One of my favorite proverbs has been Proverbs 19:21. It says, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” This particular scripture has continued to be foundational in my life.
Over the course of the past three years God has challenged Leanne and I in ways we could not have predicted. We have grown as individuals and as a family, not because we tried to make change happen, but because we got out of the way to let God do what He wanted. We moved back to New Orleans because we knew that is where God wanted us. In my own ignorance I tried to figure out and fill in all the reasons why, and so I made a whole lot of plans. Plans that, as most of you know, did not come to fruition. After our first year here it was clear I needed to take a step back. I needed to rest in who God was and what he wanted to do in and through us, rather than inform him of what we were going to do for Him.
Now here we are, 3 1/2 years later, on the brink of a new chapter in our lives.
World Market has asked me to relocate to Nashville. After much prayer, discussion, and listening we have decided to accept this offer. Making this move will be difficult for us because of our love for New Orleans, but Leanne and I know this is the right next step.
Over the course of the next few weeks I will share some of the things we are looking forward to as well as some of the things we will miss, but for now we just wanted to let our family and friends know that we have landed on a decision. Many of you have been apart of the discussion and prayer and we thank you. We continue to ask for prayer from everyone as any transition has its stress….chief among them finding a place to live.
Our love for New Orleans will always exist and we will always do whatever we can to serve this city, even if from far away.
Until next time….