Thursday, December 2, 2010

Drumroll please....

God is showing up BIG!!! We sold our house, and we are moving. Do you remember when the Lord says that He'll do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine? He does, y'all! He is answering prayers faster than we can even pray them. My heart is bursting forth in pure delight as I sit here and say, "Look what God is doing!!!"

Tonight, I am SO humbled by the perfect care that the Lord is giving us. He is keeping us, holding us, and increasing our faith by leaps and bounds. I just love Him so. And, I love you for praying these very specific things for us.

So, now what? Well, we've had the wonderful opportunity to move in with Josh and Lauren (my BIL and SIL) for the next several months, while we figure out life. Josh and Lauren are two of the most selfless people that you will ever meet. We've lived with them several times before when our housing was a mess. And, after lots of discussion, the four of us decided that this would be a positive experience for all of us. This is going to bless us abundantly! We'll have some major financial reprieve as we rent space from them, and we'll be in a much more convenient location for people to help shuttle me to and fro. God is so good. I really can't say that enough. We can trust Him. He's got it covered. Totally. Completely.

We have to be out of our house by December 15th, but we are trying to get out before I start radiation. So, we are actually planning to do most of the moving this weekend, Lord willing. Obviously, I'm not in the best shape to pack and move an entire house, so we'll be relying on others to help us. That's another humility exercise. If you know me, at all, you know that I'm a control-freak. Well, maybe I should say I'm a recovering control-freak. I've about learned that I have NO control! :) So, I'd love to be able to buzz through my house and pack it all up by myself. But,that can't happen this time. And, we've got to move lots of furniture to a storage unit. Basically, we're moving most of our house to a storage unit. So, it won't be easy, but the sooner it's done, the better. Then we can rest. And, we're still thinking that a moving company might be the best way to move the big stuff. Who knows... Those are just piddly details. It'll get done.

Oh, and I have to undecorate my house for Christmas. At least we got to enjoy the tree for almost a week.

Thank you for letting this post be my to-do list for the night. As you can see, I've got a bajillion things running through my brain.

Know this - God cares about the tiniest details of your life. God has a plan for you. God's plan for you is good. You can trust it.

And, you won't waste a single prayer on us for these things:

1. Praise God for selling our cars and our house in 3 days. There is NO ONE like you, Father!

2. Praise God for providing financial rest and transportation ease. You, Lord, are a God of details!

3. Praise God for bringing about healing in my body. Lord, you are trustworthy and good!

4. Pray that the Lord would work out the details of the move. The packing, the storing, the moving, the combining of 2 households.

5. Pray that God would constantly be glorified through us. We only want to suffer well for Him. Honestly, I'm posting in pure joy tonight. This doesn't feel too much like suffering. It feels like perfect provision and joy in the supernatural care of the Lord.

6. Pray for my appointment with the radiation oncologist at 7:45am tomorrow. I'm meeting with her and getting things in order to start whole brain radiation.

I love you guys! Thank you for staying tuned to our saga...

32 comments:

one of nettie's girls said...

I am sitting here in absolute shock! God is so amazing. I am excited for you and Brian that He is ordering every detail of your lives.

Audra said...

Thank you for reminding me that my stress and problems are so small, even when they seem so huge. God is bigger than even our biggest challenges, and He certainly has proved that in a big way.

Paula said...

Lindsey and Brian,
There is no doubt in my mind that your house has sold. I have had a peace about your list since you posted it. I knew that your cars and your house would sell before the end of the week. God gave me a peace for you. He is good!

He is taking care of every little detail of yours and Brian's life's at this very moment and every day. It is so exciting to get to set back and watch and learn and listen to the ways He is working.

This is humbling because when there is a crisis, we look to see God working. We don't tend to look for Him in our ordinary days. You had taught me to look for Him in my ordinary days. For that, I thank you!

You, sweet friends, are constantly in our prayers. The Chaffin's

Melanie from The Pigg Pen said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Praise the Lord!

Cari said...

Oh, Lindsey! I am rejoicing with you tonight! Wow!! Praise the Lord for his provision!!!

Kathryn said...

crying tears of joy at our house for you and Brian!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for He alone is worthy of our praise. Pray you get it all moved this week-end and are able to begin to settle in next week.
Once again God has proven He is in control. Thank you for reminding us of that. Camille

The Green Family said...

AMAZING!

Katie said...

This just brought me to tears!! Such amazing news. I wish I had more to say, but all I can say is that God is so, so good. Blessings to you!!

Erin said...

Yay yay yay!!! God is good!

Leslie said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW...God is sooo faithful! I love hearing this!!! Praising God with you!!

Don Pond said...

Thanks for reminding me to get out of the way and let God have some room to work.
If you need a car for awhile, I have one that I don't use very much and you guys are welcome to use it.
Lvu
dp

Julie-CA said...

WAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!
My husband and I are rejoicing big time out here in Cali! Our God is so good, so merciful, so amazing. He is leading you so lovingly as his precious sheep and as your proven faithful, all-knowing, wise Shepherd! My spirit is priasing Him with you...... :)

Leslie said...

Praise Him for his matchless provision and care! Can you imagine how revolutionary our lives would be if all Christians brought all such details before the throne??? You have challenged me tonight, friend!

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

WOW!!! Tell us the story - how did it sell so quickly? Someone you know? A stranger? Was it even listed yet? WOW!!!!

~Kathryn

Elizabeth said...

praying for you

Anonymous said...

I KNEW it!! I checked the times of our posts - two hours or so apart -and I came straight here this morning to find my vision affirmed. You are such a glorious witness to God's greatness!

Okay. Now on to the new prayer focus.

Smiling at you....

Barbara

Amanda Williams said...

PRAISE THE LORD! He is so amazing........and thanking Him for your SIL and BIL, what generous, loving relatives you have!=) Will be praying!

c said...

God is so good.

Anonymous said...

Speechless!! Shouldn't be, but I am!! AWESOME!
Praying your weekend goes smoothly.
Love Ya,
Tressa :-)

Lori Cooper said...

THAT is the God we serve! I'm GIDDY with excitement for you guys! I know we say it all the time but seriously, God is SO good!!!!! Thank God for Lauren and her sweet husband. I'm so glad you have such great in-laws! I don't know where they live but anytime you need a ride, I will come and get you! Just call me! Love you!!!! <3

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I will continue to pray for you and your family Lindsey! God bless you! I admire the faith and courage you have.

Kelli Davis said...

I don't know WHY I am shocked and amazed at all God's doing here with you guys, as He always does know exactly what we need, doesn't He? But nevertheless, I sit here in awe of the tangible ways God is carrying you through this time. Prayers for you and Brian, and prayers for Lauren & Josh.

Alabamamom said...

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow..." I'll continue to pray for the specifics.

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a great blessing! God is so good. Still praying for you and Brian.

Mallory said...

this is so encouraging to me right now!! I've never read your blog before today, but i found it through glamlife housewife... anyways I needed to read this today. We are currently moving ourselves and I have been worrying over provision and I guess God needed to remind me that he is BIG ENOUGH to handle all of our details. Thanks. Prayed for you.

THE Stephanie said...

Completely in awe of the God we serve. This is such good news!!!

Jennifer said...

He is ALWAYS faithful! It is so amazing to see how He is working in you and your husband's lives. There are no words, just Praise for our Father!

Julie-CA said...

Thinking about you and hoping His peace is gaurding your mind after your appointment this morning...

Brandi said...

God is so faithful!

Tanya said...

I just read this to my husband and you have truly given us a renewed faith in prayer! Wow I'm so amazingly happy for you.

podso said...

We should not be amazed, that's how God is ... but so good to hear of His wonderful work on your behalf!