Tonight, I am wonderfully overwhelmed by God’s faithfulness. Some of you might not consider yourself religious. To be honest, I am not religious either. I believe in relationship with the God of the universe, through His Son, Jesus Christ. It’s not works that get us into Heaven, but rather accepting the sacrifice Jesus made for us on Calvary over 2,000 years ago. But like I said, if you’re not religious but have found yourself here tonight, please, humor me by hearing me out.
As some of you know, I purchased an investment property late last year. I have been making some renovations since. Well, I finally decided that my investment needed a bit of a
face paint lift. Now, I’m a first time home owner and what goes along with that is some naivety to what things cost. I had decided what my budget was and then began to get estimates from three different painters. As estimates came back, I was beginning to see that my budget was clearly not enough for these painters. I began praying and asked the Lord to show me who to use, for the price I was looking for. I began cutting things out and sacrificing some things I wanted done in order to lower the price. After talking with my parents, they recommended calling someone they had used in the past who could give us another painter. This would bring me up to three total estimates to choose from. After a few phone calls, I had this last painter come to the home and talk out with me what I’d like to have done.
After he left, I had this sinking feeling that I wouldn’t be able to do this for the price that I had wanted. I left feeling somewhat discouraged, but hopeful.
Well, I received an email about 12 hours later with his estimate. Reader, would you believe me if I told you that he was about $1,500 LESS than the first estimate I received and about $500 LESS than the second estimate I received? Believe it!! Better yet, it included absolutely everything that I wanted to have done. I called him earlier this evening to ask a few more questions. The other estimates included paint, but I figured there was no way this guy’s estimate included it as it was a much better rate AND he was planning to use the highest quality paint that I had already decided I wanted.
I asked him rather sheepishly if that estimate included paint. He responded, “Yes. That estimate includes the paint.” I had to do everything possible to not scream and shout for joy.
God is so faithful reader! I prayed and asked Him for His best and asked for wisdom. He did beyond what I could have thought to ask for. God is SO good!
If you’re in a season where you don’t know what to do or where to go, ask Him. He loves to hear from us, even when we don’t feel that way. Sometimes our emotions don’t speak truth, but He always will. And, if you ever want to chat, you know how to reach me. ;-)
Love to you reader – have a splendid weekend!!
P.s. On top of that great news, we should be seeing 65 degree weather tomorrow. I’ll most definitely be outside, all. day. long. <3