Back in 2005, we sold our farm and moved into town so that we could be closer to the church. The people that were buying our house became our GOOD FRIENDS. They would come over just to hang out. We even invited them to David’s birthday party.
On closing day, we were SO EXCITED that people we liked were going to enjoy the home we had built. After we signed all the papers, we decided we should take them out to lunch to CELEBRATE.
They said, “We don’t want to go to lunch…we’re going to SUE YOU!”
“We’ve been all through the house and found things we think are wrong. So, thank you very much, for basically giving us your house for FREE!”
We felt betrayed and totally CRUSHED!
Then, I got MAD!!! I wanted to FIGHT! I wanted to start calling every lawyer we knew.
But David said, “No. We just need to get on our knees and let God DO what God DOES.”
(I agreed…but I wasn’t very happy about it.)
The hardest fight of FAITH is the fight we fight to KEEP FROM FIGHTING!
Let me tell you how GOOD God is.
Months later, we got a phone call from the Chief of Police. He said, “Remember that guy that was threatening to sue you? He’s in the newspaper, today.”
“He’s being prosecuted by the Attorney General of the State of Missouri for turning back odometers at his car lot and falsifying records. I don’t think you’ll have to worry about him anymore.”
WOW! We could NEVER have done that!
When we take our faith off of God and try to do things ourselves, it just TIES HIS HANDS to work things out on our behalf.
LET GO and LET GOD!
Resist the enemy and enter into the REST of GOD!
Have you ever given something over to God that turned out so much BETTER than you expected? Tell me about it.