Have you ever had an experience or situation in your life in which you could see or feel the Lord just working out every.last.detail in your favor? That happened to Brad and I this past year. We have been trying to come up with plans to move from our first home for about a year now. We tried selling it on our own and using a realtor to no avail. We saw lots of homes that we wanted to make offers on, but ours would NEVER sell. We would spend hours getting it ready to show to possible buyers, but each person would find ONE thing that they didn’t like, and it was EXTREMELY discouraging. Then, Wagner was born and it felt like the house became even smaller! Our urgency to move was at an all time high. One night as Brad and I were sitting on our couch and I was browsing some homes online I found a STEAL of a deal that was a short sale and I showed it to him. He liked it and so did I so we decided to go check it out. We were expecting to find some type of major foundation or water issue, but surprisingly it was in great condition structurally, and just needed cosmetic work. We went back to see it again two days later, and made an offer on it. Our offer turned out to be one of SIX! We waited for 2 LONG months before getting the official approval of the offer from the bank that was allowing the sellers to short sale. During those two months we were told that the type of loan we were going to be getting had fallen through, and we would have to get a different type of loan. We thought at that point we would just give the house up and continue looking. When our agent called the listing agent to tell her we were going to resend our offer, she recommended we call another lender (even though they had five other offers on the home…she said she just had a feeling about us…she also happened to be a Christian), and sure enough he made it work. I can imagine the Lord looking down on us and chuckling as we were panicking because HE knew that it would all come together. On the other side of things we began trying to rent our home our DURING THE HOLIDAYS…not an easy task! Who wants to move in the winter around Christmas time?? No one. Except the perfect renters! After many applicants that didn’t work out, the Lord led the perfect renters to us, and they asked if we would consider a two year lease…What??? Heck yes we would! So, on December 28th we closed on a bigger home than we could ever imagine, and in a neighborhood that we could never have imagined living in! And as an added bonus this home will allow us to pay off some of our student debt, and our rental will allow us to save for our kids’ college education. We could never have planned something so wonderful for ourselves…it can ONLY be orchestrated by the one who loves us more than we could ever imagine! If you are trusting him for something, KEEP ON TRUSTING. He loves you more than you can imagine and he is working in your VERY BEST interest. Nothing is impossible for him, absolutely NOTHING!!
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38