Sunday, January 2, 2011

homeless

for the past month we have split our time between our new home in tennessee and our old home here in south carolina.  here is the current condition of 'old home'...
and when we visited 'new home' a few days ago it looked like this...
...at least lucy's room was almost ready for move in...
ta daaaaa...
{note the snow boots...these were absolutely necessary for hiking up our icy driveway}

what a mess.  having my 'stuff' in a hundred different places started to leave me feeling a little bit homeless and unsettled.  it bothered me.  this morning i was reminded that this is a good thing.  i carved out some much needed quiet time {i use that term loosely - both of the kids were alternating between climbing on me and climbing on boxes while i sat on our filthy floor attempting to read some verses from the Bible and a section out of 'Desiring God' by piper}.  despite the distractions i was able to digest some sweet morsels of truth to get me through the day {now if that's not the divine power of God i don't know what is!}.

allow me share a few of these simple truths with you...
  • in regards to my 'stuff' i was so gently reminded that they do not make up my 'home'.  'do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.' ~matthew 6:19
  • and when it comes to feeling 'homeless'...this isn't the first time and it won't be the last because the truth is - my true home is not within these 4 walls in sc or those 4 walls in tn.  'for our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 
    who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
    ~philippians 3:20
in the wise words of toby mac...

i think that's why i felt rewarded beyond measure for the 15 minutes i took this morning to sit down in the middle of my boxed up worldly possessions and offer my soul up to the only One who can truly make me feel at home...