Seems strange to be someplace where you know absolutely no one and no one knows you.  Recently the company my husband is employed by relocated us.  Across the country !  We really had a peace about it, the timing for us was good. Our now adult children agreed that it would be good for us.  The move hasn't been too hard thus far, we are temporarily living in a corporate housing apartment. It is small easy to care for and conveniently located.  We are waiting on making the final move the end of April into a home that we are having built. Through this adjusting process we have been trying to keep somewhat of what would have been our normal schedule of day to day events.  We have tried two different churches though still not feeling called to either one. The hard part is that when you have been in one place for almost 30 yrs. you are well adjusted, comfortable, and know people.  You can ask someone, ' What do you think of this Doctor, or this store for shopping ?  Pretty much you will trust them because of the history of the friendship or knowledge of your surroundings.  It has been very strange to be in Nobodyland !!  New surroundings, new people, new map of the area all of which we have to make ourselves acquainted with.
        Sometimes I think about it and I ask why did we choose this ?  Other times I realize that it had already been chosen for us.  God knows what He is doing,  we bring something to the community like everyone else.  He wanted us to take it here now.  We are always on this road of discovery when it comes to God's will for our lives.  The answers lie in His hands, walking by faith is all he asks of us.  We know that Jesus walked through His life the same way.  The example He gives us of traveling from place to place without knowing anyone nor having any way of filling the day to day needs, shows us that it can be done. That God is in control and will not abandon you, even when you seem a little lost about how to venture out and become acquainted with your surroundings. Some people really struggle with this I do understand their reasons why they would not choose this for themselves.  I wouldn't consider myself an outgoing person, but I can clearly see that God has given me an enthusiasm to meet people and adjust. A motivation if you will.  You see I know that I am not here for me... that he has a story that He wants to tell through my life and my husband's.  The work of my hands that he has given, has a purpose. What I love most is that art is a universal language and now we are located in an International city.  Yes it is a Southwestern city, but it is also recognized for all its international corporate headquarters. Which of course bring in a lot of foreigners.  I think about how they have all relocated here as well, most from a lot further away than myself.  So how can I say that I live in this vacant land full of unknowns, when there are so many others just like me.  Yes, God has a plan, maybe it is to use my art, or maybe just to use my life in general.  This I know I am not dislocated just relocated.  Though I walk into church and know no one, or go to the grocery store and know no one this I do know... God knows me.  I am never alone.  He has a plan for me.  I am His gift of friendship to himself.  Not because of anything that I have said or done but that He first loved me.  This is what He does...He loves us.

John 15:15
 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you
1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 3:20
If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

So off to the grocery store I go this morning, and who do I meet a lady who moved here from China. She waits on me, and we connect, as she remembers me from a few days ago. She is about my mothers age and she is a very sweet lady. I will look forward to seeing her again next week...


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  4. Great blog and so very true!!! When we take the time to get out of GOD'S way and allow HIM to be in control, we can rest assured that HE knows what is best! I needed to read this today...thank you, and GOD bless you!!!


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