He will see us through.  Firmly rooted and overflowing with gratitude. He is an amazing God, He will continue to build me up, establish me, love me, hold me, and bring me to the treasures and wisdom of His will.
Say That Again, Lord God, in You all things exist.

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