Most of us like surprises. They may give us a heart attack from time to time, but most surprises are good.
“Guess what honey? Surprise!” (First one was Alpha. Second one was Omega. Third one is Upsilon…sounds like Oopsilon).
“Surprise! Happy Birthday!!” (as we pick our heart up off the floor).
“Hi daddy. I made you a surprise. Here. Take a bite.” (Gulp)
There are also bad surprises. Yeah…not so good.
Then there are those kind which come from God. Let me explain: Monday I received a text from my wife to call someone at my first opportunity. I did.
“(Realtor) Hey Bill. Have you ever thought about selling your home?”
“Actually, no it hasn’t been on the radar really. Why?”
“I know someone who wants to buy it. They actually want all three properties. (My note: the two on either side…to put it mildly…pull my house value down.) It is all contingent on your house though.”
Talk about surprised! I met with him Tuesday, saw the comparisons, and made an offer today (Wednesday).
What is surprising about all this is I have been praying about lessening our debt, especially my truck. We owe only on my truck and the house. We have no credit card debt. Jo is retiring on May 3rd so it weighs on me, especially the truck.
Could this be God’s answer? We will have to find a place to live and there are not a lot of places in our town. But then again, if God can surprise me with this, He can surprise me with a place.
So…I am blown away by God’s surprise. Now I wait…and that is a whole ‘nother subject as they say. I would appreciate any prayers you may want to throw up on my behalf.
Meanwhile, have you ever been surprised by God?