We moved into a neighborhood February 2, 2013 that I have lived in three other times in my life. What are the odds of that happening? God odds I guess :) To be honest, it was the only home available, and we were approved 3 days before we would be homeless. That would be God, just in time and not a minute before. Needless to say, I had a BIG, BAD attitude about the whole thing. It was smaller, crazy dirty, and I was exhausted before we even moved in from all the stress of not knowing where our family of 7 was going to go. My body ached, hands were numb, and I still had to clean up the new house and unpack.
As I look back a few months, I really couldn't understand what God was doing, or what I was doing. My heart ached because it had become attached to a really nice house, in a really nice neighborhood. I was spoiled with a 2800sq ft beautiful home, a giant yard and a two car garage. We had housed many people, had many parties, and shared it with everyone we could. After four years, I didn't want to move, I was comfortable right where I was.
I had forgotten that God doesn't do comfortable. How else could I ever begin to look like Christ? I would have to change, happy or not.
As I cleaned, planted a garden, and unpacked, I felt a little better. I still didn't know why I would come back to Eastbrook. My parents lived about 4 blocks down the street when they were first married and I was born. They moved when I was 2. My dad moved back to the neighborhood 3 blocks down the street when I was 16 and I lived there till I moved to Virginia and got married. I came back when my daughter was 6 months old for 6 months. Now I am back with my big family of 7. I thought to myself, I must have unfinished business here. Why would God bring me back here? God knew better than me, there was a bigger story unfolding. Something that I would not have ever thought. He was going to send and angel to my house, disguised as a mom of 5, sent from Hungary to change my life forever. The angel came with a message that would change the way I see everything. You won't believe what happened....
My lesson learned: Letting go of the worldly things (comforts), makes room in your life for real, deep down, soul touching satisfaction. The kind that makes you ache more for Him.