Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Vacant House






I’ve believed for a long time that whatever we focus on is what we bring to life.
In 1990 I was living in a very small house and wishing I could afford to buy a home. As a single/ divorced mom of two, I sometimes felt like all I did was work and count pennies! But, at the same time, I didn’t realize that my circumstances were different from anyone else. It was just what it was.

Every day on my drive to work I passed a house that appealed to me. It seemed to be vacant. The house was not real special except it had a large yard. It was a ranch house with very little landscaping. I don’t know why I liked that house. Maybe it looked like something I might afford! So, every single day I looked at that house on the way to work and on the way home, wondering what the circumstances were about it. This went on for months.

One day there was a sign in the yard giving notice that it was bank owned. I contacted the bank right away to find out the details. It was 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room, and a couple of acres. Long story short, I bought that house for $53,000. I lived on one income, but I had good credit and a good history with my job. It was still a long shot.

I am pretty sure I actually prayed about that house, although I can’t remember when or how many times I turned that longing and curiosity into a prayer. What I do know is this:
1) God heard me and knew what my heart longed for..a home.
2) When we focus on something there is a much greater chance the “thing” will come to be.
And, if God is in it, well, it’s gotta be a good thing. 😉

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