Friday, July 12, 2013

God Spotting: Caring for our Home

God has really been stretching our faith as Dave has embarked on self-employment.  I'm not going to lie and say we I've been joyfully following along.  Sometimes I cry, ask why, and really wrestle with God.  Still, as I sit here hot and tired from my latest project, I can see God's faithfulness.

We have lived in our house for over six years.  Our yard is just a mess, and each year we lament the condition of the grass.  Memorial Day weekend, Dave and I finally did something about it -- we overseeded.  Why did it take us so long to do this? We ask ourselves this all the time.

Here's a before:

And here's an after:

There are still many things we want to do in the front and back yard, but it has been encouraging for Dave to drive up to his house (aka his home office) and see green grass, not bare spots.

Today, a friend offered us a huge bunch of hostas!  What a blessing.  You can see on the left side of the house, there is not much there.  Early in the spring a friend gave us three cutting from a rosa rugosa.  Only one has taken at this point, so I ran out this afternoon to dig up her hostas, then raced home to plant them in the bare side.

I'm so excited and blessed that God met a very superficial need for us - but very tangible.  It is just proof to me that he knows where I am -- that I am working on relying on him, working on surrender, working on obedience.

Grateful that following Jesus is a process.

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