Give your entire attention…

Even though I slept well last night, I could sure sleep a lot more! Which has something to do with spending an hour scrubbing/scraping paint marks off of the floors. Don’t blame our Renovation Guy, he just had SO much to do! Including the removal of 35-year-old wallpaper, etc.

Today, there’s mirrors and some of the windows to wash down, a couple of floors to shine up, and a trip to the dump (thank goodness that is so close-by!) I know what you’re going to say, “You should put those boys of yours to work”, well, I did: Rej swiffered two floors yesterday, and Sam washed the front door, and made gopher-runs.

A verse that came up in two of my readings this morning: “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” (Matthew 6:34)

The NLT says “Don’t worry…” This seems to be my verse for the year, ever since the person-who-didn’t-know-me prayed for me not to worry about my child at our first church service of the New Year.¬† Never thought I was one to worry, but once I became a Mom…

These days, my “worry” is about whether or not we will get the price we want for our home. You don’t think about all the faults until you’re forced to look at them through someone else’s eyes! You might say that I should trust God, but what if we’re not really following his will in all this? If there’s something you really want, it’s hard to know if it’s not just your own will coming into play.

However, there are some clues that I can see, when I back away and look at the “whole picture” (or part of the whole picture). We’re still between churches, so it seems like a good time to change cities. But if Sam hadn’t been so sick, and able to come to the new church with us, we might have been quite involved already, and find it all the harder to move. If he hadn’t been sick for so long, he might have made more friends in Toronto, and found it that much harder to move.

Of course, the strong clues are the business that is now set up in Ottawa–they seemed to be able to manage it from here (today’s technology), but a recent problem has hinted that it wouldn’t always be that easy; the other clue being the fact that there are quite a few friends and family who are excited to hear that we’ll be so much closer to them.

Well, Lord, I’m looking forward to seeing what else there is!

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