This is a rambling blog. I do not have a cold this week to blame, but here it is…
As some of you know, we are trying to sell our house. We have found our new house, and an offer has been accepted subject to the sale of our current home. There is nothing “wrong” with our current home other than it is a bi-level and Rich has trouble with his knees and the stairs are not helping the situation.
Our house has been on the market since the beginning of July. We have reduced the price by $5,000 and yet it has not sold. This has been a struggle of faith. It has been a stretching for us, and it has been confusing for us.
When I am doing something that is a stretch of faith, I go hunting for confirmation. When I find confirmation, I doubt that it is from God, and start thinking that maybe that wasn’t what I thought it was.
In my hunt for confirmation I have read some things along the “name it and claim it” variety, speak it and believe it, speak the positive. Remember Jeremiah 29:11 which says I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Some of the things you hear are realist or “devil’s advocates” (I really don’t like that term, but it is the only term that comes to mind. Realists come beside you and whisper in your ear saying that there is no way this house is for you, or you should just give up.
Then there is me. I need to question everything! I find a scripture that completely confirms everything that I think God has in store, and I wonder if I am just reading things into it.
So where does this leave us? We are still scratching our heads, waiting for someone to come buy our house. BUT with that said, we have faith. We believe that if it is meant to be, God will provide a buyer for our house. When I look at things in the true light, I know that God does have a great plan for our lives. I am believing that the house that we have the offer on if supposed to be ours, and I am declaring that publicly. On the chance that I am wrong, and this is not the plan for us, I know that God does have a plan for our lives, and that if he takes away this house, he has another house in store for us. I also know that if that is the case, that just because God “closes a window”, I am fully intent to praise him in the hallway!
So why am I telling you this from my soapbox. I always talk to you about faith, and once again this is about faith. My faith is being tried, as yours will be to, but I also want you to know that God hears our ramblings, and he understands our need to ramble. I know that God is faithful, because I have experienced him in so many ways. Sometimes when I look at the Israelites, I wonder how the people who saw the red sea being parted could question God’s ability to provide when they were hungry. I am determining in my heart and mind that considering the many things I have seen God do in my life, I will going to hold fast to my faith, and look forward to my new house…