Ok, so it seems I'm doing all the talking during the day....I am not known for being quiet and listening to the Lord during my daily devotions and prayer time often. I am usually awakened nightly between 1 and 2:30 every morning. The Lord has usually laid things on my heart during this time and I'm ALWAYS amazed!
So last night I went to bed thinking I would get to sleep in till about 7ish at least.
I was awakened around 1:20 this morning and was up until around 5:30ish. The thought was could I be praying for the right miracle in the wrong way? I'm praying for a debt free home, red, with white trim. (don't ask...I just want a red home with white trim). LOL
Could it be that God will raise up the $23,000 to pay off this house so that it is completely ours and debt free? Could it be that God will raise up brothers and sisters in Christ to help me repair all the things in this home so that we can live in every room of this house? Could it be that I will paint this home red with white trim?
Now, I'm about to list the needs in this home and I pray I don't offend anyone. I pray that it is not looked upon in the wrong sense. I'm just being obedient.
As many of you know, my mom passed away last Dec. (It's hard to believe it's almost a year already). We have lived on her land for the last 10 years. She left all the land to her grandchildren. So my desire is really to stay here on her land, even though it is hard to not see her piddling with her flowers daily.
The single wide mobile home was a blessing from a dear friend when we were losing our double wide mobile home, shortly after my husband left. I covered the $369 payments until recently. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
So here goes, $23,000 is owed on this home. If paid off, it would be a bit less because all the interest would not be included. The home is well over 10 years old and all the pipes under the home are busted. We aren't able to use the bathrooms, but a port-a-potty. I won't explain how we bathe, but WE DO BATHE! ;-) Several places in the flooring in the master bedroom and bathroom have rotted out from leaking as well as the kitchen. We wash laundry at night because the water pours from beneath the house and I know I could be fined BIG TIME if this was known.
My girls share a room and my son and I sleep in the living room on two twin beds. The living room is also our computer room, class room, and sewing room. A bit crowded, but we make it work.
So, I didn't share that for sympathy, but what if..... The world has Extreme Home Makeovers. What if the body of Christ did for God's children what the world is doing?
What if this house was paid off, the repairs done, and painted red with white trim!!! I would have the same miracle I'm praying for. I KNOW God is more than able!
So again, Could I be praying for the right miracle in the wrong way?