What a weekend! How was yours? I was so happy to feel some bright sunshine on Sunday! Today, not so much sunshine but it is still the Lord’s Day and I will rejoice and be glad in it. It’s spring break for us so it’s going to be a week of fun and rest for the Adams household.
Each day I write in my prayer journal I always make it my thing to write out 5 things I am thankful for (5 for grace). As I was thinking this morning I was so thankful to the Lord for kingdom family. You see, when we left our hometown of Montgomery, Alabama in 2005 we knew not a soul in Denver, Colorado. We felt that God was moving us and we literally sold our possessions and only packed a few things that could fit in the trunk of our Chevy Malibu and we headed off to Colorado not knowing all that the Lord had in store.
Everyone thought we were crazy. Why on earth would you move anywhere without family and no job? We did not know the answer to that either but all we had was God’s word:
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.—Matthew 19:29
That verse came back to me because God has given us that. He makes good on His promises like He always does. Was it immediately? No. We have been here for 14 years and we did not start seeing this promise (in the natural) until years after being here.
Over the weekend a family we have grown to love called and said, “What are y’all doing?” I said, “Nothing but sitting here looking at the wall!” She said, “Me and my crew are stopping by in 2 minutes!” I said, “Okay, come on through.” I smiled ear to ear because we experienced moments often like this back home in Alabama. The Lord reminded me that His promised do not return void.
As I sit and ponder about all the people God has brought into our lives here, I smile and say, “You did Lord. You gave us family and everything else we left to follow you.”
What things has God called you to abandon for Him? It may not be selling everything and moving to a place you don’t know but it may feel like it. Will you obey God even if everyone around you is saying it does not make good sense in their eyes? Or will you conform to what they think (and even yourself) is normal and right? Think about it. I hope you go with God! Blessings on this day.
I hope this helped someone because I started writing something totally different and just realized this took a different direction. God is good! Join me for prayer tomorrow night at 7PM MST (8PM CST). Dial 720-689-1444.
Only By His Grace