Thursday, May 29, 2008

Build your house upon a rock.

Matthew 7:24-27 says "24 Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash."

Recently I have truely been convicted by this passage...in it Jesus was talking about the importance of following his teachings - today, I feel that it applies directly to my life and the relationships that I have with others.

As you may know, Will and I entered into a rent-to-own process and were looking forward to being in our new home. However, the relationship that we were in that was facilitating this process was not built out of rock, but on sand. We went into this process hoping that this house would solidify our relationship...but instead, the parable of the wise man came true...and we felt that things were breaking apart every step of the way. So in order to repair our relationships, we made the decision to break our promise and not move into that home. This has caused extreme upset, feelings being hurt, trust being broken, and ultimately the division of Will and I from my family.

This is not how we want things...but due to our choices, this is the way things are and where we will be working from.

As for housing - we are on a search, but more than likely will be staying with friends for a bit.

Please pray that God will open the doors to a safe place for us, our two dogs, our cat, and our baby who is due to be here in 8 weeks. Also please pray for my family, the broken relationships that need to be mended, and for peace among us all.

I'll keep you updated as things evolve. Peace, Jennifer

4 comments:

Emily Korhonen said...

once our house is liveable, you two should know you're welcome there.

Grace and Friends said...

I am praying for you guys daily: for peace, for comfort, for housing, for restoration, for blessings.

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jeff said...

The scripure from the bible about buildng our foundation on the rock and your prayer request was encouraging,thank you so much.Jesus bless my sister and brother in you and supply all their needs ,thank you Father in Jesus