This Summer, we decided to spend a month on the road, living out of our popup camper and stopping here and there to experience God's creation in places other than Texas. We love where we live, but want to see more! This vacation is about being together, spending time with Jesus and seeing what He's made, and living life with no real plans.
Quite a few friends have said this kind of vacation sounds exciting, but brings them anxiety at the very same time. I HEAR that, but there is a kind of beauty in the unknown. Trusting the Lord with all the unknowns is what we do as Christians anyway, so this month is almost like an exercise in listening to the Spirit, seeing where He leads us.
Starting this trip in the past week and looking forward to the rest has me thinking on how uncertain we have to be willing to live as followers of Christ. That can feel scary or at the least unnerving. If we are looking to feel certain about everything we have in place in our lives, including our plans for the future, then when the unexpected happens, we're thrown for a massive loop. We will be completely shaken, causing us to make all kinds of emotional decisions that are most assuredly not our best ones.
In the uncertain times, in the earth-shaking times, Jesus is Certain.
1. known for sure; established beyond doubt.
According to dictionary.com
I love that definition. That's Jesus, right? He lets us know Him and He has established who He is. We have no reason to doubt Him! He loves His people and is for them. He is FOR US!
He is Certain in all the times. It's good to know, isn't it?
As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
If you want to follow along with our trip, follow me on Instagram @ashleystockel. I'll keep posting here, but will post more there. Tell me how God is challenging you in your uncertain time and how He is showing you that you can be certain about Him.