“Trust In the Lord, with ALL your Heart & trust not unto your own understanding but in ALL your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct thy paths”
This is my ALL time favorite verse in the Bible. I will never forget when Matt & I first married. Matt was a football coach and in March of 97′, I had moved 3 hours away from my family. Which I was VERY close to & still am today. It was SOOO hard for me.. I mean.. I still lived at home with momma & daddy for crying out loud!! But I loved this man whom God had called to be my Beloved! I was so excited and I moved away from everything that I held dear. Three months later we relocated to a new school that was only an hour from my home town. I was so Thankful that I was closer and we formed many Great relationships with people that we still stay in touch with today! We LOVED IT, everything about it,…the small town, the new house with a pool, a great church family, great friends, I worked with Pre-K (which I absolutely miss!!!) we just loved it.
A year later my husband’s contract at the local school had not been renewed (if you’re a coaches wife… you understand… sometimes.. contracts are NOT renewed for Whatever reason) Anyway, we were shocked!! I was devastated! I didn’t understand…?? I had many questions to God.. as to “What was He thinking?” like I should be questioning Him.. I mean .. REALLY!!
Matt had started a local FCA huddle there at the school and it was THRIVING! He had two of the most wonderful young Christian leaders ever, in charge of the huddle! When they heard about our leaving they too were saddened, but happy for what God had in store for us. They came to our house bearing a simple gift. I will never forget it as LONG as I live! It was this simple verse that was framed. And, as I peeled back the paper from this special gift… I began to read it and it was like GOD himself had lifted a veil from my eyes and said “KEISHA, TRUST IN ME! I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!” Tears just rolled down my face & at that moment all the fears of moving and relocating had been taken away!! I knew HE was in charge and that I had to put my Trust In Him and everything was going to be okay!
Ever since that day, that small framed verse has been the focal point of Every living room (TEE HEE, he was a coach.. so we moved… alot!) we ever had! It is still holds True that God will take care of us “The Walker Household” no matter what.. we just have to put our Trust in HIM!!
I just had to throw this ole’ thing in there two! Look how young we look! Man! Hard to believe it’s been 11 years already!
Thank you Lord for a Wonderful Helpmate!
Thank you for your promise given long ago that you graciously opened my eyes to, to cling on to & put my Trust in You.
Thank you for all the friendships made along the way in our coaching career.
- Thank you for those to come!
FYI: It just so happens that God allowed Matt to start an FCA huddle at Every school we’ve been too, which I think that was God’s way of keeping Matt in the loop because HE knew what the future held for Matt in the ministry of FCA!! He now works Full time with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes! How Awesome is That?
By the way… 2 weeks after I received that framed verse… God confirmed that we were to move another 3 hours away from my family!! Can you believe that?!! But, it was the best move yet!!! Matt & I learned to cling to each other and I learned to rely on God!!
Blessings To All!!