Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Got the Call!

This is how my morning went:  I was sleeping, it was only 8:00 a.m. and I had been up till after midnight last night, and got a call from Bonnie from Hondo, TX...to say no, come at original date 3/11.  Okay.  sent a text to my hubby who is on jury duty.  Thought about the situation and thought this is just one more time God wants to see if I am really flexible to his timing of events.  Felt peace about whole situation.  Another friend called invited us for dinner on Sunday at noon, then promptly called and changed it to Monday night instead - there is that darn flexible thing again.  So finally got out of bed, gathered my Bible and devotional and opened the devotional to today.

Hebrews 11:6 is the verse for today:  "By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called to go."  Okay the sermon on Sunday was the first in a series on Hebrews and Faith in the Lord.  Again, thinking the Lord just wanted to see if we were willing to go when he called us.  We truly believe the Lord has opened this job up for us in Hondo, TX and it means we are leaving behind all our family and friends.

Then in James 1:5-6....I get God will provide for all our needs when He calls us to do something. To ask EXPECTING him to answer somehow someway.  So I start praying and my cell phone rings.  It is Bonnie again.  She starts the conversation with "come as soon as you can."  I just chuckle to myself....flexibility, going when called, God sure has a sense of humor doesn't he.  So finished my time with the Lord and sent a text to my hubby, who is in jury duty...we go now....

I feel such at peace - I KNOW it is the Lord.  I had even prayed this morning that I was not feeling anxious about leaving family and friends but the anxiety of can I get everything done?  Yes I can, with the Lord's help.  I see some long days/nights in my schedule ahead but God is good and He will get me through them.


Some of you have asked about Ron being on jury duty.  The jury should get the case today and deliberations should only last a day or two so we should be good to go.  We plan to leave next Wednesday, 1/26...just not sure what time.  We will be working on our itinerary, checking with friends and family that we had planned to see along the way to see if our new schedule meshes with theirs, changing a couple of reservations and once that is all done I will post the itinerary here in my blog.

Hope you all are having a great day!

Ali & Ron 

8 comments:

  1. It is a testament to your faith that you are handling all the changes so well. God is indeed Good and He will see you through. Best wishes on your journey...I'll be watching for your posts.

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  2. Wow what a great blog good luck and we will be following you.

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  3. Thank you, Ali, for sharing today's spiritual journey with all of us. I can't wait to see what adventures the Lord has in store for you as you travel to Texas.

    Here's a quote that I am posting on my blog later today:

    "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered."
    --G. K. Chesterton

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  4. We have found many times that God does have a sense of humor. Gotta go with the flow.

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  5. Hondo, TX, yet?! I grew up 20 minutes from there in Castroville. The Hondo Owls were one of our big school rivalries! I took physical therapy after knee surgery at the little community hospital there. Wait until you see the sign about God's country when you arrive!

    Wishing you well on your journey! If you head to Hondo via Highway 90 coming from San Antonio, you will go right through Castroville. Say hi to my old stomping grounds for me! I miss home!

    Continue following His path on His time!!

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  6. Oh Ali..our God is an Awesome God..and I know He has a sense of humor!!
    Yes..lots of times..I just don't understand the timing issue..I just try to go with the flo..and keep smiling!!
    Pack Summer clothes!!! Warm from April---starts getting hot in May thru October!! No cold fronts where you will be during that time..lol
    Mid Oct.Nov..mildly cool..Thanksgiving thru Christmas 50-70's....Jan a few 40's days
    Feb..there will be a 80 for a few days always messes up the trees..then back to the 60s
    There will be some freeze dates in there..pretty few and far between.

    I want to be home when you come thru. If you need to leave some rubbermaids at our home..you are welcome to.

    I will catch up with you on your schedule!!

    Hugs Cindy

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  7. Hello Ali, nice to read from you. I'm glad things are going well for you and that you feel at peace.

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  8. That is a truly amazing story! Things do work out the way they are supposed to, though. I know you are going to like Hondo, I always loved Texas.

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