Tuesday, January 22, 2019

God's Timing......

This old computer has been down for six months.
We put our house on the market last June, and I honestly thought we would be living far away from this cottage we've been living in for the past 18 years.
I imagined us living downstate, close to my girls, retired, and living our lives different from what they are now.

I have been praying,  for a very long time,  for God to give me a purpose. I have felt depressed, and longing to get back to "My First Love-Jesus" for so long.....years.

Our friends, from back home, moved up here just this past Summer. They started attending the same church that we were attending. Sue had heard, through the church, that the newly opened drug rehabilitation mission needed Bible study teachers.
The mission is solely funded by the community, and volunteers.
I volunteered to teach. It turned out to be twice a week!!!
Also bringing in suppers, and cookies for night time snacks.

Going to the mission has become "church" for me.
The overseer is also the worship leader, along with his wife....both recovering addicts, and trained facilitators. 
When I am there, it feels like a group of disciples gathering together to worship, pray, and learn about Jesus.
The head facilitator is a pastor, and his wife....so rehabilitation is all Bible based.
The people that come in have been incarcerated, sometimes more than once.

I had been sad and depressed that our house wasn't selling, especially when ALL of the other homes in this sub-division sold over the Summer.
I had prayed for a purpose....
Then, God's plan was set in motion...His timing is always right!!!
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philip. 4:6,7.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6,7.
God answers our prayers.....maybe we will move closer to my girls some day....but for now....I have a purpose. I have returned to my First Love.  
We are never to old to learn to place ourselves totally in God's Hands and allow Him to be the ruler of our life.


  1. Beautiful ❣️ and they I'm sure are blessed to have your biblical counseling and knowledge to help give them a purpose too. God knew exactly what He was doing, and you helped bring me back too! That in itself was a HUGE undertaking and I will never be able to repay this.

    1. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve, and so blessed to know the people from the mission. God is drawing you back to Himself, Zel….He missed you, and yes, none of us could ever repay what He did for us on the cross....but that's the beauty of His grace! He loves you unconditionally, girl!

  2. Oh Debbie that is beautiful* I am so happy for you that you have found your purpose and its doing such an amazing thing. You are blessed my friend*
    love deezie

  3. I'm so happy to see this post from you today, Debbie. Right now I am waiting for God to move in regards to a place to live permanently, and so your words were a great encouragement to me. Yesterday I got on my knees and asked for more of Jesus. I know that's what I need more than anything right now. More than a house. More than anything. Thank you! Hugs, Nancy


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