Wednesday, February 25, 2015

God Is IN This

Again we are in awe as we see God's hand in this move to Guffey. Clearly He wants us there, and soon. It is amazing to look back and see where we are now in this process which began for us in July, when we weren't even looking for this change in our lives. When we went on that first vacation to Guffey, it was just a vacation. We had no idea it where it would lead. We still don't know the plans God has for us there, but He will show us soon enough. We are seeking Him and His Kingdom, and all we want to do is to fit in to it as He desires, like a puzzle piece to complete the picture. It's not just about us--it's about how God wants to use us in His Kingdom. And we know that in addition to fulfilling His purpose, we will be satisfied.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NIV)
Time after time we have sailed through details that could have taken much more time than they did. Yesterday, on our way to take some things to the property, we dropped by the Park County Building Department to drop off plans for the extensions Tim will be adding to the barn, along with the application for a permit. We expected to receive the permit in about a week, but within an hour we were out of there with the permit completed and in hand! It was amazing that everyone in there seemed to drop whatever they were doing and took time out to work with us. Dana, Audrey, Lynn and Mike were awesome!

The main part of the barn, which the builders are currently working on, may be done in a week or so, but with bad weather on the horizon, we'll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, Tim can order the materials he needs to build the extensions. One extension is merely a roof/lean-to type area where the horses can get out of the weather. The other will be a well-insulated and rodent-proof storage area for our furniture and things we won't be able to use until the house is built. As soon as the storage area is completed, we'll be able to move more and more stuff down, and when we make the final move we'll have a cozy place for all of it. Tim has three weeks of vacation until he leaves HP on May 31. He can use some of this time to build the additions. Additionally, he can work for HP while there and be "Tim the Toolman" in the afternoons.

The house goes on the market tomorrow, and we are confident it will sell quickly. Since the "Coming Soon" sign went up, several cars have driven down the lane slowly, peering at the house, property and view. Our agent has already received many calls and emails requesting information.

We thank God for all He has done to lead us through this process!

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