The Big Move

I don’t think a person realizes how much stuff they have until they’re forced to pack it into boxes and stack them in a truck.

After a few days of work, the job is finally complete. I’m typing this from the dining room at my parent’s house in Searcy – the new residence for me, Airiel, and the kids for the next two weeks until we move on to Texas.

We had to vacate the other house a bit earlier than we wanted because school is about to start here and a couple of Harding students are lined up to move in tomorrow. That’s ok though, it’ll be nice to spend a good chunk of time with mom and dad before we move out of state for what will probably prove to be a long time – possibly a lifetime.

It’s still hard to believe that we’re actually moving to San Francisco in a few months, but at the same time it isn’t. After all, Airiel and I did pray about it together almost daily for three years.

I strongly believe in God, and, most of the time, my life revolves around my relationship with Him.

I don’t believe God sits idly by filing his nails on a cloud in some far away celestial plane uncaring about the happenings in this world, either. I believe He’s active in our daily lives. I believe He’s to be found all around us, and I believe if you pay attention you can catch glimpses of Him in the monotony of everyday living – but only if you’re going through life with your eyes truly opened.

In addition to that, I believe God listens to those who speak to Him – particularly those who are striving to do His will. Examples of this are found throughout Scripture.

I believe the only reason Airiel and I are moving to California is because God has listened as we’ve spoken to Him. He’s heard what we’d like to do on the west coast – especially San Francisco, and He’s said yes to it. He’s given the breath of life to our dreams, and I believe that’s because they’re honestly and humbly committed to Him.

Want to make plans for your life? Make sure they’re Proverbs 16:3’d.

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

What are your life goals? Is the world a better place because you’re in it? Are people closer to Love because they have a relationship with you?

Those are questions that I’ve struggled with, and if your plans truly are Proverbs 16:3’d, you’ll be able to answer them in a positive way.

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