Thank the Lord Jesus, He allowed us to finish our first HUD job yesterday,
October 26th 2012.
This is how the house looked when we first came….
All the patio doors you see here had to be removes, closed in,
or replaced with new doors/windows.
Three more, which you can’t see here, had to be done the same way.
Everything up and ready to go home!
It has been a difficult 8 weeks…but at the same time, its been
8 weeks of togetherness, joy, and a lot of hard work for our family –
all those things are certainly memory-makers! 🙂
We thank and praise Jesus for the opportunity we had to do this job.
And I think we can learn much from having been here.
Even through all the struggles and pain…not to mention loss of time at home,
and a good deal of confusion…
we should learn to look more to our Lord Jesus…
to see His Hand in even the simplest things we live through during
If we could look at things more like this…
see His Hand in our lives; and less of ourselves…
we could enjoy to the fullest the days He gives us – whether we’re doing
what we think we ought to be doing or not.
Life is not meant to be all fun.
Its not meant to be a game.
And its not meant to be lived for oneself.
Through each new experience we go through…
I am learning what life is really meant to be.
Its to be lived in the Lord Himself – His Life in us, working His
Works through us, and suffocating our flesh so that He can be glorified…
in even the littlest things that we usually would see no spiritual value in whatever.
Like the work we do for a living.
If we could trust Him like this.
And see that life is hard…we have to work hard…we are going
to have trials, trouble, and heartache….
But trust Him, anyways….
Then we could, like Paul, learn to be content in whatsoever state
we find ourselves in – even if the state we are in is contrary to us in every way.
We could enjoy the little things in life.
The things the Lord Jesus gives to us to enjoy and worship Him through.
The little things we pass by…
because we’re too busy with ourselves….
to busy worrying about ourselves….
We must have faith in Him, and believe HIM.
Nothing and no one else….
He alone can we put our trust in.
we can rest; in His Joy and His Peace…
in His Life.