Monday, February 20, 2006
in spite of me . . .
i like our cozy rental bungalow ... it feels like a good place to wait in ... to wait for our condo? or house? whatever the Lord has in store for us ...
and to think that i despaired for a while!! worried about a place for us to move too ... wondering how the Lord was going to help us out! then i fired myself (click here) and remembered that i had a God who cared for me ... He knew we needed a place to move too and i needed to trust He would find that place for us!
looking back - i can now see how God made sure we would find this place ... even though i kept shaking my head "no" when He presented it to us!
a month ago, i called our local newspaper a day before the weekly edition hit the stands - to see if there were any rentals available ... there was one - this house ... but when we found out that it wasn’t right in town ... i didn’t even ask to see it ...
through a series of events, i was brought back to this house again and again ... first by a friend and then by a mutual acquaintance ... then finally we took a look and loved it! we also found out that we knew our landlord’s sister! ... we weren’t going to rent from a total stranger after all!
every time we raised an obstacle about renting this house ... the obstacle was taken care of ... e.g.. the driveway is long and we didn’t want to worry about snow removal - our landlord just said, no problem - he has a big plow!
maybe you remember how i prayed and prayed about it all ... and searched and searched ... and here it was right under my nose the whole time ...
in spite of me - the Lord lead us here! which is encouraging ... because in spite of me - the Lord will continue to lead and to meet our needs as they arise!