God is sending me. He is sending our whole family on a new adventure.
I have struggled with this all year…I have posted about it many times. What was I wanting vs what God was wanting. It can be so hard to discern! Until I finally started praying to God…just slam shut the doors you don’t want me to walk through and make it abundantly clear which one was open for me.
He used this song by Lauren Daigle to help me trust Him—every stinking time I got in the car it was on the radio for 3 weeks. Every time! So I put in the new VBS songs I was supposed to be learning and this song stuck in my head so that I sang them constantly…the lyrics are:
Wherever you go, I go, I’ll follow
Anywhere you lead me yes I’ll go,
Wherever you send me.
And He came through. He slammed. And He opened only one door and He opened it wide.
So we are moving…to Iowa. I am going to teach kindergarten through 6th grade art in tiny Belmond, Iowa. I am excited to be teaching, I loved the school and staff, the room. I am excited to be back near family (only 1 hour!). My heart felt peace and calm in the gorgeous rural, quiet little town–and I am ready to raise my kids in that environment.
But that doesn’t make it easy to leave my friend/family here. I am struggling with that. And I still question (silly human side) every time I have to tell someone here–is this right???
So God sent me these verses this very morning about Jesus for my prayer war book for the week. It wasn’t what my devotion was about…I was reading earlier in the chapter. But Jesus’ red words popped out at me and my eyes were led…by the Holy Spirit I am sure.
God is sending me. He knows it is hard. He understands people don’t want to let His good and faithful followers who spread light go. But He knows of needs in other towns. He is sending me. I am so sure of this. More and more and more.
I just have to trust!