Topic: Just How Strong is Your Faith?
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong (1 Corinthians 16:13, NIV).
Friend to Friend
I thought I was so Godly, so courageous and strong … until we decided to move. If you want to measure your faith, just decide to pack up everything you own … and move.
And if you really want to test the strength of your faith, decide to basically gut the house into which you are moving. Yep! That ought to do it!
Paint. I know a fresh coat of paint can make old walls dance with new life, but painting is also messy, time-consuming, and the source of total chaos. Icky drop cloths are sprawled everywhere, paint trays that are guaranteed not to spill … until they do … must be lugged from room to room. And don’t get me started on the whole taping thing.
New carpet. New carpet is a beautiful thing … unless the carpet installers somehow got the impression we didn’t want said carpet in the hallway. Really? And of course, they had to order more carpet.
The 20-year-old appliances had to be replaced, but we found a sweet deal on an appliance bundle. However, when all of the appliances came, there was no refrigerator. When the refrigerator finally came three weeks later, it was an inch too tall for the space my husband had carefully measured. Dan and a friend took down and trimmed the cabinet above the refrigerator … and the refrigerator finally fit.