Our ways are not always God’s ways, which was true in 1995 when Jon was offered an incredible job in Carlsbad, CA. I was not excited about leaving Austin, TX nor the precious community group we were part of. Jon said we would return to Austin in three years.
Jeremiah 29:11 was the promise that God tenderly put on my heart when I agreed to the move (I probably didn’t have the best attitude). To impress me and get me on board the company flew Jon and I out to San Diego for a week. Hello, free vacation without children, count me in! We visited a church on Sunday, which at the end of the service we went up for prayer and shared we were thinking about moving to CA. The couple unknowingly prayed Jeremiah 29:11 over us – God knew 🙂 and used it to directed us. Then our community group surprised us with the below framed art as a going away gift, which continually reminds me of God’s love for me.
Surprisingly the three short years we were in Carlsbad, CA were the most spiritually life changing years of my walk. There are so many things that I experienced as a result of my obedience to follow my husband and listen to God. Did I mention that San Diego is close to paradise? I am grateful that Jon had the opportunity to pursue his dream as God’s ways rightfully were better that my ways.