Yesterday in church, the announcement was made. It is now official. We only have to talk to my dad and let him know what nearly everyone else already knows: In the next couple of weeks, we are moving our family back to Colorado.
When we made the decision over a year ago to pack up and move out to sunny Florida, we had planned to come and help my dad with his property and my step mother who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, knowing we would return to our Rocky Mountains one day. We accomplished a lot on the property, little in the mobile home we were trying to renovate for our family's use, and, due to the extent of the disease, we have not been able to help with caring for my step mother. Even my niece was unable to assist them, the main reason she moved from Colorado following her college graduation.
A little more than a week ago, my husband traveled back to Colorado and while sitting in church he believes the Lord was telling him, "It's time to come home!" With that, we began discussing when we might move, whom we might stay with until we could get our own place to live and where my husband would work. His former employer will hire him back and we know God's hand is in all of this. Our move date? Well, that is all God, too! We are planning to move this Friday! Homeschooling, packing up, moving across the country, doing my own school, cleaning out our travel trailer that has been our home for the past 10 months...you are probably wondering, "What is she thinking?" Until today, I was so completely overwhelmed with all that there is to do, that I could not shut my head down with thoughts of what needs to be done in order to be ready to leave on Friday. I found rest and peace in the Lord as I brought my petitions of needing peace, comfort and calmness for this event. His love swept over me and I didn't even realize I was no longer bothered until I sat to write this blog!
The Word says, "Cast your cares on Him because He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7). Matthew 6:26 reminds us of our worth the Master, "Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds." And He further explains that worrying will do us no good...each day has enough worries of its own so focus on today. Finally, He reassures us that we can rest in Him, "32 People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.33 Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
34 "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." (Matthew 6:32-34 MSG).
I'm thinking about the rest I can find in the Lord when I feel overwhelmed; I'm thinking of the rest I'll find when we are finally on our way to Colorado; and I'm thinking of the rest of my life's story that is being revealed by the Spirit!!
Have a very blessed Merry Christmas!!!