A necessary nuisance of selling and buying a house is its inspection by an independent third party, whose thoroughness will make buyers more aware of their dream home’s shortcomings. And sellers, too.
The recent inspector’s report noted some correctable problems – specifically in our foundation. However, seeing them detailed – with photos — stung. Nobody likes to look at commentary and color photos of their foundation “problems” – even if the inspector’s final report concluded, “Overall, all components were found to be performing and in satisfactory condition on the day of inspection.”
Unexpectedly, a young pastor from our church sent an e-mail meditation on our foundations, asking how firm we think our [life’s] foundation are. (Every Thought Captive — Robby Higginbottom) Like a house’s foundation, we often take our faith foundation – what supports us, for granted; it’s often hidden; rarely are they transferrable; time and troubles test them, and they are essential to one’s home and life.
Hmmmmm. I don’t hold with a coincidental theory of life.
Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys. Emma Bull
I believe things happen for a reason – if I can just stay calm long enough to see God’s hand. So getting information on a spiritual foundation check in the midst of moving is welcome! Moving is right up there with divorce and death as a major cause of worry and stress.
We both wish we could simply move our comfy little bungalow to Maryland, transplanting our garden too. (Whoa . . . talk about an expensive move!) However, we can’t – we’ll have new digs, and a new garden to tend. (A New Perch)
But I will be moving my same old self . . . “Wherever I go, there I am.”
So, an admonition to check my foundations, just when I received a report on our lovely little home’s foundation is providential.
If somebody could examine the crawl spaces of my foundation – mental and spiritual — they could document some necessary foundation repairs, just like the inspector outlined in his report on our house. Worry rots out its share of my underpinnings –not matter what I look like on the outside. So do a few other foibles which are better left just between me and my Inspector. (Psalm 139:23-24)
Wherever or whenever you are moving, dear reader, may I encourage you with words that steady me?
Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there. ~Author Unknown
Worry is an addiction that interferes with compassion. ~Deng Ming-Dao
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