Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Rollercoaster of emotions and blessings

Hey everyone!!I hope you all are having a blessed Lord`s day!!Today I gave my testimony of salvation.I think alot of people were encouraged by it!I think that is sooo awesome!!To know that I,little old me am a part of God`s plan is absolutely amazing to me!It`s also pretty neat because it was my old neighbor who I first heard the gospel from.So,she was really encouraged by my testimony as well.It`s just really amazing to me how everything in life is ordained by God and every situation that we are in has been planned out by God.
Now,speaking of how all of our situations and lives are ordained by God,remember how I was saying a few weeks ago that our financial situation is very bad right now?Well,my sister in in charge of a trust that my mother had left for the kids college education.She had agreed to buy us a house with the money.It would only be a loan of coarse, because the money has to be replaced for the kids.We will have to make payments,but will be 1/2 the amount we are paying now.It will all go directly into the kids college fund.The house we live in now will be sold and we will have a paid in full for our mortgage that will go onto our credit!!We actually figured approximately what the kids will make in inrest and the monthly payments that we will be making will actually benefit the children more in the long run.This is such a blessing!!!Who gets a chance to live in a house that they own outright,and save for their kids college??Plus,there is more to the story.I also have a trust that will be mine in about 10 years(when my oldest goes to college)And if by that time the college account is not built up I can just use that.Everything happens for a reason!!If my husband ws never injured none of these things would be possible.This reminds me so much of the story of Job!I can`t even begin to tell you how difficult this situation has been.We are getting our first check since Joe has been home on Monday.We have gone 6 weeks without a paycheck.I knew God would provide for us and he is now blessing us because of my faith and trust in Him!!So,I hope this all is an encouragement to all of you that when we put our faith and trust in Him we will be blessed for that!!!!
My sister is flying in from North Carolina in two weeks.She would like us to have found a house by then.We are going to be very busy!We don`t have alot of time.My sister thinks this way is easier than trying to fix this one though.Plus hubby`s surgery is May 22nd!!I don`t know how in the world all of this is going to get done.God will intervene and we will find a way!The people in our church will help.They have hearts that want to serve!Plus there is family as well.
Satin is trying his best to knock me down though!!He knew I`d be giving my testimony today and yesterday I felt a sore throat coming on.Well,I though it was because I was getting a migraine,but I feel it progressivly getting worse.
Oh,and yesterday we went to a party at Chuckee cheeses with the kids!!It was the first time they had ever been there!They had soo much fun.
Well anyway,I need to go now and try to get some rest.I have a very buisy week ahead of me!!!Have a blessed night everyone!!!


Christian Homekeeper said...

Praise God! What a wonderful financial blessing to get a home that will be paid for! Keep on keeping on ! So glad good things are happening for ya'll! ;)


Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Wishing you continued blessings as you follow the Lord!

Hope you feel better very soon and that you enjoy your visit with you sister.


Wendy said...

God is so good!!! How awesome is He and all that is happening to you and your family!!! I pray you are feeling better today!!! God Bless and happy house hunting!!~Wendy

Katy said...

How wonderful Toni!!! I am just so so happy for you guys!!! God is good and blesses those who trust in Him!!! I hope this all works out for the best for you!!! :) have a wonderful day!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Toni, what wonderful news!!!!! God is so good, and I know He has great plans for you!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! You are so sweet!

Keep us all posted on what happens next!!!!