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“For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.” Psalm 31:3
If you had told me five years ago I would be living life in an RV I would never have believed you.  Now I pray for the day when we can become full time RV’ers.
Why?  The people we meet, the places we go, the experiences we have.
As I write, I’m surrounded by people from all over the continent, literally.  There are people here from Ontario, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana just to name a few.  We’re representing Virginia.  I’ve seen Texas and California.  All of us here in the same spot for this moment in time.
I love talking to them.  I love finding out their stories.  A lot of the ones here are snowbirds, down for the winter.  Others are full time RV’ers just stopping by.  I learned about a new volunteer position, Camp Host.  They are here to help their fellow campers enjoy their experience.  They dole out firewood and ice.  They give guidance on the local surroundings and they share stories of the campground.  In exchange, they stay for free.  What a wonderful thing to one day be able to do.
This is the longest we have ever stayed in our RV.  I was hesitant, even anxious as we started this journey.  I prayed fervently for God’s guidance and direction.  I asked His angels to surround us on our journey and keep us safe.  I love when the peace that surpasses all understanding settles upon you once you give your fears to Him  (Phillippians 4:7).
I feel His pleasure when I take steps of faith and get out of my comfort zone and into His arms.  I’m honoring Him when I live life to the fullest as Jesus intended (John 10:10).
It reminds of a quote by Eric Liddell, Scottish Olympic Gold Medalist runner, rugby union international player, and Christian missionary:
“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”
I feel God’s pleasure when I overcome my fears.  When I live outside my comfort zone.  The angst I felt at the beginning of this trip has turned into gratitude for all of the blessings I’ve received. The moments shared with my husband that build our marriage stronger.  The sand dollar given to me by a stranger on the beach.  The stories I’ve been told by my fellow campers I will carry with me.  And so much more.
What fear is holding you back?  What journey are you not taking?  As the New Year begins, spend time with God.  Ask Him to take you out of your comfort zone into His arms.  See where He carries you, how He blesses you, how He grows you.
You won’t be sorry!

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