Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Still Marching

Jordan's last day is June 5th.  I have already packed about 10 boxes, so only about 1,000 to go! At this time, Jordan has 3 potential job possibilities (3 different states) which we are prayerful and hopeful for. However, if nothing materializes before June 5th, we will be moving to Searcy.  Our old stomping ground. What better place to be in transition, than near both sets of grandparents, right?!
It is hard not knowing what job Jordan will get, if he'll get one, or where we will be moving to.  There are so many things to plan for and do, but I don't have the information in which to make these decisions.  Very hard for this "planner/doer" girl.  It's certainly not a fun spot for Jordan and I to be in.  Definitely not what we would have chosen for our family.  But, when I think about it, how many times in our life together have things gone the way we wanted, when we wanted? A lot of times, when we most wanted it to, it hasn't. And thankfully so. Because, if they would have, we wouldn't have Kennedy.  We wouldn't have Jackson. We wouldn't have Chandler Grace.
I didn't want to move here, hated it for more than 2 years, but would have never found MY faith, without this move.  And, we wouldn't have gotten to experience The Cove Church, which has been such a blessing and encouragement to our family.

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  Isaiah 55:9

So, here we are ONCE AGAIN, waiting.

You know the Bible story about Jericho?  The one where the army was told to march around the city walls of Jericho 7 times and then give a loud yell and the walls would just fall down?  That was the plan.  That was it.  That's what they were advised to do to conquer their enemy.  Ridiculous sounding, isn't it?  But, they did what they were told, and when the time came, God was faithful, and he made the walls fall down. So, it may seem silly packing up a house and having no destination, but I guess you could say we are just marching around, staying faithful knowing the 7th day is coming.  Even if it feels like we are walking circles, even if it feels like nothing is happening, we will keep going in faith, knowing that God is faithful.   That doesn't mean at times it isn't frustrating or hard-it is. But, we have a joy even in this situation and are praising Him for what He will do.  And, when the time is right, God will "bring the walls down".  Our march will end.  The wait will be over.  

"Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still." Ex. 14:13a,14


April said...

I am so very sorry that your family is in that situation, awaiting the unknown. Please know that we are praying for you guys. I have to say, I LOVE your post. Well said and so very powerful! That could easily be a very motivational sermon titled, "Still Marching." Thank you for sharing, Kim! Even the scriptures you used were just perfect!

Whitney said...

I hope Jordan finds out about the jobs soon- I know how hard the waiting can be. I'm so much like you, Kim, so I sympathize with you! I'm praying for you guys!

Kristen OQ said...

What a frustrating place to be...but one that I know that you will look back on in the future and know that it was the perfect springboard for God to use you & your family for bettering His Kingdom! All that said, I hope he hears something on the job-front a type-A myself, the unknown can make me crazy!

And to answer your question about the camera we is a Nikon D60. We bought it 4 years ago when Seth was born and it has been some of the VERY best money we have ever spent. I rarely have to take my kids to a photographer anymore because it takes such good pictures and it fast enough to catch them (this is going to be especially important adding another little boy to the pictures!). Hope that helps!

Sandi said...

Kim, it always seems to me that God teaches us the most through the most challenging of times -- I love hearing that living there has been hard and yet it is where you have found YOUR faith -- I feel like I am in similar times -- in the middle of a huge story God is writing in my life. He has big plans in store for you guys -- even in the up-in-the-air-ness of it all. Most of this year has had me feeling very much up-in-the-air -- I just wanted to know where we were going next, and then I could get excited, research, plan, etc. May God give you peace through it all and grace for each other throughout the transition.

Amy said...

Hi Kim! I'm sorry you are going through this situation. I know it is frustrating not knowing the next step ahead. If it helps (and I have no idea what Jordan does), the economy hasn't been hit as hard in Texas and maybe you could look into jobs here. It's a little closer to Arkansas! Anyway, if you want to email me and let me know what Jordan's looking for, maybe I can help hook him up with some Texas Companies. My email is We're praying that you'll find your answers soon and I'm willing to help as much as I can. Love ya'll!