Put in My Place

Well, there's nothing like a little time spent in the book of Job and a good night's sleep to put me in my place! Isn't it funny how God speaks to us sometimes?

Yesterday I came across a photo of dew on grass that I took a few summers ago, and I wanted to share it with you. I started searching for an appropriate verse to put with it because it's one of those shots that just screams "There is a God and He is Awesome!!" I eventually found one...in the book of Job. Have you read any of Job lately? Yikes. Now THAT guy went through some trials. He saw a bit more pain than I have over this recent house deal gone bad. And still, in the end Job was forced to acknowledge the supremacy of God. God's ways are not our ways, and sometimes He lets us suffer for a good (albeit unknown to us) reason.

So I have a happier and more humble outlook on the whole house thing today.

First of all, it's just money. Money is not the root of all evil, but the love of money is. Maybe I was putting my dream of big profits before God for a time. Sorry about that, Lord.

Second, I put it in His hands...only to snatch it back. You know how sometimes the most effective discipline is simply to be allowed to live out the consequences of our own choices? Well, I think that's what happened here. My own greed an pride got me here.

Third, it's not all bad. We did learn a lot from this experience. It was one of the most frustrating and painful and expensive lessons I've ever had...but a lesson none the less.

And hey...the old owner left a nice long ladder in the garage and said we could keep it. You ever seen a $20,000 ladder? Well, drop on by and I'll show it to you...

Anonymous –   – (1/03/2008 03:17:00 PM)  


We miss you guys already. I love you blog-keep it up.


Anonymous –   – (1/03/2008 10:10:00 PM)  


Sounds like you got your head back in order. You are amazing!!


Anonymous –   – (1/04/2008 08:46:00 AM)  

as a matter of fact I have; I painted that freakin galvanized wall/door with it!

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