God is Good!

"And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith!" Matthew 6:28-30

That was the verse in grace mail this morning. Very appropriate for us. We appear to have our house sold. We received the offer yesterday from the couple that came to see our home last week. It was a very decent offer, but of course we countered. :) Whatever they come back with, we are done. Closing date is to be June 18th, so now we are stressing out - how do we buy a house, what are we going to do for work, do we sell off everything or take it all with us? The verse today was the perfect reminder that God is directing our steps in this and is going to continue to work all things out. I just can't accept that He would work out a buyer for our business, a buyer for our home "as is" in this market, and then leave us high and dry for a job. I just keep praying that God would help me to cast all my cares on Him.

We have several properties in mind. They are all bank owned properties so we are planning on bidding at about 70% of the asking price. That may seem crazy, but we have seen plenty of bank owned properties go for about that rate. One property we were interested in just sold last week - asking price was $155k and it sold for $105k. I was kind of bummed b/c I really liked the location of that home - right across the street from a huge forested park. But I know God has the perfect home already picked out for us. :)