We have set ourselves the date of August 15th as moving day for going to Grimsby. We chose that day because it is the only date that we can fit the move into – everything else between then and now, and the time subsequent to that date are full up with activity: overseas trips, conferences, visits, etc.
But August 15th really isnt far away any more, and yet we’re apparently no closer to finding a new home. To be honest I find this hard, I have really been trusting that God would provide an answer to the problem, and I still am trusting. But all I see around me is options being stripped away, which is kind of disheartening.
On top of that, well meaning friends encourage us with words like ‘oh, do you really have to go?’ or ‘we’d love you to stay here’, which are very touching, but not terribly helpful when we are trying to push through into the new stuff.
We have a basic conundrum which is that we dont have enough income to support a commercial rent, but we cant get housing from the local housing association either, cos we’re not high enough priority candidates – which I can understand.
The thing is that I dont want to have money, we manage on very little income, which is good in my book, but suddenly it poses me with a problem. There seem to be no alternative options for those who want to live another way. We may be forced into spending some time with family members, which would be fine, except for the fact that we have a house full of stuff, and there are four of us…
My heart is to follow Jesus, the nomadic prophet, the penniless rabbi, the homeless God-man, yet for me to be homeless means for my children to be homeless too, and that’s awkward, especially seeing as they want a new school to go to!
So we need a new home, somewhere we can live our way, which means simply, hospitably, happily.
If you have a spare moment, please remember this in a prayer.
Oh yeah, and hello – sorry I havent posted for an age, been having a blogging holiday, and had parents to stay, my brother got married, Kel and I went to a gig, cool stuff like that – so I havent bothered posting – hope you havent missed me.