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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Still {house hunting}

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When we stop the mad rush, when we say no to some of our many responsibilities and take the time to come quietly into God's presence, then, in that simple, quiet moment, He will breathe HIS peace into our hearts.  ~ Ellyn Sanna

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I'm so grateful for these few found moments of quiet peace and surrender.  They don't come often - rather few and far between - but when they do... ahhh!!

Switching gears here for a moment.  Follow me.

So - you all know we're looking at housing - to replace ours.   We taken lots of time scrolling through and seeing "homes" online and wondering about them.  Could this work, would this work?  Will this one be the one?

I'm sure you're familiar, in some aspects, to the drill.   What has been interesting is the actual "walking through" these homes.  Some are empty and waiting to be filled.  There you can really see the nooks and crannies and imagine a quick yeah or nay.... however, some are still being lived in.

And, it's here - where we've begun to notice something.

The presence or lack thereof of Jesus Christ... in these homes.

It has been really amazing, the difference you can feel - almost as soon as you walk through the front door.

*It's weird.  This legal way it happens for you to just walk on into someone else's home - without the homeowners actually, personally inviting you there.  And - yet -you're in there, opening up cabinets, closets, sniffing the air, looking past all their stuff and thinking of all sorts of aspects and dynamics...
Checking out the neighbors, etc.
It's really hard - if someone is still at home, in the house, while you're there - which has totally been our experience, several times.

This whole process has been a mad rush.  It's not over.  We still haven't found the perfect home for us.
But, that said.  It will come!!

I trust and pray... that in the "nooks and crannies" of our current home, even amongst the busy and the many impending responsibilities  - that there is STILL a strong sense and presence of Jesus.

** Please keep us in your continued thoughts and prayers... we're only in the beginning stages of major change.  And, it's stretching us...

3 comments:

  1. It is so good to see a post up from you, my sweet friend. I pray for you and your family often and have wondered how the house hunting is going. I know when we moved here almost 18 years ago that the majority of the places we viewed the homeowners were present...and it did make it hard...especially when it came to opening cabinet doors and closets, etc. Ironically enough the home we did end up buying was one where the owners were not present and even though it was a fixer upper we still had the peace about it. I do totally understand where you are coming from when you say as soon as you walk through the door you can tell whether there is a presence of Jesus or not.

    Take care. I love your trusting in the Lord in knowing that He will provide.

    xxx
    Dianna

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  2. Oh, the trials of house hunting.
    I'm sure you have gotten lots of advice and I have one too! Drive around the neighborhood at different times of the day and on a Saturday.

    I'm praying that you will KNOW the your new Home, when you open the door and walk in. We did!

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  3. I remember house hunting all too well. And you are right, you can tell if Jesus lives there. Or not. God will show you where He wants you to live. I knew the minute I walked into my house that it was the one. That was 37 years ago and I'm still here. I'm praying for you.

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