Well ... it is official. This is Home :) Andy and I went to the house last night and spent some time praying and thanking the Lord for this blessing. We stood in the center of the house. He wrapped his arms around me, and we spent some time with our Heavenly Father.
I took some pictures while we were there so I could share. They aren't great because they were just on my phone ... but its all I have!
Last night we also developed a Prayer for our home. Here it is ...
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15This verse is a mere snap shot of what we hope our house stands for. 1312 Bradford Lane. This house is not ours, it is the Lords. This house was a gift. A gift of love from our heavenly Father. He blessed us with a roof over our heads. A place to call home. Home means where we belong. Home means love. Home means comfort after a long day. Home means a place to talk to our heavenly father as a couple. To grow in HIM, and fix our eyes on HIM. Home means eating dinner together. Home means Family. Home means belly laughing on the floor until we have tears in our eyes. Home means breaking out in random dance and song. Home means messes, and that accidents happen. Home means rest. Home means a place to form relationships. Deep relationships rooted in our Father. Home means being a host. Home means "What is mine is yours." Home means Hugs. Hugs to each other, hugs to others. Home means belonging. Home means having a place to serve. To serve each other, and to serve others. Home means that every pair of feet that walk through our front door feel the love of our heavenly Father. That it is evident from the atmosphere that this is HIS house. That we are HIS children. That we are doing HIS work. And that we are displaying HIS love. We will use this house to bring our Father honor and glory. We will use this house to further His Kingdom. The doors of our house will always be open. Anyone is welcome. Everyone will feel at home.