Saturday, June 6, 2009

He Gives Us What We Need Just When We Need It

How many times have you heard someone say that to you ~ God gives us what we need in His timing ~ just when we need it? And it's true you know ~ our Father admonishes us to wait upon Him. That is so hard some times ~ especially if you are needing him to move NOW! But does He ever let us down? No. Every time He pulls through in His own timing and in His own way. And that is what I want to share with you today ~ how my Heavenly Father once again moved so profoundly and definitely that there was no doubt that I knew His will.

Less than one week ago my house sold ~ and it had only been on the market 1 day when we received word that an offer was coming. Within 4 days an acceptable offer was on the table and I have begun the process of saying farewell to the old home place ~ something I had no intentions of doing ~ because I had figured that I would finish out my life here. And that's what I get for "figuring." God doesn't like us "comfortable" and that is exactly what I had become. Very comfortable. It is a home that my husband and I had designed and built together. We had raised our children here. I had home schooled several years here. Many many memories are stored up within these walls. It is the largest home I have ever lived in and yet I do recall many a time thinking that it required entirely too much work to take care of ~ it knocked me out of a church activity or visitation many a time. And while I'm not saying that it is impossible to have a large home and still have time for the Lord ~ I am saying that with the autoimmune disease that I battle it was certainly the case for me. It takes a lot of time and energy to clean a home this size.

Extenuating circumstances have brought me to this place I now find myself in. So while it has been difficult to even think about leaving my home I have also been very nervous about where I would move to. At this time it is needful to consider short-term rental property ~ and those two terms (short-term and rental) don't usually describe too many properties to rent. Folk want at least a one year lease.

So two days ago I set out to check on the rental property in my hometown. The problem is that it is a very small town - and most folk don't rent. I knew that it was not going to be an easy task. At about 4:00 p.m. I decided to hang it up. There was little to choose from and what there was to consider was expensive, required us to live above and beside other families (something I was not used to after living in the country for 13+ years), did not allow pets, and didn't even have a yard to play catch in. The prospects were sobering. And then..... God moved.

My sister had driven a different path than usual to go to town that day and had passed a home that appeared to be empty ~ she said she wasn't even sure why she took that path ~ but we now know it was part of God's plan. This is no ordinary house - it actually sits on the property of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association beside the Brown Lanier Home (which is the home you see pictured above). It's one of those historical Civil War sites that has been preserved. This house sits on its property near by and they rent it out to generate revenue for the association. My sister wasn't even sure if it was empty but I told her I had nothing to lose by looking. Not only was it empty (and it had just become empty less than a week before) ~ no one had rented it yet ~ it was surrounded by countryside where our cats could roam ~ the rent was cheap ~ a garden plot in the back has already been tilled (I surely love to garden and can the vegetables) ~ a location that puts me very close to where my daughter will attend Christian school this fall ~ and there is more than enough yard for my daughter to get out and play her sports. It was and continues to be simply amazing. God gave me what I needed ~ just when I needed it ~ and above and beyond what I expected.
Why do we doubt Him? When we know that He owns the cattle on a thousand hill ~ why do we doubt Him? Thank you Lord for giving me what I needed just when I needed it.

17 Thoughts On The Matter:

Kim said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so happy that you have found a place that is just right for you all. You will be greatly missed, but we know God is moving and that is always a great thing. Love in Christ, Kim

Cindy said...

Amazing! God is certainly holding you in the palm of His hand.

Deborah said...

God is so good! I'm so glad he led you to this house. It sounds wonderful!

bopeep said...

I don't know why we doubt him,but you are right we do.
I am so Thankful He gave you your Blessing.
Prayers, Bo

susansspace said...

So happy for you, Cathryn! A wise pastor's wife friend of mine used to always remind us, "God is seldom early, and never late!"
(for His timing, that is).
Truly, God is good!
Susan

Anna said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful testament. You don't know who might be inspired and their life changed just by reading this. This maybe just what they needed to know, that God does come through for us. It may not be on our own timing--but God's timing is Ohhh sooo perfect.

Congratulations on selling and being able to secure a new rental!

God Bless,
Anna

Abounding Treasures said...

Cathryn,

Our God is AMAZING!! He is carrying you in His everlasting arms as you travel this new road together :o)

Blessings to you and your dear family,
Dallas

Chosen 4 His Glory said...

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgements uttered by His mouth..." Psalm 105:1-5

Marsha said...

May the Lord continue to guide you through this season of change.

Blessings, my friend.

Honeycombs said...

What an awesome God we serve, He meets our every need. Praise God He gave you just the right house and I know there are memories in the making while you are there.

Abounding Treasures said...

Just wanted to pop in and say HI -- I imagine you are very busy getting so many things done in your new home!

Blessings to you and your family Cathryn :o)

Marsha said...

Just wanted to pop in and say hi. I pray you're getting settled in her new place. Hope to hear from you soon.

You are loved and missed.

Deborah said...

Just stopped by to say 'I miss you' I hope you are getting settled in your new homw, and look forward to hearing from you soon.
~~~Deb

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