"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." ‒ Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
I knew where I wanted to live when I retired from teaching, and the Lord blessed me to start the buying process. Even with a vision of my home and constant reassurance from God, I couldn't get my head around actually buying a home since I couldn’t see where the down payment was coming from. You see, Fairfax County teachers don't get a paycheck during the summer so you save throughout the school year to have funds to carry you through June, July, and August. That year, I had funds to cover summer expenses, but I didn't have all the money for my down payment. As the day drew near to meet with the mortgage company, the Lord showed me during a prayer that I had the money I needed. In the fall, I had planned to resume saving for the summer months. That was the answer! By November 30, I had the down payment. The Lord truly provides as long as you’re faithful to continue to call on His name.
My challenge to you is to look to the Lord for help, trust in his Holy word, and keep your eyes fixed on Him. What are you asking God for? Whatever it is, pray without ceasing and He will see you through.
- Dianne Simons