With our departure date exactly two weeks from today, we are realizing how much there is to do and how little time there is to do it to make Uriah so that we can all live in it for this upcoming trip. Some of the projects go smoothly, but others are fraught with difficulties, slowdowns, and just plain major mistakes. One of those mistakes was discovered yesterday, and it will likely set us back about a day.
Each of these trials wants to make us discouraged and frustrated. However we serve a God Who knows about every detail of our lives. None of these problems surprise or trouble Him. They simply provide us with ongoing opportunities to grow in our trust of the Lord Jesus.
The memory verse on our white board right now is, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
If we are feeling upset, stressed, or angry over these situations those are signals that we are carrying the yoke ourselves rather than yielding to the One we are yoked with Who is stronger and more capable than we are.
Our family is having many chances to see the reality of the application of the following verse in our lives as we press on toward our deadline to have the bus liveable,Â â€œRejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesusâ€ (Philippians 4:4-7).
We can rejoice, and we can pray â€“ with every obstacle that comes along, every problem that is faced, and every mistake that is made. That is the path the Lord Jesus gives us that brings rest to our souls.
Would you pray with us through these next two weeks that the Lord will strengthen us physically, give us wisdom for tasks we have never done before, fill our hearts with joy, grow our familyâ€™s love for each other â€“ AND have the bus livable and drivable on September 10th?