Happy Easter to all of our friends and family. Hope everyone's celebration of Jesus' resurrection was beautiful.We went to church Sunday morning and invited friends over for a bite to eat in the afternoon. We won't be doing to much of that anymore in this rental house. As some of you know the owner put the house on the market and in 9 days it was sold. Praise God we still have 30 days to pack and move on. Moving on for us is not going to be to far, however it will be different in most "normal" peoples mind. We are going to be camping out, at a friends house, for the next 4 months. This friend is Jonah's "partner in crime," or in better terms the man who helped start Mission Utoo Bastrop. He is also a drummer in a local church band. We will be using a travel trailer of a friend of the church we attend. They had lost their house in Bastrop's fire and lived in the travel trailer for a year and a few months. Ashley and I are still not comprehending why this is happening. Being girls were not to excited about this living arrangements. Mine is mainly because honestly, I will be leaving my "stuff" behind. Luke 18:22 tells us When Jesus heard his answer, he said, "There is still one thing you haven't done. Sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." As I type that passage the light bulb in my head keeps getting brighter and brighter. I am obviously missing something God has been telling me. Please don't think were going to sell everything and run along. We will be getting rid of a lot of things and storing the rest. God is going to teach me obedience even if that means we have to move and live out of a travel trailer.
As most of you know being a Christian is harder than being not. However, the Glory is; we will have eternal life in Heaven forever. We are to follow Christ's calling in our lives. God reveals to us through the story of Elijah that He is found in the still small voice (1 Kings 19:12). When we listen in prayer, we hear HIM.
God has called our family to be missionaries. He's called all of his children to be on mission for Christ. Our mission is Mission U-Too, feeding people physically and spiritually. We can take this mission where ever God calls us to be. Even if that means we have to live in a back yard for a few months. What has Jesus put on your heart? Are you fulfilling His command? Here is what God tells us (article from Jesus Calling):
I am calling you to a life of constant communion with Me. Basic training includes learning to live above your circumstances, even while interacting on that cluttered plane of life. You yearn for a simplified lifestyle, so that your communication with Me can be uninterrupted. But I challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world. Accept each day just as it comes, and find Me in the midst of it all.
Talk with Me about every aspect of your day, including your feelings. Remember that your ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything around you; it is to keep communing with Me. A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me, even if many things remain undone at the end of the day. Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing your life. Instead, ask My Spirit to guide you moment by moment. He will keep you close to Me.
—1 Thessalonians 5:17
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Remain faithful to Christ. Open your hearts to whatever He is telling you and then move. It may even be a little uncomfortable for you for a brief time, but God will meet you in the end and say "Well done, my good and faithful servant" -Mathew 25:23
May this blog post have an impact on your life.
The Beyer Family