I put in my two weeks at work a week ago so that Kassi and I could embark on a new chapter, which sounds cheesy, but it’s true. We are moving to Australia! We’ll be working over there for 6 months (ideally) and traveling for two additional months, which puts us back in Reno by June of 2018. And that’s when we’ll move into our house and start the rest of our lives!
Unless God has other plans. Proverbs 16:9 says “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” So that’s our plan, but now it’s up to God to determine our steps. God has placed it upon my heart to put him first, which He does for all of us as the first of the 10 commandments (Exodus 20:1-17), and again in the new testament with the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37), but He’s done it in a way that has been more impactful for me.
I’ve felt for a long time that God has something big planned for my life, like He’s been preparing me for a very specific purpose. And I think it has something to do with sharing my testimony and my walk with Him online, but I have to be prepared for anything. God wants to reveal something to me, but it’s going to take a lot of work on my behalf to prepare my heart for what He has to say. I’ve felt that I have to give up everything to prepare my heart (my soil) for the seed He’s going to plant within me. And for some reason He’s given me and Kassi this crazy idea to move to Australia. I think that God wants me to capitalize on this time to put Him first. He wants me to use this time away from work, from family, from friends, and from other distractions, to start living out what God has been placing on my heart.
So I woke up this morning, my first day of unemployment (because my job let me go a week early), with a plan. I am going to read the bible, write a blog, film a video, edit the video, and then begin my day. I don’t care how long it takes, but I am going to start seeking God and sharing my experience the best way I know possible. So here’s to day 1!
I pray for diligence and an unrelenting heart to seek you more and more every day. I pray that you use Kassi and myself in a powerful way while we’re in Australia. I pray that you strengthen our marriage, that you strengthen my walk and my wife’s walk with you. I pray that you speak to us in a clear and powerful way and that we have ears that will be receptive to your voice. Amen.