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Thursday, October 22, 2015

#ThursdayThoughts: The Desires of our Hearts

Good Morning!

If you're familiar with scripture, you'll know Psalms 37:4 which says to "delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."

I have seen this so many times in my life....Two very special instances were when I wanted a German Shepherd dog..."a slick, slender female" and I got my Cassie Girl (read more about this story in The Dog Next Door available @ Amazon (Kindle) & Barnes and Noble (Nook)

The other was back in 2003 when my daughter informed me she was pregnant and I prayed (and felt) with every fiber of my being... "Oh a little girl" and sure enough, my Angel Girl was born in March of 2004. (here she is at about 6 months old)

Well this past weekend I had the blessing of experiencing this again....

Last year I wanted a Kia Sorento, had actually done everything but sign on the dotted line. My mom's illness and my prayer partner's feeling that I shouldn't buy one at that time convinced me to forego the purchase.

Well a month or so back I got the fever again and although I talked myself out of it more than once, the feeling just wouldn't go away. So, this past Saturday (17th) I went to the Kia dealership with 3 conditions in mind....

#1: Vehicle had to have less than 50K miles on it

#2: I had to get enough trade in value for my Tahoe to pay it off AND cover my down payment

#3: My note had to be the same as what I was paying on the Tahoe.

The first one I test drove was a white 2014 model with 56K miles ... Okay I can live with that, but although I didn't have a particular color in mind, I really don't like white and the car just didn't feel right.

Then I test drove another... a 2013 with less than 50K miles, plus ALL the bells and whistles (back up camera, 2 sun roofs, navigation system, 3rd row seat, etc.) The minute I sat in this vehicle I knew it was the one I wanted. Only it was, according to the salesman "a way more expensive model."

So I called my prayer partner...told her about the two different cars and her words were, "When you said the gray one, my spirit jumped."

Although I really had no specific color in mind and a basic model would have been fine for me...that was not good enough for my God!

The sales manager was able to work out a deal, my note was a little higher than I wanted and I had no idea what my insurance premium would be, but I drove away in this baby which met all the other conditions. When I moved my belongings out of the Tahoe (all the while thanking it for its faithful service to me) and transferred them to the Sorento, I found a penny in the console.

Confirmation right?

But that's not the best part!

I picked up my prayer partner and we set off to show everyone my new car. On the drive I told her... "I am buying this car as an act of faith that this is the car God wanted me to have and trusting that He will make sure I have the money I need to pay for it."

She agreed with me.

When we stopped to show the vehicle to my honey, we had all the doors open and guess what flew out of that car....

Yep, a $5 bill!

Talk about confirmation LOL!

Just goes to show how powerful prayer and believing and listening to that still small voice within is.

Something to think about!
"Inspirational with an Edge!" 


Alicia Dean said...

Wow, what wonderful stories about the power of prayer. Enjoy your new car!

marilyn leach said...

That's one of my favorite verses. Sounds like a road trip may be on the menu. Have fun. Cheers

Leah St. James said...

Well, how cool is that?! Have fun with the new car!

Donna B said...

Yes, indeed, we have a wonderful and faithful God who loves us enough to give us some of our wants as well as needs. So happy to hear things are going well!

MJ Schiller said...

Sounds like you are very lucky to have such a Spirit-filled prayer partner! Congratulations on your new vehicle and may God continue to bless you!