Monday, May 24, 2010

Memorial Box Monday




This is my first Memorial Box Monday post.  I LOVE this idea to help remember and celebrate all the ways God shows up in our lives.

This first one I want to share is in the middle of happening right now and I'm standing in faith that God will see our hearts, hear our prayers, and answer in a big way.  In the midst of wanting to adopting again, we have felt the call to downsize our home and simplify our life and allow God to use us where ever He wants us.  I have been getting the house ready to list.  My prayer to God was that if He really wanted us to sell our dream home, that He would bring us a buyer even before we listed it.  Well...I got a call on Thursday from our agent who didn't know this prayer.  She said she just had to ask me if I would be willing to show our house before we listed it.  She has someone (another agent's dad) that wants a big house and land and has money and is moving back to town!! Of course I said yes.  He is suppose to be coming tomorrow to look at it!  To tie into this, my dh has been hunting in Bolivia for the past week.  When I told dh who the other agent was he laughed and said I wouldn't believe who he was hunting with this past week--the other agent's boyfriend!  DH and the boyfriend did not know each other before this trip...  Doesn't God have a wonderful sense of humor?  So... we don't know if this will be the one, but so far it fits my prayer!  I'll keep you updated.  I'd love some suggestions on what to use in our memorial box (which I am hoping and praying to win from Linny!) WHEN this happens.  




When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD said to Joshua, "Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan from right where the priests stood and to carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight." So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, and said to them, "Go over before the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, 'What do these stones mean?' tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever." So the Israelites did as Joshua commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the LORD had told Joshua; and they carried them over with them to their camp, where they put them down. Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.
Joshua 4: 1-9

4 comments:

Susan A said...

it's wonderful reading stories of how He works in our lives, especially after we ask Him in prayer for His involvement... He is so cool! :)

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

I love it when God surprises us with answers to our prayers....And, I love the title of your blog...May I learn to live in the Miracle of the Moment.....

Mom Of Many said...

So excited to see what God does...and love that you stepped out in faith and are selling your dream home. We did that and just today Dw said, "Can you imagine what would have happened had we NOT done that?" It frees up so much when we have no debt or alot less debt...either way, praying God will honor your hearts...

And laughed when I read that you were going to win the MBox...was that a prophetic word? Have to see! xo

Jocelyn-Chris said...

Charlene, I am so excited that you have started a Memorial Box! It has become so special in our home. I love your first story.

The only thing that has popped into my head for a symbol is a little hanging sign that says, "Home is where you hang your heart." Exactly what you guys are creating!