We recently moved our family out of our house and into Amber's mom's house. It has been a crazy past couple weeks. Thankfully she lives only a few blocks away so the kids can go to the same school as they are now. I do feel bad for her mom though since we have invaded her home. Four kids and a large dog running around is never a quiet experience but she has been extremely gracious. So has Hayley, the wonderful college student, who was already living there before we moved in. Our kids love her. It has been an adjustment for all of us.
When we packed everything up and moved out I didn't have a job at the time. It was the natural course of action. However, now God has graciously provided for us with a job and income and so the thought of moving back to our house has been enticing since we haven't sold it yet. But as we contemplated it we felt that it would actually be a step backwards in the process of heading to Croatia.
We know this is just a season.
We know we can save on our expenses.
We know that our next move will be overseas.
We know that God has called us to Croatia.
He is faithful. We were talking with one of the missionaries this week and she said something that has stuck with me all week. She said, "God grows us the most in the seasons of transition." She was referring to a time when her and her husband had resigned from their job and didn't know what was going to happen next. It was in that season they grew the most.
I believe God is truly growing us in this season of transition.