Monday, May 21, 2012

Personal Update

This week is going to be a extremely busy. I think that this week I will be reposting some timely classics.  Today, before I sign off for the week, I just want to post an update on how things are going with my wife and I. 

Many of you read my post about my New Years resolutions.  We have already accomplished several of those items, including paying off our credit card debt and replacing our cars, but we still have much to do.  Of course, those were merely my requests and only God knows exactly what is planned for us for this year.  We are still trying to sell our home and still praying about moving north.  To be honest, I can not say with any surety that north is the direction God is calling us.  It seemed that way for a long time, and it might still be that way, but I can not say for sure.  Perhaps that is my flesh talking as I just have no joy at my job and I really do enjoy the area that I live in, but it is an area that my wife and I are really hoping for direction.  Either way, if we stayed south, I would have to find a job south.  If we moved north, my wife would have to find a job north.   Living now in South Jersey for nearly two years, I really have come to like it.  It really is a different culture and I do know if I want to move back to the central Jersey way of life.  North and Central Jersey really are two different worlds and it gets harder and harder to try and exist in both.  Moreso, the 184 miles of commuting I am doing each day negatively affects my health, my stress level, our finances, and, should have children, time with them  As for children, that is something my wife and I would also really like your prayers on.  I get asked often about our plans for children and all I can say is that it is a work in progress and we are waiting on the Lord. 

So that is basically where we are.  We are moving forward in some places and staying still in others.  We are excited about some things and struggling to not get frustrated by others. In some areas there is clear direction and in others we just do not know.  We are in the middle of a transition and we really do not know what things will look like when we are out on the other side.  I feel that change is coming, change for the good, and change that can happen at any time.  I do not know if this feeling is my hope or foreshadowing given by God to keep my hopes up through this time.  All I can do is pray and ask the rest of you to do the same.

We continue to hold onto the promises of God and know that all things will work together for our good. 
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

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