Beginning to Harvest
Mike being baptized.
Jesus told us, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." - Matthew 16:24
To some of the closest people in our life, our decision to stay up here in northern Vermont after selling our home, doesn't make any sense to them. Don't we want to be closer to family? Shouldn't we provide more opportunities for our children? Don't we need to buy a house? Last week Mike and I traveled down to central/southern Vermont, put an offer on a house in a village and then realized that we simply weren't listening to God's call for our life. We will probably lose $1,000 but know that following God's will for our life is more important.
Yesterday was a day filled with tears as we received hurtful words after hurtful words from family. I am thankful for my father, that even though he was disappointed, understands.
Over the past several years, our family has begun the hard work of serving in our community through our church mostly, but also just by letting our life speak. Our pastor shared with us a few weeks ago that he feels God calling us to work here in this small town for right now - to take on leadership roles. For the past year or so, Mike and I have felt God nudging us to a life of ministry.
So for right now, we don't have a home to call our own, but the buyers of our house have graciously let us stay until April when they move here from Wisconsin. We will simply keep faithful that God will provide us a house nearby and we are still praying for a modest home with wooded acreage. But God knows what we need, we really don't.