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♥ The Big Move of Faith — 28 Comments

  1. What a heartfelt post. So often we only think that God is blessing us and saying “Yes” when everything goes smoothly and according to plan. I recently read the story of Gladys Aylward, missionary to China, and was moved my all of the trials she went through as she pushed forward with God’s plan in her heart. I would have quit at the first sign of opposition, but she didn’t. I was amazed by her journey and how she clung to the faith of that one promise that God was sending her, and she knew He went with her.

    Your post reminds me of her story a bit… I like to call it “stubborn faith” not “blind faith.” (grin)

    Blessings,
    Sasha

  2. I so needed to read this. I too, am struggling with a move that I know God is in and it’s the best thing for our family. We’ll be moving in 2 weeks. My kids – one who just started middle school, a 5th grader and one who just started kindergarten will have to embrace a new school 4 weeks after school has started. It’s not the way I would have planned it but it is what it is. Again, I am SO glad I read your post! Thanks for the inspiration and reminding me of what’s important. ** Prayers and hugs to you on your new move**

  3. Thank you for this beautiful post.

    We are in the midst of an are-we-moving? or are-we-not-moving? drama at the moment, thanks to the Australian Defence Force who cannot make up their mind.

    It is frustrating, and hard not to question if God is actually looking after us as we seek to know His will, and comfort our 6 children – 3 who are desperately unhappy about the fact that we may move and 3 who are wildly excited at the prospect of moving. I feel like the bone two dogs are fighting over and it really hurts.

    So thanks again. It’s nice to read that I’m not the only one going through this kind of testing, and great to be bolstered by your faith.

    • It’s so nice that I am not the only mom who sometimes feels like the bone between two fighting factions! You said it so well! Thanks for the encouragement and best of blessings with your move! ‘

  4. Oh, I pray God quickly brings you and your children new heart-friends in this new area. I also pray the house would be full of the Holy Spirit … peace, peace, peace.

    It would be neat if you moved near me, but I have the feeling that isn’t the case.

    God bless you on this new adventure. Keep us posted! Hey, at least your blogging buddies are still here.

    Love,
    Beth

  5. wow… such faith you have… I know its so easy to just listen to the things that are swaying away from God’s voice… but you’re hanging tight to it… God will bless you abundantly for heeding his call!

  6. I can not even imagine all of the different emotions that you and your family must be going through. I will be praying that God comforts and encourages all of your children as you continue this new venture in your lives. Moving is hard for some kids and easier for others. God will help them through it all though. We moved as a family 10 years ago back to the hometown where both my husband and I were from. But our kids were 5,4,2 1/2, and 6 weeks old then. It was nothing but exciting for them. That made it a little easier for us emotionally. I will pray for all of you to find heart friends quickly. That is so important and will make it more exciting to venture on with what God is telling you to do. God bless you and your family at this time in your life,
    Christy

  7. Dear Maryleigh,
    I know that the house you mentioned will be beautiful in no time at all, with your and your husband’s help. And that you will find the right church for your whole family, and your sons, specially your fifth grade (he’s probably the one with a sensitive heart, and therefore needs a very special friend – I’m praying for him in a special way)… and you will have your new friends as well.

    God will see you through.

    I love moves, especially the Hebrews 11:8 kind, and as this is obviously one of those, I just can’t wait to hear more of what God is going to show you in the days ahead.

    Love
    Lidj

  8. Hmmmm… Third blog I’ve read tonight, third one needing prayer. It’s almost midnight, but what is sleep when the Lord wants you praying? We made a similar move…similar challenges…and the same “Go.” We heard Him loud and clear. Amidst the challenges, knowing we were in those “plans I have for you”, we pressed on. On the drive up, the Lord told me, “I know the plans I have for you.” Knowing the verse, I finished the rest of it. He said, “Liz, I KNOW THE PLANS i HAVE FOR YOU.” Again, slow to learn, I finished the verse. A third time, He said, “I KNOW the plans….” The God who named all the stars, knows the number of hairs on my head, the Creator, Most High God, the One who knew me in my mother’s womb, had plans all laid out. He was calling me to trust Him with the unknowns. Who could I trust more than Him? He is trustworthy, even in the hard, unlikable challenges. Yay for that!

  9. Isn’t it the truth, that He never gives us more than we can take on? You are a super woman and this experience is shaping you in so many ways! Thanks for sharing (oh and thanks for dropping by my blog)! 🙂

    xo

  10. You almost had me in tears there. You are amazing…I’m just a human walking this path with you, but I just wanted to you know that.

    I’m reading a book called Interrupted where she talks about how God did a similar thing in her life…and YIKES, my comfy little home and church and life…and I wonder where God is going with this in my own life.

    Thank you for visiting my blog on Tamara’s interview day. She’s pretty amazing!

  11. Another beautiful post! I will be praying for you and your family. I am sure you will do great in the new home, and make new beautiful memories together. I just read another blogger’s post about moving… it seems a lot of people are having to deal with this. Good luck with everything!

  12. Thanks for visiting today. I’m really glad you did because I needed to read this. I’m not moving but I’m at the point where I sometimes want to say, ‘My Life Sucks!’ but I do know that our Mighty Father so blesses my life and the lives of my family. It is just so hard right now to see what His purpose is in it all. I will be praying for you and your precious family. I know you will be blessed because you heeded His call to ‘Go’.

    Blessings,

    Teresa <

    The Story of Why I'm Blogging:
    http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com/2009/07/document.html

  13. So glad you chose to go! God will bless you, even though right now it hurts. I hope we are able to cross paths again soon.

    Hugs and Prayers!!

  14. I have tears in my eyes after reading this post. I know I was meant to read this. God sent me here. We are moving next month and my heart breaks every time I think about it but I know God said, “Go.” Thank you so much for this wonderfully written post.

  15. The following verse reminds me of you:

    All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs the heart (Proverbs 21:2).

    He found your heart obedient.

    You shared your heart.

    You always do.

    And I always get blessed.

    Praying for you.

    Sweet dreams.

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  17. So glad to know that your story has a happy ending! Praise God that your ordeal (and your stretching, journey of faith) is nearly over!

    ((Hugs)) e-Mom

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