Monday, May 4, 2009

Oh Happy Day

I looked outside the other day and I immediately jumped to my feet with fear. The picture doesn't do it justice. I think perhaps if you clicked on the picture to enlarge it would present a better real life scene. But....
I was sure of three things when I saw this.
1. A huge fireball was coming towards my house. This thing was bright!
2. The tribulation had begun.
3. Jesus was coming!
Ha ha, Am I silly? Wow, what a view. I don't know what happened in the atmosphere to create such an orange/yellow glow but once I realized we weren't about to burn to death it sure was pretty. Had to get a photo. I know, I'm a goof.

Welcome to our new Church
I had to take a photo! I'm a big Church girl y'all. My Churches have always been big with lots of programs and studies and big huge choirs that I sang in and well, just big. I have never been to a small Church before. Especially one in a trailer still. But, I just knew there was going to be something special about this one. This is the Church I have been talking about that we were invited to by my hubby's friend. (God bless that man.) The one that he actually liked!!

When we drove in I just knew it would feel like home and when we walked in those doors, I knew I was home.
Thank you Lord! Now, the double wide is full up in there. They are starting to build but all that takes time. My big ole family hogs a whole row. But oh my yesterday was wonderful. We went to both services and we stood outside talking for almost an hour after Church for the a.m. service. Look at what the kids do when Church is over.

That's my two year old out there playing football. The kids were great to Braxton and he actually caught the ball most of the time. What a beautiful piece of land!!!! Love it. This is the kind of stuff that doesn't happen at my big Churches and the kind of stuff hubby loves. He wants relationship and teaching and now he has it. He is busy making friends and the pastor of the Church is already a friend by baseball. Everyone has just loved on us and really talked to us. Not just chatter, but talked to us like the wanted us to be their friends. Love y'all, it was love.
The sermons were powerful and this guys is way annointed. Hubby went and bought himself a Bible yesterday and I cried and cried. We joined the Church too, they brought us up front and the entire Church shook all of our hands and hugged us and I cried and cried out of sheer happiness. What a baby I am, ha ha. Tears and tears of pure happiness. Could my entire family now be coming to Church? It is looking good. The pastor and our pastor friend Randy have a hold on Mike and I pray neither lets go. Randy came by to visit for two hours on Saturday and the two men sat alone in Mike's office and I just knew it was God. Randy told me he felt God moving him to come over unannounced and he did. He was on his way to work and he just made his way over to us. Luckily he is kinda his own boss and can do that. That is big man. God is pulling on the hubster and I have cried my eyes silly out of gratitude.
Yesterday's sermon was on the wilderness and trust. Trust is hard in my flesh when it concerns being able to support the family but he said if you can't trust for the whole picture then you just take each day and say Lord I trust you today and you start there. We are scared right now, trying not to be but sometimes we are. Boy, oh boy, so much wonderful stuff happening right now in the midst of so much horrible. I sure would like to end that cycle. I have to file with the county clerk this week as I am being sued by my landlord. What a ridiculous thing to do in this economy. Businesses are closing left and right and most landlords are letting people out of their leases or renegotiating them, not mine. I just get sued for six figures and have to file bankruptcy. That is sooooo much fun. They are suing hubby too and that affects his business. Of course we can't pay them six figures and we can't afford a lawyer to fight the lawsuit so that means him filing bankruptcy too but if he files all his credit will be taken away and how is he supposed to buy supplies for his business with no credit? Hmmmm? Lots of hard decisions and although I having been praying about it, hubby to no clear direction from God on what to do. Major life changing decisions being made. Stress, stress stress. It's easy to just say I will trust God but when you are self employed and you still have to make hard tough decisions daily you still have to do "stuff" yourself so it is frustrating when you don't know what to do and pray and still don't know what to do. It's not like we are just employed and can just sit back and say. "I trust God.". We still have to do things. So I still pray for wisdom for hubby. Wisdom wisdom wisdom. Need that bad right now.

But, what a wonderful weekend and the kids were tired after a long Church filled day and so was I. Oh Happy Day indeed.


Miss G said...

Hi, I saw your comment over at Lysa's this morning. I just wanted to tell you that I don't know if you've gotten her book yet and I don't know if you have Mardel's in your area, but I found mine there on clearance for $3.99. If you don't get to get one, let me know and I'll send you one. Kelly

Mary Ellen ~ Carolina Momma said...

How wonderful Jenn! I'm so glad you've found a wonderful church family that's embracing y'all.

BECKY said...

Wow Jennifer!! It's sounds like God is truly moving in your midst!! How exciting all that He is doing!! At times, we just trust that He is moving when we can't see it, and at other times He lets us see!! How awesome that He's giving you glimpses of what He is doing to encourage your hubby and draw him nearer to Him!!

And what a delightful blessing to go to your new church home as a family!!

What a great and mighty God, huh?!!

I will continue to pray for your financial situation--it's indeed a difficult and trying one.

May you find some peace and rest for your heart and soul at the feet of Jesus, and may He work quickly to resolve the financial turmoil you're dealing with.


Tasha Simons said...

I'm so glad you found a church for your family that works for all. How exciting! I'm especially glad that you all feel LOVED. Relationships are critical to growing in Christ. Sounds like you've found a safe place to grow, connect with others, and live in community. Praise the Lord!