How do I leave the place where I am loved, safe, and accepted?

How do I leave my home, friends like family, and all that is familiar?

How do I leave knowing that not everyplace is as accepting, loving, and encouraging as this one has been?

Because God calls.

The only thing scarier than the unknown, is willfully disobeying God. If I stamp my feet and refuse to move when God commands, I risk losing His blessing. If I defiantly remain in the comfortable, it will become uncomfortable. Because if God can no longer bless me here, if He removes Himself from my presence because I demanded my own way, all that was good is tainted and destroyed.

I do not long to go, but I will.

I did not ask to go, but He asked me to go.

I do not know what awaits, but I remember what has been.

I remember His blessings. I  remember how He has carried me though other transitions. I  remember how He has provided above and beyond my wildest dreams, not how I expected, but exactly what I needed. Always.

I will remember and believe.

My God is the same God He was yesterday when I cried leaving Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and all that was familiar. He is the same God today, as I prepare to leave St Catharines, and all that makes this place home. He will be the same God tomorrow when He plants us in a new community to love. He never leaves, nor forsakes His children.

I can go, because He goes before me.

8 thoughts on “Change

  1. inflexions says:

    Stacey, Your current post on moving is very moving (no pun intended!). The reminder that God always goes before us is so key. I will pray for you & your family as God takes you on a new journey. Whatever community you end ip in will be richer because you are there! May Gods face shine upon you today!


  2. inflexions says:

    Your vivid reminder That God goes before us is excellent. I know it will be hard for you to move again but whatever community you end up in will be richer because you are there Stacey! I will pray that God’s face is shining upon you today.
    Thank you for so readily sharing your heart.


  3. Steph says:

    I pray that out of his glorious riches, he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever!

    I am so stoked and filled with faith and excitement for your family! 🙂 and yet I’m not quite sure what we’re going to do without you… 😦
    ❤ Steph


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