Did I mention that God has a sense of humor?
Our first reaction was to laugh. Seriously? Is God really telling us to move to Lynchburg through a BBQ sauce bottle? However, upon further discussion, we decided that God does the silly, the unexpected, the impossible, quite often. In fact, He majors in it! He made a donkey talk. He healed the blind and told the lame to walk. He raised Lazarus from the dead. God caused a virgin to give birth to our Savior, Jesus. Why can’t He speak to us with the label on this bottle?
We sort of stumbled around in wonder for the next several hours, for a couple of days, actually. Then, the day we were to notify the company of our decision, I woke up to find an email about the HEAV in my inbox. It just happened to be an email about the upcoming conference that came to me because I am subscribed to emails from The Old Schoolhouse magazine. Neither they nor I had any way to know that that particular email would come to me on the same day a decision needed to be made….that we had been grappling with whether or not to move to VA.
Now, before you allow yourself to start thinking again “Well, that’s just silly. They shouldn’t make decisions based on such things” remember that we had asked God to be specific, to make it obvious. He was answering our prayers in a way that He knew we would get. He may not use the same methods with you. I have said it before, God is a God of detail. He cares about the small ones just as He does the large ones, and all those in between. And He wants us to seek His will.
We notified the company that we were willing to move, and heard back later that day that it was a go. So we had to prepare to make a house-hunting trip the following week, just days away! We knew that the move would happen quickly, so we wanted to find a house as soon as possible, no renting this time. We wanted to go straight into our own home. That was our next prayer, that God would lead us to the perfect home for us.
Tell me, what do you think He did?