Ahhh love this day to relax and focus on a little free writing with Five Minute Friday. Learn about it and join in here! Today’s word prompt is: depend.
A peek into my drive home from work last week – “God, I don’t know what to pray for. I know you can sell our house fast. You can provide a cash offer and in days it can close. You can do that. It isn’t that I don’t believe it. I just don’t know what to pray.”
Since June 6th of this year, I have learned in a more powerful way how much I need to depend on the Lord. That was when I hit the road from Arizona to our new adventure in Michigan were definitely hard won. As the days in our new life have gone by, I wondered why it had to be so hard. In truth I knew that God wasn’t taking it easy on me because I needed to be strengthened. If it is always easy, how is strength built? Of course it never really has seemed easy, but to be fair, I brought on plenty of the hard in my life on myself.
Now to be fair here, I can’t hardly concentrate on all the intricacies of the word “depend” because I have to share that after 109 days on the market, our home in Arizona sold! And it sold in only a way God can do (I’ll get to that later). Our home has been in the process two times before this one. In those times we have had two buyers drop out and it has crushed us because each time we had to start the long count again and each time we were closer to winter here in Michigan and the end of the best buying season in AZ. There is also the fact that rentals here are not inexpensive. The first one I found that had too many people in front of me was $1200 a month, and the neighborhood wasn’t even that great. The rest just kept getting higher. Gratefully we thanked God for the temporary home in the woods which was affordable but not winter able. I digress.
As far as the sale goes, I know God wasn’t waiting for us to be good enough to deserve our home to be sold. It is easy to wonder sometimes as children do if there was something we could do to make things just happen. Maybe God is not quite happy with how we are responding. I don’t believe that was it. He knows why it took the time that it did. I think that we weren’t supposed to buy the home that we wanted to buy. I also believe we are supposed to be strengthened in this time of lack and wait. I believe that this wait is for our best and our good. I also believe that God was placing us in a place of sole (and soul) dependence on Him. I mean I took a pay cut to work for a ministry, my husband left a job and had no job for about six weeks, that is dependence on God to provide. And He did. Our needs were met.
I think He has my perfect home in mind, and right now we are going to enjoy very soon a perfect rental in town that we can just enjoy and afford. It will also be minutes from work PRAISE GOD!
Oh so what God did do? And trust me on this, it was God. Our two bedroom, one bath home Was pending sale on the 25th with a cash offer (and not one of those desperate to sell awful offers) and closed on the 29th. Who can do that? God. I absolutely love my Abba Father. Don’t you?
I pray that today you will find the love and comfort you need from the Lord whether for you or someone you love. Thanks for celebrating a moment with me today.