It is so easy to look back on how life has gone and see how the holy spirit has worked in you. How a completely unrelated series of events, at the time, turned out to be a perfectly times chain reaction to land you in a precise spot. It's simply amazing! We love to look back on it all and think about how we didn't even know it was happening. We were led so smoothly from one place to the next and didn't even know it till we arrived to the final destination, only to look back and say, "wow! That happened for a reason!"
I'm sure many have felt it as it happened before. For us this is a new thing. In the last few months we have started to have this growing anticipation. It started with an overwhelming desire to grow in God's word. Then came the drive to begin simplifying our lives. So far, totally normal. We studied, we donated tons of stuff, and then we studied some more. Then the anticipation started. It started as a small inkling, then grew to a strong feeling, like we are preparing for something big.
It might seem a little crazy for my non christian readers, but I am hoping that my fellow Christians will get what I'm saying. In the last few weeks we have felt such a change. We are ready to move beyond our study to share and help others, a confidence we did not have a year ago. And even though our house has less than half of what it did in it, we feel like it is time to reduce even more. All the while I can't drop this strong feeling that we are ultimately preparing for something big in the future.
This is how I describe it:
There is a huge Christmas present in the living room. I can't wait to see what is inside! I want to pull back the paper just a bit to get a peek at what is inside, but I can't because it isn't physically there. It is hard to be patient about the things coming when you feel like a kid waiting for Christmas presents!
Have any of you had this kind of experience? It is new to us and we would love to hear from others...you know, that we aren't crazy or anything ; )