We are in the midst of a transition, preparing to move overseas within the next month or so. I’m reminded of why the most agonizing part of labor is called “transition.” Such an unassuming word for so much misery.

I am not by any means saying this is as hard as labor. It isn’t. Not even close. But it is transition just the same, and I am learning a great deal through it.

We cannot really do anything until we get official “orders.” A.k.a., one little piece of paper. Without it, we cannot schedule movers…but we already have a closing date on the house. So at the moment, we are just hoping and praying that we do not have to move everything ourselves, just to have the movers come to a storage unit the next day. I realize having movers is a luxury, I really do. I cannot tell you how satisfying it is to watch someone else pack up all your cr—treasures, load them into a truck and drive away. But we need orders. Things are not going smoothly in that department.

But, I had to laugh, because as I’m thinking of all this, I opened my phone to the “Basic English Version” of the Bible (didn’t know that version existed), and Joshua 1:9 jumped out

“Have I not given you your orders? Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be       troubled, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

             It was an incredibly peaceful word. “Kara, have I not given you your orders?” I read this to my husband this morning and he loved it, and we sat and talked about the Lord. We prayed together, as this move has had us both more on edge than any other. Many new frontiers we get to explore. It will be good. But there have been a few instances where my entire face has begun tingling for no apparent reason! Haha! Whew!

I am so glad that God always has a direction for us to move. He is clear, and He is with us wherever we go.

6 thoughts on “Orders

  1. Thank you Kara — what a great and timely word for our family. I am going to share this with my Mom today as she too is in a time of transition, and will be getting new orders today. At 94!


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