God is cool!
He is a lot more than that, but He is also cool!!!
He always, always, always gives me what I need to keep going.
When God called me to England, I immediately began telling everyone because I am a follower of Jesus Christ and as John 10:27 says
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
I knew, that I knew, that I knew that the Holy Spirit had called me.
Immediately I felt a deep longing for a place that I had never been.
I felt compelled to leave everything behind and go, for no other reason than because I knew God told me to, and that was enough.
At the time…for a while….as long as I stayed focused on God and not on the world.
But then life happened…pressures mounted.
Oh I can take the fact that 9 out of 10 people think I am crazy, I could take the fact that I had to leave a home I love and sell everything in it to go to a place I have never been (Actually I love adventure so that worked) in a short amount of time (August 1st…that’s really close) but what I have the hardest time with is my Kids.
What is the hardest thing is my four kids (all grown, but the one who will come with me). I have some awesome kids, and as most mothers I would lay down my life for any of them in a heartbeat. But God is not asking me to lay down my life for them, but for Him.
Because I am his child, He understands my heart. He understands my getting sidetracked with sadness of leaving them and worries about how it will all work out, and He knows that I need encouragement to stay on track.
One of the ways that He is encouraged me is to guide me to Francis Chan, not in person but on video. I was encouraged as Francis spoke of what God was doing in his life, as he shared about living courageously with and for God.
It was exactly what I needed at the time to keep going.
That is why I think God is cool!
Just when I think I am the only one…when I think I am not strong enough for the load that I think I have to carry, God reminds me that I am not alone, and I am strong enough, stronger than I thing, because He is with me and is my strength.
So if you are feeling discouraged, or not up to the task that God has laid before you,
Lean into God.
Trust the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all that God has for you, and remember you are stronger than you realize because you have a very cool God who cares enough about you to give you what you need to keep going strong.
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