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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Beginnings

My life is so exciting, as I believe a life lived seeking to know God always is. I have been called to live on the edge, in constant faith that, if I leap out into the unknown where God is calling me, He will be there to catch me. Right now the specific leap I am taking involves leaving everything I have ever known and moving to Macedonia. In hopes of keeping friends and family up to date, as well as providing a testimony to God's faithfulness, I have started this blog. I invite you to come with me on a journey into new territory, a new culture, new friends and new depths of God's character.
I have known from a young age that God was calling me to something out of the ordinary, that I would not live a "normal" life. As a girl I read many real life stories of people who God called to walk in the impossible. Stories from the lives of Amy Carmichael, Hudson Taylor, Rolland and Heidi Baker, Bruchko, George Meuller, Oswald Chambers, Jennifer Miller Toledo and many others ignited a passion in me. This passion was fueled by learning through their testimonies the power of God's heart of compassion for the hurting and broken. As I read, and as I began to grow closer to God, He imparted to me a measure of this compassion. And once I let Him do this, there was no turning back for me. I had fallen in love with Jesus, and I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Him, going wherever He went, walking in the footsteps of faith left by previous generations. I had seen how the impossible becomes possible when walking in the power of God, and I was no longer satisfied to live in anything less than that. For many years I waited, and God strategically laid foundation stones in my life. And then the call came, and when I heard it, I answered, "Yes", without hesitation. And so, here I find myself embarking on the journey of a lifetime.