Today is the last day in a chapter of life God's had my wife and I in. Tomorrow, we will enter into the chapter He's been writing for a while. It's a time of new beginnings; a time of adventure.
Leaving our home in Kansas City a little over a year ago was one of the hardest things we've ever done. We left my family, many great friends, a church that had helped both of us connect with Jesus in a deeper way than ever before. But we heard God tell us, like He said to Abraham "Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you." (Genesis 12:1) We stepped out in faith and said "yes."
I wish I could say that this past year has been a year of plenty for our family. I wish I could say that we've been absolutely fulfilled from our faithfulness to the Lord, but I can't. At many times it's seemed like we were in the desert. As I write this now, looking back over the past 12 months, I can say that my wife and I know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that we were led to the desert to teach us just how much we need Him, how much we need water, teach us how much we thirst and need His provision in our lives.
The past month or so has been a whirlwind.
About six weeks ago, my wife was contacted about a position opening up at the church where she grew up, the church where she gave her life to Jesus, the church where her family still attends and leads. Well, she was offered the position. We prayed and felt God tell us that this was the next journey He was leading us on. Again, we stepped out in faith and said "yes," even though I still didn't have work lined up. Then, three days ago, I received a call with an offer to lead worship at a new campus the church is launching this next year.
God is faithful. God is good.
So tomorrow, we head out on our next adventure. Who can know what is in store for us, but a life of saying "yes" to God's call is definitely not a boring one. I know my wife is extremely excited to be back home, at her home church, and I cannot be more thrilled to be back serving a local church in worship.
I'm writing this story to hopefully encourage someone, but also to document history for my family. Today is a day we need to remember; to remember that God is faithful, that He is good, that He provides, and that a life devoted to Him is always worth it.
So, we step out into the next chapter of our history looking back on what the Lord has done, and we give thanks.