Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A City Prepared

Meghan's middle name is Faith. I keep saying I'm going to have a shirt made for her that says "Faith is my middle name" because it's true. And funny. :)
On her birthday, we read Hebrews 11, the "Hall of Faith" chapter to celebrate where her name came from. She loves it. When, in rare frustration, I say "Meghan Faith!" She will sometimes chime back, "Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and being certain of what we do not see." Agghhhh!

Well, in this particular reading, I got hit. More like a love tap, really.

"...And they [aforementioned faithful ones] admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them." Hebrews 11:13b-16

Now, I know that this 'city' Paul is referring to is the New Jerusalem in heaven. I'm gonna tell you, though, I just received a Word. We are in such a time of transition in our family, we don't have a clue what we are doing. We are in waiting. We are prepared to go on to Wake Forest and submerse ourselves into college life. At the same time, we are also prepared [we think] to go overseas and serve there, IF the door opens. We just don't know where we are going or when. 

This I know: the city is being prepared for us.  I don't want to be so rooted where I am that I can't look forward to the city that is being prepared for us, whether the city is Wake Forest, Manila, or New Jerusalem. 

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Pray with us that the Lord is also preparing the hearts of our girls for whatever He's about to do with us. Being united is a big deal for us.

4 comments:

  1. I will absolutely be praying for you all!! I know that where ever God calls your family He will use you ALL in a mighty way!!

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  2. Praying, of course! Know that for your girls this will be a great time to have them witness trusting in the wisdom that God has granted you as parents too. They need to learn to trust and obey when they don't understand all that there is to grasp and sometimes that can seem like disharmony. Trusting (those which God has appointed over us) without yet seeing is such a great opportunity to mature in faith. Be strong in the Lord sister!! I love you!

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  3. Amen! Praying for God's guidance for you. I have to keep check in my heart: This world is not my home. This town is not my home. This house is not my home. This stuff I own is not mine and does not represent my Heavenly home. If God takes it all I still want to be thankful in every circumstance. "Stuff" should flow freely from my hands. Praying God will use you right where you are and let you know when it's time to move on.

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