Today we had two house showings. The first was planned, the second was a call that came during the first showing. They had actually called last week and left a message but I wrote down the number wrong and wasn't able to get a hold of them. Just another good example of why it's important to follow up when people don't call you back right away. The first couple was mildly interested, they called us back and asked some more questions but it was just a lukewarm outcome. The second couple loved the house. They told us they love it, they want to buy it, they have the money to buy it and they're going home to prepare an offer. So, we'll meet on Monday.
This is so preliminary that it seems silly to actually blog about it but I had specifically prayed this morning for some kind of confirmation of God's plan today. So, I thought I should bring you along on the journey. It seems like we've faced frustrating delays or disappointing set backs throughout this whole process. Sometimes it's like we're caught in a rip tide... so close, so far, oh oh so close, oh... so far, over and over again. We continue to trust God is working all things out in His perfect timing. Today, though, I needed encouragement; hence my prayer. I've showed the house to too many people who just weren't the right fit. The people today were making their plans for the house, asking about what stays and what goes and they appreciated the potential and character this house has. They were friendly, too! It was great a reminder that "just like that" God can move this process ahead. There are so many things that are outside of our control and of course we are so anxious to get up to camp and get our hands dirty. Even on days when that lack of control is especially uncomfortable (like today) we can still fall back on the truth:
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Praise the Lord!
Don't forget the contest. I'll decide Monday night and announce in Tuesdays blog who the winners are!!