It has been a while since our last update and much has transpired. I sit writing this from atop a beautiful new couch we probably should not have purchased ( the sweet cheap couch we rolled the dice on from habitat for humanity apparently came from the cat with a hyper active bladder habitat) in our war zone of a living room littered with the contents of as many boxes of our shipment as we could open. The event was filled with all the excitement of Christmas morning as we ransacked box after box to discover anew our precious possessions we have been eagerly waiting for.
All we can do is sing His praises as The Lord has shown up for us in such a big way around every turn. There have been countless situations where we have been able to witness the Lord do amazing things to include a wonderful rental in Kaneohe, a great job for me (Erik – I start Tuesday), a family car for a great deal, my car made it over, our stuff was delivered today, and we are all feeling much better! Writing this list doesn’t even do what The Lord has done any justice because there are intricacies of each situation where we can so clearly see the Lords hand. I am learning in a big way, that The Lord is so big and amazing that He somehow has everything set in motion for His will. We can either fight against it, try to do what we please and face the friction that comes with self will, or we can surrender every moment to Him and His leading – even the frustrating things. For example, we rented a U-haul truck for a few days to try and find some used furniture (ps, to anyone ever moving to Oahu, we HIGHLY suggest bringing EVERYTHING or simply enough money and directions to the nearest Ashley’s furniture store and save yourself the time and headache) and I wanted to return it today but we ended up keeping it. Well the movers showed up with too big of a truck to ascend mount Wayland that we live nearly on top of and we ended up making a few smaller trips with our rental truck instead of the movers having to figure something else out to charge me more!
not trying to be hyper spiritual, but we have seen he Lord do so many amazing things that it is changing the way that I look at situations that don’t necessarily go according to my plan which has a tendency to frustrate and mildly anger me 🙂 – instead, I am now starting to think and ask The Lord when something doesn’t go the way I plan what The Lord is doing and has in mind. It is a freeing and faith building and a cool new development for sure.
All in all we are good. very Good and I wanted to update our friends and family and proclaim the Lords goodness and faithfulness to us.
We love and miss you all and i still want to write more in part 2 of the challenges of this adventure and share some of the incredible highs and lows we have experienced daily and share the affects thereof.
Be blessed. Thank you Lord!