Sunday, March 1, 2009

SOLD: The first of MANY miracles

The For Sale By Owner signs stayed up about two weeks. One day, a realtor came by and dropped off her card. We liked her. And although we were afraid of taking a hit financially by hiring one, we realized we needed this to be quick and painless. Two months later, our house was sold. Not only did it sell in record time, but we actually made $7,000 dollars profit. We had been convinced that we would be upside down and sick at our looming financial crisis. Miracle #1. I know. Oh ye of little faith, right? This was HUGE for me spiritually. One thing checked off on my list of "God how are you going to work this out?" questions. And they say to "pray without ceasing" and I truly had been lifting this situation up to God over and over and over and over and over again. Such a speedy response, simply reinforced to me that God did care about those details. He didn't just care about the big things like having babies, he had everything under control. And He had heard my cry (and cry I had many days and nights). I finally located my mustard seeds and clung to them - I was going to need them.

"I cry to you O Lord. I say "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living." Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me." Psalm 142: 5-7