It’s getting cold here. I’m freezing my butt off, sitting here at work. The thermostat says it is 76 degrees, but that has to be a lie… it’s earth-vexingly cold.
I’m so glad and grateful for old friends that hold on. I am glad and grateful for those who bless me, pray for me, and stick with me through thick and thin. God deserves people that are strong, that’s what He paid for. We’re blessed to have Aunt Simone and Uncle Russell, Papa Ron, Nate, Brittany, & Zech. These men and women of God deserve to be commended for being faithful to Him. To all of you, thank you for supporting Lee & I as we go into a new season.
I am so excited for the end of our fast, not to start eating again, but to finally tell the news of our God’s decision. It is true that things happen so much more quickly in a fast. It’s day 25, and we’re sorting and working out all of the details as we near the 40th day. A lot of work has to be done, and with great haste. We only have 15 days to go, and then the news will be set free. I am excited to talk to some, while anxious and nervous about talking to others. I don’t worry, how can I? Still, I want to plan out possible outcomes (I suppose that’s what it means to be a man) in advance, that I might know what to get ready for; however, with many I don’t know what to expect at all. All I know is to laugh in their faces in confidence of what my God is doing and just Who He Is. At the same time I am excited for the fast to end, I know I’ll miss the amazing time that fasting is. Mark my words, this won’t in any way be the last time I fast, in fact, I’m getting ready for a lifetime of prayer, fasting, watching, and waiting. It’s what I have been called to.
What’s on the radar for now? I suppose it just involves a lot of prayer and support on my end. Lee has to make quite a few decisions (and, for the most part, on her own), and I need to support, lift, and foster those. I also have the great reward of announcing the great things that are coming. I have to more or less confront our parents about the whole matter, and I know that quite a few concerns are going to be had, and raised. I get the opportunity now to stand and be a man. All the things that are happening now are more or less preparing us for the long, hard road ahead. We are going to start now preparing for what we have to do in our future. The road into the future doesn’t start in the future, it starts in the past and continues through the present.
I’m also working constantly and consistently at my schoolwork, as Lee is as well. She needs to take care of finishing her high-school: luckily, she can finish at her own pace. However, that pace does have a sense of urgency as her 18th birthday approaches at the end of March, and our most-special day approaches in May. I need to stay on top of my schoolwork, and that does involve many hours of homework, many hours of studying, and doing whatever it takes to continue onward with it all.
I’m doing my best to save financially, as I have a few important effects to purchase before long.
Other than that, we’re continuing to seek wise counsel and prayer as we go through this time. It seems we’ve found exactly what we need in the Romo’s, as they had been asking for people like us to pray and fellowship with. We have been earnestly praying for people who would understand God the radical way that we do, and we have found that in them. It is beyond blessing to us to have the opportunity to bless others while we are being blessed by them. Actually, blessing only really comes from one place anyway, so I assume you, my readers, to know that of which I speak.