How the Adventure Began...
My husband and I have talked for years about what it would be like to homeschool our kids in all 50 states, to show them the history of this country first-hand by experiencing it and seeing it.
In March of 2018, when I was in Israel spending time in deep prayer, God gave me a powerful vision of our future. He told me he was creating a “fertile soil for us, where our time, talents, and abilities would reap a harvest 10-fold of what we had done in the past.” He also told me that August 1, 2020 was the day our family would leave to go full-time RVing with our children.
Although excited, I was also kinda freaked out! This wasn’t just a dream anymore….God had given me a date! WHOA!!!
I came home and told my husband what God had said. We decided to start making plans for August 2020. It was still 2 ½ years away, so we had plenty of time!
"Come follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men. ~Mathew 4:19
THE DAY GOD LAUGHED AT ME!
Ever had God laugh at you before???
I was praying in church and I heard God laugh at me saying, “You’re so cute, Summer! You think this RV trip is about homeschooling your kids across the country. That’s not what I'm doing here. I’m sending your family into ministry. Your entire family will lead people to the Lord.”
When He spoke those words, He gave me a vision of my six year old daughter, Lily-Rose, praying for someone on the side of the road, with three people behind that person waiting for her to pray for them next. My jaw was on the floor! Then, God decided to throw a little PS at me saying, “Oh! And by the way, the RV will be provided.”
Wait! WHAAAAAATTT??? What does that mean??? I was stunned. This was CRAZY!!!
When I told my hubby, he was pretty taken back. “What exactly does t'he RV will be provided mean?'”
I told him I wasn’t sure. Maybe either my home business was going to take off, or my hubby was going to land a big job. I really didn’t know! “All I know is that if we don’t have an RV yet and it’s August 1, 2020, we need to be packed with our children, sitting on the curb waiting for God to show up with an RV!” (ENTER the part of the story where my husband thinks I'm NUTS!!!)
Two days later, God revealed that He also wanted us to paint a “banner across the back of the RV.” He didn’t tell me what it was, but I knew it was going to be a scripture or a saying, and that God would reveal what it was soon.
That Sunday, there was a guest speaker at church from named Cathy Greer. She’s an AMAZING speaker! Check out www.MSNMinistries.org. When she was done speaking, I got the chance to meet her and the subject came up about my family going RVing.
Cathy suddenly got really excited! She looked at her husband and said, “God told me this morning that there was a family from this church that was going to be RVing and that we needed to pray for you! Where is your husband?”
What happened next, I shall never forget! My jaw hit the floor when Cathy began to pray and the first words out of her mouth were, “I see a banner painted on the back of this RV. It says ‘God’s Adventure.’”
I almost started crying. Now we knew what we were painting on the back of our RV!
She continued, “I see your family blogging, having a YoutTube channel and followers that will want to see what God is doing in your lives..... And this might sound crazy, but God is telling me the RV is going to be granted to you. That either an individual, an organization, or a company is going to come alongside the vision God has for your family and they are going to grant you the RV.”
I felt like I could barely stand! No one but my husband knew what God had told me five days prior about the “RV being provided.” And we had NEVER met this woman. The only way she could have known all this was from GOD!
GoD doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
GOD LAUGHS AGAIN!
Yep! He laughed at me again. Perhaps this is becoming a thing! LOL!
The next chapter in our adventure happened a couple of months later.
God, once again, said, “You’re so cute, Summer! You think that God’s Adventure begins on August 1, 2020. It doesn’t. It begins now. I want people to know what you are doing. I want you to start blogging and posting videos of your journey from now until you leave. There are people all over the world that want to do this, but they don’t know how to. I’m going to use your family to show them how to do it. I want you to show them everything. The entire journey of how you are going to pare down your belongings, quit your jobs, say goodbye to your friends and family and hit the road. I want you to already have a following when I show up and provide you with an RV.”
AAAUUUGGHHHH!!! You want me to WHAT???!!! You want me to tell the WHOLE WORLD that you are going to grant me an RV??? REALLY?!
I half-laughed and half screamed all that out loud to God!
Ok.....actually just silently in my head.
Anyway ... here we are today, January 1, 2020.
And even though I’m still kinda freaking out! ('Cause who goes around saying “God is going to provide me with an RV!”)
I have obeyed. I've started sharing with people the vision God has revealed for our lives. I’ve jumped into the deep end with God.
Let “God’s Adventure” begin!
We are ready to see where He will take us!