We lived in one house for 6 years before we moved. Three of my babies were born there, played there, God taught us much there. Little did we know He was just beginning. (That was the beginning to the craziest 3 years of my life. But that's another post). The first was a move that was much prayed over, thought on and very hard. It changed so many things about how we lived life. That move was a step of faith that made me nervous and anxious and excited all at the same time. It felt a bit shaky. (I now know it was because I didn't really trust God or love God or know God that well. I thought I did, but ha!) But it was a step of faith that had been a long time coming, so we felt a bit more prepared.
This move is so very different than the two before. It has been a blur. But busy and happy. It has been a stepping out in faith in our Lord who has showed us multiple times in the past 3 crazy years that He provides bigger than our wildest imaginations. You see the first 2 moves drew us closer to Him, closer to each other and built trust. Those moves, along with the other things the Lord has walked me through these past 3 years, have shown me that His promises are true. That He can be trusted, that His love is not able to be expressed in words. So this move, that would have sent me over the edge in the past, has been peaceful. And I tell you, as I type that I smile. It is almost unbelievable, but so amazing. God is like that.
We move this Saturday. I've been packing non stop, just me and the 4 kiddos. God has paved the way. We love the house we are moving into. We have family and friends in the town we are moving to. We have a church home that is an answer to prayers. And I mean years of prayers. I am praying that this will be home. Where we can stay for longer than 12 months, hang pictures on the walls, make the nooks and crannies our own, have Bible study, meals with family and friends...
The longer I walk with God the more I long to be in His will. If it's not His plan I want to be as far away from it as possible. This heart change has made following Him much easier. Not physically easier, that actually seems to have gotten harder in many ways, but emotionally easier. God has brought peace to my soul in big ways in the last 3 years. I guess trials do that. Bring you to the cross. Sometimes they smash you hard and sure, smack dab into it. So we move again. We go where He tells us to go. And we wait expectantly to see what He will bring!