“When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.” ~Thornton Wilder
I have enjoyed every place I have lived as a military spouse. The making of a house into a HOME has always been a fun challenge and moving has always been an adventure. Last year when we moved to Atlanta I was so disappointed to not be able to live on the military installation of Ft. McPherson. Not only were there lovely historic homes, but I longed for the ‘community’ that always results with life on an Army post.
After the disappointing news that there were no quarters available to us on the grounds of Ft. Mc, we regrouped and began looking for another place to live. We found ourselves exploring the lovely village of Vinings. I didn’t even know there was a ‘village of Vinings’ in Atlanta, but I knew I was home when I spotted this sign:
I am kidding…kind of. We did end up living in this neighborhood, right off these roads:
This is a little tongue in cheek, even if my theology does allow me to believe God provides some ’signs’ along the way to guide me where he wants me to go. The greatest ’sign’ I have to know he will continue to guide me in this time of transition is the knowledge of his great love for me. Scripture provides multitudes of promises that he will lead and guide as I entrust my life to him.
Here are just some examples of true ’signs’ to follow in times of transition:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
The intentions of the heart belong to a man, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord. All the ways of a person seem right in his own opinion, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established. The Lord works everything for its own ends–even the wicked for the day of disaster. ~Proverbs 16:1-4
A person plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps. ~Proverbs 16:9
The Lord shows his faithful followers the way they should live. ~Psalm 25:12