Its been a while since I’ve blogged. Much has happened in our lives that I really needed to disconnect from the world. Sometimes when the seasons change, we need to figure out whats real just to avoid the panic. My husbands contract ended with Google, which was slightly frustrating due to a few circumstances. No fault to my husband, and no ill will has been held against Google. We firmly believe that the Lord is guiding our path and he wanted us to change some directions.
Regardless, it threw us into a season of fully trusting and relying on God for our every need and HE provided beyond our expectations. For over 2 months he took care of us while my husband searched for a new job. All our needs were taken care of. Every. Single. Need. My husband and I decided not to take unemployment. He was hired for side jobs doing odd things, and each one was more than enough to take care of our needs. Each job came at exactly the right time. I should add, we never had an abundance of funds, nor much extra cash flow, but our bellies were never hungry, our rent was paid, had clothes to wear and gas in the car. We have had no doubt that it was Gods hand directing and providing for us.
Prior to the job loss, my husband and I were not on bad terms, but we certainly were not as focused on each-other as we should have been. We were preoccupied with many other obligations and interests on our plate and were less concerned with how we could bless one another. We would be lying if we denied that we had grown apart some. Sadly, it was a comfortable growing apart because we were able to explore our own selfish interests with no disruptions. Our selfish endeavors were exactly what Satan likes to see in a marriage. We allowed him to come between our marriage and had God not intervened we would not have seen it for what it was.
With the job loss, we were forced to focus on each-other through encouragement and love. The kids needed to see a strong united front, that was trusting in God equally and not some defeated couple fighting at all hours of the day about money. Over time, our priorities were refocused, and our entire family unit became stronger than it ever has been. We are closer, more compassionate and have a good understanding of our priorities. Most importantly, we have taken all that we preach to the kids about trusting God in all things and applied it during some really hard circumstances. We reminded the kids frequently the promises God has made through his word. We looked for joy in everything, even when things were looking bleak. I had plenty of freak out moments where I lost my junk, but once I realized what was going on, I laid it at the cross and refused to pick it back up. We also acknowledged where everything came from and gave thanks. Even now, the kids say thank you for their home and the food on the table each night during prayers. They don’t ask for anything, but instead are grateful for what they have.
While God was redirecting our path, He also led us to our new church home. We have been searching for a while and nothing felt “right.” Our new church is so imperfect and truly authentic. I have never felt so at home, but that is for another time. For now, I want to keep some of my little personal treasure to myself.
Life is good. God is awesome. I am blessed in so many ways and not one of them involves money, fame or material possessions. (Although I am thankful for the roof over my head and food on the plate. Someday I will write a post on blessings and you may understand my take.:))
Until next time,
Deep Roots, New Wings