The word today is NEW.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:19).
I know that the Lord is doing a new thing with our family, and within all of us. I know that old things pass away and all things become new in the kingdom of God.
This is a new kind of wilderness for me. We are facing new challenges that test our faith but also new opportunities to trust God for our new beginning.
Back in the summer we went to North Carolina to check out a possible new church, if the Lord was going to move us there. We connected with a family that went to that church and they had us over to their home. We sat around talking about the logistics, like schools, neighborhoods, stores, etc.
“So Bill what kind of work do you do?” she asked.
“I am a meat-cutter,” said Bill.
“Oh my goodness!,” she said as she jumped out of her seat to go to the other room for something.
She came back with a stack of papers in her hand and she began explaining her excitement, “I am a legal assistant, and I work for the government, and I am not looking for work. When I was at work this morning, I saw this job and God told me to print it out. I did with no questions asked, and I put it in my purse and forgot about it until now. It is a job for a food inspector for the Dept. of Agriculture and the only requirement is that you had previous experience as a meat-cutter.”
“Wow, this is not something my wife does,” exclaimed her husband with awe still on his face.
Bill and I just looked at each other and both of us felt like God was getting ready to do something new. We applied for that position, but it was available all over the country and we were only allowed to pick 5 places. We prayed and looked at each other again. We smiled and picked two in North Carolina, two in South Carolina, and one in Florida.
We have heard that it takes the government some time to take new applicants, so while we wait, we trust the Lord. We look to the Lord to make a way in the wilderness, and streams to come out of the wasteland.
Join me everyday as I chart our progress (in 5 minutes) on the unknown adventure with a known God.