Day 1: When You’re Called To Move — 30 Comments

  1. Having recently made a huge change in moving to a new church after 19 years of ministering with another, your 31 day series stood out to me. Even though I know God has gone ahead of me, it’s still a challenge. Looking forward to hearing about your experience over this next month.

    • Thank you Laura. It’s a huge transition going from a person who has been on paid staff for a number of years, to just a person sitting in the service enjoying worship. I am not sure I know how to “be” yet, and not “do” too much. I am sure God will lead me. Thanks for being here!

  2. Love this Barbie. I can feel the pain of having to move after so many years balanced with the desire to rest in His good plan above it all. You know the joy to be found there and you show a beautiful light as you let His come through you. I’m grateful for your honesty & perseverance.

  3. He truly has gone before you, Barbie, preparing the way. And He is also your rearguard, making sure there are no attacks from behind. Your life is in His hands. You WHOLE life. EVERY detail. Trust Him. Praying for you, my friend.

  4. Why do I always need to be reminded of this–that no matter what change, what challenge, what adventure that comes my way, God goes before me? Such beautiful comfort, friend. Thank you. This is going to be a beautiful series.

  5. Hi Barbie! Not only have I not been posting, I haven’t been reading my favorite blogs lately (slow computer switch-over/using the new one on the kitchen table until I get the office cleaned & reorganized). Glad I took advantage of 31 Days to get me back in the groove. I am a bit of the opposite…I sort of crave change, which can be either positive or negative. I get restless with too much “sameness”, I think that’s why I like to change the appearance of my surroundings, experiment with makeup, etc. I figure seeking change in some of those ways will keep me from careless running ahead of God…I hope 🙂 Sometimes the hardest thing can be to stay when all you want to do is move! Looking forward to the rest of the month. Have a great day!

    • Lisa, I am so thankful you are taking this challenge and writing again. I’ve missed your words and look forward to the “moments” you share!

  6. Praying for you as you face these challenges. Every time we have moved in the pastorate it has been to a new state. Change is hard, but down the road we can always see new… really great things God could have never done in our lives if we had stayed where we were.

  7. I resonated with this post the most. I am in tears because it hit my heart. Love you friend- can’t wait for the next 30 days. Keep going forward!

  8. Friend, you are a testimony to putting your faith and trust in Him. And He uses you in more ways than I think you know. You are in my prayers ALWAYS. I look forward to following along with you on this series. But then again, I look forward to ALL that you share. Love you much. xoxo

  9. Amen Barbie! <3 God will bring change into our lives through His amazing love and in His own time and way and we must fight the urge to resist it. If we are going to grow in our walk, we must be willing to invite and allow change in our lives. We must manage and respond to change so that it will work for us, not against us. 🙂 This sounds like a wonderful series!

    Hope your week has been hopeful and encouraging! <3

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