Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I think the Lord just wanted to see....

   Last couple of post I had stated that our house sold and we were selling everything and moving to a barn.  Well....that is what I thought:).  The Lord had an extra special surprise for us though.
  Here goes,  you know I do love to tell the whole story(sometimes wayyyy too much) but I will try and keep it short and simple. 
  Hubby had talked with a friend that had a barn apartment on their property and they offered to rent it to us while we look for land and build again.  I had not seen the apt but heard it was a nice place and the land that it was on was absolutely perfect,  great place to go running,  gated, pond for fishing,  beautiful and private.  The only thing was when I actually went to see it,  well,  I was shocked at how small!  I think it may have been about 600 sq ft at the most!  The living area was very small and one of the two bedrooms was about the size of our closet.  My first instinct was panic because hubby really wanted it and the price for rent was unbeatable:(.  I ask if we could just pray about it some more and not commit yet,  he said sure.  I kept asking him to look at another house that was about 1800 square ft and alot more money but didn't this make more sense?  He would do it but I could tell he really wanted the barn so we could save money for building.  Long story short,  I did not have peace about trying to get my way(the bigger house) and finally gave in to the Lord and said,  "OK,  God you will have to just give me grace to live in such a small place with two kiddos."
So I started selling some of our furnishings that I knew would not fit and hubby did not want to store.  Then the Friday after Thanksgiving we got a call from the owner saying he could not rent it to us after all because his daughter needed to move back home and would be using it.  I was thrilled!  I knew the Lord had something else for us!  After another month of delayed closing on the house we still had no place to move.  Then one Sunday night a friend called and said they had decided to move back to their ranch and would we like to lease their lake home?  I was shocked!  This home was way over our budget I felt for sure but told her that I would get hubby to call her husband and they could talk finances.  We prayed then prayed some more that if this was the house the Lord would work it out so we could afford the lease.  When my husband told me what the amount was I thought he was joking!!
The Lord blessed us with this fun home while we look for land and build!  He has given us much more than we could even of hoped for!