Ever feel like God is going overboard to let you know he's with you?
Case in point...Dawn and I put our home on the market so we can move closer to our new church. I figured we'd list it, take a few weeks, start looking for houses in the new city, work everything out, and we'd move in July or August. Well... we put the house on the market on Wednesday, had four offers within a couple of days, and decided on which offer to accept last night (Sunday) - a whopping 5 days after we listed it.
Now...tonight, we just put an offer on a house 1.2 miles from our new church - the Royal Palm Church in Lake Worth (about 13 miles from our current house.) We know there is at least one other offer. So I'm asking all of our friends and family to pray with us that, if this is part of God's plan for the next chapter in our lives, we will be selected as the buyer.
Amazing!...I know. Sometimes he blesses just to give a reward. Sometimes he blesses to remind us of his generosity. Sometimes he blesses in order to defeat the evil around us as evil doers try to destroy our lives. And sometimes we have NO IDEA why he blesses, but we love it when he does.
Life is not always such a high, but our Heavenly Father has his way of reminding us, "I'm here...and I love you!" A rainbow...a sunset...a newborn baby...a kind word from a friend at just the right time. Even in my specific situation... it's the selling of a house and the prospect of the next one all because God is leading the way. No matter the "how", the "why" is consistent - it's all about the Amazing Generosity of our God.
Anyway, just a short testimony to the provision of God. I think we can all say, "Anytime God wants to go overboard with me, I'm all in!" Thank you, Jesus!