Bold Prayer has its Perks

Just a little update about us…

I think I mentioned this on a prev. post, but on the 1st, we were given notice to vacate b/c the owners of this house want to sell it vacant. So I immediately became Ms. House-hunter (a job descrip. I’m used to). I asked some friends & family to pray that God lead us to the right home, in the right neighborhood for our kids. And after touring 4 or 5 that had no fridge, washer or dryer, I prayed that He would, in some way provide all 3 for us … maybe a free craigslist deal, a friend with an extra, a church member…whatever.

One day I thought, “why not just email the owers & ask if we can have the ones in this home? Yeah, the fridge has a constant pool of water on the top shelf & the washer forgets to spin half the time, but it’s better than nothin’!” So I emailed them. But that was my problem…I was thinking it was better than nothing. Like God would see my need and give me nothing – that’s as likely as him seeing us asking for bread and giving us a stone.  Here I am thinkin’ “look at me, with my bad, bold self” And 2 days later it turns out, they’d changed all their contact info & left the state indefinitely. The appliances were staying. OK!

A few days later, we’d decided to apply for a cute, roomy 3-bd in our old neighborhood. Again, I prayed, later to find out that the owner of that home had just decided to rent it out to her friend. OK. No problem. I wasn’t disappointed, cause I prayed that God lead us…and he was…he was leading us away from there. The next morning, I hopped on craigslist’s rental ads, chose 3-bdrm under $1150, and the 1st ad read:

$1100 / 3br – Lease or lease/purchase 3/2 1/2 bath with gameroom (Hutto- Riverwalk)

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(is that a fridge I see in the kitchen?)

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I emailed “Mari” right away, saw it that day, was thrilled that it was in this quiet subdivision blessed with a pool, a walking bridge over Brushy Creek, a small lake w/white crane-like birds & winding trails all around it, at the entrance.

Two story? Yeah, but it was cool. More exercise, right? And YES, that is a side-by-side fridge in the kitchen w/water & ice in the door. And YES, they even kept their modern washer & dryer in the laundry room for us to use. The owners are selling all kinds of furnishings /decor (we think it’s cause it reminds them of his ex-wife), & they’re giving us 1st dibs…at an unbelievable discount ~ like, over 75% off their retail value. We are getting a whole nearly-new, gorgeous master bedroom suite  in cherry wood, a cushy couch & chair, dining room table & chairs & wall decor….all for very little. We needed it too, b/c moving our stuff from 1250 sqr ft into 2200 sqr ft would have left a ton of elbow room!

God is listening, leading and providing not just what we’ve asked for, but threw in all these extras. He’s definitely winking at us. I am floored at his generosity. He is the giver of all good things. We can’t wait to move in – just a couple weeks to go! Glory to God.

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4 thoughts on “Bold Prayer has its Perks

  1. Marlena August 16, 2009 / 7:14 am

    Yea! God is SO faithful! Congratulations on finding a new home! Let us know if you need help moving!

  2. Pops August 16, 2009 / 10:33 am

    Great news! Thank you Lord Jesus.
    Your trip to the bat bridge sounded like fun. You should take your mom when she comes in a couple of weeks. (she loves bats).
    Love you all.
    Pops

  3. Sherry August 17, 2009 / 10:22 am

    I can’t believe you got a 2200 sf house for $1100.00!!!! And the location w/all amenities sounds wonderful – how great for the kids! You really fell into it, huh? Can’t wait to see it!

  4. chelan August 17, 2009 / 3:51 pm

    I know, it’s amazing huh?! We’ll have a house-warming party after we move in – maybe – if Rick feels comfortable w/that 🙂 But you’ll be welcome to come by whenever ~ just call to make sure we’re there!

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