Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Blessings Continue to Pour In - Praise the Lord!!

I must give glory to the One responsible for the bountiful blessings I am in the midst of receiving. When it rains, it pours! Ok, get this, friends, readers and lurkers alike. About 3 days ago I got a wild thought in my mind...not unusual. I decided I want a new car. I wanted a new mini van to be exact. Now granted, I don't want to give them any money because it's right before the holidays and I am one that truly enjoys more the act of giving than receiving during this season. On a whim, I went online and applied for a loan on a used mini van, a Quest by Nissan.

Yes, it looks like a vehicle from outer space...like a pod on wheels, an over-sized bug, etc. However, I am not your typical soccer mom...shoot, I'm not even a soccer mom; more like a geek mom. Thus my taste in funny-looking vehicles. Some moms want a big fancy SUV, others want a racy, sleek car. Not me, I'm sensible. I'm odd. I'm a geek mom. A nerd, if you will. My dream car is a Quest. I don't care if people laugh at me or point at me and giggle. I'm not into appearances.

Back to the story at hand, I apply online and yesterday, get this--I hear a knock at my door and I'm thinking it's the mailman. I open the door and standing right there is the salesman from Nissan, on my front step telling me I was approved and since I put in my phone number wrong they could not call me. Nissan is about 5 minutes from where I live. I was floored. I'm thinking they really want to sell me a car. I had to help my new friend get some supplies for her new business -- which by the way made her a profit of $300 yesterday in a couple hours only. Can you say Praise the Lord? Anyway, I tell the man I can't go look at the vehicles as I'm helping my friend out and I also mention to him that my friend's son works at Nissan and I would be dealing with him.

After I get done helping my friend buy the merchandise, we head back and I go to the dealership right afterwards. I'm thinking my credit stinks, there's no way they're giving me a car. Something told me to hang in there. I really didn't care either way because I don't really "need" a car right now. Still, I stayed because my friend's son needs the money on this sale. I didn't get the minivan. I was ticked. He talked me into looking at other new vehicles. I looked at the Versa...which is a tiny little thing, cute but no sale.

He then walked me to the Altima and showed me one in my favorite color - white. I sat in it, test drove it and loved it. I was approved for the Altima 2007 with no money down, just as I'd hoped. Remember, my credit stinks. I don't have a "real" job, so to speak. I'm a stay at home mom. I make jewelry on a whim, sell it every once in a while and if not for the grace of God I would not have the very supportive husband that I was blessed with. I stated I only wanted the title in my name so I can establish my credit. It was a yes all the way around. I walked out of there at 10 pm the humble owner of a brand spanking new car in my favorite color. My salesman even had to drive it home for me as I was in our little Honda and Little Princess can't drive yet.

I'd prayed for a mini van or whatever was God's will. God's will was for me to have an Altima for right now. Once my credit is established I will trade it in for the Quest. If it's God's will. This post was written to show others that God is indeed faithful. I trust Him and His guidance in my life. How could I not? My faith is such that I know no matter what happens in my life God is there for me every step of the way. In the good times and more so than ever in the bad times for like that poem goes...during your times of trial and suffering, it was then that I carried you.

Hold on to the hope that is Jesus Christ for His word will not return void. He promised us that. God keeps His promises. I know that. I've lived it. One act of kindness is repaid immeasurably by God's grace and bountiful blessing. I love to help people. My heart sings for joy when I can share my blessings with those that need it most. My new friend, I just found out, has no heat in her house. Her gas was turned off because she cannot afford to pay the bill. I have only known her a little over a week but I must help her. A long time ago I prayed that God will use me and send people my way that need help. He has answered my prayers once again.

Nobody is too rich or too poor or too big or too small too smart or not enough to help out in the work that God has laid before us. We can all help in some small way. You never know when God will use you as a blessing to others. Yes, even geeky moms like me. In God's eyes, we are all equal. I love you friends, those that I know and those friends I've yet to meet. God Bless every single one of you.


3 comments:

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

God is Good! All The Time!

HE is always faithful, we may not always want to realize it or see it.

AshleyR said...

I agree with Mom! Hi Diane, I am Laura's oldest daughter Ashley.


God Bless you and your family!



AshleyR

devonaz said...

Amen,,that was a beautiful post. And isnt it amazing what God will do in our lifes..your faith has just grown stronger by that prayer God answered in your life..Have a very blessed week..

Devon