A friend recently shared with me that the difficult part of following God is not knowing the end destination. Unlike google maps that conveniently charts the course when we give our starting location and end destination, following God requires blind faith. Faith is trusting God has a plan and obedience is getting in the car even when you don’t know where you will end up.
I’ve often questioned God on this journey. Much like a child on a long road trip I found myself asking, “are we there yet?” I often suggested we take a different route, especially when the path I was on was filled with pain, but God stayed the course. I guess you could say I am a backseat driver in my faith sometimes too. I am slowly learning to sit back and enjoy the journey – even in the dark places. Christine Caine writes, “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.” There have certainly been moments when we felt like we were being buried, but now we see God was planting us.
The planting began last year when we felt led to sell our home and our possessions to live on a boat. It seemed completely ridiculous at the time, but now it makes sense. God was preparing us by placing us in the area he was calling us too. God is good and his plan is perfect.
God’s perfect plan also includes an amazing team. He has brought us people with a passion for Jesus and a desire to serve. We have been blown away by the outpouring of support from family and friends. We are honored to be surrounded by such love, passion, talent and generosity. It truly is a family – a growing family.
My children have experienced a lot of change this year, but they’ve also felt the love and support of so many people. Transition is hard, but I hope to teach them that there is no greater adventure than a life fully surrendered to God. I am confident that in the difficult places they will experience God’s comfort. In the scary places they will experience his peace. In the unstable places they will see his provision. And in their parents they will see two people who love Jesus and adore them.
The adventure has just begun. God is in the driver’s seat, but like any good road trip we need friends to come along! The road will probably be bumpy, but with God in control it’s bound to be an incredible journey. We invite you to join us, there truly is a place for everyone!