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  1. Praying for your “mid-air act”!!!! God is faithful! #livefreeThursday

  2. Dear Rachel! Oh, my! You will never know how much this post has hit a raw nerve. I cannot believe how God does this! He sends us exactly what we need to hear, precisely when we need to hear it. I just read Michele Morin’s latest post, and the next post I clicked on to read was yours. My heart is a thirsty sponge before God this morning wanting to hear what He has to say to me, even it isn’t exactly what I want to hear. Hope this makes sense! But, through you and Michele’s posts, He is telling me exactly what I NEED, not necessarily WANT to hear. Wish I could sit down face-to-face and talk with you, as our journeys sound so similar right now! You are such a dear blessing and encouragement to me through your writings. May God bless you, sweet friend, and hold you ever in the palm of His mighty hand, giving you direction for the next step right when you need it. We long for a flashlight, don’t we? One that will shine out several steps in front of us, so we will know, in advance, what we are to do, where we are to go, etc. God is teaching you…and my family and me, too….that He doesn’t work that way. Our directions from Him are on an “as you need to know” basis, and He will not change that no matter how much we want Him to. I am praying for you, and I would so appreciate your prayers for us right now, too. 🙂

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      Cheryl, your words “we long for a flashlight” reminded me of what God does give us – His Word as a lamp to guide our feet, so we don’t slip and a light for our path, so we don’t stumble. Praying for you and your family, Cheryl.

  3. I look forward to reading about your next adventure. You have certainly let go of a lot. Sometimes I think these times of finally letting go, is when He moves as He knows now we’re ‘really’ ready! “Let it go” are God-breathed words that dropped in my mind recently, and am asking multiple times of the day..’what am I to let go off, God?’ I need to just get out the way too, so He can work.

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      I love your heart, Lynn, to ask God daily what you are to let go of, so you get out of the way so He can work. It’s beautiful.

  4. This spoke so much to me Rachel! I had just let go of something I had been clinging onto for the wrong reasons. Not bad reasons, but not “pursuing my God given passion” reasons. I feel suspended as I wait for baby to be born and a new stage of life to start. We will also have a move coming up and have yet to have the next address revealed. Let go…and let God!
    Poised with you my friend 🙂

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      Sarah, I know as you let go and open your hands to God, he has you, your husband and your baby (so exciting) in the palm of His hand. Hugs to you.

  5. So excited for you all and can truthfully say I know exactly what you are feeling. I too had to let go and let God and even though we may never know why we are here (not that I’m complaining!) it’s ok. Obedience is the only thing that matters. Praying you all through and selfishly hope you settle South?

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      Shelley, you have a wonderful faith and attitude. It’s great to watch and learn from a friend who is ahead of us on this journey.

  6. I can appreciate this, I’ve felt like a this a long time, taking a plunge. I know God will catch me wherever I land.

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      We have a wonderful heavenly Father who catches us and carries us. Hold onto that thought, Rebecca.

  7. I’m on the verge of letting go too. House on the market with no plans for the next step.
    Your description is profound and your words encourage my heart. Thank you.

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      Just remember, Sandra, when your house sells, let go of the bar and keep your hands open. Thank you for leaving a comment and I can’t wait to hear what God has in store for you next.

  8. Excited for you in your next step friend! Your words are perfect for me too…

  9. This hanging on in mid-air trusting God has everything under control . . . it can be hard. I often think trusting Him for eternity is not nearly as heard as trusting Him with today. This blessed me so much! Praying you see His answers quickly and that your trip is wonderful! If you get a minute, I’d love to have you join the Blog Hop at Counting My Blessings today. I know this will bless my readers!

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      You have a good point there, Deb. It is much harder to trust Him with today than eternity. Will be linking up with your Blog Hop. Thanks for the invite.

  10. A mid-air act. What an analogy. I know this well in my own life. Thanks for sharing your journey. Stories like yours help others like me process some of those thoughts bouncing around in our head. Glad I found you on Grace & Truth!

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      Happy to hear the words helped you process your thoughts, Christi. Keep those hands open to God.

  11. Thanks for this, Sandra. In 2014, we sold the house we’d lived in for over 20 years and raised our kids in. It, too, was a God-thing. Grace for your journey ahead! #GraceandTruth

  12. Wow! Surrender is both a blessing and a challenge, isn’t it!
    Love the visual of the trapeze!
    Found your post today on Grace and Truth.
    Hope you have a blessed Friday!
    Melanie

  13. Rachel,
    Praying for you has you open your hearts and hands to what God has in store. Praying for patience and perseverance as you go through the stage of what next. This post, though not making me want to sell my house, has me thinking of what “stuff” and “baggage” I need to let go of so that I can travel lighter and more simply with Christ.
    Blessings,
    Bev

  14. Rachel
    I will pray that God gives you strenth & a long life to continue your work for Him.
    sheila
    a member of Cape Ann Bible church.

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      Sheila, big hug to you. So enjoyed being with you on Saturday and speaking to your lovely group of women. I felt so blessed.

  15. Loved this, Rachel! I signed up so I can follow you being bold! #BeBoldGirl Praying for God to blaze a path for you to discover Him in a brand new way and minister to others. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful hope with us at Moments of Hope. When we open our hands and let go of what is keeping us stuck, our hope is renewed and our faith refreshed!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

  16. These words SO ministered to me right now. Our live has held big changes, monumental in some ways. I have struggled to let go and reach out palms up. Thank you!

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