The SLO life has been my life for 28 years. That exceeds many people’s lives (including my two sons).
Since then we have moved. I wrote about this process a couple of posts ago, but my focus now is not what is behind but what is ahead.
God promises and He comes through. The prophet Isaiah told of things to come:
“I will lead the blind by a way they do not know,
In paths they do not know I will guide them.
I will make darkness into light before them
And rugged places into plains.
These are the things I will do,
And I will not leave them undone.”
I think God is telling us He will make things new in us and through us.
But I can get in the way; I can hinder the work of God in my life. I have done it many times over many years. *ouch*
This time I said Yes. Our gracious, merciful God has done big things!
My dear husband has been the humble servant of his family for 2 decades (and change). He has taken jobs that allowed us the stability of one home as the boys grew; but his career path really needed to lead out of SLO and far beyond. We tried the long distance commuting life for a time a couple of years ago but that wasn’t good; too tiring and draining rather than life giving. He was patient; not demanding his own way or that his needs be met. His leadership is gentle. He is truly a humble man. I am blessed.
Yesterday he started here in a dream job for an engineer.God saw my husband’s humble way and provided this opportunity out of the blue. He wasn’t looking for them; they found him. He was ready. He was thrilled.
And because God has been at work in me to let go and say yes to whatever He has for us we are now living in a new area. Which is big and crowded and different.
God is bigger. And right here with me. And He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God is trustworthy.
If you read this and think “I could never do that” you’re right. I didn’t do it either. All I did was say I am willing. And I begged God to do the rest.
The adventure with God continues. Want to come along? Let me know what God is doing in your part of the world!