Country living is what I love! Before I moved to where I live now, 2 blocks from downtown, I lived very far out in the country. When I went to check out the place, the further we drove, the more anxious I became. I said, “God, now you are going to have to give me a big huge sign, or I will not buy this place in the boondocks!”
We kept driving and finally got to the end of the driveway by the mailbox. I could see no house and nothing else but wooded area from there. We started down the driveway and after about halfway, there was this big hill to drive down. I was like “oh my gosh”! I loved it! I could see two streams. There were bird houses every where. Flowers all over. Crepe myrtle trees all over. It was just wonderful! But, it was so far out. I told God again, “if I don’t get a good clear sign from you, I will not buy this place!”
I got out, looked around and felt so happy. When the seller told me the price, I was ecstatic! It had everything I had prayed for plus 2 acres of land, at an unbelievably low price! But, that was not the type of sign I needed from God. It had to be a clear message from…GOD!
I walked up to the house and met the wife of the seller. She told me how much she loved the place, and that she had had serious emotional problems and was on many medications. After moving here, she had found such peace. She said she owed it all to God. As I was going in the house, there was an alarm security sticker on the storm door. The sticker said something like, ’this house is protected by God. He has His angels guard over this home’. I had never seen anything like that before. It looked like a regular security sign!
The seller started telling me how he used to drink alcohol all of the time, and once had woke up in another state and had no idea how he got there. He said he had no way to get anything to eat or drink, so he went to this plant that had dew on it, and quenched his thirst a little. He said most of his friends who he’d run around with were now passed away, and he began telling me about getting saved, going to church, playing the piano at church and singing ‘John 3:16′ at revivals. I had a real good feeling about the place now!
I felt God had given me the sign I asked for. After having family come down and check it out, and finding everything to pass inspection, I purchased the place. I knew it was the right thing to do.