Nomads? by Tim

Just over a week ago the Greenwoods moved out of our home. We built our house three and a half years ago and have loved living in our very own home. But now we have started a new season. We’re staying with friends for two weeks, then we’ll head over to Jess’ parents for a few weeks, and finally stay with my folks until we leave.


Are we travellers, movers, pioneers, nomads? I can’t really tell. This week has been exciting, surreal and honestly, I feel a little out of place. We technically won’t have a permanent address or home until we get to Thailand and that isn’t until August; six months away. Six months could feel like a long time for people who aren’t used to being nomads.

As I processed the ‘out of place’ feelings from the last week, I felt the Holy Spirit say ‘Heaven is your home’. It was a strange but comforting thought. I felt like God was saying that no matter where we’ll be living over the next season, we would find our comfort, our security and sense of home in Him. That’s awesome!

A song I’ve been singing all week is ‘Heaven Song‘ by our amazing Nexus Church Youth band. The lyrics in the bridge are:

Heaven is my destiny, in Heaven I belong, Heaven’s where I’m headed, Heaven is my song……

These words ring true for me and I’m sure I’ll play this track many more times on our travels. We are citizens of heaven, just hanging out here on earth for a while. Heaven is our home.


So even though we’re heading into a season of being nomads, regardless of where we live, heaven should be my home. I’ll take comfort in that.


4 thoughts on “Nomads? by Tim

  1. Your timeline, thoughts and journey sounds familiar to ours as we left for Japan in 2006. 6 months transition as nomads with a small child. Carrying a sense of adventure and freaking out at the same time! Prophesying that the next 6 months will be a landmark well of provision that you’ll draw in decades to come guys!

  2. Tim, so pleased for you and Jess as you begin your big adventure! Remember to “trust in the Lord with all your heart” as you commence this next phase of your life and He will go before you. God bless…will keep you in our prayers!.

  3. I love your reading your posts! Both of your write so very well. I am so excited for you three. I just know that over the next few weeks leading up to when you leave you will feel a really great peace settle on you. Your anxiety will go, and you will feel comfortable at home in heaven :):) LOOOOOVE YOU

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