There was a day when I didn’t know what I was saved from and I certainly didn’t know what redemption was. I knew I accepted Jesus as my Savior but I didn’t know every area of my life that He wanted to be Lord of. I didn’t know how to trust Him. I thought He was my Savior of my eternity and that He provided protection until then. So, I continued through life with control over everything. I mean I was responsible for it, right? And sometimes you just have to make things happen to get things done! Right?
Wow! Have I grown since then?
Jeff & I travel the United States for his job and we don’t know if there will be a next job when the current one is finished. We don’t know where we will be sent or if we have another job to go to anytime soon. It is an exciting and adventurous experience and right now I wouldn’t trade it for anything. In ways it is unstable but besides changing locations, it really isn’t any more unstable than when we held down “steady” jobs and lived at the same address for years at a time. Our employment is a gift from God and in reality, we can lose our jobs at any time.
Since we have been living this lifestyle of not knowing where we will be next week or tomorrow our faith has been boldly standing out to us. We trust God has a plan for us and will continue revealing Himself to us wherever we end up and surround us with the people He wants us surrounded by. Whether it be for our benefit or for theirs, as long as He is the One Glorified.
Jeff wrecked his truck 6 weeks ago on a foggy morning when a deer ran out in front of him and the truck has been in the body shop since. Parts have been difficult to find and it is not scheduled to be completed for another 2 weeks.
Unexpectedly but not unwelcomed, Jeff received a call about an hour ago for another job and needs to be there by Friday. Praise the Lord! He provides!
This presents a situation that means we have 4 days to make a 1500-mile drive to his next job. Hmmm…. did I mention our truck isn’t scheduled to be repaired for another 2 weeks? We have a 34-foot 5th Wheel and another trailer that carries his side by side for work. These items need to have a truck to take them with us. We can’t very well attach a tow strap to them and yoke ourselves up to start the long walk. We are equally yoked, but I draw a line on this effort. It sounds like a Smoky & the Bandit movie, it’s a long way to go and a short time to get there.
Proverbs 3:5 – 6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.
We will make it to the next job and will make it in God’s timing. He opened the door and He will provide the way.