14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
This is a snake that was crawling in a tree next to us during our large yard sale yesterday. So we crushed its' head. Actually I chucked it out of the tree with a long bamboo stick and Luke cut its' head off with a hoe. We were not deterred and resumed the yard sale.
There is such symbolism with the serpent in the tree. The enemy of God and man seeking to steal, kill, and destroy. However, we put our hope in Christ. We submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from us. Then we cut off his head.
Our yard sale was a huge success in so many ways. We actually sold all of the big items that we put up for sale and many of the smaller items. The last big item sold right as the rain started as if God was telling us,"OK - that is enough for today. Go rest."
We met many cool people. One lady we were able to minister to and pray for. Several others seemed interested in learning more about the calling God has placed on our lives. A few people were able to share some cool stories of how God has shown Himself to be powerful and real to them, such as one lady who has a powerful testimony as a cancer survivor.
One of the most emotional moments was selling our little kitchen table. It was the first thing we bought when we lived in California. It was a little table with two folding ends that fit perfectly in our little kitchen at Alpine Village. We didn't even have it out for sale.
A lady came by and asked if we had any small tables for sale and Amy brought her inside to shop around. She liked the little table and bought it right away. I came inside to carry it out for the lady and noticed tears in Amy's eyes. So many emotions.
It was awesome to shed some weight. Selling all those big things helped us loosen our grip on the rest of our stuff, show us how much more stuff we still have to deal with, and motivate us to actively move forward with doing something about it.
Right after the rain started the kids all started hopping up and down to go to the lake. We grabbed a bite to eat and drove over to Clark's Hill to refresh for a while. All of us swam and Amy sat under a tree relaxing and checking out Facebook. God held off the rain for us long enough to have a refreshing swim.
Refreshed from the swim we came home and started sorting out the big mess. With no more shelves all of our stuff is just kind of laying around. Literally hundreds of books that we have to make decisions about. We bagged up a whole bunch of stuff to give away and sorted through more stuff to sell. One step closer to Haiti. God please sell this house!