Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Call to Walk with God...

On the way to Dublin... God is with us...
Enoch walked with God.  Abraham walked with God. Moses walked with God.  Each faced trials and trouble, but in each case the Lord was with them and HIS presence made all the difference.  I'm so glad in these days that God is with US!  I would remind you, the call to go is a call to follow, and as long as we're following Him... we discover HIS very real difference making presence.

We've only been in Ireland five days, yet it seems like SO many more.  In this short time we've had to face some obstacles, but in each case HE has been close. We're looking for a place to live, a school for Matthew and insurance so we can drive the car we have here.  We visited three schools yesterday and were told in each there was no room for Matthew.  We were told we could not get insurance until we got our Irish license(which can take up to 50 weeks).  We were told in order to rent an apartment we would need a bank account... we're still waiting.

One might see these as frustrations... we're choosing to see these as opportunities to trust in Him.  I'm reminded of the scripture we were given from Isaiah 49:11 "I will turn all my mountains into roads..."   I'm also reminded that NOTHING is impossible with God.  Our challenge is to stay close to Him, seeking his face.

I don't know where you find yourself today... it's easy to think because circumstances are difficult that we're walking the wrong road, that we're taking the wrong path...it's so easy in those places to forget that God has promised to never leave us or forsake us.  Like the disciples in the storm we forget that Jesus is right here with us.  Let's never forget, in the center of God's will, the storms can come.... but more than that... let's not forget, even in the storms, HE is there!


  1. Did you not obtain an international driving permit? Although you are staying as residents, usually they allow you to drive with an international driving permit for up to a year (which would allow you time to go through the process of getting a full Irish license).

    Sorry if you addressed this otherwise - just stumbled on your blog and am reading through it now.

  2. Christine,

    Yes I did obtain an international permit. It was just when I first inquired about driving here in Ireland I was told I could not obtain insurance without an Irish lic. As you might imagine, I figured if that were true I would be unable to drive here. Since that time I have entered into exactly the course you suggest. Thanks SO much!