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Borderline

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”let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”“

1 Peter 3:11-12 ESV



I’m in the military and recently received notification of orders to Laughlin AFB and although I am excited for the new adventure I am not thrilled about the area or the fight I’m having with the military housing office. My family submitted an application for a 4 bedroom home because our family is increasing, with our third child due around  May 27. The new base sent us a note-  “Congratulations! You are eligible for a 2 bedroom home.” Anyone raising three kids would immediately be disappointed in that crowding.  And we are not super keen to be living off base with all the issues nearby on the Texas border.   And we are having to navigate delivery across two medical centers based upon my orders and our baby’s birth.  So we are really frustrated, trying to get a home, get the right health care and get the best departure date before delivery.  


In the midst of this uneasy and stressful season, I feel God gently telling me to pursue peace with the housing office and let Him work out the unknown. I feel Him saying pursue peace with both chains of command and do good so that your reputation and character are intact. I feel him saying I made you the man of your household for these very moments- to not bend under pressure and to remain constant when the chaos pours down from the enemy. I hear Him saying “You were born for war. You were made to come to Me in prayer because I am your Father and I give the best gifts to my children. I have made you to extend the borders of your own selfishness, desires, and heart to embrace where I am calling you. I am the King of borders and boundaries. I have conditions: accept me and love me because my love has no bounds!”


Battle Orders:

My struggle is “Do we buy a home or push out our report date to be eligible for a 3 bedroom on base that’s not a guarantee? Which risk should we take, since we have began moving our move date up? Should we get an air bnb, maybe  live out of our camper?

Ask your wife or friend today - what would you do in this scenario. And ask them if they have any similar challenges.  And what would you pray for ? 


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David Splan
David Splan
3月01日

In retrospect, my current home will sell and I will buy a house near the base and show “no fear”.

いいね!

David Splan
David Splan
3月01日

I recently walked through the valley of the shadow of death, I did not fear evil. I forgave them of their evil and I taught prayer while they tried to kill me. I did not understand the evil of my captors because I had been touched by God since I was created. The witnesses bore witness in front of the captors for they too were not afraid after I was pronounced dead. God promised each day… “we are coming”. Three hours I was supposedly dead but I heard the laughter and them 7 times kicking my mattress. I heard the other victim’s peacefully not cry because David was no longer being tortured. Paramedics came in and gave me a…


いいね!
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