So, the more people I tell what we are planning on doing in two years, the more blank stares I get...especially from other Christians.
God has given us so much!! Over 20 acres of land, 10 horses (11 now), a dozen other various animals, health, kids, a good marriage...just to name a very few.
All that He is wanting, now, is us to give it all up for him! We will, gladly and sadly.
I can't help but be grateful that He isn't asking me to give up one of my children!!
It's what He asked of Abraham, and Abraham did it...gladly and sadly.
I had just told God this earlier last year. "Thank You for all that You've given me! I WILL give it all up if You ask me to..." And He did. And I am.
And most people think I'm crazy (thus the blank stares), but you know, God isn't asking me to give up EVERYTHING, He's just making sure that I will give up anything that would divide my attention from HIM.
I love my horses! I love my farm! I love my country (most of the time)! But I love MY GOD more!!!!
He isn't asking me to give up my kids (although I would if I HAD to). He's asking me to put Him first. He's asking me to bring HIS people to Him, because they can't hear/see Him anymore. I CAN hear/see Him, and I need to share that blessing with others.
He is testing me to make sure that I have an open/willing heart, like Abraham. There won't be a last minute sacrificial lamb, because HE has already come. But I go to the mountain, singing and rejoicing, although a tear in my eye. MY GOD is first and foremost in my life, and I NEED to share Him with others!
I am NOT a saint. I am not a prophet/priest. I am, however, willing...and that is all He needs!