Monday, May 19, 2008

Unexpected sharing of God's Amazingness!!

Today I shared how amazing God is to a perfect stranger. Yep, not me, not my style but he asked.

We are in the process of buying a home. For those who have gone through this process it tends to be an emotional roller coaster of sorts, but so far things are just even. My husband and I have gone into this with the understanding that we would not consider a home unless every single family member was happy with the choice. That being said, we also agreed that if things did not work out, it would be completely okay because we know God gives us the desires of our hearts and He may have a different and better plan. Whoopee!!

I was talking with the mortgage guy today. We are doing things a little differently than we had planned. He asked me how things might look for us, and I said "God is so amazing and good and if you don't know Jesus, you will after hearing our story". Okay I said this tongue and cheek. I confess I expected the questions to continue as they do with a mortgage guy. But he surprised me. He said " tell me how that is?"....tell him how what is, is what I am thinking? "He says I would love to hear your story". At no time during my fifteen minutes of giving God complete glory for what he has done in our family did he make any confessions of being a Christian. He just wanted to know more about what it was about our lives that gave credence and credit to God. Whoopee!!!

When I hung up the phone I prayed for this man. I thought if this loan does not produce the numbers my husband and I want it's okay. Today a stranger heard the amazing power of God. The miracles in this last year. He asked me how I define miracles. I told him that in church on Sunday the pastor said it like this..."a miracle is when God steps in and does the impossible" so I adopted that and shared that with him.

A stranger whom I know very little about except the builder of this home referred him. A stranger who is taking all our personal information for evaluation and I got to show him a glimpse of our Savior in a way that was cooler than if I had planned. I just love how God drops someone into our lives to expose Him.

15 comments:

  1. Elizabeth... I LOVE this. It is such a great example of Timothy 2: "so proclaim the Message with intensity; keep on your watch. Don't ever quit. Just keep it simple."

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I thought of this verse, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.. I Peter 3:15

    God bless!

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  3. Powerful witness! The best witness we can give of our God is the one that scripts the story of our changed lives. Thank you for being God's mouthpiece this day.

    peace~elaine

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  4. Looks like God put you in the right place at the right time. . .I love how He works! Nothing happens by "accident" - I truly believe that!

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  5. How exciting. What a great example.

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  6. How cool is that?
    Thanks for sharing this awesome story!!

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  7. What a great opportunity to witness. I pray it all comes through for him and for you.

    KEEP BELIEVING

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  8. That's a great story Elizabeth.

    I share a prayer with you that what was witnessed to this man would fall on good soil.

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  9. I believe that if we have something positive to say...in Jesus' name...He will put that opportunity in place for us. How often do we miss it because we are just too busy or not paying attention? Funny though, many times, when I have just spoken a few words about God and His goodness...I feel as if I get the blessing as well for being obedient.

    Great post!

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  10. That's pretty awesome. I love when this stuff happens. How much better can it get.

    Good luck with buying a house. We want to someday buy one if we ever get transferred to the mainland in an area that is affordable, but I am not looking forward to the whole process.

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  11. What a lovely story! So nice you touched the life of a "stranger". Good luck on your new home. I know that it can be a roller coaster ride...

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  12. Elizabeth,

    I just LOVE these moments. They are the spiritual fuel that keep my tank runnin!

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  13. Wow. What a great blessing.
    Im interested to see what God has in store as far as the house is concerned also!
    Just keep being used by Him =)

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  14. That is a cool story! Love the definition of miracle.

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