There are some things about our lives and homes we all take for granted. Being able to flush a toilet and clean our bodies are usually among those things. We learned just how seldom we tend to give this a second thought while remodeling without a working bathroom. And let me tell you, you will never have to use the bathroom more than if you don’t have one in your house.
Louis Mingo & Sons Septic Tank of Lancaster SC is the best!!! They are so nice, do amazing work, and have been around for years. I will completely recommend them to everyone. They had our tank in and ready to use super fast. Yes, they had to dig up most of our front yard, but they left it nice and tidy when they were done. I sadly didn’t get photos of the way they left it and, as I write this, there is grass covering it all so it looks like they were never here.
I’ve never seen so much excitement over dirt as they dug up the ground for pipes. I was told the reason why was because we had the best dirt for 100 miles in all directions. It is quartz under our house—very hard and sturdy, perfect for putting a structure on. Then, as you travel out into the yard, it gets softer and very lush, perfect for septic drainage and plants.
Yahweh has blessed us in so many ways with this house and I wouldn’t have even thought to ask for good dirt; but, SURPRISE, He gave us amazing dirt! I have found He loves surprising us and I pray He never stops.
I have had no fear when it comes to our home, and there are people that can’t understand it and try to give me fears. “That’s not going to work out like you think,” or “You are going to get into this and see you need to pay a professional to do that.” With every person who has things to say that imply fear, I pray they learn the peace that comes with letting fear go.
When we truly give everything to God (and I mean EVERYTHING), we find there is a peace that you can literally feel in your bowels. You start to see the gifts God is giving you, even if it’s nice dirt in your yard. And I know, I have people tell me I am way to happy and I need a reality check. But, trust me, I see and understand pain. I just I know that God wants us to be happy in spite of it. “In everything you do, choose to be happy and find the good.” I have grown up being told this by my parents and grandparents.
To be honest I have never really feared in my life other than when I was 5-years-old and found out what death was. I then quickly learned what everlasting life was. I remember that day clearly, I cried so very hard, my gut was wrenching because I was dirty and wanted to be cleaned white as snow by Yahweh and baptized in the Spirit by the Holy Ghost. (I was a very deep and in-touch 5-year-old, I know.)
I am not saying I have lived a cushy life. I can list each of the times the enemy has struck me and my family hard since my birth, I remember them vividly and don’t want to forget because I have learned from them all. Arson fire, broken skull, 3 years without a bedroom, lost friendships, death, family turning against me despite my love towards them, my mom almost dying from a blood clot that was over a yard long, the first attempt to move our house, watching it fall and split down the middle… Do you want me to keep going because I can?
Destruction and hatred are what we are programmed to see these days. But, I choose to see the life, I choose to give it ALL to God, and I choose to sacrifice my own selfishness so that I can receive the gifts God has for me. And, I am blessed!
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.” Psalm 23
As I started writing this blog post I never intended to get so deep. I mean this post was supposed to let you know that we can now go the the bathroom in our house. But, just as we can flush our mess away in our homes, Jesus has given us a way to flush the mess away in our lives and be clean once again, no matter how many times we need to… we can always come to Him.