Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A new home

I've past the one month mark since my move from home. It's still a bit surreal at times to think that this is not just a short term arrangement, but a permanent move. Away from my home, family, friends...basically everything that is familiar. But I'm making new things familiar. New roads that will soon become well-driven, shops that will be regularly frequented, flatmates that I'm sure will be friends rather than strangers. In the midst of new, God doesn't and hasn't changed. He is my solid rock, in whom I can put my confidence and trust. He hasn't failed me but has kept me and shown me His goodness and faithfulness in ways that have taken me by surprise. And it shouldn't, because He is the God of generosity.  Yet it still does.  Maybe because we come to expect of God what we expect of people.  And that's not surprising seeing the way we tend to let each other down.

His peace has gone before me and has been my rear guard. I've had to put faith in action, give over the control completely and He has delivered over and above on the things I have asked for. Including where I would put my head down to sleep at night. My nature would usually dictate intense worry over the details of where I would live, but again, He saw to all the details and I am blown away by how meticulous the details are in the fulfillment of the asking. So, friends, I live with three other Christian girls, at a reasonable price, close to where I have family friends and relatives and a 25min drive to work in the mornings. Seriously, I think God had all the details sorted when he gave me this place. It's perfect.  Oh yes, and I live at number twenty-four.  Is that significant? No, not really, but it's a nice number and it says so on my gate, just in case you missed it.


  1. It's awesome that you're getting to live with other like-minded friends! So cool! And the flat is cute =)

  2. You know what? I wonder if moving folks to new cities is like a modern-day Exodus sorta thing that the Lord does to draw people closer to himself. I know that when he moved me across the U.S. where I knew no one, it really deepened my relationship with him and made me trust him even more and worship him all the more when I saw prayer after prayer answered. Another of my friends moved across the country recently, too, and I've seen her faith flourish. I imagine the Lord knows EXACTLY what he's doing when he uproots us. It's so neat to hear all this happening in your life, too! So glad for you!

  3. Natalie, I know! God is so good. I love living with like minded people. It makes such a difference.

    You've pretty much hit the nail on the head, Carmen. I have had such peace about this move but God has still used it to stretch me and put my trust in Him like never before. Thanks so much for your comment. It's such an encouragement.