Wednesday, November 14, 2012
On October 25th we officially moved into our new house. At the end of the day we had a very special group of friends visit to pray over our new house, and dedicate everything that happens in it to Christ. While we were so blessed to have these 9 people in attendance, we had countless others who couldn't make it that let us know they were praying where they were at.
Let's back up a few months ago when we first had this idea. PBG and I were talking one day about what type of housewarming party we would have. As you might know we enjoy having groups of all sizes over to party and have fun. The more we talked about it the more I felt as though we were being challenged to start our journey out right. Mathew 7:24-27 says to build your house on the rock. While we were not physically building our house from the foundation up we wanted to make sure our beginning in this new house was in Christ and he was the foundation.
The night was perfect "Pastor" Bret Allen told a great story about how they have done this sort of thing when they built houses in the Dominican Republic (that was news to me but made me feel good). From there many of our friends spoke words of great protection, and blessing over us and the new house that God has given to us. We also heard many prayers for little babies. I might or might not have given a loud "AMEN" to that. After that we spent the next 15 minutes or so walking around the entire property praying and asking God to protect and bless this gift he has given to us. It was all so great and PBG and I felt so loved by our Lord and the people he has put around us.
After it was over we stopped for a couple pictures to remember this time. The plan is that the picture above will hang in our house for many years. Thanks to all who joined and to those who expressed their prayers via text, email and phone calls. We are blessed.
Posted by Eric Gray at 8:39 AM