My meditation entitled “Moving with God” was my first contribution to The Upper Room. It was so hard to express everything I wanted to say within 300 words, so I was excited to get the email asking if I would like to blog more information about myself and my meditation.
As I shared in my meditation, my husband and I have moved over 21 times in our 48 years of marriage. We have lived in 12 different states (some more than once), and we lived in two different places in Germany.
I grew up living in the same place most of my life, so moving was something very different for me. Moving leaves one feeling unsure and vulnerable. It means leaving everything that is comfortable and familiar behind, sometimes family members, friends, church family, doctors, dentists, children’s schools, and knowing where everything you need is located.
However, I believe that relocating all of these times was exactly what God had planned for my life. I am the type person who does not like change. Therefore, I would not have willingly stepped out of my comfort zone to change and grow. Here are some of the things I have learned through “moving with God:”
These are just a few of the things I have learned from moving often. There are so many more lessons God has taught me through being willing to move with God. Jeremiah 29:11-13 has definitely become my life’s passage.
While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”