Straight Paths

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Man, it sure is flat out here.

Texas is the best country I have ever been to.
I have, in my mind, completed that statement in many different ways over the past couple of months.
Texas is too far.
Texas is too hot.
Texas is different from what I am used to.
But with time and prayer, Tara and I continued to pray over this move and for God’s perfect will.
I think we were looking for the Angel Gabriel to show up in our living room telling us, by divine revelation, God’s plan for us.

That wasn’t what happened.
Instead, we found that the steps towards Texas were smooth and straight. We found that God had opened this door for us and prepared a place for us. We found a place where we believe God has great plans in store, and it seemed he was willing to let us be a part of it.
Then an old memory verse from childhood came back to me like an old friend.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Funny, when I memorized it as a kid, I took it literally. Now that I am old (compared to the other kids on staff), it had taken on a new meaning. Here I was desperately seeking God’s will trying to find that hidden revelation, when I realized that by God’s provision, I needed to trust in him and just put one foot in front of the other.
Well, as it turns out, this scripture was talking about I-10 through Louisiana. It literally was a straight path.
I hope you have trusted in God with all of your heart.

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