Crossing the Jordan

riverIt’s about to get real around here. Real quick! God has been so good to us over the years and we have complete trust and faith in him that he will continue to provide. Overtime is officially a thing of the past for the summer and while we are doing what we can, we are trusting in the Lord to continue to provide. We don’t have a lot of extra’s and no car payments, but we do have Wyatt in Vision Therapy once a week. {Which was beyond our budget all year, yet Gods provision gave us the extra money we needed each time it came due! It still amazes me how we end up with just the right amount of extra money we need at just the right time! I am in awe of a great and merciful God!}

Because last year was so rough generally speaking we decided that I wouldn’t continue to babysit like I did last year. That way I can focus on homeschooling Wyatt and make sure he is getting what he needs. This year is a make-it-break-it year. If this new curriculum doesn’t help then we will need to send him to public school and hope that he will do better there. {Which is fine, we intended to send him about 3rd or 4th grade anyways.}

It has been about a year since we took an actual leap of faith and sold our house with the hope that Nicks new job will still be waiting for him when we closed on our new house an hour away. How everything lined up in our process of selling and buying, with changing jobs, with timing of it all can only be credited to our omniscient omnipotent Heavenly Father, who took really good care of us. It was incredible watching God work in our life!

There is something awesome about taking a large step of faith into the unknown, much like the Israelite’s when they were crossing over the Jordan River into Jericho:

14 So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. 15 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.”

At flood stage the water did not part until the priests carrying the heavy ark of the covenant touched the water with their feet. What faith!

So, here we are with another unknown. We are crossing the Jordan and how God will work in our life this time we don’t know. We will do what we can on our end and do our best to follow Gods leading, while we rely on him to make a way for us. One direction we felt God was taking us was into our own business.

He has given Nick woodworking abilities like he never had before and me, artistic abilities. We have combined our talents and want to use them for Gods glory and so, we have opened an Etsy shop! We are beginning our newest adventure, together: Mustard Seed Wood Co.!

Our About page will share with you why we have called it that. But in summary, our faith, that started out small like a mustard seed, has grown so much over the years and continues to grow. And even now we are placing our faith in a powerful and merciful God and we are looking forward to seeing what he is going to do!

I would encourage anyone reading this to put your trust and faith in God. Not just a little, but wholeheartedly and completely. The fullness and peace he gives is greater than anything you can find here on Earth.


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