Saturday, February 12, 2011

Life's Storms

What a gorgeous day out today. High’s in the 30′s. No more winter jacket!! God is good. The snow is melting away. Soon and very soon we will have grass again.

The flu is out of our house. Thanks goodness. Something great about smelling fresh air again it is so great.

Have you ever come to a place in your life. Where you don’t know where you’re going? The thing is you are exactly were you are supposed to be. The job that you have is from God. The places were you live is from God. The situation you are in is from God. Good or bad. It’s time to accept who you are and were you are. It is from God. God never said that life was going to be a piece of cake. He said he would give us the answers to get through all our problems. You can say He blesses us during our most biggest storms.

I look back about 5 years ago. We were in one of these big storms. We had a house with 5 acres. We loved it to death. Do to some job changes the house that we lived in was becoming way to much for us to live in. Let’s say we were right in the middle of a hurricane. We were barely making by. We were at times counting the pennies in the vehicles and the couch. We thought how in the world were we going to survive. The worst of the storm was still to come. September hit and our water boiler caught on fire. So now we don’t have heat. It was going to cost us 8,000.00 to replace the thing. Some might say well it’s only Sept. Well we live in Minnesota. The low’s start to get in the 30′s then. So we were dead in the water. With no paddle. Our house temp in the morning was in the 30′s at the beginning and then the upper 20′s by the end.God was in the middle of teaching us how to have faith in Him. Just like Abraham. When God told him he was going to have a child. It took a little while before he came around. It also took us a little while too. Our attitudes had to change for the better. In the end of October God was showing us the change. An old boss of mine gave me a call and asked me to come back to work for him. Better pay and benefits. Then we found out that I could cash in my plan from my old job. Which turned out to be exactly 8,000.00. So by Dec we had heat again. Just in time before the big time cold weather hit.

We had to go through that storm to learn to trust in God more. If we didn’t we wouldn’t be were we are now. We’ve had more storms after this one, but haven’t worried through any of them. We knew God had his plan and His plan was better than anything we could do. So we leaned on him even more.

If you would look at what we make every year. You would say there’s no way we could have what we do. I tell you we have what we have because of our faith in God. His word is packed with the answers we need to get through life. All we have to do is read it and accept it for the truth. The truth will set you free. If you believe it will be. If you are in that tough time right now. Don’t sweat it. God can get you through it. Just trust in Him. Put all your wants to the side, and put His wants in the foreground.

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