It's been a strange couple of weeks for me.. On one hand, it has been the most stressful two weeks I can remember.. So stressful that I am breaking out in hives and not sleeping more than 3 hours a night.. On the other hand I have been incredibly happy too.. It's just really, well.. Weird..
The stress is easy to figure out.. Ever since Clay told me that he was not going to Australia but to a different, more dangerous location, it's been a little stressful.. As I said before, it's not because the country is dangerous, he has worked in dangerous places and situations since we have been married.. But this is the first time he will be in a location where Christians aren't exactly welcome.. In fact, they are sort of despised there.. I am in total support of him and what he wants to do but the what-if's have been going through my head almost non-stop..
These are the thoughts that have been going through my head.. So yesterday we spoke to the pastor who is the head of global outreach and asked her what this location was really like for Christians.. Basically, if he does what he is going there to do which is work and not to minister or convert, he will be fine.. She told him that they will just consider his Bible a personal possession at customs and probably not say anything.. It's not being Christian that they punish, it's trying to to preach to and convert that they have a problem with..
I gotta tell ya, that's a load off my mind!
The happy is easy to figure out too.. I have been really digging in to the Bible.. More than usual.. I am working on the Chronological One Year Bible, as well as a Bible in 90 days plan.. I have been listening to the audio Bible while I do my housework every day too.. I write in my prayer journal every day and spend more time in prayer than before.. Funny thing, the more I do it, the more I want to..
I did that morning, and every morning since.. Wow, what a difference!
So it may be a little late in coming, but thanks 'T' for the suggestion..
So, life is great and a bit scary too.. But it's also full of blessings.. Money has been tight since Clay was laid off, but every time something has come up that has required money, it has come from unexpected places.. Just yesterday I found a gift card in my purse that had been slipped in there, then some guy walked up to Clay at church and handed him a check.. Last month right before Sky's appointment to have the bands changed on her braces someone handed me the exact amount of money it would take to make the payment.. And then something even more awesome happened.. Clay has been looking for a part time job to tide us over until he goes back to work.. Just 20 minutes ago our church called and offered him a part time job!
Seriously, God is amazing!!