All About Delight
All About Delight
By Kristin Wall, Founder of Delight
So I am human & I tend to worry. Yesterday was no exception. I have a feeling that you are going to be hearing a lot about the Delight House in the future, so I am going to try to journal a bit along the way and share the ups and downs as I’m sure there will be many. I know it is going to be a journey. . .and I know it’s truly taking steps of obedience. One at a time.
The older I get the more I realize that my heart has a difficult time resting until a project is completed. So trusting God and knowing that He has asked us to take steps with this and not really having a big picture or final plan is totally out of my comfort zone.
So back in December. . . well, let me start at the beginning of this dream/vision (for lack of a better term). Sometime in early 2013, God gave me a picture of a house. . . a white house with a big front porch and white rocking chairs. I’m not one to get “visions” or pictures in my head regularly (wouldn’t that be awesome??), but I’ve had three other very real “snapshots” in my head in my lifetime that all did come to pass. So when I got this very real picture in my head, I knew God was giving it to me, but had no clue what it meant. As I spent time in prayer, had some pretty intense conversations and things God showed me over the course of a few months, I knew that picture meant there was meant to be a house specifically for Delight.
Well, this summer I drove by a piece of property every day while taking my kids to swim team. I honestly in the depths of my heart felt that this property was perfect and thought God might be leading us to somehow purchase it. Long story short, I struggled for a few months with this whole issue as I felt so sure in my heart that God had told us pursue the Delight House. I got a bit frustrated as I felt no clarity, so I finally just let it go.
In the beginning of November a friend of mine stopped by our house to drop off something and randomly said “I feel like I’m meant to tell you that should see what the zoning is for future use of this property next to you.” I was like “okay, but we don’t even own it!!” The next day, Emily (my sweet daughter) arrived home from being gone to California. We went for a walk & as we were walking, she “randomly” said “Mom, I think the Delight House is meant to be on this property.” Hearing both my friend and Emily say something about the property within 24 hours of each other, I knew I needed to listen.
Long story short, it’s been less than two months & I get the keys today for the house adjacent to our own personal property that sits surrounding three acres of beautiful cherry trees. **I will share the whole story of this in the future**
So back to yesterday’s worries. . . John (my amazing hubby) and I know that God has asked us to pursue this house for Delight. But it isn’t without human concern in regards to finances. But we also know we serve a big God and we know that He’s already moved mountains for us to get this far. Yesterday, I had to switch the power over into Delight’s name from the previous resident. I had to drive up and get all the paperwork changed. Then, I found out that there was a $150 new user fee. I internally freaked a bit. What a waste of money that could be going to other upcoming expenses (like hiring a lawyer for figuring out the non-profit stuff)!! But, guess what was in my wallet? A $150 check from a proposal session that I did before Christmas. It was like God was saying to me “just relax. . .I will provide everything you need. . .this is Mine. . .”
So I am going to take one step at a time. I’d love everything to be done NOW. That is my personality and I need to rest in His timetable. . .in regards to the non-profit status and when the house will be completed. There is so much to be done in regards to getting the house ready to be used. . .plus this will only sleep six girls, so we are dreaming and planning to add on and make it so that we can host 25 at a time!
I will do my best to share this journey online with you. . .I would ask that you pray for the process. That God would open doors that need to be opened in regards to zoning, that He would provide help in regards to setting up the non-profit, that He would just guide every step of the way. Especially for financial provision & people who would feel led to come help rip up carpet, tear down walls & then help build it back up! ☺ Things could happen quickly or it could be years. My heart’s desire is to have it done as soon as possible as I’d love to have the house available for whatever God has in store for the future of Delight. I know that He has beautiful plans for this house & property. . .and I am choosing to trust and rest and be thankful for being part of this amazing story!
January 23, 2014
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