Yesterday was a day of beautiful blessings for us (as every day is). When Bill got home from work, we left for the lawyer’s office and closed on our first house! We have been praying for a house for more than three years, and God gave it to us to yesterday. Praise the Lord! When we got in the car, Bill prayed a prayer of thanksgiving, and I loved something he said. “I praise you God for letting us borrow Your house for a while. Give us grace to be good stewards and use the house to further Your kingdom.” I pray I always remember this house is really God’s to do with as He wills.
A couple of hours later, we went to church for our interview with one of our elders. This was our last step to becoming partners (members) of Sojourn. The interview really helped us think about different aspects of the gospel and encouraged us greatly. We have been challenged to become more intentional missionaries in our home, so I plan on doing some posts in the future sharing what we are doing in that area. At the end of the interview he told us he had no problems nominating us for partnership, so we got our church home, too!
It is extremely important to Bill and me to daily pray for and encourage our leadership in our church, so I’ll mention something as a side note. We were thankful to be interviewed by the elder who is our main preaching pastor, Daniel Montgomerey. We got to share with him how we came to Sojourn because of his inability to get away from the gospel in his preaching. This man’s preaching is saturated with the grace that has been shown us by our Savior’s substitution for us on the cross. Besides my hubby, 🙂 Daniel is my favorite preacher to listen to. You should listen to at least one of his sermons on Sojourn’s website. You will be greatly convicted and encouraged by what the Holy Spirit says through him Sunday after Sunday. This man is bold yet full of grace, and we are so grateful the Lord put us under his and our other elders’ leadership.