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! :)
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