Wednesday, May 23, 2012
GOING, GOING, SOLD!
The next installment in The Moving Memoirs:
Everyone has a favorite character in the Bible.
One of my grandfathers' favorite was Gideon.
I remember the first time I read the story of Gideon – I think I know why my grandpa loved Gideon. It's why I love Gideon, too.
Gideon was an underdog – and God showed up for him in a big way.
A way that could only be God's doing.
But, Gideon was also a lot like me. He heard the voice of God, yes – but just to be on the safe side, he asked God for a sign – twice, as a matter of fact!
I was reminded of this two weeks ago…
Way in the beginning of my moving saga, I was really tortured by doubt. I couldn't settle on whether God was really asking us to move or not. I began to read into everything that happened around me…
"Was that a sign that I'm supposed to go?" I'd wonder.
Which was quickly followed up by, "Oh no, something else happened. Was that a sign that I'm supposed to stay?"
It was torture.
Wanting to do God's will, and then not being able to figure it out is really, really tough.
So, I forged ahead – but still wondered.
A good friend of mine advised me to *put a fleece* before God – figuratively speaking. And she thought the sale of my current home might make a good "fleece."
Sounded like good advice to me…
You see, I had asked God to make it VERY PLAIN if moving was NOT what He had in mind – if, for some reason, I had "misheard" His call.
So, the time finally came to list our current home. I told the Lord that this was going to be my *fleece* – if the house sold, I'd take this as His final confirmation to go. If it didn't…well, it would definitely be time to re-evaluate.
Do you know what happened?! Our house was on the market only 24 hours before it sold!
Yes, God answered quickly – graciously, almost miraculously, answered.
So, my friends, "The Hub" and I are launched on our new adventure – we are continuing on our *Abraham Journey* to another land.
I know that God has been with us, every step of the way – but I sure am glad that He showed up with an answer to my fleece. How kind He was to us…
Though stressed and nervous – tired and overwhelmed – I am so very excited.
I can hardly wait to see what God has in store…
…cause He's made it pretty clear that He wants us to go!!
Have you ever had God answer a "Gideon fleece"? Tell us about it!
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