Monday, May 28, 2012

Looking Up

Lately, I've been wondering why God is leading me to go home. Don't get me wrong, I want to go home, and I miss my family and friends, but I don't know why I'm supposed to go home. I have vague ideas of why, but no real path set before me.

It's weird to not know what is next in life. I know what I want to do, but God isn't telling me to do what I want!

So what's next?

Tonight, I was reading my Bible and came across this devotional about the Israelites in the desert, and how God showed them His will by the cloud during the day and the fire at night. (Numbers 8:15-23) All they had to do is look up and see God's will!

How amazing would it be if God did that for me!?! How easy would it be, to just follow God faithfully, and to know that He is leading you each step of the way.

It's not so easy for this modern day girl. I'm not an Israelite and I'm not living in the desert. I've never seen a cloud that looks like fire at night. So, how am I supposed to know God's next step for me?

I guess it comes from reading the Word each day, and spending time with Him, which by the way, is something that I've been neglecting! :(

So, what to do when you don't know what to do next? Do what God told you to do the last time you were sure He was speaking to you...and KEEP LOOKING UP!

Even though my heart is telling me to stay here, my brain is reminding my heart, it's time to go home. It's time to return to my roots and to see what's in store for me next. I'm praying and hoping that it's something great, because it's sure going to be hard to leave here, only something truly great can refill the Russia size

d part of my heart that I'll be leaving here.


Bud & Mary said...

Yes sometimes it is a bit difficult to dicern the "exact" will of God... So we just do what we know to do, by Loving Him, Loving People, and Living life.

But we can be sure... in the process there will be a peace that passes ALL understanding...
Go with the flow and remember God is a God of order and not confusion.
I wonder what will be His next thing for his young sold out missionary... ought to be exciting, yet could just be as simple as folks at home needing you for a bit....
Keep looking up and Smile...
love in Christ... Mary

The Bebebirds said...

I love that passage of scripture! So many times I've wanted God to do the same for me too! Perhaps you will be like Moses leaving Midian...he had to go back to Egypt to have his calling fulfilled. I know home is bittersweet, but perhaps there is a task more important than you know waiting for you. Love you and praying for you!


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