A Quickening Moment of Preparedness…
Just recently, my husband and I began to feel uncomfortable about living here on the eastern side of Pennsylvania. We had been praying for some time about where God wanted us. I had begun to feel a quickening to begin to go through the items in our attic and to begin purging items we were no longer using. At first, I thought that it was a normal spring cleaning process that we go through yearly. After awhile, I began to realize that there was more to it than this purging process. I had recently had a heart change and decided to discuss it with my husband. I never imagined that the Lord would be talking to each of us about returning home.
Surely I had thought being here in Pennsylvania was both influence and positioning for what God had been asking of us, but now to move home? Was He really finished with what He was doing out here through us? What will our next journey look like? These were all questions we were asking. In discussing our hearts with one another, we noticed that the Lord had been speaking to us about the Midwest and carefully searching our options and remain open to what He wants. Everything must be considered with supplication and with prayer. No decision should ever be made on pure emotion and without thinking it through and committing it to prayer. What we think may not be the same as God’s plan. Quickening of the heart can only mean one thing, going into a time of meditation and prayer. It also means to prepare oneself. This is a time of preparation for our family.
In many ways, we will be journeying into the unknown. The unknown can be tough not knowing the exact path, but it also means trusting our father in heaven and His path and journey for us. If we allow it, this could be a great strengthening of our faith in Him. A journey is never a journey without walking in complete submission; a walk of blind faith. As my husband applies for work, he could receive interviews and/or positions at anytime. We could literally be asked to leave here at a moment’s drop or it could technically take us several months. Whatever the timetable, we are not meant to rely on our own strength or timing, but God’s timing is immaculate, perfect in every way. In the meantime, part of preparedness for our departure surely has meant obtaining and packing boxes in free time, getting estimates on moving quotes, searching for homes in the areas in which my husband is applying, and trusting God to co-labor with us in the rest. That’s exactly what we must do beyond our capabilities, rest and trust in His promises. To trust His promises is to rest in the preparation and to know it is up to Him to work out all the details. All we have to do is remain obedient to the tasks we were asked to complete. He has all the moving parts in the palm of His hand and He is working out the best possible outcome for us and the lives we are meant to inspire and impact. Get ready for the journey with us, it will be filled with adventure and many updates….if your life is a bit of a roller coaster, you are in for a ride of a lifetime and you are not alone! Let us be in agreement and partner together for His outcome. In the meantime, time to prepare! The result will be worth it in the end; especially with Him as our guide! Cheers friends!