Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A New Place to Call "Home"

So thus one reason for the lack of posts: We found a house!! A couple weeks ago, after attending a moving seminar at the retreat, I decided to write in my prayer journal what we needed in a house and believe that God would deliver. I wrote four requests: 1. four bedrooms 2. nice neighborhood 3. close to Jonathan's work 4. one we can love, be comfortable, and don't have to spend much money for repairs. Low and behold, the very next day I got an e-mail with this house. It met everything on the list. God even threw in a couple extra desires of mine that I did not write out. A jacuzzi tub and a front porch.

I signed up with a reality site that would send me new homes when put on the market in the area where we were looking. The e-mail came with no pictures, but the description was enough for me to go look at it. I walked in and immediately felt like it was "home". ( I saw it the second day it was on the market.) I wrote in my journal that night and asked God to stop anyone from putting pictures online until we could make an offer. So, God went a step futher and closed down the main Houston reality site for the entire weekend. I laughed at that with my realtor, but I am not sure he knew that God really could do that!

We close the end of June, that is if inspection goes well, and we are very excited. Although I have severe mixed emotions about leaving friends and Bayou Woods and moving out to the boon-docks, I am confident that God will not leave us lonely! The only people we know out off Highway 249 are the Habermehls and they are enough familiar faces for me (all 6). They were one of the first families that I bonded with when I first came to Houston and they have become great friends to us.

I am blown away that God provided for us when I thought that we would never find a house in our price range without many repairs.
So lesson learned: Believe God

11 comments:

Debbie Jeffers said...

What a great house!! I know ya'll are excited. What town is it in?? Debbie

Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

Michelle, that is so exciting! What an adorable house! I grew up in a blue and white house with a front porch and am very partial to that look. My parents painted over the blue back in '94 and I'm still bitter. You will love having a front porch. Jackson and I spend lots of time on ours. I can't believe everything God did for you! He's so awesome!

The Juarez Family said...

Congrats on the house! I know you three deserve it! Good things come to good people who believe :}

Can't wait to visit soon!

Kim

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's awesome! Excited for you.

Joshua Murrell said...

The house is beautiful and I love the huge tree in the front yard! I'm so excited for you guys.

Cari said...

It is beautiful! I am so excited about this!! I have been praying with you that everything would work out! God is so good! Love you!

Nancy Mon said...

I love this house! It is so beautiful. Wow, leaving HFBC West Campus. I am excited for the whole Sanders family and now wonder if the pacee with make the move or be left behind.

courtney said...

looks like you'll have plenty of room for a new "play group"! when may we come over? :)

Kelly Fisher said...

Beautiful home, Michelle! I am so thrilled that God has blessed you guys with such a great find! Can't wait to see pictures of the inside! :)

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful home!! i can't wait to come visit!! :)

becky

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh my goodness that is such a cute house! I can just see Keegan holding an American flag & drinking lemonade on the front porch on the 4th of July!