So my daughter is sitting in our house in Fredericksburg, Texas last April. Fredericksburg is an idyllic town in the Hill Country of Texas, reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. We had been living there for seven years in an amazing little 1932 restored bungalow two blocks off main-street. I loved this town. It was a place where I could breathe deep.
Without a sign in the yard a couple walked up and knocked on our door asking if this house was for sale. My daughter called me in California where I was on a trip at the time. I prayed, talked it over with my wife, and felt like the Lord was at work again. So we said yes and threw out a liberal number. They immediately said yes to the full price and would pay cash under one condition: we had to be out in 10 days!
We were stunned but agreed and packed all of our stuff in storage in Fredericksburg. We headed to Waco, Texas to see my parents, catch our breath, pray and listen. I love the adventure and breathtaking awe of the movement of the Spirit.
Three weeks from the knock with God leading, I made an offer on a house in Waco that also didn’t have a sign in the yard. At the same time I delivered an “out of the box” consulting proposal to the Baylor University athletic director that he accepted. He is a special man of faith as well.
Today I sit here in awe as I write. I am the Director of the Peak Performance Center at Baylor. It is a position that provides a place for me to share my faith while serving the coaches and athletes as their sport psychologist. There is no other Division I school that I know of that would allow this to happen. My daughter is enrolled at Mary Hardin Baylor University just down the road where I also consult several days per month with faith and sport psychology. We had never been on that beautiful campus before this move and had never dreamed she would attend there. I bought the house without a sign in the yard on the same street as my parents giving me time with them in their golden years.
When we live walking one step behind Jesus clinging to Him as he parts the seas and letting go of everything else, awe happens. Jesus gave us a heads up when he said, “I stand at the door and knock…”