That seems to be the big question right now
Why are we selling everything, packing up and traveling the country?
Usually when I tell people that God is leading us on this journey they assume it is a missions trip. If God calls us to something then it must be to evangelize, right? Not necessarily.
Sometimes he calls us to something so that we can lift him up to others when we tell out story of how God came through big time. Sometimes it's just to bless our socks off. And sometimes it is to be there for someone in the perfect moment when they need it.
So why are WE doing this? What is God's purpose for US?
The truth is I am not completely sure. See, God often doesn't show us the entire staircase and where it leads, rather just one step at a time. Many will not set foot on the staircase if they can't see every step and where it goes. But I ask you this-isn't that why it's called FAITH?
The really simple answer is this though-
We are being obedient even though we don't have all the answers. We often tell our children to not question us as parents and do as they are told("Because I said so, that's why!"). But how often do we extend the same courtesy to God as our Father as his children? I suppose that is why the bible refers to it as 'child like faith'.
I personally think God is calling us to this for a mixture of reasons. I think it is a wonderful blessing to be able to do this while the kids are still in the house. What amazing moments and memories we will have from this adventure. It will really make us focus on what's truly important( besides God of course)-each other.
I also think there is at least 1 person out there who we can be there for during a tough time. If we can be a light for Jesus along the way, then we certainly will. And what a testimony this will be to God's faithfulness and how he is going to bring this all together and make it happen!
But what do I know? So for now we are just being obedient and can't wait to see how it all unfolds!
"Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all."
Proverbs 3:5-6 The Message