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Thoughts & Things

I've had so many "come to Jesus" moments lately. You know the kind, right?

Because I just packed up my Subaru, all weighted down with vintage purses and baking dishes and hot pink Swedish clogs, and I drove halfway across the country again, only not back to where I started. To somewhere new. Crazy. The sort of crazy God gives us.

I feel so empty of all that I knew. So far away from home. {whatever 'home' means, really}

And yet, so powerfully full of the mercies of God.

I arrived here, in this sandy, red-faced tourist town, white-knuckled from driving for 3 1/2 days and from carrying baggage long before then. Here's the thing about gripping something tightly: you have to let go of it to hold anything new. There is only so much room in my hands. I have to let go of insecurities and anxieties that built up in my time of waiting. Because God is doing something new.

I have traveled three days and nights to get here, to see something God has told me I must go see. The second I wrote that sentence, I thought of the Three Wise Men. I understand that story of the Three Wise Men much better now...how they journeyed toward a star, believing God had sent them, but not knowing what they would find. They arrived exhausted, exhilarated  and humbled...bowed before a King.

They brought Him gifts.

I think I will bring Him gifts.

I will bring Him anxiety, and worry, and fear. Those are the most precious things I have to offer right now, the things of my heart that will really be a sacrifice of praise, because letting go of them means: I trust.

I am trusting.


Unknown said...

I felt the same way when I moved back in September for my first teaching job! Your words are so encouraging and have reminded me of how I am still learning to "let go."
Praying your Sunday is blessed and full of joy! :D

Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things said...

<3. glad you are following your call and hopefully enjoying the journey.

Natalie said...

You're always so encouraging, darlin'! Hope you are well.

Natalie said...

I'm so glad to know I'm not alone! My Sunday has been blessed with a lot of sleep :-) Hope you have a great week, Stacey!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to hear more about it!

Unknown said...


p.s. I'm dying to know what this job is....

Christina said...

I can't wait to hear more about your new home and calling. This is such a beautifully written post! Praying for you while you trust God on this new journey. How exciting!!

Unknown said...

so glad i just found our blog through the influence network!
this move sounds so exciting, and it's such an encouragement to see how trusting of His plans you are! so glad to meet you :) can't wait to hear more about your new adventure!

Unknown said...

First thing I read on your blog was: "Let's be friends" under your profile photo.
So I say "Yes, Lets!"
Now following you! Excited to keep hearing about your move and what God is doing.


Mum said...

Just wishing you well and hope all is going according to plan.

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