Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bittersweet...

We have finally sold our property in Hamilton. We have been praying for it to sell for over a year now, and just recently with some incentive in the form of a Florida vacation, the boys even joined in. However, as happy as we are that God answered our prayers, we are saddened to see it go. There are a lot of hopes and dreams attached to that land that will probably never come to fruition and the boys were very upset to think of not being able to hang out there anymore. But we knew we could not hold on to it any longer. There was a bit of debt we needed to pay off, but more than that, we needed to "let go" of our hopes and dreams and give our lives completely to God. Sure, we said we would go where He wants, and do what He wants, but we did kind of "stake our claim" so to speak on that land as a way of saying this is where we want to be. Now we are completely free to follow wherever God may lead, or park it, where He wants, for as long as He wants. We just want to be obedient to HIM!
Now, I am trying to plan a trip to Florida...for March 25-April 1!! We shall see how/if that works out. Another VanderZwaag family adventure...oh the rollercoaster ride of a life of faith in Christ!

3 comments:

Ferrick said...

I'd love to pack myself up with you to Florida. We were on line today hoping to hook up the camper and leave for Spring Break, but Bella's treatment will most likely not permit it. So happy for all of you, what a wonderful adventure. Congrats on the sale of your land, dont you worry, God has an even bigger and better dream in store for you. His ways are always the best, and even though we cant see it now, we know through His Word that only good things are coming.

Michelle said...

Congratulations... enjoy the ride :)

MBush said...

God has truly staked his claim on you! Thanks for the reminder that to really be his servants we have to give it all!