When God does something for you, He goes all out!
Dear Friends and Loved Ones,
Hello, I am on my way to my new home tomorrow, I am a bit nervous… It is exciting too though. I have lived on my own before, but this is different…. I can’t explain how. Not just because it is a house, but I guess I feel my life is starting a new season, a new chapter. It is still the middle of my story. But the plot is thickening… It seems when I turned thirty, the story is becoming more interesting and the twists are coming more often.
I did not think my life would change as drastically as it has… I knew when I moved up here God had a plan for me. I knew I was to be up here in Washington, but not exactly sure where till recently, nor why. I was not sure how I would survive… I have been trusting God blindly, no knowing what would happen or where I would be each week. Sometimes life calls for us to do that. It is far from easy, because trusting blindly, means you have to have COMPLETE trust! And I do have Complete trust in My God, His son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!
Along this journey, I have met some nice people, made some good friends, and got a good deal of writing done. I have been a little lonely. It has not felt like home for a long time. However it has mostly been a fun adventure… But it has also stressful, not feeling like I had a place… I can because of this imagine what it would be like to be homeless… I have more compassion then I thought. I have a better understanding of Walking in faith… I have a strong faith, but each situation is different and calls for different control over different emotions…
I am so glad I had a roof over my head and food on my table.. For a while I worried where I would end up… What would happen to my cats. My mom’s realtors didn’t want me there, because I have not so good credit due to health bills… And I refused to sign their contract. My sister and her new husband are egger to live alone together in one house. Though work locations has kept them apart and not my presence.. I was still an extra body in the house when he was there and I know they longed to start their own lives together …. No one resented me living with them and they love me. I know they all longed for their lives to become orderly and regular… Just like I have. We all have been far from regular since October 2010… Things have been hard, not just for me but for every one in my family, In their own ways…. This transmission has been done in complete faith, not known what will happen next, good or bad, we trusted God and took a major leap! Most of the time, in order to grow, we have to leave our comfort zone, our safe secure life, and take a risk. When Jesus asked the apostles to join him, they left everything to join him.
Matthew 19:27-30 27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Getting back to the story, A few months of going back and forth between my mom and Sister Amanda’s place, my mom found a house in a tiny town, called Klickitat. It is an old valley logging town that has been mostly abandoned. But the faithful town folk have been loyal and stayed there not for just five or ten years, but for thirty to sixty years. The town has one of the top schools in the state, prek-12th grade, two churches, two small grocery stores, one restaurant – bar, a new deli shop, a fire / emc station, and a post office… It is next to the Klickitat River. It is a beautiful place, very peaceful and has the feeling of home.
As soon as I visited them, I feel in love with the place. I was at the end of my rope happy for mom and dad, but beginning to feel the pressure of finding a place of my own, and the worry about how I would pay for it…. I only get so much per month and that goes fast to car and other bills… God told me to get a PoBox in This town. I was shocked, why get a PoBox there when I probably won’t be living there….
Once mom was settled into her place Amanda and I visited her again, My Parents have the river in their back yard. After a long talk and prayer mom and I heard we were supposed to ask about housing in town. One thing I need to mention, because of the great school the small town has few places to live, most people rent apartments because houses are hard to come by… Also, for being one of the top pet friendly states in the US. most places do not allow pets. It took my mom months to find a home that allowed both cats and dogs…
Yet we had to try. Thus we went to the small general store and we asked the store keeper after browsing for a little if he knew of any apartments available… He said none that he knew of. He had a friend with who stood up and said “I have a house that just became available.” “How much per month would you charge? We can’t afford much.” My mother replied. “500.00 Would you like to see it?” he responded. That seemed very fair, and we agreed. It was not far and the place was a huge mess… But God told me this was it! My mom and sister also herd the same thing. He asked when we would be interested to move in, we said June. There was one other couple he had offered the house to. So we had to wait and see what they said. If it was of God, then it would work out. After we took a tour of the house he mentioned he was also looking for someone to care for his mother when he was not around. So if we see people don’t worry. So I told him about my years of experience caring for the elderly, and he offered me the position. I was in shock…. But it gets better.. He told me he would definitely fix up the place for me, and he said since I would most likely be the one to move in, he showed me the paint he had picked out, and asked me what rooms would I like the colors in… And the paint he chose, were my colors!! ❤ WOW!! When God does something for you, He goes all out!
So here I am two months later, getting ready to move in to the newly renovated house tomorrow. It will be my first house, thought I have lived in apartments before…. I am more nervous than I have ever been about a move. But I know this was all God’s doing, so I will be fine. It is amazing seeing the favor, mercy, grace, and love of my father God at work!! I pray you all have at some time in your life, an amazing experience of God’s mighty handy work. Proverbs 3:6 “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. “ Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
We need to remember the power of Praise and Worship!
Take a few minutes and watch this video, This is an amazing song based on truth of God’s love!
http://youtu.be/5YBwMQwr8AI “God Will Make A Way”
God will make a way
where there seems to be no way !
God will make a way
God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way
He will make a way
Lyrics are on these videos
http://youtu.be/7x2IpLSfqp8 “I surrender All”
http://youtu.be/g5hN_m55uoM “Here I am to Worship”
http://youtu.be/yiFwnE1IuIU “Draw me Close to You!”
http://youtu.be/vBezK_v_FqY “Lord I lift Your Name Om High”
http://youtu.be/zC617kE1maU “You are my All in All”
http://youtu.be/I71XhjqoHvs “Shout to the Lord”
http://youtu.be/COQ6cni_TG8 “Lord I Lift Your Name On High”
God Bless you all!! Stay safe!!
~Amy Jane Sandberg~