Thursday, June 19, 2008

Where we are now

This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.  Psalm 118:23

It is simply amazing to look at all that happened... all that God did.  It was a hard journey at times - questioning and wondering what was going on. Did we need to stop, what needed to be done different...  we had so many different thoughts, uttered so many prayers. There were so many times when we wanted to take things into our own hands and yet we couldn't and we knew we didn't want to... 
God was using this time to cause us to die... to cause our ideas and plans to die.

But it is in our death that He brings life. Life Abundantly.

The move, the timing, the details... simply everything was orchestrated by God.  
We look back now and know fully and completely that this is where He wanted to bring us. There are no questions in our mind such as did we do this in our own strength.  God called us here,  He brought us here...  

We sit on our deck relaxing, breath in the warm air on our walks, behold the beauty while driving and simply we are in awe.  This is where God wants us...

He is at work here and He's working in our lives... teaching us, molding us, causing us to awaken, filling us with vision, teaching us to abide in Him.

Father, may all that you have begun to birth with bringing us here be brought to full fruition. May your power be reviled...  May we be made more like Christ...  May your glory shine so bright.  

We need His grace... grace to stay dead so that His life might flow from us.


  1. It is so good to reflect moment by moment His Hand bringing us all here. His grace covering every detail of our move and His Protection over us during our tornado. We cry Abba Father, thank you for it all.
    Love you my girl.

  2. What an amazing testimony your move is! God has blessed you abundantly for your obedience and He will continue to. Blessings!

  3. What a testimony...To rest in the Lord. I am new on your site. Linked in from Michele...One day I will have to move back to the States, that will be really tough I think. I have been away from the US so long. The Lord will really have to work on me.

  4. Carrie, I've read the entire "series" with bated breath and tears came more than once. God is so good... He leads us if we will only but seek His face. Thank you, deeply, for this reminder today. Your faith is inspiring me to reach up for an even closer relationship with God. And what a blessing we both have in such godly husbands, right? I am so glad I read this... helps me to get to know you and your heart all that much more.

    And as a side note: I absolutely loved "Authentic Beauty" from your friend Leslie. I read it about 4 years ago. That's so neat that you are friends with them! :o)