One Door Shut…


On Friday April 3, 2020 we received a phone call from a real estate agent that had entered into a contingency agreement with us on the selling of our home. As many of you know Karen and I have been seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit as to our next steps after hearing over a year ago: “move on-move out,” and “launch out” directives that clearly showed us our time of ministry assignment in the Branson, MO area had been completed. In faith we had put our Branson residence up for sale and had traveled to Jacksonville, FL in March to connect up with a group of radical Christ followers and had surveyed the land for possible relocation. However we never felt a peace which is a good indication to stop, reflect, and wait upon the Holy Spirit for total confirmation. Agonizing days followed in a tug of war not knowing the perfect will of the Father. Then comes that dreaded phone call from real estate agent Steve Friday. After Karen finished her phone conversation we immediately went to prayer. I had sensed earlier that we were not to renew that contingency contract and following our bringing this before the Lord came to unity. In Karen’s return phone call it was discovered that the husband and wife buyers had also felt a leading to take their home off the market with their concern being also a definite change in the financial condition of this country due to the current Corona virus pandemic. Steve had fielded their concerns but yet encouraged them to push for a renewal which they reluctantly agreed to. So here we are again in a holding pattern with one door shut and another one to be opened and that to be determined at an unknown time. We may not know the future, but we know who holds the future in His most capable hands. And that truth we chose to rest and abide in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91). Pressing on….

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