It is the biggest example in our lives of how waiting for God's timing is always the best option. We (mostly Derek) searched and waited for a house for 10 months before we closed on this one. Our realtor was getting a little irritated. Especially when the previous owners of this house rejected our best offer and we didn't really have a second choice. We loved this house.
God's timing is always perfect.
But it is stinkin' hard to wait for sometimes.
Just last week, God did it again... blessed our socks off with this...
We tried buying a van last year with our tax money. We (mostly Derek) searched and searched and searched and doors slammed over and over.
This year, I'm telling ya, God plopped this baby right into our laps!
Sold to us by another family that I will be praying showers of blessings on!
A house... a sufficiently-sized vehicle... food... clothing...
All necessities God is very much aware of. Wait, and these things will be more than just needs met, but truly the best blessings.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6)Linking up HERE.
I think that is awesome. That van is definitely a blessing...being able to pay cash for it with no chains!ReplyDelete
I do struggle time to time with your view on the house. I struggle because I feel we have been in a similar situation with you guys for the last year or 2. I'm not saying I'm right, just saying I struggle. I actually don't want to be right. Just posing for discussion on the subject.
I feel that our decision to get our house was not really a blessing from God because God #1 doesn't like debt (even though most have it, especially on a house). But for us, we maxed out at the top of our budget leaving it very difficult financially, especially when I stopped working. I love our house too. It is new, nice, functional, and has everything I wanted for the most part. But because of how much it has put us in a bind with our finances I can't say it was what God dropped on us. There's a proverb that says the blessings of the Lord do not come with sorrow. Our higher mortgage with a 30 year chain has hurt us with paying down other debt faster, not allowed us to give freely to others, and burdened us with Kyle working so many hours to provide for us. So that's why I struggle when you say God wanted you to have the house. I know you guys struggle month to month and will be chained to your payment for 33 years. It just doesn't sound like freedom or peace. You know? When we moved in to our house I thought it was a blessing as well and God wanted us to have it. But with all we've gone through and being house poor most of the time with massive student loans and a mortgage too high, I don't believe it anymore.
By the way, I still love you and love your attitude. Not creating an argument. Not trying to upset by saying this, just working things out myself.
You've mentioned feeling this way before. And I've prayed about it a ton, talked through it with Derek, too. As a result, I have absolutely NO DOUBT that God wanted us to have this house. He has proven it over and over and over. And our mortgage is lower than any rental we'd be able to fit in (especially a rental that allowed us to house students when needed and host play dates/dinners/parties/etc. as a form of ministry). We didn't buy this house on a whim, obviously. There was years of prayer involved in moving to Indiana with the intention of buying a house. And then months of praying for this specific house. God doesn't have the same plan for everyone. He picked this house out for us.Delete
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