I’ve lived in this house for more than 8 years, it is our first marital home. It is the first home for our children, it has been a place of rest, safety, laughter, prayer, worship, treasured memories. In so many ways it is more than a house.
But it is just a house. And my rootedness and sense of connection to a place and home can become a barrier to mission and we have always determined that that will not be the case for us.
It’s good to feel like you’re living the Bible and the words in Mark 10:29-30 come to mind. We’re leaving friends, family and homes and for one reason above all – the kingdom of God.
The house going up for a sale is the biggest financial step and the biggest potential obstacle to our hopes of moving in the summer but again Acts 17:26 reminds me that God has it all under control.
Moving brings everything into focus – this is happening. Home is where the heart is and we have decided not to put our heart into our home.