Re-Wired Wednesday

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Today was the very first day that my wonderful fiance and I went out on the exciting, yet exhausting, search for our first home. Being the young starving artists that we are, and Los Angeles being the expensive city that it is, the hunt was a bit all over the place.

Affordable places in the sketchy parts of town…
Affordable places that are so tiny we might run into each other every time we turn around…
Nice places that don’t allow pets…
Nice places we simply cannot afford…
Every place charging an application fee (which gets pricey if you apply to lots of places)…

To say the least, I found myself drained and stressed tonight. In the midst of my frustration, I cried and asked God to just provide the right home for us…a home that we could make our own…a home within our budget…somewhere safe…a place large enough to host and bless others. As I prayed and prayed over our future home, I realized that I had fallen back into my own ways.

You see, the praying was good, but it was coming from a place of deep fear, stress, and doubt within my heart. The naturally wired Rachael always stresses over things like this…choosing the right place, making the right decision. I wound up laughing at myself as I realized how silly this all was. I was putting so much pressure on myself to find the “right place”, the “perfect home”, and it isn’t a weight I need to carry.

This brand new supernaturally wired Rachael realized that God is capable of anything. He works miracles, He created the blazing sun, so why would I worry that He wouldn’t prepare the perfect home for me to cultivate beauty and bless my husband and those we love to care for (Matthew 6:27-29)?

When I find myself in doubt, I put myself in truth. I turned my eyes away from my bank account, from Craigslist apartments, and placed my gaze into the Word of God. His truth didn’t tell me what Craigslist said. His word says:

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
-Jeremiah 29:11
{God has plans for us. He isn’t random, He is paying close attention and cares about our future together and that it is a safe and healthy one.}

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
-Romans 8:28
{If we keep God at the center of our lives and remain focused on Him, His purpose for us WILL be fulfilled.}

“And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”
-Isaiah 58:11
{He is guiding us and wants to bless us abundantly. God’s amazing love and care is fuel for us while we are on this stressful search.}

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
-Isaiah 40:31
{This verse reminded me that we don’t need to make any crazy, rash, unwise decisions based on pressure from a leasing company. We must keep our wisdom and patience and wait, knowing that God will make it so clear where our home is.}

To sum it all up, friends, I dreamed my entire life about what it would be like to pick out my first home with my husband. Nothing is going to rob my joy of this wonderful memory and adventure to experience with Nathan, and it doesn’t have to because God has re-wired me. He is taking care of us and our future home. God keeps His word, He cares for us, and I know He will reveal the most perfect little place for us to begin our new chapter as a married couple.

***Since I’m re-wiring my heart, mind, and soul to be centered around God today (even in the difficult circumstances), my handmade Cord of 3 Strands gold ring is on sale for only $3 today only! The first email listed in the comment below will receive the invoice and this special reminder that God is with us.

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9 thoughts on “Re-Wired Wednesday

  1. Rachael, I don’t always get to comment but it’s encouraging to read your transparency and transformational moments–thank you for sharing.

    This post is a great example of how to be transformed by the renewing of our minds keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ.

    It is a scheme of the devil to tempt us to think God is ‘holding out’ on us–but I’m gland you know better! I am praying for you and your future husband. You both are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works that He has prepared beforehand that you would walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). He already knows the neighborhood HE needs to place you both at in this dark world–you are both His lights. Looking forward to hearing how He provides 😉

    *Matthew 5:14-16

  2. Your post came at a VERY good moment…I work with not only my father but my hubby & it more times than not is VERY hard..& I end up praying to God to make it all go away…it’s stressful & exhausting…& reading your post reminds me that I need to step back & let God do what he needs to do. Quit worrying…quit agonizing & let God do his thing…man I need a post it of this!!

  3. I totally agree with altarofheaven. I could not have said it better. Romans 8:28 tells us to remember the key words: “His purposes” Our Heavenly Father always gives good gifts to His children. I am so excited for you and Nathan. When is the big day?

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