We are having a HUGE Yard Sale Saturday! We are doing our best to whittle away at the “things” in our lives and the new indebtedness as well (insurance is good–but deductibles are the pits).
After my first mission trip to Honduras in 2009 I came home and wanted to get rid of everything we owned–sell it all, move to a foreign country and help the people. Of course, after a little while of being back home, I settled back into the life routine of shopping, eating, and living in our little Florida town.
But then another mission trip–this one further away and to a war torn country: Cambodia. The deal was sealed in my heart. I just didn’t know where God would send us–but it was in those early years of 2009-2010, I actually began praying and giving Him full access to every corner of my heart and house.
What to keep, Lord? What to give? What to sell?
If you then were raised with Christ, desire those things which are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 Modern English Version
The first instructions–get out of debt. (If you are reading this today–this is good advice for just living here!) I began to “not want” things, and long for the Holy Spirit to so infill and empower me that nothing else could hold a candle to what I desired from God. And I soaked. In the word. Through listening to the Bible being read while I drove, to worship songs, to teaching and just enjoying everything He offered daily.
Well, here we are (I left much out for a later conversation), getting ready to serve Him in Bolivia (Santa Cruz area), and we are on the healing side of my recent encounter with breast cancer. Going through the process of the healing can feel like I’m spinning my wheels- if I didn’t know without a doubt that HE was doing something far greater than our eyes could see or our minds comprehend. He’s working all things for our good…and we will arrive in Bolivia at HIS designated time, not ours. And with the prayers and financial support of those who God has already set aside to be PART of this soul-saving-life-changing journey! (www.tinyurl.com/sendjeffandangie)
So, once these treatments are BEHIND us–we shall continue the packing UP!
For this week, we are SELLING EVERY-SINGLE-THING we don’t need to keep living here! So! if you are interested, be at our house Saturday morning at 7:00 am! 🙂
We are blessed with amazing family who are in charge of the event! PRAY for SUNSHINE! 🙂
We look forward to seeing you here!