Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lord I'm Amazed By You

There's a song that has been going through my head for the past few days and it says it all:
Lord I'm amazed by you,
Lord I'm amazed by you,
Lord I'm amazed by you,
How you love me.

He never ceases to amaze me and just when I think my life is going pretty well, He wows me again. Seventeen years ago this month we sold our own home to go to Bible college to prepare for the ministry. When we sold it, I asked the Lord to someday give us a home of our own again. We have been blessed to have lived in nice parsonages but no matter how generous the congregation is, it is still not your own home and it is solely dependent on your husband being the pastor of that church. We have been homeless when we have been between churches and that is not a good feeling to say the least.

We have prayed for 17 yrs that the Lord  would help us have our own home once more and He has done it!
We thought it would be another year of saving until we could buy a house but the Lord worked it all out and we got a wonderful old farm house which sits on almost an acre of land for $50,000 less than the assessed value! Because we have always said that we'd like to have a house with fruit trees and nearby water, our house has apple trees and even a pond! Our God cares about details. 

We are planning to name our house Beth Haran- House of Grace because it is only by God's grace that we are able to own our own home again. Grace is God's unmerited favour towards us. We did nothing to deserve this wonderful blessing in our lives but our Father chooses to pour out His blessings on His children because He loves us. And we are thankful. So very thankful and humbled by His goodness to us. 

Let me encourage you to trust God for your future. You may have the desires of your heart given to you right away or you may have to wait for 17 yrs but He will come through. He will never fail you or let you down, if you trust Him. God loves you and He cares about you. He has promised to meet your every need
(Philippians 4:19). He has promised to give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). And He has promised to provide (Matthew 6:31), protect (Psalm 121:7) and provision you (Matthew 6:11). Trust Him. Lord I'm amazed by You, how you love me!!

 "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing: that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
 2Peter 3:8-9


  1. Good News Laurie. GOOD NEWS INDEED! Where is Beth Haran- House of Grace?

  2. Wonderful news! Wonderful encouragment for others too!

  3. " We are Soooo Very Happy for Your Whole Family......God Bless you All !!!! I'm sure you'll enjoy many years of Happiness there !!!! Have a great Day....." friend Pat ~
    " xoxoxox