Monday, February 5, 2007

1738 Alamo Court -

Billy and I have moved 14 times since being married. We have lived in 3 different apartments, 4 trailers (we lived in one trailer 2 different times), my mom's house, a concessions stand where we shared the bathroom with two Hispanic ranch hands (ask me about it sometime), a place we affectionately call the cellar, and 4 different houses. Some were kinda nice. Some were not nice at all. Most were very small. But we have never owned a home. This makes me sad. I always dreamed on a house that I loved. A house where all my kids friends wanted to come, and we had the room for them. A house where my children had wonderful memories growing up in our wonderful home. Where we opened our home to friends, families and maybe even strangers as God led us. Now, my children our not deprived, nor am I. But I have always believed this desire would not be there if it wasn't supposed to be realized. Until now though I wasn't sure where I wanted to live. I only knew where we live now is so small I am beginning to lose my mind. We are literally on top of each other. But this last year a specific home was put on the market. 1738 Alamo Ct. I remember when me and Billy first got married Eddie and Tonie Farmer (Toby's family) lived in this home. They had us over because Tonie was helping us by taking me to appointments and stuff. I remember walking into the house and being amazed at how beautiful it was. Wondering what it was like to live in something so lovely. I fell in love with that house. Now ten years later it is for sale again. It has sat on the market forever because the realtor is asking an obscene amount of money for it. So there it is. An obscenely big and expensive house that I want very much. So in the natural I know it probably seems ridiculous that I should expect it. But God is asking me to dream big with him, so I am. So I have no idea how exactly we will get this house. There has been some interesting turns that lead me to believe that God is working in our favor. I have felt opposition. From the enemy, from my mind, from our checking account, and from people at times. It is not my heart to try to live out of our means. But it is the desire of my heart to have this home. My life doesn't hang on it. If for some reason I don't get it, I will cry and be disappointed and then get over it. But will you believe with me that God would make a supernatural way for us to have it. Will you pray that I will get "the how out of here"! I am not sure of the how's, but I know my God is willing and able. I am going to school to get a job to help with the financial increase a house payment would put on our finances. I believe this house is perfect for us. Almost everyday I drive to it and stop in front on it and ask God for it. I will continue until I possess it or God tells me a firm NO. I would probably be a miracle. But lucky for me I serve a God who majors in the supernatural. And as the 2 year old worship CD Mrs. Becky handed out this week says, "I have a mighty messiah that manifests miracles down in the depths of my heart. Where? Down in the depths of my heart!"

6 comments:

Pamelotta said...

It's yours. There's something about standing on something, putting your foot on it and claiming it that shifts things around in the heavenlies. God put the desire in your heart and I think He wants you to go after it. I can't wait for the housewarming party!

By the way, do you remember the odds against Elliott and me when we stood on this land and claimed it? We didn't just want this piece of land. God told us that it was ours and to go after it.

Keep visiting your house and before you know it, you'll be looking out from the inside!

High in Demand said...

I can easily stand with you and believe with you for that house! I've got a house that the Lord has promised my family. I'm not living in it yet. As a matter of fact there is a sign in the window that says, "Not for Sale." Does this bother me? Nope. Does is bother me that the owners are in love with the house? Nope. God has already given it to us. I just know it. I'm just waiting on his timing.

The same for you Francesca! I will believe with you!

A-lauf said...

I believe! After all he did it for us. There was no way and he made one. After we made a rediculously low offer one thing led to another you know the res of the story. We too moved 12 times before we settled here in Clyde.

Tangerine Tinselbreeze said...

Joel and I have also lived in at least 15 different Houses or apartments, Five states and 7 cities. There are several reasons we have stayed in our current home. First, it was a God thing that we came back to Clyde at all, it goes to show, if you are chosen, you cannot hide from God. Second, God knew He had a gift for Joel to give him a beautiful kitchen, it is way nicer that our house kitchen. Finally, I do not believe this is the home of my dreams, or my final house, but I do believe that God has amazing plans for both of us and I know he wants our children to experience the security of one home for many years. I used to reject this thinking, but now I embrace it. Even when I graduate, I plan to continue to improve this home and move when God says move. I have learned from my gypsy ways that I could not bloom if I was not planted. I could only reach the height of my full God potential, when I made a decision to root. Trust me- we are not a one bathroom family, but we have a one bathroom home. I pray that you walk right into the destiny of a beautiful home that is the family home you and Billy dream of. At the same time, it is quite possible, probable even, that God could have something even greater than your current dreams. What you see as beautiful and perfect for you now- God may see as not enough for his princess. We have to wait on the Lord for many things, but I hope your wait is almost over. I can't wait to see what He has for you.

Monica said...

I will stand and pray with you for your house! I want it for you really bad too and soon! I am waiting exicitedly to help decorate and throw a big party and finally have T-Day and Christmas at your place again! :)

ericaprosser said...

Can't wait to have coff3e on tuesdays and thursdays at 1738 alamo court!