The new hasn't stopped since we stepped out on faith and followed God's leading for our lives. As soon as we physically stepped foot on the ground here in this area, we felt the Holy Spirit and a strong feeling inside both of us that we had finally arrived in the place we were meant to be. It was the oddest thing ever but we sure know we are in God's Will!! I'm still happy, I still love it here - best place I've ever lived before and the whole family is happy here. We got a new (first) house, a new (first brand new) car.. a new church, new friends - well you get the idea.
It isn't just all that as we are finding out. We have even had new adventures from traveling to kayaking and being outdoors more! I really do feel alive again and healthy. Our daughter has been flying an airplane, our son is a genius (no really, he is) and taught himself piano, multiplication and the list goes on and on. People at church quiz him all the time about math equations and he is constantly calculating things - a blessing and a curse I suppose.
After having been stagnant for so long and stuck in what wasn't God's Will for us - it is an amazing feeling when you finally, just really have faith and trust GOD. There is no better place on this earth than the place that God wants you to be - HE knows what you are put on this earth for! HE knows WHERE you should be better than anyone, amen!?
If we could have gone back in time and just listened to God, we would have been better off. We would have went to Nashville when we were 22 but oh well - we will never know what might have been and we got a whole lot of experience and lessons in the process. Suffering has made me a better person!! I can relate to SO many different people now, I've been there!
I've stepped into some of the roughest parts of town where my color wasn't welcome and witnessed to people at the Lord's leading. I've watched God touch people and show me what true love really is. I've seen a church operating with the gifts and freedom of the Spirit allowed to move! I've seen miracles in person, seen others and even myself healed on the spot while being anointed and watched the youth get in and seek God and receive and be on fire! I've watched my daughter come alive and stand up many times testifying about what God has done in her and our lives. I saw my son healed of his speech delay after our first pastor here prayed on him. Whew... you all, it doesn't stop there!!
I said all that to say this - JUST GO!! RUN!! If you are God's child, you WILL hear His Voice!! It is time to start listening and obeying HIM - go to that city you know He has called you to! You won't be sorry.