The boys are both sleeping so I thought I would update you...we are FOUR DAYS from our departure to Paraguay!
What I'm doing: Emptying cupboards and closets, cleaning as I go. Confirmed today that we get 70 pound suitcases. YES!
What I have left to do: Target run, scan pictures, sort some paperwork, love up on my hubby and kiddos, write thank you notes (that might have to wait until we get to Paraguay...wouldn't people love to get a Paraguayan stamp? I might console myself with the thought!)
What I'm feeling: At the moment, I'm excited to get there and get settled. I'm not going to think about the fact that we will be in the country for a month before we can actually get settled.
What I'm learning: Last week my honey said something in his message which really cut to my heart, "Anything you put above God in your life is an idol". The Spirit convicted me that I have been putting my desire for permanent housing situation and a life without moves above my desire for Him.
Then yesterday, I read this verse, "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs." Now, I don't have a ton of time to delve into the context at the moment, but to me it was a WOW moment. When I allow my desires to occupy more of my mental energy than my desire for God, I miss out on the grace that He longs to give me. I can take that idol and give it to Him and trust Him to give me the grace to deal with my life at the moment. If it will bless Him to give me a more permanent home on this earth...awesome...but until then, I choose to lay those desires at His feet and be met by Him in my moments of longing. After all, He's my REAL HOME!
How you can pray for me: A wise use of time, energy, and a Spirit filled heart (kindness, patience, joy in the midst of it all).