The house is buzzing this morning as we prepare to take my Joe to catch his flight for OR. Today we begin the journey of self employment. Joe has owned his own truck, many years ago however, we went into it without our parents blessings and what a mess it was. By the time we were done with that adventure we had the engine blow out, an empty bank account, countless stories of being broke down, and enormous frustration that kept us from every wanting to own a big rig again!
15 years after that experience here we are, purchasing a big rig to work for ourselves. This time things are different. This time, God called us here instead of us going and calling on God afterwards. Mom and Dad have given us their blessing and the doors have opened for Joe to have a two dedicated runs limiting the amount of back hauls that are needed. It’s a new experience and I don’t do good with change. I like things to stay the same and yet, God doesn’t want us to stay the same does He? He is always leading us to trust Him! I have no idea what lays ahead except that I am a child of the King, that He loves us, cares for us, and provides for us! Unlike the first time, 15 years ago, we can confidently say: “I am right where God wants us!” In that I find great peace!
Is God leading you someplace that your flesh finds scary? I do understand the feelings. Trust the Lord, be obedient to His calling and not your own desires of comfort. He wants to show Himself to you as Strong and Mighty! Truly, one day where He is, where He leads, is better than a 1000 days elsewhere!
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood