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God’s Promises

The Good Part

Oh my Zoe Girl!
My girls

 My children and now my grand children are the joys of my life.

When we made the decision to move we knew we had a call on our lives and we knew this was going to take us further away from our children. God told us to go, we obeyed.

Well, here we are. Dennis’ practice is thriving. We had no doubt that He would take off. Kingman Regional Medical Center and cardiology in the Mohave desert will never be the same.

My little love Carter
Brett and his Zoe

We also knew God was taking me to the desert for a reason, to be quiet, study and be emersed in God’s Word so I could be equipped to write. I took off and got busy. First it is busy unpacking. Oh and I have to make friends. I have to be busy doing errands, looking for land, now building a house. Wait! Remember Martha?

In Luke 10:38-42 we find the story of the 2 sisters of Lazarus. Martha welcomes Jesus into the home, according to verse 39 they both sat at Jesus’ feet to listen to Him. But Martha was distracted by worries and she was troubled. She was serving Him. She said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”

Josh, so happy to be a dad.

Jesus tells her she is too worried and troubled and her sister “has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

I don’t think Jesus wanted Martha to give up her hospitality, He just wanted her to have balance. He was speaking His Word and Mary was listening. Hearing (reading) the word of Jesus is the key.

The importance of obedience and doing the “good part” is what will effect and influence these next two generations.

This morning I felt just as Timothy or Titus must have felt when they received Paul’s letters. My brother, Pastor Jim can encourage and rebuke in the same breath and just like Timothy and Titus, I am refreshed and ready to move ahead with God’s plan. I feel safe in the multitude of counselors (Proverbs 11:14).

Continually learning and thankful ~Susie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She considers a field

And they buy it!

Dennis and I have learned so much over the years, the past 1.5 years we have learned, thanks to http://loveandrespect.com/ how to meet one another’s needs. We both looked out for ourselves. Dennis felt he wasn’t being respected and I cared about others more than him. I felt ignored or unloved, therefore cared for others before him. Baby steps toward serving each other rather than protecting ourselves has resulted in a bond like no other.

In James 1 (oh James is jam packed with good stuff) he says let patience have it’s perfect work and ask for wisdom. The key is to ask our generous God and have faith in only Him to fulfill what you ask. So with patience we asked God to give us wisdom in our marriage. His path is where we want to be. Well here we are in the high desert of Arizona. Who knew? We are so in awe of what God is doing in us. We needed to surrender! God has so much patience with us.

This week we have been busy buying land. We made an offer on 9.4 acres and it was accepted. We are going to live on a mountain!

We’ve learned that when we wait on God He makes things happen and blesses us beyond what we can even imagine. This neighborhood 🙂 on the mountain is spacious (for Dennis) but has neighbors and close to downtown (for me). The view and rock outcrops and junipers are all extras!!

Following are a couple of pictures that we took in the evening while we were there.

This is our neighborhood

 

View to the west

Oh this is exceedingly more than I ever thought or imagined!

~Susie

Early Sunday Morning

For the past two or three years, I’m not sure how long, I crawled out of bed on Sunday mornings at 6:30 am, I’d throw on my yoga pants, some sort of t-shirt or sweatshirt in the dark as Dennis lie sleeping. I’d go to the kitchen make coffee oh and brush my teeth. When the coffee was ready I would pour it into a to go cup and I would be on my way to walk and pray with my friends. We walked, we talked, we prayed. I cherish that time. I’m so thankful to have them still praying while I’m 2000 miles away. As I wake on Sunday morning I know they walked and prayed at 7:30 (4:30 am).

Life changes, friends move, we get separated by busyness somehow but prayer keeps us linked together. At a given time during the day a friend or relative may cross your mind. I am a firm believer that God brings that person into your thoughts so that you will pray for them. If you don’t know what to pray, pray in the spirit ask God what to pray and you can’t ever go wrong with praying the Word; Ephesians 1:16-19 and Phil 1:9-11 are great examples.

Paul, in his letters to the churches encouraged the leadership and the people of the church with prayer and reminded them that he was always praying for them; Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.

I am praying for you my friend. I count myself blessed that I am surrounded by so many that pray for me.

~Susie