Saturday, August 15, 2009

More Precious Than Silver


This week we accepted an offer on our house! We praise the Lord for His faithfulness to provide for all of our needs. I had some mixed emotions. I love this little house of ours. I remember the first night we slept in "our very own house" almost 7 years ago. There are so many memories tied up in this little old house of ours...

When Kyle told me that they accepted our counter-offer I started crying. You see they negotiated our swing set. I couldn't help, but remembering watching Kyle and some of his buddies building that and how excited Hudson was the first time he got to go down his slide and fly in his rocket. And I wanted to hold on so tightly to this precious possession of ours.

Everynight when I put my boys to bed I sing a few songs...and that night I sang to Jude "Lord you are more precious than silver". Tears started streaming down my face and Jude noticed my voice change. He looked up at me and said "crying". He took his little blanket and wiped my tears and put his head back on my chest as I finished the song.

So bottom line, the sweet Holy Spirit reminded me that nothing on this earth compares to Him. Not tattered old houses or well loved swing sets. And I count it a joy to spend my life sharing Jesus with others so that they may know nothing this world has to offer compared to knowing and walking with Him.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Great post Vanessa! I love it every time you write something. This one is especially sweet. Sorry to hear that the sale of the house (and swing set) was so tough emotionally. I completely understand. You all are making such a sacrifice to GO and the Lord will bless your family and your ministry in so many ways, I know it. Love ya! ~Kelly

Laurel said...

Congratulations!!!!!!On to new a new adventure with less baggage!!!!

Sarah said...

Vanessa, you are precious. Your family is going to be such a blessing to so many. Praying that God will smooth your transition time and provide you with every good blessing as you serve him in Africa!

Cinthya said...

Finally a few posts!!! hahahaha! I completely understand what you are going through. It is still hard sometimes to let go. May I not be like Lot's wife, looking back! But sometimes, I'm like her, missing my 3 bedroom house w/ two good sized bathrooms! I'm praying for you all. Lisa also had a small hole in her heart, but it healed up! Praise the Lord for the sale of your home!!!!