How silly of me to have thought that He’d hand over control before final landing. All along He wanted our acknowledgement that it was not our doing, it has not been our doing, and it will not be our doing. It was, is, and will be His doing!
It’s such a paradox in which we live. Living freely and lightly does not mean sitting on our hands waiting, not doing anything. No. Living freely and lightly means we move our hands with acknowledgement it is not our doing. It is movement in the waiting for it to be done for us.
It doesn’t make sense until you give up on striving and let Him work it all out for you. The motion of the hands is not one of closing down around what we can get from Him, but instead an opening up to receive what He has for us.
““If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” Matthew 6:30-33 MSG
We came home from Bend knowing that trying to find a house while on the east coast would be an impossible task on our own. We surrendered and decided to trust God’s plan because we would not be going to Oregon without a miracle.
We continued pursuing the house search surrendered to His timing and not our timing. Yet, recognizing His specialty in the impossible set off in motion His miraculous ways of working out the impossible for us.
We’ve been relishing in our miracle for almost two weeks, still in awe of how He did it. See, that’s all He wanted all along. “Walk with me, work with me, WATCH HOW I DO IT.” (See Matt. 11:28-30) It’s been His way of saying you don’t have to strive. This all gets worked out when you let me wear your load and you simply walk along going for a ride. And while in motion, we do not carry the weight of the impossible situation. No, He just wants our company as He works out the details of the life He has for us.
It felt like it all slipped into place as we least expected it. Just hours after I shared about this impossible problem the solution was set into motion in the natural. What would have taken months to do on our own, He did in days. We have no other explanation for what just took place except to say it was truly a God miracle.
We have a house waiting for us. He made a way where we saw no way. He worked out the impossible for us even better than what we had asked for or imagined.
Another fulfilled promise.
This keeps getting better and better!
*You know we had to celebrate as a family at the place where it all started. We got our kids ice cream and cuddled together on our picnic blanket to sit in awe of God’s full beauty. They are just as excited as their parents about the adventure that lies ahead.