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The 1st house was sold in Warren. I was at peace with it because I knew God as calling me to witness in Detroit. The 2nd house found is solidly built needing a new roof this Summer and 30% smaller than my previous home I owned before my Cancer and Chemo caused me to lose everything. This house is right next door to my best friend's rental house. The other side is a burnt out house with all the brick perfect for re-use with a 2 car detached garage and large lot that I can probably get for $500.00. The house is almost within my reach for the money God gave me and I have been able to save. Still lack $2,600.00 to put in a bid that my realtor is sure I will get the house. The neighbor is a working neighborhood that I can see God working in with me....mix races and some are quite friendly.
Here is the temptation.....so I prayed and asked the Lord if He wanted me there to help me with the funds needed. I have been working every bit of overtime I can get. As badly as I want this house so that I will own it outright with nothing owned on it......I am still continuing to tithe my 10% to the church. Owning a house will give me all the money I need to continue my seminary education in the Fall of 2015 and pursue my Doctorate Degree. Without owning a house I will not have the funds to continue my schooling that I feel is the Lord's will for me.
So my Nephew had a conversation with me yesterday morning and said to me that he will loan me the $2,600.00 and pay it back as I can and get the house. He is a realtor and said it is worth 3 times what they are Bank is asking for it. So I was excited and told everyone at work!!! Then that night I talked to my nephew and he acted confused and said that he is broke from working on his new house and does not have any extra money. He had loaned me money last year and I paid it back quickly and he was happy so I knew there had to just been a miscommunication on his end. So I thanked him and got off the phone confused.
So I thought.....George Muller waited on God in prayer for Him to provide for everything that He knew was His Will for him to do. And he sold everything extra they had to do what he could and then wait on God to provide the rest. So I thought.....what do I have that I can sell???
I would have the money to make the offer on May 9th so what can I sell that I can use the money now to make an offer on the house before May 9th??? If I sell anything on Ebay I have to sit on the money for 30 days after the 7 days for them to bid in case of refunds....so that does not work. I have nothing extra that I could sell. So I knew in that area I was ok.
Borrow from others.....I just don't feel that this is right for me to do. The Nephew thing was a surprise and it turned out wrong real quick. So I do not see how God will glory out of that kind of movement.
So I sit and wonder......will the house be still available by May 9th or will it too be sold? Tempted to see what I can do. Yet I know that I need to just continue praying, pick up as much overtime as I can....and trust God to help me. It is a modest house with just enough room for everything I have and a big enough backyard where I can have the neighbors over for a cookout and witness to them. The kitchen is twice the size of this place so I can cook and bake food for the needy and the elderly in my neighborhood.
So I sit here this Easter morning wondering what will happen. How will God provide the $2,600.00 needed? There is a chance that I will be admitted in the Hospital week after next for 2 weeks of serious antibotics to save my liver if my test results come back bad this Friday....so that will knock out my extra money next month and put the house out of my reach until June.....so only time will tell.
My Christian friend who has and would help me if he had the extra money is praying for me. And I just feel like I need to do all I can selling and work wise that I can.....continuing prayering....and trust God. Tempted to do more that I don't feel would bring God glory the way I could by waiting on Him to provide.
The Holy Spirit told me a few days ago.....remember when the 2nd person off Sermonaudio who gave you $20.00 out of the blue a couple months back? You had only one person off any of your ministries donate any money before that and she gave you $120.00. So you were not expecting any money from your ministries......and when you needed encouragement that God would take care of your school bill....He moved on a man to donate that $20.00 and you were encouraged.
God can do it again and move on people who use your online ministries if He wanted too or you could receive money in the mail like Hudson Taylor and George Muller received many times. So I thought ....is this where God will provide if He wanted me to have this house to minister from in Detroit?
So I put one foot in front of the other and wait to see what will happen. This walk with God is interesting because when He first called me to Detroit I got close in Eastpointe and knew I was not where He wanted me because it was Not Detroit. The 1st house was close, it was in Warren, but not Detroit. So I decided I must look in Detroit even though all my policemen clients told me to stay out of Detroit. God sends and I have learned the hard way.....don't detour....it is costly and saddening.
Detroit is where God is calling me and it is Detroit that I will go. Now I wait on God to provide the $2,600 to get this house and keep it available until I can come up with the money. I will not give into temptation but wait on God to help.