Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Amazing isn't it
I've been in need a more dependable car. My current car is pretty much held together with duct tape and a prayer. The past few months, repairs have been needed. God's been gracious in the fact that the repair always fell on a payday or when there was money available for the repair. Plus the repair was never too expensive.
This past weekend, my mother and I were down in Port Lavaca. That's where my uncle currently lives, but where my father grew up and where my grandparents lived until they died. Our family is in charge of the family reunion this summer on my grandmother's side of the family. So this was a meeting to do a little estate things from my grandfather's estate as well as to plan the reunion. Or to at least pick a couple of dates and figure out a location.
While we were there, my uncle wrote out checks for those of us who are the heirs of the estate. It's not the first time this has happened, so that wasn't anything really new. What's so amazing about this time, though, is the way God was working without my even knowing it.
Friday evening or Saturday morning, my mother had been praying during her quiet time that somehow-someway, God would provide the much needed funds for both my brother and myself to get a new car. Needless to say, 8-10 hours later, that prayer was very visibly answered in the form of estate checks. These were a considerable amount. Then to go on to show just how awesome God is, my uncle reminded me that my aunt works for a car dealer. I'd completely forgotten she worked for a car dealer. She asked me what sort of vehicle I was looking for, and I gave her the range.
But God wasn't finished yet.
I facebooked my aunt with a little more detail early Monday morning. She replied with a link for a 2012 Ford Focus. The dealership was going to sell it to me for way less than the asking price and they would deliver it to me after work on Tuesday.
I just love it when God shows that He's awesome. Because I know that there is NO WAY I would have been able to afford a car without God being awesome like this. Especially since I've not yet team built to earn a Mary Kay car.
An email to the insurance agent got me off of mom's insurance onto my own plan for very inexpensively. I even have all of the temporary insurance cards that were emailed to me.
All of these things add up to my knowing without a doubt that God was working. The timing, the way everything fell into place. Everything.
And the car drives beautifully. Of course I'm still figuring out where everything is - like how to adjust the seat, the windshield wipers, etc.