Friday, August 28, 2009

Big News!

Big News...we are moving.... Not across town but to Texas.

AJ has accepted a new job. It was not an easy decision. We will be leaving our friends, family and church. Involved in the decision there were many fears, questions, tears, fasting, praying, searching. It was the toughest decision AJ has ever had to make. Though some may not understand why we made the decision, we are clear this is the right one.

So, I rejoice yet I grieve. I don't know what the future holds but I trust in my God who knows. He shall supply all our needs. I grieve for different reasons that I choose not to go into right now.

So we have 3-4 weeks before we leave. Much to do around the house. Painting, cleaning out, fixing things, etc...I feel like I never stop. But why should this be a problem? Why is it that if I don't get to relax in the evening I get upset? God created me to work. To stay up late and rise before the house. This is good for me. This is a training and teaching time for me. I may get weary, but I will keep my focus on Christ. I will persevere. I will rejoice in the aching back, I will rejoice in going through the next drawer that I have dreaded. I will rejoice!

So the next few weeks will be busy. They will be filled with anticipation yet many times of tears falling down my face. Times when I want all of this to be over, times to remind myself to enjoy this process God has ordained for our family.

I look forward to seeing what God has in store for us! To Him be the glory!!!


Nutmeg said...

Praying your move is blessed. {{HUGS}}

I wanted to leave a comment on the post you did about Prosperity in the church and the John Piper video. I put that same video on my blog shortly after my daughter died last year. I bawled through the entire thing b/c it is so very true and so very against what so many people teach and want to believe. God is still God. We are not.
Many blessings to you,

Unknown said...

What city are you moving to? Now I can understand why you needed cheering up last week.

Lori said...

I'm thoroughly excited for you! The move will be good. I can feel it. :)

Amy said...

I continue to pray for your family. I've shed tears over this. Know we will miss you and it is a great loss to our church but I trust our Lord and Savior above all things to do what is good for us even if it is hard to understand, Love you bunches:)

Joelle said...

I love your attitude! I need to move and come leave closer to you, so as for some of it to rub on me (My husband would probably agree with me on that lol). Even in the misdt of all of this you are such an encouragement. May God give you all the grace and strenght needed at this time; and I know he will.

Kristy said...

Texas - that sounds exciting to me. I have never met one person who is from there or who has lived there that didn't love it!

Even when you can't see or figure out all that God has in store for you - just walk with Him daily - you don't have to be able to have it all figured out - He will lead you and take care of you.

I too can get upset when I can't have my quiet time with Him, or have a time during the day to "relax". Then I get upset with myself for thinking I have to have things "a certain way". It's a vicious cycle when I feel that way!

Praying for you.

Taryn said...

I am soooooooooo extremely saddened by your move, Christine, you know that! But also know that I support this decision and will always be here for you. You will be my forever friend from now and into eternity! I'm excited to see what the Lord has planned for you and your family.

I will miss you terribly!

Cinnamon said...

Thank you for you sweet comment on my blog~ Your family is beautiful. Little ones are so precious aren't they?! We moved, or actually the Lord picked us up and moved us from California to Iowa within a month of showing us the home He had all picked out for us.

HE opened every door and buying the house and the move went so smoothly.

We knew no one here, we had no job, no friends, just a house and a desire to go where the Lord was sending us.

Be of good cheer the Lord has only good waiting for you~


Anonymous said...

I read this entry a few days ago - and so needed to be reminded to rejoice in all the tasks God has for us. The busyness of our move was weighing heavily and your words were such an encouragement. I'll email you back soon for details. I know this decision did not come easily and we'll be in much prayer for you and the family over the next few weeks. Blessings! Nikki

Laura said...

Praying the packing and preparing to move process goes smooth.

You have such a precious family and I look forward to seeing where the Lord takes you.

Mrs. Pat said...

It's hard to believe it, but AJ starts his new job today. I want you both to know that we love you and are praying daily for you!! I miss you already!! Give the kids kisses for me. Lots of love!