Monday, February 19, 2007

Documenting God's Goodness Countdown Day 10

I am so excited about how GOOD my God is, I want to shout it from the rooftops.

I've decided to create a countdown on here to document what my God is capable of!

Here's a little background info. We live in a 2 bedroom condo and several months ago were talking about if we should sell and look for a 3 bedroom place OR remodel our place and turn it into a 3 bedroom. It would make the living space very small. But we need a 3rd bedroom for our 2nd child.

I really didn't know which direction to go in and one day I was getting the children on the elevator and I was praying asking God to show me what to do, that I needed a clear answer on this issue. As soon as I prayed for answer the elevator stopped and a neighbor got in. I've seen this neighbor before but we've never talked beyond a polite hello. This woman turned to me and said: "How do you live here? How do you fit into these tiny condo's with your family?" I replied "Well it's hard, we don't fit well at all." She agreed and finished with "Every young couple that starts a family here quickly moves out. No one stays here once they start having children. This building just wasn't made for families."

The elevator stopped again and as quickly as she got in she was gone!

As soon as I got in my car I called my mother in shock and told her the whole story. In my heart I believed this was my answer from God. And as I talked it over with my mother she too agreed.

So we decided to sell.

A friend put our place on the market about a month ago and right away I felt the Lord speak to me and say that we were going to have a buyer come and pay our asking price, it wasn't going to take long and it was just going to fall into our lap. I further felt Him speak into my heart that He was going to bless my family beyond what I would think of.

We had a few people come and look and I pretty much kept what the Lord spoke into my heart to myself.

Then on Valentine's Day a woman came and looked and was very iinterested but her offer was 40 thousand below our asking price. We declined and counter offered with our asking price. Our realitor thought we were making a mistake that nobody pays the asking price AND we then found out that the condo above us just sold for 20 thousand below our asking price.

Still we held firm. Again the Lord spoke in my heart that we were going to get our asking price.

Three days later we get the call. She wants the condo and will come up to our asking price and wants to pay cash pending an appraisal. We agree to the appraisal.

THEN later that night we get another call from our realitor that the buyer wants to forget about the appraisal, she wants the place and she wants to make the contract the next day!

Now this was all very exciting but really scary at the same time because we have no place to go and the buyer wants to close on Feb. 28th.

We have talked about renting for about a year and then buying but it would be VERY tight time wise. Where will we go so quickly?

Fear gripped my heart and the what if's started overwhelming me. But the storm in my heart turned into a calm. I felt the Lord speak into my heart once again that He was going to bless me beyond what I would dream, was I willing to trust Him?

Amazing thing I heard the Lord laughing! He was laughing into my heart and the theme was I AM A GOOD GOD!

He was saying to me "I am a good God and I WILL bless you because I am good!"

So trusting in Him we signed the contract Saturday Feb. 17th and we close on Feb. 28th!!!!

Now here is where the count down begins!

My God is good (I already know this even if he doesn't prove it!) but He's the one who has something up His sleve and I'm trusting Him so let's see what He's going to do.

I'm going to post everyday that I can and update what is going on! The countdown is on!

Interesting little thing happen last night.

As I was packing I came across an amazing little book titled: The Prayer of Jebez

Now the Holy Spirit put this little book in my path and this is what He's calling me to pray:

And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain." So God granted him what he requested.


Dad said...

Jennifer, God's blessings are all over you. His hand is on your life and "He will work all things together for your good." I am praying that Javier will see God's hand in these matters to show him that He is alive and works on our behalf. Read Romans 8:32.

Love, Dad

Kristy Dykes said...

I just commented, but I'm not sure if it went through. It sent me through the new Blogger, and I filled out the appropriate boxes. Love, Mom

Jennifer said...

And here is Romans 8:32

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?