We are moving to College Station, Texas.
College Station is about 5 hours from where we live. My hubby would say 4 1/2 hours but I like to take more snack breaks =)
My husband just accepted a job there last week and we are moving at the end of February – Yikes!
College Station is where I was living when I met my husband. I have many dear friends and an incredible church community there.
Over the past few months my husband and I have been praying about what God has for us in the next season of life. College Station was a place highlighted to my heart that God may have us.
So after Christmas, my husband laid a “fleece” before the Lord. He asked the Lord that if College Station was the place for us to live that he would get a good job, in his field, the application process would be smooth and that he would be offered a certain salary range. Shortly after he prayed that prayer, he heard from a company he had applied with asking to interview him.
Within weeks God answered everyone of his requests, by giving him a smooth and quick interview and hiring process, being offered a salary within the certain range, and it is a promotion in his career field!
Wooohooo! I am so proud of my husband!
Its been a really interesting time in our marriage as I saw how God speaks to my husband in a completely different way than He speaks to me.
When God speaks to my heart I usually have this sense of unexplainable peace and knowing that something is right. I look for confirmation to my “feelings” from the Word of God and other wise believers I trust.
For my husband his process is completely different and the Lord shows Him tangible signs of direction.
I have loved seeing that although our processes with the Lord are very different, we are still hearing and seeking the same God. He has brought both our hearts so much peace about the decision through completely different means.
I am still a little awestruck by the whole process…
I am also thankful that we have a God who is big enough to speak to each of us in a way that our hearts and minds understand.
I am an intuitive feeler. I rely heavily on things that I feel and sense to make decisions. Even if you showed me a list of 100 logical reasons I should do something but I didn’t have a peaceful feeling about it, I wouldn’t do it. I have learned that the closer I stay to Jesus and wise Christian friends who know me well the more correct my feelings are, when I react to my feelings without leaning into Jesus and wise community I can make some really dumb decisions.
My husband is incredibly logical and loves information. He is constantly reading the news, studying Biblical commentaries and researching every item we purchase to make sure it is the best. Without logic or factual information he does not feel peace about decisions.
Has anyone else had this experience in marriage? Complete shock and adoration of how huge God is that He can make 2 people so different, bring them together in marriage and somehow speak to each of them the same yet in completely different formats? Crazy!
Has anyone else had this feeling when you realized your house was going on the market?
“Uhhhhh ooooohhhhhhhh! What do I do with the garage full of furniture I bought at a really good deal that I was going to re – finish and never got around to?”
I promise that at one point in our marriage we were able to fit both of our cars in here =) And no, we will not be appearing on the next season of Hoarding: Buried Alive. You may not believe it but the rest of our house is fairly neat.
I am going to try my best to keep up with the blog, but ask for your forgiveness in advance if posts are a bit sparser than normal. If you don’t hear from me, I am probably moving furniture, scrubbing toilets or finagling 2 head strong kitties into their carriers to take on a field trip because I just received a call from our realtor telling us he will be “stopping by in 30 minutes with some prospective buyers.”
If you would breathe a prayer that our house would sell quickly, the cats would love their future field trips and the prospective buyers would be supernaturally blinded to the 5 giant unfinished furniture pieces shoved in our garage I would appreciate it!
What about you and your spouse, do you hear from God similarly or differently? How do you receive direction from the Lord? Have you moved recently? Any tips for having a successful move? Anyone sold their house recently? What did you learn through that process?