Tuesday, August 19, 2014
He will make your paths straight.
It is still strange to look at my drivers license and see Arkansas printed across the top of it.
I can't say that I always dreamed of living here.
I can't say that even a year ago I believed I would be here.
But isn't that just like God? To work in mysterious ways? To take us somewhere we never dreamed?
God took Abraham to a strange place he didn't know; same with the Israelites after they left Egypt; and same with Joseph and Mary after Jesus was born.
Sometimes, God calls us certain places without explaining it first.
Sometimes, he calls us to walk ON the sea before we know we can stand, or THROUGH the sea before it is divided.
I can't help but feel absolutely peaceful about living here.
For reasons that aren't absolutely clear, I know this is where we are supposed to be.
Of course I miss my friends dearly… and I miss my little nephew who is growing fast… but God's plans are far beyond what I could imagine and I would not dare stand in the way.
So, while we are living in The Fort (thats what they call Fort Smith!), we will live for Jesus. And when HE calls us somewhere else, we will live for Him there too.
"Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6