Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Feature & An Update

Well, once again, God saw us through. This makes 5 houses we've almost bought. After looking around inside the house and seeing that it would need a lot of work, we came up with a new number for our max bid. We knew it was low, but we prayed and knew that if this were the right house, we'd get it. If it wasn't meant for us, it'd go higher.

And we got a very strong answer. The winning bid was more than 2 times the number we had in mind. I still don't get why in the world the winner is paying that much.. It's considerably above county value and would need to be gutted almost. But, that's just how God works. He takes care of His children. Whether it's house-buying, financial problems, or even as small as helping us find something we've lost.

It's hard going up and down about all this, as you've seen in recent posts. But each time the Lord guides us away from homes (or sometimes just downright slams the door), my trust grows. Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

I hope you believe that. And I hope you let God guide you through life. It sure is a heck of a lot better. No, not always easy- as you can see from our story- but I'd much rather have my life in my Creator's hands than taking it into my own. I fail all the time, but HE doesn't.


On another note...


I love getting comments from all of you. They really help build relationships, and I think the new feature I added to this blog really displays some of the girls I feel the closest to.

I've added a "Top Commenters" widget to my right sidebar that will show my top 5 commenters and link back to them. I'm so thankful for your input here & this is just a way of showing you some love back. Everyone who visits my site now will see how supportive you are, and be able to click on your name to check YOUR blog out.

So, thank you all for your sweet words. Some of you I've just "met", but I SO look forward to getting to know you through your blog as well! Just because you haven't been around for long and therefore aren't on the list, doesn't mean I don't cherish you checking in here. I write this blog not only for myself & to preserve memories, but to give back to you. I hope you finish reading here feeling happy, inspired, encouraged, or closer to Chirst. I hope I've been a blessing to you, because Lord knows you've been a blessing to me! :)

-C

13 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Wow, it sounds like God really took care of you guys tonight. I just know He has the perfect house for you. Hang in there!

Jorden and Kristin said...

i read that you were going to the auction when i got home from work an hour ago and sent some prayers up for you! you guys are so patient! i would be SO frustrated by now! :) good luck! can't wait to see your house becuase you know after all this it's going to be AMAZING! :)

Mandy said...

It really is amazing how God leads us in the right path. I have gone through the house hunting process two separate times in the past 4 years and it can be trying and exhausting...but it all pays off in the end!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That is awesome! God works in mysterious way!

Justine said...

I'm sorry this house didn't work out for you guys, I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to look at house after house! I think it is so inspiring how you guys put everything into God's hands. :) I love reading your blog, I feel like you're almost always so upbeat and inspiring! You make me want to be more optimistic! :)

S. said...

C, you are so sweet! i love when the Lord is so clear about something that has been on your heart for so long! you two will find your dream home soon! i just wish b and i were in the same position. we need savings and whatnot before we consider buying a house. but we trust the Lord. God Bless!

Brett Alexandra said...

WOW! I was so excited to see my name on there! I love your reading your blog, though. You are such a sweetheart and I love following your journey to your new home:)

La Nouvelle Femme said...

I'm sorry the house fell through. But I'm sure when you finally get that perfect house, you'll be so grateful that the others fell through.

Lucy Marie said...

Your faith is amazing to me. It is so encouraging to read your words and to see how much you trust in the Lord's plan for you. I don't know if I would have the positive attitude that you are demonstrating through this house hunting challenge. It is wonderful that you can see the Lord working through it. You're an inspiration to me. Blessings to you.

The Kendalls said...

hey, girl! don't you love those answers that are undoubtable!? what a blessing! and i love to get comments too... yours always brighten my day!! and p.s.- i LOVE your project pretty site. you are so gifted!!

Kyra said...

Oh thank you so much! You have definitley inspired me and encouraged me. I am getting married in October and we have had a lot of faith happening events as well. =)
Keep up the great faith! I'll be praying for a house for you. I know He has the perfect one for you two just around the corner!

God bless!

Kyra

Annie said...

Everything will work out in the end hun!
God has a plan for you! xo

SnoWhite said...

just reading through your posts -- and you are so right. My hubby and I are at the same place -- putting offers in on houses, and trying to discern where God wants us to be. thank you for your verse and encouragement.