At first blush, this may not seem like a 'thankful' post, but it truly is.
Last week we experienced that 'typical' military life moment. My hubby got the call that we were indeed being relocated to the other side of the USA... Alaska.
It was a huge shock to us, we are currently only 2 years into a full 4 year assignment in the DC area. We have set down roots (something we have never done before), we got very involved in our church, I started a homeschool coop, and we invested in relationships. But settling in here was not in God's plan, He has something different for us in another place, and we were getting entrenched here.
God was preparing us for this news on Monday when our bible lesson was in Exodus. When Joseph had brought the promised people into Goshen, it was to save their lives during the famine. However, a few hundred years later, these chosen people had no intention of moving on. They had put down roots, gotten involved in the local polygamy of Egypt, and had invested in relationships.... they were entrenched :-) They didn't want to leave Egypt for the promised land!!! God had to shake things up and make their lives in Egypt miserable to get them ready to move where they were intended to be. Wow.
Thank you, Lord, for knowing what is best, for seeing the big picture, and for helping me move past my sorrow. Thank you for answering my prayers, for holding me when I cry, for giving me such excitement over our move, and for allowing me to do what I love doing....HOUSE HUNTING!! Father, thank you for walking with me, for guiding us, and for providing so generously my entire life. I am ready for my new adventure Lord, bring it on :-)