God said that wherever his feet traveled, He would give him the land. Is this still true today for Christians? Do we get to have the inheritance which we did not earn? Do we get to claim that everywhere our feet tread we are claiming it for Jesus? Yes! Yes! And Yes! Today’s Christians are entitled to the same benefits as back in the Bible days, so why do we not claim that goodness?
My husband and I are heading on a road trip at this very moment and it was the trip that almost did not happen. We faithfully tithe to our church and give when God directs and He always provides for us in the most wonderful ways when we least expect. As we were planning out our fall trip, finances were short. When we went to Traverse City earlier this year we were in the same boat but we went on faith and we had everything provided for us. We had an awesome time. As we began to plan this trip we kept hitting dead ends. We had planned on going to a campground we had visited last year at this time, however, the connections were just not being made so we thought God must have different plans for us.
So, we stopped pursuing this place and I surrendered it to God. I said, “God this is now Your vacation, we will go where You lead us.” I was in the car at the time and I heard the name Kristy. Kristy, who is Kristy? I was thinking and then I put two and two together. God had made a connection this past summer at a music festival and this Kristy person and I had conversation and she invited my husband and I to come visit if we were ever in the area. Now, mind you she lives like 7 hours away from us and I just exchanged numbers with her and said we would keep that in mind. So I texted her and now we are headed her direction at one of the most beautiful times of the year in Michigan when all the trees are changing colors.
Now we just had one issue, where we going to stay? Kristy gave me some names of places but when we called they were just not in the budget. Yesterday afternoon I was ready to say, forget it, we are not going we can’t afford it. In total frustration I literally typed this into Google search: God, find the Czarniak’s a cheap cabin to stay in. How simple it was! I clicked on the first option and it took us to a place just south of the Mackinaw Bridge and a 3 night stay was $106 total. How awesome is our God? All it took was for me to let God take over, and He provided almost instantly!!!!
This lesson in all of this? God directs our steps. When He closes doors it’s often because He has something so much better for us. Makes me wonder how many times I missed out on something wonderful just because I got frustrated that things were not going my way. Funny how God just works things out on our behalf!