Lots of prophetic thoughts rise up in me as I journey into 2016. There will be plenty of blog posts focused on that after the holidays.
But right now, it’s all about settling into Texas. Let me take you on our Holy Spirit journey in how we are walking in sync with the Lord, each and every day during this move. It will be great transitional writing for me leading into the next series of blog posts after the holidays.
Lots of ups and downs in this move, leading me to trust and obey God with each step. Not seeing the whole picture leaves me frazzled at times but I keep going (along with Marvin).Frustration can set in at the little things – looking at 10 houses and never feeling like this was the ‘one’ for us. Endless hours of driving between El Paso and San Antonio birthed a new level of patience in me.
I love Holy Spirit adventure, journeying into the heart of God, trusting Him to lead the way into a Christianity that is dynamic and alive, and yes, a bit scary at times.
Downsizing, leaving things behind – either I am going to walk by faith or live in fear. What kind of life is that? Travel and change is my norm. At least, that is what I keep professing isn’t it?
Truth – Left to myself, I probably would not have moved back to Texas. I truly love California. But, when God said to go, we obeyed. Yet, there is more to the initial act of obedience.
God spoke and told me to “Bless Texas.” And so that is what I have been doing – as I am walking country roads in Beaumont close to my mother-in-laws home, driving up to Dallas through, etc. I bless Texas.
And……when we do that…….God places a love in our hearts for that very place into which He calls us for a season – to see its beauty, to encounter its people, and to look with creative eyes to see your purpose here for such a time as this.
Lord, I pray that Texas is our small open door, opening wide, into the nations…only You can do this Lord, in your way, in your divine timing.