We are on the move (yet again!)
Sometimes God’s guidance is like the burning bush that Moses experienced. A supernatural event or chain of events happens that makes it clear God is directing you. Other times God’s guidance is less obvious, more like the, “it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us” in Acts 15:28.
When we moved four years ago it was very much the burning bush type experience. There were a number of amazing events that God orchestrated which lead us to move to our present location. I wrote about it here and here.
This time though it has been the, “it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us” type experience where there has been no striking events just an inner confidence that God is leading. Both forms of guidance are completely valid. In Acts 15:28 the decision they made on the basis on it seeming good was quite momentous in its day. The decision was about whether converts to Christianity needed to adhere to Jewish customs. In other words did people need to become Jews in order to follow Christ . Basically they decided no, which was a very radical decision at the time. Yet there was no burning bush, no supernatural event just an inner conviction.
Sometimes I think God gives us “burning bush” experiences at those times when He knows we are going to be tested. Sometimes we need an experience we can look back on and say “Although things haven’t worked out the way I thought, I know I’m meant to be here.” Other times we don’t need an experience but rather we walk by faith, trusting that God is leading even when there are no obvious signs that He is.
Unfortunately my blogging is disrupted when we move and already I have been missing here more than I would like. Packing is a time consuming activity especially as I like to have a good clear out at the same time. Nevertheless I will endeavour to write when I can and hopefully in about a month things will be back to normal.