When I finally understood that Kris wanted to move to North Carolina and wasn’t just talking about it for fun, I reacted very poorly. Looking back, it wasn’t the right time to go yet, but it still wasn’t a great reaction on my part.
I told Kris I’d pray about moving, thinking that God would just change Kris’ mind about North Carolina, and everything would stay the same.
But, unexpectedly, as I prayed, God changed MY heart.
God gave me a totally new heart on the subject of North Carolina and a lot of other things along the way!
It reminds me of what He says in Ezekiel 36:26,
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
On December 28, 2017, we made a lofty list of things that would need to happen before we moved to NC. Then we prayed over the list.
As we stepped out in faith and obedience, God reminded us of His promises.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
We have jobs and an apartment and total peace about the move. People keep telling us, “Congratulations!” but we are just watching in awe as HE leads.
To GOD be the glory!
I was the one God worked on first. I was the one who began to change. My heart had to be softened, humbled, pummeled, molded, and reconstructed before He even started working on my husband. I had to learn to see things according to the way God saw them – not how I thought they should be (page 24, Stormie Omartian’s The Power of a Praying Wife).
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