Thursday, June 17, 2010
With God All Things Are Possible!
Wow!! What a whirlwind of a week it's been in the Landis household!! As we have been preparing to list our house for sale, we also prepared to settle in for a long wait on someone to purchase. In our neighborhood, homes often sit on the market for months...the house 4 doors down has been listed for 6 mos or more. The day our house listed, I felt like God told me that our home would sell within 15 days. I thought, "wow, that would be amazing...doubtful, but wonderful!" A few days later, Josh and I were talking about how long it could possibly take to sell the house and I told him that I had this feeling it would sell within 15 days...he said he thought that would be fantastic. As the time passed, I told a few more people about it and each person would smile and nod...always looking at me like I was a little nuts! Ha ha! Little do they know that as children of God, we carry His favor and with that favor comes privilege...privilege that my neighbor that has had his house listed for 6 mos might not have. We got a call that we had an offer on the house and we were ecstatic...I decided for grins I would look back on the calendar to see how many days it had been. Yep, you guessed it...15 days!!! The following day as I read my devotions for the day, I came across the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth...how she became pregnant after being barren for so many years and after she was far along in years. And then when the angel came to Mary and told her of how she would become pregnant as well. The words that the angel Gabriel spoke jumped off the page to me..."For nothing is impossible with God" Luke 1:37. It was a total confirmation to me, we still have not finalized our loan and I was reluctant to sign the contract on our house. In a sense we will be homeless w/out any money and we don't have anywhere to go even. I felt extremely rebuked by the Lord...how could I not trust him to provide us a loan when he had sold our home in 15 days?? How could I not trust him to provide us a new home to move into? I knew then that I needed to let go of the wheel and give the driver's seat back to the one who deserves to control the GPS!! I am so excited to see what he has in store for us..."The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely, I have a beautiful inheritance!" Psalm 16:5-7