Hello from half way across the world, literally. The word world has been on my mind this week especially today. I mean it’s only natural, right? We did just move half way across the planet! I am still trying to wrap my mind around that. Can anyone who has lived overseas please tell me when my mind will adjust from vacation mode???
In the meantime I am happy to report that I am finally adjusting to the 15 hour time difference. For the first time I actually slept through the night and only had one headache today. The best part is I wasn’t the only one! Jacob and the girls also slept through the entire night and felt great today. Today was a day we felt on top of the world. Why? I am glad you asked. Let me share.
To start, this week has been non stop with Jacob having to check into his new command, getting ourselves international phone numbers, registering and starting Lyianna in school, same with Camrielle for daycare, exchanging dollars to yen, taking taxis here and there, finding cars, attending housing and new comers briefs, all while trying to adjust to that time difference previously mentioned. But today. Oh today was the fruit of all that frenzied labor. We had a few of our biggest prayers answered all on one sweet day.
This morning we accepted the offer for our housing, this afternoon we passed our international drivers license test, and this evening we paid for our vehicles. You read that right y’all. We officially have a home and a two cars! What a victory right? I can already see the smiles of those who have walked us through these last three months without most of those basic needs. The real triumph, however, came in the few sweet words of a song that became the soundtrack of my thoughts. “He’s got the whole world in His hands …”.
God holding and transforming my heart’s desires these last seven days is the real testimony. I came here with the expectation of God answering my prayers alright but my way. I had a specific school picked for Lyianna and specific housing to live in on a specific base. I began realizing I needed to surrender control and start asking boldly for what God already had planned because this was what I could delight in most. As soon as I relinquished all control I was able to experience my deepest desire, God’s specifications. Lyianna is in a better school and we have a newer renovated home on a more centrally located base. My favorite verse is Psalms 37: 4 ” Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. ”
No matter where you are in the world today, it is the perfect day to remember this promise.
oh and I promise to update you with photos of our vehicles, school and home in upcoming blog posts!
Thank you and Blessings,