We Didn’t Plan This – Poem

How can you understand

Cancer was never planned

How did this happen

Where is your compassion

People complaining about nothing

Always talking about something

Yet this pain is not leaving

Here I am grieving

The world constantly deceiving

Yet the sheep are still unbelieving

How can I move forward

The questions sound like a broken recorder

How is she doing

Questions sound like they are interviewing

We are waiting on a miracle

Something that is biblical

Not searching for “a” healer

Yet constantly checking for a fever

Looking for “The Healer”

To bind up the cancer like a concealer

Not just hide it

But transform it

Remove the cells that are attacking

While the doctors are tracking

So they can see

That God can do anything

Meanwhile I get inspired

Even when I am tired

God keeps speaking to my mind

Wanting me to reach out to the blind

I am just a man looking to share God’s plan

I reached out to this particular man

Where is the man that wanted to be

More than what the world said he could achieve

A man chasing after God

Instead of trying to avoid the rod

Common man don’t give me this or that

It is time to get back on track

What more are you waiting for

God is standing, knocking, on your front door❗️🚪

I can’t save you

But I can remind you

Jesus died to save you

He won’t run from you

No matter how long it takes

He waits patiently even when we try to be fake

Our feelings may be hurt

Put back on your shirt

Nobody wants to see that

It is time to fall flat

On our faces

And get back in God’s good graces. 🙏

I praise God for my pain

Because He allows me to see through the rain

It is just a storm

The prayers continue to transform

All my pain into a testimony

No I am not trying to be phony

My story is not over

It is hard to find like a 4 leaf clover

Buried among many chapters

I am praying for the rapture

Jesus I don’t know how much more I can take

Take a hold of my soul and shake

Cause me to remain strong

Continue to show me where I belong

Your power is stronger

And keeps me fighting longer

Hold me up

Fill my cup

Cause me to overflow

Pour out so others may grow

Closer to You Lord

It is You alone that I adore❗️
Copyright 2017 KNGMusic & Praise First Publishing

http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com

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Do You Remember When…


Do you remember the first time you received bad news? Last week my wife was in the hospital with what everyone thought was pneumonia. The doctor did a bronchoscopy and didn’t find any tumors so we thought we were in the clear. The biopsy takes a couple of days to come back. I was the first one to get the phone call and the doctor said, “it is cancer.” I was immediately in shock, I didn’t know how to respond, well how could I other then scream internally and question God why why why?

Kristeen’s mom died from lung cancer that metastasized to her brain about 3.5 years ago, but her mom smoked and was much older. I couldn’t comprehend how this could be happening to such a young woman. My wife has been such a giving person of herself and her time to so many people. I immediately thought God I am not ready to give my wife to you, I need her here, my kids need her here.

Yesterday we met with the oncologist and he gave us what the treatment options are. Of course I wasn’t thrilled with our options or the fact that this cancer is not cureable according to modern day medicine, but I still hold on to the fact that I serve a miracle working God and just because the doctors say there is no way doesn’t mean that God can’t do it. My dad was told he would never walk again and he has been walking for many years still.

The prognosis was very scary, I won’t lie about that, but I had to ask what the doctors thought about how much more time I would have with my wife. Some of you may know and understand that Kristeen is at stage 4 and the cancer has spread from her lungs, to her bones, and even to her brain. I try not to focus on the time we have left, but instead leave time in God’s hand while I take in every moment I have left with my bride. I love my wife and wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world.

I will leave everyone with this, don’t take anything for granted and be thankful for everything that God has blessed you with because in an instant everything can change.
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Love Is Tricky – Poem


Love isn’t just an emotion

Or even a magic potion

God designed it with a purpose

He provides a surplus

When you are all alone

You can feel Him in your bones

Your eyes can not see

But in the Trinity there is three

Why do we not trust

Broken down with rust

Bent out of shape

Pieced together with tape

Lord we hurt so much

We long for Your touch

Shine your light upon us

Help me not to cuss

So many thoughts trapped inside

How come I can’t find a bride

I want to feel complete

I want someone sweet

To have and to hold

Before I get too old

Show me your plan

Teach me to be a fisherman

Not just for someone for me

But also to help others see

That Your plan is better

For You I write this letter

Help me to love

Help me to find truelove

I am willing to trust my life to You

Make my dark skies turn blue

With Christ I can overcome

Help me to become

The person you made me to be

Together let’s agree

That alone I will fail

But with You I can sail

No longer left all alone

Because you have shown

Me how to love and expect nothing

Your love is very touching

With You I am made whole

I have finally found my self-control

Bring me someone special

I promise to be careful

Love them like You have loved me

Together we will cross the sea

Whatever it takes

No matter how high the stakes

We will give you the glory

And that is my story…

Why I Dumped Tupac – Testimony


Let me explain how this topic came about. Without using any names, “a minister of the gospel” posted a picture of Tupac with something he said on it. I felt led to confront her about the post and how she is all over the board with what she posts from scriptures, to suggestive sexual pictures, to posts that have no purpose. In doing so, someone else responded and said they like Tupac because he spoke truth.

Now let me share my background before I dig any deeper. I grew up in California or as we like to call it – Cali. I went to a school in San Diego that had Bloods and Crypts. I witnessed people getting “jumped into” a gang outside the school grounds. I loved Tupac’s music and bought every album that came out and even the underground and never before released albums after his death. I could sing every song, every curse word, and I could even do the moves from his music videos, so yes you can say I enjoyed his music very much.

One day God convicted me of what I was listening to. I felt God press upon my spirit, how can you listen to music that incites anger and hostility? How could you support music that speaks down to woman like they are nothing and disrespects them constantly? I tried to reason with God and say but I like the beat.

James 1:26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

How many times when God points out a sin in our lives do we try and reason with God and bend His rules? His rules are set in place to help us see and understand the necessary boundaries for our lives, to help us grow, to help us learn how to be more like Christ. I had failed at being a Christian, could I really call myself a Christian and listen to such filthe?

Revelation 3:15-16 I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

I share my past and my own personal conviction to help expose the fact that God wants better for us. How can I speak such vile words and then turn around and praise God with the same lips? It doesn’t work that way, I am only deceiving myself. So let us be true to ourselves and examine our own hearts. Are you listening to 50 cent, 2 chainz, Drake, Lil Wayne, etc (and yes I had to look up these names because I left that scene a long time ago)?

Over the years God continues to show me the errors in my ways, the Holy Spirit convicts me, and opens my eyes to the changes that I need to make. If you have taken the time to read this please pause and examine your own walk with God and the music you listen to. I can’t make the decision for you, but if you ask God if the music you listen to is good or bad, He will let you know.

So for the young lady that helped inspire me to share my past tonight, thank you. I know you didn’t want to hear me say we shouldn’t support Tupac because you feel his words are truth, but the reality is that the only real truth we have in life is the word of God. When man speaks “truth”, he is merely sharing his thoughts, feelings, and emotions but it has no weight on helping us be saved. Jesus Christ died on a cross so that we could be freed from our sins and have a new life. Remaining trapped by listening to explicit music is like telling Jesus I don’t care that you sacrificed your life for me. Do not deny the Lord your God.

Matthew 10:32-33 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

I pray that the testimony of my past has helped you to reexamine your walk with God. Every day is a struggle against evil and we can overcome evil because of the saving grace of Jesus. Don’t remain stuck in your sin because you don’t want to give up what you like. That is your flesh talking and your fleshly desires will only lead you down the wrong path.

Give it all to God and let God work mightily in your life today❗️

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What Is It Going To Cost Me? – Poem To Ponder

People are lost

We only care about the cost

How much do I have to pay?

What did you say?

What do I have to give up?

I don’t like to do sit-ups

Can’t I just lay here?

Prostrate, comfortable in my fear

Why must I go?

I am not filling that bro

We don’t want to give in

Yet we continue to wallow in our sin

God that sounds like work

You better wipe off that smirk

How long will you make God wait

You keep falling for Satan’s bait

Hook line and sinker

But you want to be a freethinker?

Chasing after what the media tells you

Stuck in your sin like glue

The time is NOW to break free

Jesus died so you could turn from sin & flee

Drop the dead weight of your past

Jesus broke out of that tomb with a blast

God’s Not Dead!

You have nothing to dread!

Your future has been changed

God has rearranged

Your life into a testimony of His power

Run to Him, He is the strong tower!

Copyright 2016 KNGMusic / Praise First Publishing

http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com

Why Do Words Cut Like A Chard? – A Poem Inspired by KevmoMusic “Way Up”

Why is it so hard?

Why does the gospel cut like a shard?

Am I saying it wrong?

Am I coming off too strong?

People try to cut me down

They paint me to look like a clown

Blowing out hot air

This isn’t fair

I don’t want to see another soul burn

Maybe next is your turn?

You see nobody wants to die

Yet you continue to lie

I don’t know how else to say it

The devil wants you to stay lit

Not on fire for God

But confused & lost in the fog

Everyday I battle my thoughts

My stomach gets all tied up in knots

Why do I care so much?

Am I really that in touch?

With the heartbeat of the Lord

Am I singing in one accord?

But God I can’t keep a beat

I keep tripping over my own feet

Maybe my fall will help me to see

How I need to be

I want to reach more

I want to shake the floor

Earthquakes cause us to wake up

Jump out of bed to the sound of plates shaking up

What’s next, what will tomorrow hold

I can’t wait to see it unfold

God keeps pushing me to do more

But when I was a kid I swore

To never be a preacher

Why not a teacher?

My dad said God has a plan for you

I told him whatever I am through!

You can’t tell the future

Maybe I just want to be a moocher

Not really I was ready to leave

Strike out on my own & cleave

To my bride

Yet she left me in stride

Missed her family & dropped me like a hot potato

Threw me out in the snow

But God if you loved me

Then why must I suffer like Thee?

My family was torn apart

Pieces laying on the ground, yes that is my heart

Now what will tomorrow have for me?

I sit here & cry all lonely

God it was all so perfect

Now I feel like a convict

Trapped by the bars of emotion

Everything reminds me of her lotion

Why me Lord why must I suffer?

I thought You were always going to be my buffer?

Please forgive me for turning away

My friends caused me to sway

I fell for the traps

I ignored all the gaps

I let down my guard

And now I have been scarred

But for anyone who has been beaten

Know that Jesus is unbeaten

He died to help us conquer & overcome

Because of God I am no longer numb

I am a changed man

Who has received His plan

Use me Lord to make a difference in their lives

Because of Jesus I am alive

Today I live for you

Because Your word is true❗️
Copyright 2016 KNGMusic & Praise First Publishing

http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com

God Shall Not Be Extinguished!

Are you compassionate about God? Are you doing anything to declare your love for Him? If we love our spouse we make sure everyone else knows all about it, but are you giving God that same treatment? Are you sharing your precious intimate moments that God has blessed you with? God should not be like an old ring that has lost its luster so we just keep in a drawer to look at occasionally. God should not become an antique that we treasure because we find it valuable to only us. God should not be treated like a precious stone that is locked away in a safe. God is meant to be shared like breaking bread at the dinner table. God is meant to be talked about like your #1 sports team. God is meant to be kept out in the open like the Olympic flame. Now ask yourself, are you hiding God for yourself or are you declaring His love, mercy, goodness, & grace for ALL to know Him?

Missing: Have You Looked For Me? – Sermon Notes

Welcome back to Faith Matters.  Today I have to start out with the news that our friend Jane went to see The Lord.  It can be deeply troubling sometimes when you lose someone that is so close to you, but our spirits are not troubled but rejoice in knowing that she is in Heaven.  I believe she was Stage 4, but it wasn’t until recently that she gave her life to God.  You see sometimes we try to hold onto that bitterness deep inside until someone shows us the love of Jesus.  That loving kindness that Zanele shared with Jane cause her to open up and then the Holy Spirit did the rest from there.  My friend Jimmy Harrison was able to capture her testimony before The Lord took her home.  You can read it on his website http://www.personaltestimony.wordpress.com

Bow your heads with me and let us open with prayer.  Heavenly Father although our hearts are longing for the ones we love, we know that they are now at peace with You.  Lord, I pray for anyone that is out there who has lost someone, who is feeling like the world isn’t fair, Lord I pray that You comfort them, send forth peace that grips them and never lets go.

Speaking of losing someone you love we recently learned about the passing for Frank Gifford.  I won’t go into the details behind his story but I would suggest that you watch the testimony that Kathie Lee Gifford gave on the Today show.  To be able to freely speak of God’s love and share Frank’s life so openly was a blessing to take in.  I will leave you with just one piece from her story and that is where she talks about David and Goliath.  David took the stone and killed the giant.  It wasn’t a magical stone; it was that David trusted in God to deliver him.

Kathie says, “What is my stone, what is the gift that only I can do in this world to make it a better place?  Throw it well.”

I want you to take just a moment to dwell on that.  What is the one thing that God has given you that nobody else can do?  If God has given you something unique then do that one thing well, don’t let a day go by that you don’t give it your all.  There may not be another person that can do it as well as you can.

Today Show Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tlCKgb3LvU
I want to take a moment and discuss the importance of reaching out to the lost.  Jesus didn’t just preach to those that are saved but He also went out to where the lost were at to share the good news and teach of what was to come.  I am going to read several verses and all of them from Luke chapter 15.

The Parable of the Lost Sheep
15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

The Parable of the Lost Coin
8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins,[a] if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The Parable of the Prodigal Son
11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to[b] one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’[c] 22 But the father said to his servants,[d] ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes; you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

Now I just read several parables that Jesus shared to help explain the value of each person that is lost.  How many people do you think are lost out in the world today?  I am not just talking about those who have ever heard the gospel but also those that have and yet have turned a death ear.  People in this world are hurting and in need of a Savior.  Without Jesus who can you place your trust in?  Who will carry you through the storms?

For many years I have learned about the word of God and remained silent.  I didn’t see any reason to go out and share or even talk about God.  I always thought that was for the Pastors and Missionaries, but I eventually realized I was so wrong.  God has a plan and purpose for each of us to help the spread of the gospel.  We each have unique circles that we can reach.  We each have a unique story that we can share.  You see, I didn’t realize that I could share God by just sharing my testimony.  It is that simple!  You don’t have to know the Bible inside and out, you can simply share what God is doing in your life and that will speak to the heart of the lost.

I am sharing this simple revelation with you so that you won’t delay or waste any more time spreading the gospel with those in need.  Sometimes you will come across people who don’t want to listen and that is fine as long as you made the effort then there is nothing you can do.  But sometimes you will be connected with the greatest of people who are in desperate need of Jesus and your simple testimony of what God has done in your life is the seed that needed to be planted in their heart.

If you would like to reach out to me you can do so on Twitter @KNGMusic or via our website http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com  We love you, we are here to help you and pray with you.  God bless.

Sometimes NO Means Not Yet – Sermon Notes

Can you believe it?  Another week has gone by and welcome back to Faith Matters.  I am so glad that you are here listening each and every week.  Our goal here at Faith Matters is to share some testimony with you and also some scriptures to support what God is doing, can do, and will do in your life.  Last week I talked about my personal testimony surrounding my baseball career and how dreams don’t always come true.  If you missed it you can catch up on any of the past episodes by visiting our website:

 http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com/ministry

But enough about last week, let’s look ahead to what God has coming down the line.  Recently, I mentioned that we are in the process of buying a house and so this week I am going to use that as my testimony to really show how good God is.  Before we go any deeper we need to open up in prayer.

Heavenly Father, today is your day.  I thank you for the many blessings that you continue to bestow upon my family.  It feels like every time I turn a corner that you have another blessing there just waiting for me.  Lord, I pray for those that are listening, that my personal testimony doesn’t say look at me, but instead speaks volumes to Your glory.  Lord for everything that I do, I seek to do it to be pleasing unto you.  Please bless this message and let it touch the hearts of those who hear it, in Your name I pray.  Amen.

What do you consider your home?  Is it just where you sleep at night or does it have certain attributes?  If you answered a home is where you sleep then I must ask you then how come it is always harder to sleep in a hotel than it is at home?  Home is definitely more than a place that you sleep.  The best part for me about being home is that I feel relaxed and at peace when I am at home.  Some of you might think, wait what are you talking about?  Don’t you have several kids?  Yes, I do, but when you are at home the craziness of the world outside stops at the front door.  You can control the pace of what is going on around you.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives us three simple examples of what a home is:

: the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives

: a family living together in one building, house, etc.

: a place where something normally or naturally lives or is located

But is that it, just a place where someone lives?  Do you know that God has prepared a home for you?

John 14:1-2  “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? “

God has prepared a place for us to dwell with Him.  Have you ever stopped to think about what your home in Heaven would look like?  Would there be doors?  Would there be windows?  Will the walls be made of clear glass so that you can always see the sun shining?  So many thoughts, so many questions, and for me I am excited to see what God has prepared.
So for me and my family our home is where we live, where we raise our children, where we serve The Lord wholeheartedly.  Last year my wife and I were looking to move our home into a bigger place.  We had a 2 bedroom apartment and my teenager was getting tired of sharing a room with his little brother.  We had many discussions about this and felt it was finally time to move into a 3 bedroom place.  We looked around town for different places to rent, but the rent on a 3 bedroom was just as much as paying a mortgage on a house.

Now, have you ever gone out looking for a house before praying about it?  I know I did and maybe you have also.  My wife loves to pray so I am sure she prayed first, but we found this cute, perfect, condo that was 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths for about $55,000.  We thought we hit the jackpot, even with the HOA fees, insurance, and taxes we would be paying hundreds less a month on rent.  My hopes were high, the rent for this place would be about half of what I am paying now.
For those of you that live in California, Hawaii, or New England this type of place would cost you over $400,000 but in Florida the cost of houses are cheaper, for now.  My wife and I started praying about this condo, this is what we prayed, “Lord if this is Your will then please bless us with this home, but if it is not, please close the door.”

Can you guess what came next?  Probably not because God works in mysterious ways, but my wife was laid off from her job.  Not just in a normal fashion, but on the exact same day that we were supposed to find out if the mortgage was approved.  We also got a phone call from the mortgage company on the loan application and it was denied.  Can you believe this; we had two doors closed in our face on the same exact day?  Didn’t I mention that God works in mysterious ways?  God already knew that my wife would be laid off from her job; He already knew that this wasn’t the place, and He answered our prayers by closing that door.

Habakkuk 2:3  For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.

We had a vision of what we wanted, but God didn’t just close the door and say no, He was really saying “not yet.”
For those of you that might be out there waiting for an answer to your prayer I want to read this next verse.
Psalm 27:14  Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
The flesh tells us we have to have it now or else.  God in His infinite wisdom holds onto the blessings until we are ready to receive them.  Think about it this way, if God was to bless you and you were not ready, would you not squander it?  Be patient – God knows the desires of your heart.

Some more time has passed and my father in law came down to visit us from New Jersey.  He liked it here and started to look for a house here.  In case you didn’t know it is cold in New England for the winter and he was ready to thaw out.  We spent weeks upon weeks looking around town trying to find a house in the right location by a senior center and for the right price.  We finally found a 4 bedroom 2 bath house that was close to the senior center and had everything we were looking for.  This house even had a swing set in the backyard for the kids.  Lord, is this the house that we have been searching for?

We all went together to see the house, we opened each closet, opened each door, turned on each of the light switches, and we all fell in love.  We thought maybe this could finally be happening.  My father in law mentioned that he wanted to move in with us and we could all live together.  We all talked about the options that night and decided we would sleep on it.  My wife and I prayed that prayer again, “Lord if this is your will then please open the doors for us, but if this is not please close them.”
The next morning we awoke to a man that was not very happy.  He was supposed to be staying with us for about 6 weeks on vacation but in the morning hours he went to the Post Office to change his mail forwarding and even changed his plane flight to leave the next day.  To our shock we couldn’t understand how a man who was so excited about this house last night could be such a complete opposite in the morning.  He told us that he couldn’t sleep all night and that he had changed his mind.  Little did he know that my wife and I both prayed that “if this was not God’s will that He should shut the door on this opportunity.”

After this last disappoint my wife and I both decided that it was time to stop teasing ourselves and stop looking at houses.  When your heart is set on something, but God is still saying “not yet”, it is very difficult to not be discouraged.  But we know that God blesses His people when the time is ripe.

I want to go back to a scene from the movie “Facing the Giants”.  The preacher tells the man a parable about two farmers who prayed because they desperately needed rain, but only one of them went out into the fields to prepare them.  Which one do you think trusted God to send the rain?  He responds well the one who prepared the fields.  Which one are you?
God will send the rain when He is ready; YOU need to prepare your fields to receive it.

We may be praying for God to bless us, but have we prepared our fields to receive those blessings.  I want to challenge you, if you have been praying and praying for God to answer your prayer, stop and look at your life; have you done everything within your control to prepare yourself to receive God’s answer to your prayer?

A couple months ago we went to a boys and girls home.  We met some great kids and it got my wife and I started to think about adoption.  Even my oldest son mentioned that we should adopt one of the kids.  This sparked the concern again about our home and would 3 bedrooms be big enough or should we get a 4 bedroom house.  So because of the spark of a child we decided to set out again to see what our options were.

We found about 10 different houses in the area, we wanted to move closer to church, and we recently found out that my job was moving downtown at the end of the year.  Now before I go any further with the house hunt, what is the possibility of my job moving downtown and selecting the building one block away from where my wife works?  Only God could do such a thing.  When you stop and look at how each piece of this puzzle is falling into place all you do is give God the glory.  If God would have given us the first condo we wanted we would have a much longer commute each day to work and still be far away from Church.  God’s plans are much better than our own, I promise you that.

One by one we made appointments to look at the houses and we found issues with each one of them until we came across this one house.   My wife and I both walked in and felt at home, like we already lived there.  We walked around, we observed the layout of the house, and we could picture ourselves in the house, entertaining, and even doing Bible studies.   How cool would that be, to be able to take what God has given us and use it for His purpose?

After we left this house we went around the block to another house that was much more grand.  It had almost 1,000 more sq ft but it was lacking that home feeling.  The house was beautiful, but we could tell that it was not for us.  Our hearts kept find their way back to the small brick house around the corner.  We put in our offer and like any time you buy a house you go back and forth between the buyer and the seller.  We finally settled on a price and then our only concern was the age of the roof.  Because of the pitch of the house it has what is called a rolled roof so we were concerned with how old the roof was and how many more years it would have in it’s life span.  God has been faithful through this whole process for us.

At this point today when I am recording this, God has opened the doors with the inspection, the appraisal, and even the green light for the mortgage.  Now we haven’t closed on the house yet, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share how God works.  Do you remember me giving you a figure on the condo of $55,000 and being declined?  Now this house is more than double that amount yet we have received the green light because God has said it is time.

I really want anyone who listens to this if you get nothing else please listen to this part.  Just because God says “NO” does not mean “NO”, sometimes it just means “Not Yet”.  If you are waiting for God to answer your prayers continue to pray and believe that God will answer your prayers.  We are excited to see what God will do for our lives, please continue to pray with us that the rest of this process continues to move forward with no speed bumps.

I want to thank everyone for listening today.  I pray that our personal testimony of how God works has touched your or motivated you in some way.  What God has done for us could happen to you as well when you place your faith and trust in Him.  Heavenly Father I thank you for the goodness that you pour out for my family.  I pray that those who hear are hearing, seeing, and feeling your goodness and mercy.  Lord, please use this testimony to touch others that may have doubts, let it be an encouragement to them.  In your name I pray, Amen.

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