Hey there Dolls,
So I have had this on my heart for awhile and wanted to share it with others out there. My hope is that you will be encouraged through this.
Learning to listen to GOD and follow when He calls, even if that means uprooting our family and moving away.
Sometimes we get so comfortable that we fail to hear when God is calling us away to serve Him in other ways or in different ministries. We say “oh no why would we go to a place so dangerous?” or “our life is so blessed here, why would we move now? it’s just crazy” But we must remember “Gods way’s are not our ways” Isaiah 55:3 Life on earth is not meant to be all cushy and comfortable, for this is not our home. (For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:4)
We experienced something similar to this last year when the Lord called my husband to quit his jobs and then put him in another job for less pay, then moved us to a home with higher rent. Many judged us and still are judging, many gossiped about us, thought we were crazy and honestly we couldn’t understand why either, but yet we obeyed and even though we are still struggling with so many things, now we are beginning to see the why and are so grateful that we obeyed. We had so many tell us we were crazy or that we jumped the gun in making this decision, but they couldn’t see what the Lord was doing in the road ahead and why things had to happen the way they did then and how it would affect us today. We are seeing the fruit now of that obedience and have learned that obeying the LORD is a way of worshipping Him and we aim to please HIM and HIM alone. To be called away is such a hard call to get, to even think of leaving my family and friends is a hard thing to do, but if the Lord calls then we must go. “Where you go I go, where you stay, I’ll stay, when you move I’ll move, I will follow” OBEDIENCE! Too often we have learned the lesson of disobedience and have finally decided to just do what the Father says. We are not perfect in this and are grateful that His mercies are new each day. “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work. Titus 3:1
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Thanks for reading