Sometimes I stand in awe of how the Lord so obviously goes before us. I have so many testimonies of how He met a need before we even knew that we had one. So many times we were placed in the right path at just the right moment. And sometimes the Lord is very kind and gives us the desires of our hearts without us even asking. I could never deny the existence of God when I think of the sovereign events of our life. I’ll share some recent ones.
As I have mentioned before, we recently purchased a house, renovated it and turned it into a vacation rental. I told my husband, I would like to have three properties and I would like them close together so that I can easily manage them. One day my husband was sitting on the front steps of our property when a neighbor came across the street and asked if we would like to buy the two houses across the street. So, yes, I now have three vacation rental properties, very close together. The only issue is that I have fallen in love with the neighborhood and one of the houses, and I want to live there!
A couple of years ago my husband and I each individually began to sense that God was getting ready to add to our family. I even began to plan for it, decluttering my house and making space, even though I didn’t know who or what I was making space for. My husband and I heard about a situation and we had a discussion about it. We made a decision that if we were by some chance approached about the situation we would open our home, even though we had no reason to think we would be approached. The very next morning we were. Our hearts were ready, our home was ready and it was such a joy to be able to say yes to a tremendous need.
Even now there are situations that I clearly see the Lord leading us in. Proverbs 16:9 says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” I have seen this to be true over and over. The God who we cannot see is very real and very present and I am amazed by Him.
Over the past year or so, my family’s life has changed so much. I used to wonder if anything would ever change about our life, and now, everything has. There are moments when I stop and wonder if I should be terrified. There have been scary moments for sure, but I know that in every situation our loving Heavenly Father is with us and He is leading us.
As this crazy year is wrapping up, I feel so thankful for the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness. I have no idea what the next year holds, but I know that He will be with us through it all.