3 Day Quote Challenge Day 1

I’ve been nominated by Prayerson Christian, Faith and Books, and Muted Mouthful for the “3 Day Quote Challenge.” The rules for this challenge are;

♥ Thank the person who nominated you. Thanks, Prayerson Christian, Faith and Books, and Muted Mouthful! I’ve enjoyed reading all the quotes and the reasons behind your selection.

🗯 Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.

🙋 Nominate bloggers each day!

We are your average Australian family. My husband and I both work, our children attend school/daycare, we have a mortgage, etc. There’s absolutely nothing unique about us.

Nothing.

Yet we are itching to be different.

Being different is scary. Having faith is scary. Stepping out into the unknown is, you guessed it, scary. But like my quote today, regret is even worse.

Today I’m meditating on this passage from Matthew. Can you imagine what would have happened had Peter not made a life change and chose instead not to follow Jesus? To forfeit eternal life. The regret there would have been overwhelming. I love this verse in the bible. The humanness of Peter strikingly set against the power of Jesus. Peter experienced faith, the fear and the Saviour.

He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Matthew 14:29-31

This is me cut out. I have amazing ideas on how I’m going to live my life. Sometimes I even take a step. Then doubt settles in and I start to sink.

This week has provided an opportunity to take a step closer to where we want to be. Although it doesn’t even rank in scale against Peter’s story! My 2 year plan has veered off course slightly as we consider purchasing a 4 wheel drive vehicle with greater towing capacity than the 4 door sedan we were going to use to tow a caravan/camper van. We are planning to use this vehicle to travel for a few months and homeschool at the same time. Now that is SCARY. But also exciting. To be able to spend time together is very much on my heart. To take time away from the mundane and completely immerse ourselves in scripture and the beauty around us. Especially as there are lots and lots of reasons NOT to homeschool. But if it doesn’t work out, why can’t I put my kids back into school?

But there are so many questions!

Is this in God’s plan for us?

Can’t we make do with what we have?

Will we be able to sell our even smaller car to fund part of the purchase?

How much is the cost to fix it?

One thing is certain. That we won’t find this car for this price again. So we’re stepping out in faith and not doubting that God has our back, that there is a path for us and to remember that!

All we have to do is have faith in God that He will provide.

Please take a moment to share your story with me in the comments.

My nominees are:

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7 thoughts on “3 Day Quote Challenge Day 1

  1. Wow! “Travel for a few months and homeschool at the same time” How exciting and interesting. When I try to discern God’s view, one condition I would use is whether this decision will help me or my family to draw closer to God. Just my two cents. 😊

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