"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Trucking on Down the Road

Move to the Florida Coast -- New Home of TEAM 413 -- Presented by U-HAUL!

Kiki and I have learned much during our moving adventure from Athens, Georgia to Seacrest, Florida. We have both become truck drivers, movers, and frequent visitors to the Goodwill Donation Center. We have learned that we don't need nearly as much stuff as we DIDN'T know we had until we started packing a truck and TWO trailers! God has taught us so many lessons, but most of all, He has taught us to savor the experience and not take anything for granted!

On our biggest trip about 10 days ago with Kiki pulling a trailer and me driving a truck full of our belongings, we stopped at a small truck stop just outside of Athens. At that truck stop I did several things that I've never done before. I fueled the truck and it was nearly $100.00! And, I realized that I had not eaten all day so, I broke down and got a truck stop hot dog -- Actually it wasn't bad. We pulled out of that establishment headed south. All that I lacked was a big, tall truck driver's cap! Instead, I wore my TEAM 413 cap as I thought it was more appropriate.

My mind raced for the next 6 hours as we made our way through Georgia, Alabama, and finally to the Florida Panhandle. What is this full-time gig with TEAM 413 going to look like? How are we going to make ends meet? Who believes in TEAM 413 enough to help us? What is the next step? I had a bunch of questions and then I remembered the promise from Philippians 4:13 that I wear on the back of my TEAM 413 shirt -- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I thought to myself, God has this!

God has something big in store for this ministry. Honestly, I don't know what it is, but I trust Him with my life and I know that whatever comes our way is going to be in His timing and it will be for His glory. That's all we can do as Christians....trust and obey! He's got the rest. We must remember the promise...

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Called to HIS purpose is a good place to be! 

Under HIS Grace...