Continued from Part 1.
And so now we officially begin our lives in a new community -- this one a little more intentional than un-intentional.
We have begun full-steam-ahead: breakfasts together, dinners together, dog-walks together, more shared space, even less privacy, talks of intentional prayer and Bible study and baby-watching and clothes-sharing.
It didn't take us more than a few hours for my husband and I realize that this community will be extremely different than the last community, but this does not make one community better or worse than the other. Just like people and relationships, they are different. Each has their season, and this is a new season.
We are all looking forward to this new season. We want our home to be God-centered and we want to be intentional -- first about each other, and then about the neighborhood. We want to impact each other in the name of the Lord, and we want to love our neighbors with the love of Jesus. We want the Lord to use this home -- our new family -- to His glory.
And so as we
break bread cook chicken and sing hymns play games (although I'm sure the hymn-singing is on its way), we lift our eyes to the Lord and say:
Thank you for providing.
Thank you for stretching us.
Thank you for this new family.
Here we are.
Please use us.