Cherries, apricots, peaches and apples were an integral part of my childhood. My family owned a soft fruit orchard on the Columbia River in Washington State. Summer days were filled with harvesting fruit for customers. Summer evenings were spent on the river boating. Waterskiing and knee boarding were our family sport. A large percentage of my happy adolescent memories can be traced back to our boat.
Therefore, after our mass-selling spree it seemed only natural to consider finding a reasonably priced boat to continue the tradition with my own family. Late in the summer season we found a great deal on a 10-year-old boat and commenced the happy memory making.
As fall approached, my husband shared that he was sensing a pull from God to sell our boat. He didn’t have any logical reasons to hang this decision on, other than a strong prompting in his heart. We agreed to pray about it and ask God to be clear so we would know how to respond.