Recently, my family and I stepped out in faith and moved to a new state. This is by far our grandest adventure since becoming parents.
Since this was/is a faith move, of course, we have seen God's hand in it all. What do I mean by faith? There is no job, no family, nothing. This move was prompted by a dream in 2013. I woke up and shared with my husband. He said, let's do it. Then we chickened out. But, there was a prompting in my spirit that reminded me that the move was not my idea therefore I didn't have the liberty to chicken out. We began moving forward. Honestly, I can't believe that we are here because it seems so surreal.
We were blessed by one of our good friends. He came over the night before we left and helped us load the truck. We thought we could handle it. We thought others were going to show, but they didn't. I am sure we wouldn't have been able to do it without his help. By him helping us, the girls were able to spend one more evening with their sister friend before we headed out.
Our next door neighbor who is more like a grandmother to the girls has spoken so many prayers and words of encouragement over our lives during this time. Just having a few people cheering for us, and reminding us that since it is His will that there will be good from it. It is a little scary, but I guess that's why Philippians 4:8 has been permanently embedded in spirit.
I can't say that I have remained focus and fully trusted every single moment, but when I felt myself being tempted I thought of Peter.
" But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down."
One of the best things that has happened is the girls seeing us trust in God. I talk to them and read scriptures with them, but for them to see us fully trust in God is something totally different. I love when they share their faith or knowledge. Just the other day, our youngest daughter reminded me that my hope was not in earth, but in heaven.
There's so much that I want to share about our move, but I think I will break it up into different posts.
What are some ways that you have stepped out in faith?