god works in mysterious ways

mona70277
By mona70277 Latest Reply 2015-06-17 12:42:25 -0500
Started 2011-08-04 01:27:10 -0500

first i want to thank all of my friends here who have been praying for my family and i…and now i would like to tell you what happened today. as many of you are aware we have been searching for a new home,however as soon as the landlords here find out that i have 5 kids they inform me that i have too 'any kids for them to rent to me. well the kids and i went to the park today just to enjoy the fresh air.the place was empty,not a sole in sight,so we gathered around a picnic table in a little pavillion right in the center to pray before enjoying the sights and toys.we went around the table one at a time praying for family,friends,people in our community,my health,and pleading despretely for god to lead us to whatever home he saw fit for us.when we finished our amens we released hands and opened our eyes only to find that an older gentleman had joined us, and with tears rolling down both of his cheecks he said "please let me help you.i dont mean to intrude but as i was walking past your family god spoke to me.he told me to be silent and listen to your prayers.hes never spoken to me before so i listened…please follow me." he led us to a beautiful,BEAUTIFUL home directley across the street.he and his wife had just decided this morning to sell it on land contract and had an appointment with a realitor this evening to list it.he left me and the kids to look around inside.we thought he would be waiting outside when we finished,but he was nowhere to be found.we hadnt even gotten his last name,let alone his phone number,so with broken hearts we walked back across the street to the park.we couldnt understand why he had allowed us the opprotunity to see the place and then just disapeared.to our amazement he came to the park to find us…he had only left us there to go get his wife.they offered us an AMAZING deal.$51,000 dollar total package-$5,000 down and $625 a month($500 for the house payment and$125for property taxes and insurance) the house sits right down town in a darling little town with a park,a campgroud ,and a lake right across the street.it has 5bdrms., 2bthrms.,a large kitchen and livingroom,a den and an enclosed porch that wraps around the entire house.i know its worth at least 3 times the amount that he wants to sell it to us for and its definately affordable for us!! the only problem is when we left my ex-husband we depleated almost all of my savings and i was just starting to rebuid it.this couple offered me such a wonderful deal that i couldnt find it in myself to ask him to lower the down payment.i just told him that i love the place,took down his number and told him i wolud call him by friday.i know that god sent him to us for a reason,he told me so himself…PLEASE friends and family of mine her at dc pray for my family that we may be able to come up with the rest of the down payment?!?i know that where theres a will theres a way-ive got the will,please pray for me that god will show me the way?!?!?


16 replies

emie
emie 2011-08-07 11:39:21 -0500 Report

God is really a great great God. He will use other people to extend blessings and fill the hearts of those in need.

Mickie G
Mickie G 2011-08-07 06:04:28 -0500 Report

I am so happy for you and your children and I will add my prayers to yours. Thank you for sharing your story! It helps in ways you will never know!

cottoncandybaby
cottoncandybaby 2011-08-04 22:47:42 -0500 Report

God does work miracles every day, we just have to recognize them, like the timing of the man who happened to walk by at the exact time you were in the most need…I am Jewish and definately believe that God listens to everyone and only wants good things for us all! Wonderful story, and good advice given about calling the County and see what programs are out there to help with down payment. We are renting now and also saving for down payment to eventually buy this house that we rent, starting over like many other folks out there…I think this bad economy has taken a toll on everyone, but we just plug along and count our blessings. Best wishes for continued good luck to you and your kids!! Amy

DJackwon
DJackwon 2011-08-04 21:07:31 -0500 Report

Definately, my prayers go out to you and your family. Your faith is inspiring, and I believe as God sent this man to you…he will provide the means.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-08-04 15:15:05 -0500 Report

I will keep this in my prayers. I sure hope it works out. It really does seem like he was just sent to you.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-08-04 11:19:12 -0500 Report

PRAISE THE LORD! God is SO GOOD!
I will continue to pray that you get what $$ you need to complete the deal!

This makes me SO happy to hear!

James

MarkieMarkie
MarkieMarkie 2011-08-04 10:17:48 -0500 Report

I love these kind of stories… the atmopsher of this story is why I sold real estate for over 20 years. What a beautiful story. I will keep you in my prayers. This story brought tears to my eyes.

Rev. Hixon

MewElla
MewElla 2011-08-04 08:18:41 -0500 Report

Will be praying for you and your family…what a beautiful work of God in your life. Plse keep us posted…

Jameesa
Jameesa 2011-08-04 07:14:13 -0500 Report

I will continue praying for you and family. All things work together for good to them that love god. PUSH= pray until something happens

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-08-04 06:49:36 -0500 Report

Praise the Lord! Mona … what I think you need to do is see if the City or County in the area has a DAP (Downpayment Assistance Program). I don't know in which state you live, but here in CA it is usually the City or County who has such a program. Also, I'm pretty sure there is a federal program that provides assistance. In that case, it shouldn't matter in which state you live. I have two daughters in the RE Industry; one is a Realtor and the other is a Loan Officer for a Mortgage Lender. One of them should be able to tell me what kind of programs are available on the federal level. I used to be familiar with all that, but when the RE market imploded, everything changed. I will send an email to them and let you know what I find out. If I were you, though, I would telephone the gentleman and tell him you DO want the house, but you are working on getting the downpayment. You don't want him to get the idea you aren't interested. I am convinced the Lord wants you and your children to have the house, but remember … God helps those who help themselves. God Bless you and your family! ;-) Mara