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Monday, June 29, 2015

We're Homeowners

As some of you know, we have been in the process of buying a home for quite some time.  Well, today that process was completed.  We closed on our house and have keys and garage door openers and everything... we are extremely excited!

We are thrilled to be in a house and we look forward to turning it into our home.  Many of you reading this are great people of prayer, so we want to give you a few ways you can pray for us in our new house.

1) Pray that our home would be a place of refuge and comfort.

We Christians often forget to see our need for comfort, relaxation and refuge.  God commands us to rest because we, unlike Him, need it.  We have physical, emotional and mental limitations that we need to recognize.  To live like we don't need refuge and comfort is prideful.  So, pray that our new house becomes a comfortable home.

2) Pray that our new home be useful for the Kingdom.

We don't want to be fooled into thinking this is OUR house when it is His house and we are stewards of it.  We want to find ways to use our home and our neighborhood for God's glory.  Whether this may be inviting others over for food and games or allowing people to stay with us overnight, we want our house to be used for God's glory.

3) Pray that we build friendships with our neighbors.

When I was a kid I felt like I knew all of the neighbors and went into all of their houses.  I don't see that much any more and some of it has to do with me.  I've not been the best neighbor in the house we rented and I don't want to repeat that.  I haven't been a nuisance but I haven't been a friend either.  We've already met one neighbor at the new house, but we want to meet more.  Pray for ways to build relationships and join our new little community.

4) Pray for the family that sold us the house.

They have kids and just moved into a new home as well.  Pray that God blesses them the same ways that we've asked him to bless us.  Pray that God strengthens them as a family through this move.

We have so much to be thankful for today.  Please celebrate with us and pray for us today.

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