So many people struggle with this one thing...
How do I know God's will for my life? Does He want me to buy this house, marry this man, go to this college, be a missionary, be a nurse, homeschool the children?
Ephesians 4:1 "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,"
So... What has God called me to? As I have been dwelling on this verse, I realize that I really need to be specific about what God has called me to. Even though my location has changed (by about 10,000 miles) my "vocation" is actually not really any different.
When we first arrived here, we purposed in our hearts that this property would be dedicated to the Lord for His glory and His use. We even put the verse on our mantle... "As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15 As far as we are concerned, this house and our yard is His.
A few days ago, our neighbor approached me and asked if she could have a cutting off our flowering tree to plant in her yard. I love opportunities to be a good neighbor, so I was happy to share. As the branch was being cut, she told me her purpose for the tree. My heart was broken.