"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Monday, May 17, 2010

Still no word on selling our house. Our renters sold their home in the Cities so now are looking here. They do have their eye on a place, but it would require quite a bit of work to get livable again, so they will be at our place through the summer at least. We need to either be back in our house by the end of this year or sell it (for tax purposes). We are starting to become more and more resigned to the fact that we don’t think it is going to sell, and we will move back into it in the fall. I am not super excited about moving back, because let’s face it, it feels more and more like we are going back to the way things were before we ever left.
We are even throwing around the idea of building a bigger house, but who knows? We’d still need to sell our house.
I am reading back our blog from the beginning (the reason for that, later). I am just now at the point where we first put our house on the market. We were so sure it would sell right away, because we were so sure of our call to Zambia. I read and was struck (again) by God’s sovereignty. He knew that if we would have sold the house, we would have “invested” ALL of it in our ministry in Zambia because that is how sold out He knew we were-how sold out He wanted us to be. But even then HE knew we would be coming back sooner rather than later, and then what would we have? Instead, HE used that time in Zambia for us to pay off the mortgage so that we now have some income from its rent (admittingly yes, we did have a lot of headaches with it at one point). If we do decide to build, owning it outright also means no double payments during construction and once sold, most if not all, of that house would be paid for too. So we’ll just keep waiting and watching I guess!

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