Wednesday, February 20, 2013

rank order list : our dice throw

Today THE list is due.

The list made up of the programs he interviewed at over the past few months.
The list of locations I explored to the best of my abilities.
The list of places I have fallen in love with.
The list of places I am just 'okay' with.
The list that has influence over where we will be for the next 5 years.
The list that we labored over because the order is as important as the programs you place on it.
The list that we excluded nothing from.
The list that we have prayed for.
The list that I have placed way too much importance in. 
The list that means nothing.
Because the decision has already been made.

Verses of the day:
"You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail." Proverbs 19:21 (NLT)

"We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall." Proverbs 16:33 (NLT)

"Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.  What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”" James 4:13-15 (NLT)


I have been praying that whatever the decision is, I will be happy with it.  That I will trust that these biblical truths are real to me, that I will trust that the decision is God's purpose for us, and that I may delight in Him and his plans.  Because if I'm honest, there a few locations that I'm not so excited about.  And even fewer that I am all out excited about.  But He knows what is best for me in all things.

And it will be an adventure.
We have thrown our dice.  Now we just have to wait.
March 11th.  We know whether he matched to something on his list.
if yes...
March 15th. 12pm. He will open an envelope. And we will know.


  1. I'm so happy to hear you say the decision has already been made and see you turn to the Lord in this. I know this has all been stressful, but your continued faith through it all is inspiring. I can't wait to see what God has planned for you! Love you!

  2. great post... praying with you during this journey! love you!


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