“Jesus you’re my firm foundation. I know I can stand secure. Jesus, you’re my firm foundation. I put my trust in Your Holy Word…”
We’re almost through this trial of temporary homelessness. We signed the papers for closing Friday! We have our homestead! I walked the property with my son yesterday and my eyes welled up with tears. For 4 years we have waited and dreamed and planned for a homestead of our own. And I know there are others who have waited decades to make that dream a reality so I definitely consider us blessed. And I attribute that blessing to walking in God’s Will and trusting His leadership- even when it didn’t make sense.
Anyway, I’ve been spending time getting the interior liveable. Aesthetics are easily fixed so I didn’t let that hinder our decision to buy; the place has great bones. For some perspective on how dirty it was, think frat house filthy, plus 20 years of cobwebs. Also, I found a frog in some pantry shelves… I politely escorted him back outside via paper cup. Being 8 months pregnant, I actually just hired a cleaning service to do the bulk of the cleaning job for me. That way I could focus on patching walls and painting…and wildlife rehabitation.
The giant hole I got some replacement drywall, that mesh tape stuff, and the hole patchy mud to fix. I’m lacking in my knowledge of the technical terms for all that junk, but I’ve patched walls before, so the practical knowledge is there, and that’s the important part. I’ll have to cut away the damaged drywall to reveal the studs so I can nail the replacement piece in.
Aside from that, I painted all the baseboard, window, and door trim in that same room. And considering I had a 1 and a half year old with me, I’d say that’s a pretty successful day.
More to come with after pictures.
The whole time I was working today, I was singing hymns and worship songs because, darn it, I am so incredibly thankful to God for His provision and the promises of His Word. It isn’t even the physical ownership of a house and land that makes me excited, because I’m not a proponent of the Joel Osteen prosperity gospel garbage. It’s the lifestyle changes that have led me and my husband to this place of complete surrender to our Lord, and the accompanying desire to live in such a way that stewards those assets and blessings to give the most glory to God.
In all of the efforts to establish, and improve, and restore our “new” place to its former glory, our ultimate goal is to see God praised. And if I have anything to say about it, the Lord will be lifted high first and foremost because He is good and faithful.