Tuesday, May 15, 2007

God is SO good!

Isn't it amazing when you see a miracle happen or when you have been asking for something or completely feeling overwhelmed and BAM He does something that knocks you off your feet???

Be prepared, this may be a long post, you might want to grab a cup of coffee or top off the one you already have, hey maybe a pillow and blanket too in case you fall asleep. LOL

It's always been like this for me, maybe I'm one of the lucky ones who need only ask and I receive, you would think that would be enough to keep me in line and stop me from straying at times, but I am only human so I find myself thinking that everything is fine and I can handle it on my own. "Thank you Father but I'll take it from here, things are good now", pathetic I know because I'm only setting myself up for my disappointment.

You know yesterday Susanne reminded me that God is interested in every little detail of our lives, and that is SO true, nothing is too trivial and too uninteresting for Him, and if we would only believe that we would be so much happier.

So yesterday Curt and I were stressing and worrying (surprise surprise lol) about the whole house thing. See not always can you get a house readily available when you go to your next base, some bases have a waiting list of 4 or 5 months, sometimes 18 months, which means you have to find somewhere else to live until there is an opening for you on base.

It makes it even worse when you get your orders late and pretty much only have a month or so to contact the Housing office and find a house.....so we were preparing for that, thinking that we might have to live in an apartment or something for a while.
Curt contacted the Housing Office at this base and was told they couldn't put in for a new house for us at the follow up base UNTIL the day we left here.........OH MY GOODNESS.

We would be walking blindly into this situation and not having anywhere to stay. When Curt told me this I went into pray mode, I put it in the Lord's hands and asked for his guidance, if there was anything we could be doing to fix this let Him show us the right way.

Boy were we in for a surprise......it turns out that 2 of Curt's new co-workers JUST came from the base we're heading to and told him exactly what to do. Curt called up the new Housing Office and requested a house and was told "we can give you a 3 bedroom house RIGHT NOW, you don't have to wait at all, when you get here your house will be waiting for you". PRAISE THE LORD INDEED!!!!

But He didn't stop there, remember the school issue? I was actually considering Home Schooling because of not knowing where we would live and therefore not knowing which school she would be attending, we would have missed registration etc.....well now there's 2 schools that Jasmine would fall into, depending on which base neighborhood we live in and one of them we are extremely excited about, it sounds wonderful, the teachers sound amazing and the curriculum outstanding too. Everything just falls into place when you put it in the Lord's hands and quit trying to do it yourself....the minute you start trying to control and manipulate things around you you're sure to fall flat on your face.

I've got to get groceries this morning so I need to finish my menus and grocery list, I like going right as the store opens so I don't have to feel rushed or wait for that lady in the aisle just staring at the food, willing them to magically jump into her cart.....or the lady with the Borg Ear (cell phone attachment) asking very loudly if her husband would prefer the steaks or the pork chops, like I REALLY care to know what they're eating for dinner.

Anyway I have errands to run and things to do, my mother in law is supposed to visiting us on thursday so I'm trying to get the house in order while packing stuff to move. When it rains it POURS!

Have a blessed day everyone and don't forget the book contest, guess only 2 people are interested in winning it.


Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Sounds like things are starting to fall into place. I've moved a lot of times (31) and know the angst that comes along with it. I'll be praying for you Sandra in the next few months as you have so much to handle.

EJay said...

THANK YOU for sharing so openly about your faith. So refreshing. I will keep your move covered in prayers. I myself detest moving, and always get a bit emotional about it. May this be a time, though, when the new opportunities become so numerous that they keep you afloat, busy, and with great expectation!! Hugs!!

Yes - PS - gasp - I was cooking! Who let me in the kitchen and out of the Taco Bell drive through??!

Jen said...

I'm so happy for you...maybe my situation will turn out like yours.....Praise for you gal.

Kitty said...

I am SO happy to hear how things are falling into place for this move. Praise God!!!! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Oh Sandra That is wonderful. So very nice. God does care about the little things in our lives and we forget that.

Kara said...

That is great news! I'm so glad things are falling into place so well, God certainly does look out for us and give us what we need when we ask.

Susanne said...

Love it, love it! What an awesome God we serve. This post just had me smiling all over! What a relief for you. Praise the Lord He's a detail God!

Sarah said...

I prayed for your house situation tonight Sandra, and then I read this post how wonderful!! What a God! And how much He loves you Sandra, it'll be a perfect house for you and the school situation too. He's been amazing me recently with some surprises and blessings too! How can I be surprised when He is such a wonderful God??

I'll still pray for a smooth move for you but I'm so glad you've found somewhere.


Michelle said...

I'm glad Curt called the gaining base's housing office and didn't just listen to your current base's housing office - which made no sense at all; I've never heard that before. How awsome there is no waiting list! and wow is that base housing there? looks nice!

Air Force Family said...

I'm glad everything is working out just the way the Lord wants the to Sandra! What a praise!!!

We ended up getting an apartment off base b/c we were told the waiting list is 2-6 months out here. We wanted to be together sooner than that.

Hopefully, at the next bump in the road, we'll get base housing fast!

I'm interested in the book contest, I just haven't gotten a chance to put it on my blog.


Kelli said...

Such wonderful news, Sandra!

Barb said...

Watch out, Sandra. You're starting to sound like me! Just a little stressed. LOL

What wonderful news. We're so dumb. Trying to do it all on our own. The moment we turn it all over to Him, miracles start happening.

I'm soooo happy for you. A three bedroom house, just sitting there waiting for you and your family to show up, AND the school issue settled.

See? Now relax. I know. It's the pot calling the kettle black, but try to relax anyway and just pretend it wasn't Barb who suggested it. LOL and a big *smile*

Heartthoughts said...

Praising God with you!!! Wonderful! Just wonderful!! ((hugs)) H.T.

Morning Glory said...

Sandra, that's wonderful news!! I'm hoping all the details just work together with ease.

Rosemarie said...

Don't know how I found myself here. Oh, I remember "Slow Cooking Thursday." I'm very interested in participating. Crock-pot dishes are great especially in the winter. I'll be entering that through Comfort Food, my newest blog.

Anyway, are you moving to Arizona? I'm here already and would love to share about our state and the awesome zoo near the base.

It's so apparent God's grace is abundant in your life. PTL!

Come check out “In other Words” on my Christian blog. I think you would be a great addition to the weekly postings.

Pearls of wisdom…a heavenly voice.

gail said...

Yay, glad it all seems to be working out....God IS so very good!