I love that verse, it is amazing to know that The Lord desires for me to come to him, to seek after him, to have a relationship with him. It is so humbling, and such a motivation to push myself deeper in my walk with Christ. I seriously struggle with keeping any kind of schedule in any area of my life. My spiritual walk is no different. As much as I'd like to claim a scheduled and consistent daily devotional time, it's just not. I don't think it matters to God that I read my Bible in the morning one day, and the evening or afternoon the next. What he commands though is that I put nothing else before Him. If I choose to sleep, or catch up on my favorite shows instead of spend quality time with Him and in His word then I need to recognize the red flag.
Right now I am seeking him more then ever. Our family has a huge change coming up. We are moving from Florida to ALASKA! It is one of those decisions that gets raised eyebrows and exclamations of "Really, why Alaska?" from everyone we tell. We were even interviewed by the local paper! The "why" is partly because of a job opportunity, but mainly it feels like a God thing. We have been feeling for some time that God was telling us that it time to move on. I felt the need to sell most of our possessions and prepare to move even before we know for sure where we would be going. I have been seeking God and asking him what that means. We are supposed to move, but where to? God reminded me of the story of Abraham, who left his home and followed God, even though he didn't know where God would lead him. We have had several opportunities and choices to make, but none of them seemed right. There always seemed to be a piece of the puzzle missing. When the opportunity to go to Alaska came up it seemed pretty crazy at first. Who does that? However, over the last few months God has sent people our way almost every day who HAVE done that, and loved it. Everyone from the guys who fix our tires, to the mother of the guy who bought our washing machine. Story after story of people who are from Alaska, or lived there for a while and can't wait to go back. If I look back on my life in 20 years, I don't want to say that I had the opportunity to go to Alaska, but I didn't...and I wonder what it would have been like. I want to say that we trusted God and stepped out in faith.
I don't know if God wants us to stay in Alaska, but I believe he will reward our willingness to trust him and follow his leading. We are planing to leave next week. We have our entire lives packed up in a 16ft trailer! It has been an exhausting few months, but I am so excited for the journey ahead. We will be traveling across the country and through Canada to Alaska with 3 kids and a dog! I will try to post as often as I can the events along the way. Please keep us in your prayers!