Hey SUM family, Tiffany here!
This has been quite the transitional season for the Carter household. We have been living with my in-laws for 8-9 months now. As far as our current arrangement, time has flown by! As far as our new house being built and completed, it can't go by soon enough. I am so excited with anticipation at the new chapter ahead. I can hardly wait!
Below are a couple of my favorite photos of the house taken within the last couple of months. Please forgive the photos if they are not angled correctly...sometimes they go sideways on me. Click the pictures to see a larger view.
This prayer is written on the framing of our house - overlooking the kitchen, dining room and living room. Thank you Dineen for your example! I have had this upon my heart since reading your blog post about anointing your home years ago.
In the midst of covid, supply and worker shortage, and materials stuck on barges, our house is slowly coming along. When we signed papers back in January of this year, we were thinking we would be move-in ready by October. Delays in the beginning of the process has caused our projected date to be this coming February or March.
Family, please be praying with me that we do not encounter any more delays. God has called me to run for the school board. I believe the time is now. I have a deadline to meet to file to be on the ballot. I WILL run this year even if it means that I become a write-in candidate like last time. However, I know that being on the ballot will better hold me accountable to follow through - especially in the midst of adversity.
Pray that I continue to make connections with people. It is amazing the difference that one year can make. So many more people are awake to the evil agenda that is coming after our children. So many more people willing to stand and help support - even financially! I need ALL the help I can get!
Holy Spirit is chipping away layers and layers of things that are holding me back. Please also be praying with me that I keep pressing in and allowing Him to do what needs to be done. I will have no choice but to be in the limelight in this next season. Fear of man, insecurities, etc need to be burned off and the dross removed forever.
Lastly, pray that I continue to seek God and keep Him first. I know that like my house (what a great type and shadow of my life right now), if God's hand isn't in it, I am laboring in vain. I must never lose sight of the fact that He has called me. It is not of my own power, might or accord but by His Spirit. I need my Best Friend by my side.
I don't know what God has in store for me...but I know I cannot hide or run any longer. Great things are head. I can feel it.
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, - Acts 17:26
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? - Esther 4:14
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord. - Luke 1:45
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. - 2 Corinthians 1:20
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. - Hebrews 13:20-21
And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace. - Jeremiah 29:7
Thank you so much for all of your love and support. You and I both know that this SUM life can sometimes be lonely and we can often feel misunderstood. I can't express in words how much you make a difference to me. I truly love you all.
See you in the comments. Be blessed.