So it’s been a while since I have blogged. Nearly three or so weeks. It feels like an age or lifetime ago.
I’ll continue my series on how I met my wife every Wednesday (hopefully), but for now I need to get back into the habit of blogging daily. Let me start with what’s stopped me for this past few weeks.
I’ve been to my brothers wedding up in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a beautiful, simple, and enjoyable wedding. Dancing, food, and good times with family.
Nearly a week after that I fly out to another state in which I had some job interviews. I may be moving within a month, and so we’re getting geared up, ready and set for that. So I’ve been trying to complete the work I do from home, plus the work needed for moving (like figuring out what we’re moving, how, and where we’re living), plus my job, and making sure I’m spending time with my wife and son, being a dad who wants his family to continue to grow into people who serve Christ in every area of their lives.
Through this all I’ve learned that we need to keep our hearts focused upon Christ all the more. It’s easy for things not to work out in exactly the time you want it to work out, but the Lord know’s what’s best for His people, and if something is His will, He always does the best job at accomplishing His purposes. In waiting for the jobs I interviewed with to call back I learned to keep my heart steady upon Christ, knowing that His will is perfect.
It’s certainly a bunch of new things and new emotions, but through it all God is our joy, not our circumstances. Even potential circumstances. Our desire is to do what is right in the Lord’s eyes, not our own. Since we don’t live in Israel, nor are we under the old covenant, we aren’t bound by location. So to discern what is right and best is somewhat difficult because it requires much more wisdom.
Since Israel was all in one location, they then could easily (if they wanted to) continue to obey the Lord, and remain where they were. Which means growing the economy of Israel, the riches of Israel, the good of your neighbor, and loving God’s people. But, being in an age where God’s people are spread throughout the whole Earth, there is much more we must consider. Which means more wisdom from God is required, more counsel, and much more prayer and supplication to God, desiring God’s direction through His word and the providence of the Holy Spirit.
We can simply remain where we are, and I don’t think we’d be disobeying God if we did. What has happened is that, as we have sought the wisdom of God through his word, we have found that there are principles that we must live by. Part of these principles have caused us to think about our circumstances, think about what God requires of us through His word, and then make decisions based upon His wisdom found in His word.
He tells us to seek after wisdom, which is far better than riches. We believe that this move has to do with seeking wisdom. It has to do with our sanctification. It has to do with what we see God’s word requires of us to do for our family.
Hard decisions were made, but, by God’s grace, we will be walking in the guidance and light of His spirit and His word. We are not ashamed of our Lord Jesus Christ, who summons us to be like Him. And we believe moving will help us continue to be more like Him.
It’s odd. I’m neither excited nor scared. Neither worried nor overjoyed to leave. I feel like we’re doing what we’ve always been doing, and that’s following God as He guides. This is definitely work, but probably just as much work as getting married.
It’s definitely going to cost us more money than our wedding. But to follow Christ is worth all the treasure in the world.