I’ve been quiet here. It’s not that I’ve not had anything to say, no. It is mainly because I didn’t have anything I could share. For we have been in God’s waiting room. In that place, we have deepened our time with the Lord, staying in the Word, praying and a whole lot of listening. We have practiced BE-ing, which I’ll talk about here on the blog soon. We have done the steps that we were required to take to be ALL IN.
And now we stand postured for movement…at the very edge of the waters.
We have felt the splash of salty water upon our toes–both from the water’s edge and the tears on our faces. We stand ready.
Now if you look at my hands here, you will find that I have nothing to really show you, to prove that it is happening.
There is actually no physical evidence…YET. But it is on the horizon. And God, who orders time and timing, is readying for us. There are still things to be done on this side of the journey. That we know. Chris’ work is important. The kids are finishing strong this year in school. And me? Well, I’ve had to make some major decisions regarding my work and time. Also I have spent some set-apart time with people–people God has chosen–to tell them our story. Every time I have felt that God is setting up these appointments with people–to tell them our story. And to hear and pray over theirs, as well.
I have said it before and I will say it again–the journey is REALLY more about you than about us. It ALWAYS is. We just get to be the display of it…for good and for bad (meaning that we don’t always do it well or rightly).
Almost two weeks ago, I was on my face praying on Tuesday. It was a time apart with God, where I asked Him to please send some encouragement our way to show us that we are indeed going the right way. And you know what? He did!
First, this verse stood out to me, as I was reading my daily Bible reading. From 2 Chronicles 29:36, “ Thus Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, because of what God had prepared for the people, for it was done suddenly.” AMP
Now what had been going on in Hezekiah’s reign is succinctly this: His father led the people far away from the Lord, worshiping other gods. And Hezekiah led them BACK to the Lord. He had the priests prepare for worshiping the Lord, as the Lord had instructed them. But there was much to prepare and fewer priests to carry it all out. So the LORD prepared for the people–readying the hearts of the people and making the impossible task possible. The LORD prepared it. And it came about SUDDENLY.
Have you ever experienced such?
Well this is precisely what the Lord has been speaking to our hearts. There is MUCH TO DO between here and there, and too few of us to prepare. So the Lord will prepare it. And He will bring it about suddenly.
So that was on Tuesday. Then Wednesday morning (March 4th) came…
On Wednesday morning, I had been praying and a fleeting thought passed through my mind. We have friends, who are preparing to move and were waiting to hear where of the three places our friend, J, would go for his PhD. They were hoping for Oxford. That morning, the fleeting thought was this. The H’s are going to Oxford and YOU will be moving at the same time. I truly gave it little thought. Except, Hmmm.
Two hours later, at 12:15pm, A called and said, “J got accepted to Oxford. Praising God.” I knew. And God was preparing me (and us) for some input that day. The neatest part is that A, too, had had a dream, where she saw the admission email and it was word for word what she saw!
Our friends are moving mid-July.
At 1:27 PM,I then received a text from a friend…well actually I had 13 from her that came in at once. They, too, are moving to College Station. They are moving in late June. And our kids will go to school together there! I cannot say more about this, but this is enough to show you how God unfolded the day. At this point my heart was racing!
Then in carpool, at 3:39 pm, I saw a picture of another friend heading to Aggieland on a plane. I have served and worked with her, but we have never met face to face. She’s also an Aggie. And her family? They are moving to A&M around the same time this summer.
It is CRAZY! For you have to know, that in my mind, I have been worried. What if I don’t make any friends? It sure does take a long time to get to know people when you are older, and I don’t want to be lonely. And I really have worried a bit. I have three friends, who are there. And we are all sisters in Christ. But I don’t want to be a burdenous or needy friend to them. And they have their own lives there already. But isn’t it just like God to show me two more friends, who are moving there? It was comforting to me somehow…He is preparing. And truly, there is something specific that He is doing.
So here we are in mid-March. I saw the three pictures in my mind a year ago March 16th with His words in my heart that a change is coming. And now, it really IS!
We are looking to meet with a realtor next week. She also happens to be family, which is awesome! Then I believe we will put our house on the market in mid-April. We have contacted a realtor there in College Station and have spoken with one of the schools. I believe we are moving in late June to mid July.
We have some resumes out there, but I truly feel like God is holding it back right now for a purpose, as Chris finishes up some important tasks at his current job. But here is the thing, once the ball starts rolling that way, it will happen suddenly. So we are preparing for that.
What an adventure God has ahead!
I am both very happy and very sad. My eyes have been tearing up often. For these people here in Colorado? They are our people. We love them. And the only reason we’d ever consider going is if we were fully convinced that God had said, “Go.” And we really are. ALL of us are! All of the kids are excited and sad, too. It is just part of the process.
I will write more about what God has been teaching me about BE-ing later this week. And I will share more here, as we have information.
God bless you all! We surely covet your prayers for our family–that our hearts and homes will be prepared. That God will provide and help us every step of the way.