A few days ago a beautiful house was noticed by me. It is beautfiul built from the 1920's and the price tag was $14,900.00. I inspected the house and it has some electrical work and some plaster boards needed....some cabinets needed in the kitchen and some plumbing. But I did not have the money to buy it. The city requires a Fire Department Inspection that passes or take care of the problems before being able to move in and that costs an addition $250.00. Plus closing is around $1,000.00. So I would need $16,150.00 just to secure the house. But I did not have the money....I had $8,000.00.
All the reality people I know said there is no way they would reduce the price until 3-4 weeks and no lower than $12,500.00. So I said....I will pray about it....if this is the house that is meant to be...than God will make a way.
The next day they lowered the price to $9,900.00. and that means I need $11,150.00. But now I only have $9,000.00....which means I am $2,150.00 shy of being able to buy the house.
Friends of mine suggested I borrow the money from my Nephew....tempting....he has the money and would loan it to me with no problem. Very tempting......but than how is this bringing Glory to God? So I prayed and asked God to supply the money or keep the house until they lower the price or something. Otherwise I would be disappointment because it is greatly built and a solid house to live in and have one room at the top of the house as an office for the Brazilian Orphanage.
I have to stand on my belief that if this house is God's will for me ..... HE will provide a way and be able to receive the Glory alone! I have nothing else that I can do and this house is huge but it is rock solid built with wood floors and art deco 2 stain glass windows.....needs a lot of work but I can do it in time.
So I decided to share this because temptations can even work us up so much that we do not sleep well and work against faith when it makes sense to do other than we would normally stand.
I will let you know how this works out. Hopefully this will bring God glory!!!