Today we will be on the move! We are not leaving but we are going...this morning we are putting our house the shop! Most people put their cars in the shop but we put our house in the shop. It will be in there for up to a week so we will be staying at a friends lake house. It will be like a mini vacation for us. Some would say our lives are already vacation-like but that is really far from true. Let's look:
Our home is mobile so we can "Go Where God Leads" so home is where we park it. We see so many beautiful things that God made like flowers, mountains, trees and hills. We have been able to see wildlife too when we are in state parks and camp ground. 90% of the a fore mentioned are seen as we drive down the highways and byways of America. We never get a chance to stop and really smell the roses because we are always on a mission to get somewhere and don't have to time or money to do all the vacationing type things. Not to mention the fact that just "pulling over" to take a picture or see a sight can be a safety issue when you are 62 feet of moving vehicles!
Our destinations are not based on a particular attraction, shopping mall or restaurant. When you live little there is no room for extra treasures. Even a picture for the wall is a nightmare because our home is not made of wood but lite weight aluminum so just try to get a nail in the wall! ha ha!
Esthetics aside, there 6 tires to maintain removing, rotating, greasing and replacing once or twice a year and that doesn't include the truck. The truck has 6 more tires! Then you have the dumping of the tanks! Once we figured it out and got used to it it now only takes about 30 minutes or so about every 10 days or so. We have two bathrooms so a little over an hour. Sounds like a vacation so far?
Now lets talk about those we love...when you get upset with your spouse or you just need some time and space to yourself...good luck cuz there ain't any! Ha ha ha! This why I do not have a gun in the house! Ha! ha! There is only so much floor space and no place to for personal space unless you consider the bathroom.
Listen, day in and day out our lives are about sharing the Gospel of Jesus. Could we not do it in a stationary home, yes? In fact for years we did. But when we said "here I am Lord, send me" there were things that changed in a big way but nothing that we hadn't asked for. Selling everything we owned and being obedient to the call of God was not easy at first but I wouldn't trade it now for anything in the world! The world needs Jesus and whether you do foreign ministry, American ministry or ministry in your own back yard there will be challenges. Lay aside the worry and ask God for direction and favor in the place He has you. Find joy in what He gives you because there is nothing else that matters!