God’s Dream

 

I waited to post this post. We’ve been quiet on posting for a while and you’ll see why.

Last Spring we lowered the price of our home dramatically.  Though the Lord gave us a price to list our home 2 years ago, it was only for a time so He could do His work in us. We followed His leading last spring to lower it and leave with just enough money in our pockets to move back to the Midwest and start over. No paid off house as we had hoped for, but Mercy. Much mercy. As my husband shared, “We won’t go unpunished for buying this home.” As I shared with him month after month when something would break or go wrong that would require our very last money or what we had in savings or to go further into debt, that we were being chastised but that it was good because we are sons and not bastards (as the Bible says).

All of a sudden about 3 or 4 months ago it seemed as if the greatest part of our chastisement over buying this home was over. Nothing went wrong financially, nothing broke. I wondered….

We received a call a little over a month ago by some people who were interested in buying our home…..

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Here the kids are waiting for our “guests”, the prospective buyers of our home.

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Getting ready to meet them and show them their rooms.

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All ready and they’re almost here.

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Just before their arrival… the girls in new dresses that Mommy made for the Winter. Warm fleece dresses.

Unfortunately, it isn’t our time to move just yet. After a month of going back and forth and going through many trials on their end, they decided not to buy the home. I have boxes packed that I’m just not ready to unpack yet.  I’m having a hard time trying to get back to “normal” when my vision for the past 30 days has been our future. It just seemed to be the perfect timing and the perfect match for our home with these people. I bragged to our neighbors profusely about who their new neighbors might be. I was excited for them to move in, not just for us but for them. The good thing is that we made some new friends as they are Christians and very nice ones at that. We are going to stay in touch with them and hope the best for them and we are praying for them.  They never meant us any harm and did the best that they could with a lot of pressing circumstances coming from many directions. They are going through a VERY rough time right now and our hearts are sad for them.

So, “Our Dream” on the top tab of our blog is going to be changed shortly to “God’s Dream” for us as we now have a clear vision from the Lord now as to where we go from here one day when the home sells. We will buy a much cheaper home with a 10-15 year mortgage and try to pay it off a few years early by paying heavy on the front end. Though I am still a bit broken and discouraged, I have seen the Lord in this so much that I believe He will be moving us soon (up to 2 years). We still have debt to pay off (incurred from moving here) and somehow managed to put $900 extra towards it this month. We will be putting this much or more towards it the following months as I believe He may not move us until we are out of  debt. We should be out of debt by sometime next year around August/September by continuing to cut back drastically and put “everything” we can towards it.

So pray for us as your hearts are led my friends. This month really hurt.

**** I had to come back a couple hours later and add this. One reason why this situation was so dear to us is because of a dream my husband had. First, let me go back… The people that were going to buy our home put a verbal offer on our home. A couple of days later they wanted to look at two other homes just to be sure… they ended up putting an offer on another home. Of course we were disappointed but also happy for them. Some days later my husband had a dream that the home that they were going to buy fell through. It was impacting enough that he sat straight up in bed when he awoke from the dream. Days later, guess what? They called to tell us that the home they were going to buy fell through and that they were going to buy ours. We were so excited as you could understand. I even cried. So, that is why it is all the harder to understand why things went a different direction… But that’s okay, God’s timing is always perfect and we must trust Him. I still believe we will be moving soon.

 

4 thoughts on “God’s Dream

  1. Oh Hadassah, I am so sorry that this all fell through. I know you all had your hopes in it all happening now. I am in prayer for you all over this situation. I know I dont need to tell you that Gods timing is perfect and when looking back at this after you move, you will see why. A big hug from me here in the North Georgia Mountains. Love and Blessings.

    • Thank you for your kind response Susan. : ) Yes, I know you are right, we usually do see the “why” later on. There are a few good things about not moving just yet and we already received a call from a local Real Estate broker about some people who are interested in looking at our home. So God gives us hope even when we are discouraged. Thanks for your hug! I hope you are doing well!

  2. As you might remember we had similar happen with the falling through of sale of our lake property in 2014. And then this year no offers all summer. The Lord’s Will be done. I am so sorry to hear about the house not selling.
    I was wondering what the fabric of the jumpers were! Very nice!!

    In 2013 when satan attacked we wondered if we were hearing God correctly. It was such a painful 2 years following. And then this Fall with the coming of CC and TA we realized sometimes you just have to wait in Him as you ride the storm. And now He’s using us again. Praise God!! ((((HUGS)))))

    • Thank you for your kind words Elizabeth. I’m sorry you have had such troubles the past couple of years.

      The dresses are just made from the winter fleece from Joanne Fabrics. I got in on sale for 4-something a yard. The kids are cozy in them day and night. Instead of buying them or making night gowns, I am using these for them to sleep in as well. That’s how big families work, huh? ; )

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