I’ve said before that the way I most clearly hear the Lord speaking to me is when I hear something over and over again, confirming what I felt Him say in my Spirit.
Since we arrived here I’ve known we were going to take the boys to the Anne Frank House. Realizing that we’re down to 9 months to our DEROS I started panicking… The only way we are going to fit everything in that we want to do is to start DOING.
And that’s whey I stuck Amsterdam on the calendar. We leave in 2 days!
I reserved as many Anne Frank resources as I could find at our library. I borrowed the book, “The Diary of a Young Girl” from a friend and have been reading it to the boys. I’m previewing books and allowing them access to the ones I think are age appropriate and protecting their eyes as much as possible from the worst of the worst. I will tell them in advance that they may see some difficult things at the museum, but the pictures of piles of bodies in one of the books I have is a bit much for right now. It’s a bit much for me and my heart hurts. I remember when I first learned of the Holocaust in high school: it forever rocked my world. I couldn’t imagine that this could have happened.
Just before I clicked, “Confirm,” on our hotel, I worried that maybe we were rushing into this. Maybe we should wait. The 9 month DEROS date encouraged me to go ahead.
And then the confirmation came. Peace. Instead of an uneasy feeling that we had made the wrong decision, I felt peace. That peace that passes understanding. It’s enough of a confirmation to me and so I rested in that.
And then yesterday tangible, well, actually audible, confirmation came as I drove from the airport to the hospital listening to the Dave Ramsey Show. He rarely has guests on his show but did on the date of the show I was listening to. The guest was the author of a book titled, How Do You Kill 11 Million People.
At first I wasn’t sure if he was referring to the holocaust but I was immediately interested. It was a fabulous interview and I will be reading that book ASAP. As soon as I read it I’ll share with you if I think it’s as amazing as I expect it to be.
Here is the link to the article on Dave’s website.
Here is the link to the conversation between him and Dave Ramsey! I found it on Andy Andrew’s website so you can listen to it in full!
I have been listening to these podcasts for years I’ve never heard him discuss the holocaust. But to hear him do so 4 days before we go see Anne Frank’s house, right in the midst of our studying of the subject, I knew it was the Lord saying to me, “I planned this. You’re just taking the right steps.”