It’s been one year since the road broke under the tires of our RV and our family became homeless for a month after a towing company totaled our camper.
(Ever feel called to do something but don’t do it? I’ve read these kinda stories in The Bible and have heard a few in my lifetime, too.)
I didn’t understand why I felt we were supposed to go to Bellingham at that time (and there are probably a hundred more reasons we won’t even understand til Heaven) but we can see many wonderful and interesting things God’s been teaching our family over the past year.
I love this lesson because even when we are heading the wrong way God can always redirect us – and He does this amazing work where He makes something good come out of something that we don’t think is good.
(I mean, get this. We were going the way I didn’t believe we were to go and the road literally broke under the tires. How’s THAT for an answer to prayers asking Him to lead?!)
We have learned so much through experiencing homelessness for ourselves that we could never have learned in any other classroom.
We can see that God took care of us even through homelessness and now we can better serve some other people who also know this kind of life but who don’t want to stay there.
God is the greatest Teacher and when we commit our lives to Him He will teach us what He knows we need to learn to fulfill His purpose for us.
People are constantly trying to test the limits of these physical bodies God gave us – but when God tests our faith or we have to grow spiritually, so many times it’s Whine Time.
If a soldier in training for any other battle whined like we do about this, we’d probably lose a little respect.
Like it or not, we are each a soldier in training.
I have learned this. Since we felt called and shared this with several people over the past three years, we’ve met many others who also feel called to move, too, and some, also to Alaska like we do.
Think God is up to something?
Perhaps… He’s working on a little something called The Great Commission?
He knows what He’s doing. And no powers of hell can stop Him.
Mark 16:15-16 The Great Commission – And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach The Gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
A few weeks ago we told a girl we met that ever since we’ve shared that we feel called, several Christians have told us that God doesn’t lead people anymore.
She gave the best answer we’ve heard, “When did He stop?”
Prayer unlocks doors that nothing else in this world can unlock.
When we stop fussing about changes that happen and just ask God to reveal why and lead us through each thing, He does it.
He’s not in a hurry like we are most of the time. This is a lifelong obstacle course and each experience we live through has important stuff to teach us.
People spend billions of dollars on obstacle courses and creating manmade adventure in this world but God already wrote it into our being. When we open our eyes, hearts, ears, and focus on Him leading through prayer, we find adventure and clues all over the place.
I wonder if God’s sometimes thinking, “Don’t you understand I’m training you for your purpose? Stop complaining so much and start trusting Me!”