Monday, November 2, 2009

God's In the Details!

God is incredible!!!! I love how much he's "in" to the details. We have prayed so hard for a house ever since we sold ours last June! So we looked and looked and looked!!! We found one that we thought was "it", but praise God the sellers took another contract and it didn't happen. We were so heart broken at the time but just new God had a better plan and a better house, perfect for us, just out there waiting for us to find it! God kept throwing this verse in my face - through email, sermons, friends, etc - I love it when God does that, when he does you better listen up - because he is SCREAMING at you something you need to hear - but you know God, he's a gentle screamer. Here's the verse that kept coming up, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication with THANKSGIVING let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus!"

Well, let me just tell you folks, he surpassed all our expectations with the house we ended up with. There were at least 10 things on our "list" of what we wanted, and we just knew that there was something we'd have to sacrifice - we expected that. With the first house we put a contract in on, we were sacrificing a lot, with this one that we ended up with - NOTHING...God gave us everything on our list, can you believe it!!!!

Now for the details...there was one thing I was sad about leaving at our old house - we had a rose bush outside our dining room window that just made me happy. I used to cut the roses off and bring them inside and the kiddos and I would just enjoy looking at them, smelling them, talking about God's wonderful creation, etc. By the way...that must be what heaven smells like - the inside of a rose - no one has ever re-created the freshness and deliciousness of that smell - EVER!!!! I'm pulling up to our new house to check on it:) the other day I notice something in my driveway by the garage! Yep - a BEAUTIFUL rose bush with this gorgeous rose, and four more tiny buds waiting to bloom! It reminds me of this song:

God is so good
God is so good
God is so good
He's so good to me

I just wanted to cry!

Please leave a comment and tell me a story where God was "in" the details in your life - we should share these stories more with others!!!!


Sarah said...

I tend to dread buying gifts because I agonize and agonize over what to buy, and then I often think I picked the wrong thing. I felt that way at my mom's birthday this summer, so I prayed about it. I prayed about where to go and felt the urge to go to Bath and Bodyworks. In the store, I felt drawn to a couple of items, and they happened to be on sale, so I could buy even more stuff.

When I gave my mom the gift, she said it was perfect. She had been needing some body cream but couldn't afford to buy it, and she prayed that God would provide this "little detail." And he led me to do just that!

Something similar happened to me a couple of years ago. I saw a lady at church carrying a Christian fiction book (Hadassah: One Night With the King). I couldn't really afford to buy a book just then, so I casually mentioned to God that I'd sure love to read that book. My birthday came shortly after, and my sister gave me that book! Not only had I NOT mentioned to her that I wanted that book, but I'd actually forgotten all about it. It gave me chills. And it was an awesome book, by the way.

The Morris Family said...

My story is too long for me to write it all, but I will forever love God for bringing my husband to me. I dated a guy on and off again for 5 years. Though a bad relationship God kept me pure and put people in my life that convinced me to date some in college. After two years of dating a few guys and always going back to my old boyfriend, God placed Alan, my husband, into my life. He became my best friend, fell in love with me, and pursued me for a year. Finally, God opened my eyes. I had been blinded so long in an unhealthy relationship that when my eyes finally opened I realzed Alan had every quality that would have made up my dream guy. It is funny how something can be right in front of us and we can't see it until we listen and trust in God!