One of the things we talked about was where we grew up. This got me thinking about how God orchestrates our circumstances and directs our steps in the everyday events of life.
Many of you know that I was born and raised in California. My family was actually from Texas but I had never been there. I had a friend and coworker who was from the Dallas/Ft Worth area of Texas. Shortly after my dad passed away in 1985, she told me that she and her husband were thinking about moving back and asked if I wanted to go with them. I had never even considered leaving California before but her question made me realize that my dad was the real reason I felt that way. Now that he was gone, it was as though the tie was broken so I began to think about it, but before I had made a decision my friend and her husband changed their mind about leaving so I dismissed the thought. Little did I know that God had planted a seed.
A few years later a close cousin of mine made a decision to move to the Dallas/Ft Worth area of Texas. It seems that his girlfriend's dad lived there and was having some pretty serious health issues that prompted their decision to move. It was also during this period of time that I responded to God's call to I give my life to Christ. My cousin and his girlfriend later came back to California to get married and I had the honor of being in their wedding. It was after this that they began asking me to move to Texas.
The seed was being watered and I began to pray about making the move. Deep in my heart I think I knew that the decision had been made from the first planting of that seed but I needed to pray it through and work it out in my mind. I didn't discuss it with anyone, but I continued to pray about it for about a year and a half.
Come back tomorrow to find out what God was planning.
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23
"A girl needs to be so lost in God, that the guy is going to have to seek HIM to find her!" ...Maya Angelou