More than 15 years ago, my wife and I attended a church service where a missionary to Cambodia was speaking. I don’t remember exactly what the speaker talked about, but we both came away from that service knowing that we would be going to Cambodia some day. Many years have passed since that day, but that conviction has never gone away. Looking back over the years we can see how the hand of God has directed us and prepared us for what is to come.
In 2013 I retired and we sold our home and moved into a 33′ motorhome. We sold everything that didn’t fit in the motorhome and hit the road. We lived full-time in the motorhome for 4 years, then in 2017 we moved moved in with my 92 year old uncle to help take care of him. So, we sold the motorhome and moved into the spare bedroom of my uncle’s apartment, selling everything that wouldn’t fit. Then in January of 2020, my uncle died. After settling the estate (amid all the challenges with Covid-19) we moved into a 21′ travel trailer with everything that we own and set out on the road again. This time there were specific things that we knew we had to accomplish such as visiting the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky. Now that we have accomplished those tasks, we are ready for the next step.
Over the years we have learned to trust God to provide whatever we have needed, and He has been faithful in ways we could never have imagined. I have come to realize that if I don’t have something, I probably don’t kneed it. I am learning that God’s will is perfect, even (especially!) when I don’t understand it. I have learned that God doesn’t need or want my approval before He does something. I have learned that to truly worship God, I must obey Him.
So, now we are preparing to head to Cambodia. Soon, very soon, we will be selling everything that won’t fit in a couple of suitcases that we will take with us. I don’t know why, but I don’t need to know. I only have to obey. I don’t know what we are going to be doing when we get there, but I don’t need to know. Just obey. I don’t even know how we are going to get there, but He does. All I have to do is trust and obey. God is faithful to provide all things needful in His time according to His riches for His glory. Not mine, but His.