Sometimes I think about the children of Israel living in the desert in tents. They had to be ready to pack up at a moment’s notice when Moses said it was time to move. Likewise, I think about how we live and if God was calling us to move how ready would
we be? Perhaps that is why so many people are leaning toward living simpler lives.
For different reasons, we’ve moved 3 times in the last 5 years. I knew the first two moves were temporary so I was very conscientious about not accumulating things. I thought we were settling in for a long while when we moved last but circumstances have changed which means we are moving again. Now I know how military families feel.
There is some excitement and anticipation for experiencing new places and meeting new friends but the transition is never easy. Packing is no fun but purging is liberating. Homeschooling during a transition isn’t easy either. In our last move I remember we didn’t do school for an entire week. We needed that week to set up our new home. This go around I have 3 extra kids who will transition with us and that just adds a different dimension to the whole move.
The next time I get settled perhaps I will remember how I feel right now. Determine to live simply so it isn’t such a challenge to just pick up and go wherever God may lead.