Less than one week from today we will be moving to Colorado. Wow. I’m not sure what to think, what to write, or even what to do. I think the reality of it is starting to set in. For the first time in my life, I am going to be making my permanent residence outside the state of Missouri. Don’t get me wrong – Colorado is nice and I’ve always liked it, but Missouri is home. It’s where I was born and raised. I like it here. It’s familiar. It’s comfortable.
I realize that from the outside looking in, our decision to move makes absolutely no sense at all. Let me assure you, from the inside looking out it seems just as crazy. The responsible thing would be to stay in a place where we both have decent jobs and a church, friends, and family that we love. Of course that would be the responsible thing, but it takes no faith to do that. I have tried everything I can think of to justify staying where we’re at. I have tried coming up with a reason why we shouldn’t go. After all those attempts failed, I realized that all I was doing was running from what God is calling us to do.
I always thought that if God was going to call us to go somewhere, He would at least provide us with a job, a place of our own to stay, and whatever we need to make our transition as easy on us as possible. The only problem with that is that we are never promised comfort, ease, or answers. Sometimes we just need to go and trust that God is going to take care of the details. Sure they seem like pretty big details, but our God is a pretty big God.
So as we make the move from Missouri to Colorado, we are trusting God and relying on Him to provide now more than ever before. We are also realizing that it’s possible to be scared out of our minds, but totally at peace at the same time…what a strange combination.
As we make our move and go about our lives, I am going to try to keep people updated on what’s going on. I intend to post updates as often as possible so that everyone that cares will know what’s going on with us. Feel free to let me know if you have questions or comments, or if you think of anything specific that you would like me to write about or keep you updated on.
Here goes nothing.