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Making Room for a Miracle

My husband and I had purchased a home in Florida in March of 2009 with the intentions of retiring to the sunshine state. It didn’t take long before I realized I was home sick. I knew we had made a mistake, and now I was worried. Florida has a large inventory of houses for sale. On a single block you may find six or seven houses for sale. My realtor advised us not to sell yet; my house might not appraise well because it had been less than a year that I had bought it.

On occasion I have been overanxious to impose my own thought plans on God. And, because our vision is limited, God gives us a sense of peace and courage. Believing that I was not in the hands of fate, I prayed with purpose. Alone, I cried out to God, what am I going to do? And I heard His inaudible voice say, there is no mistake that cannot be undone.

In my home, between two identical chairs I had a reading table. Adorning it was a 16 inch ceramic angel sitting on a globe of the world, a reminder to me that my guardian angel was always close by. Within a week I had a showing; just before I left the house I looked back at the angel and said, “Okay now, protect your home,” and asked God to intervene and have the people fall in love with the house. They made an offer before I even returned home, but unfortunately they wanted us to hold a second mortgage. It was during the following week that we had two back to back showings and we had an offer that we could accept. My house appraised for $33,500 over the assessed value and we closed within four weeks.

It was a lesson in my life. God taught me not to blame myself for bad choices, and I witnessed God’s hand at work with the unforeseen forces of my hidden realities. He taught me what has to occur in my mind before it can manifest itself in my life. I had to trust in order to believe in spite of the knowledge I had.

Gilda Arruda
Author, Lecturer, Columnist, and Motivational Speaker

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  1. Great article…very inspirational and one that holds a very powerful and power’filled’ message. Trusting in God and knowing that God will provide. Awesome. We need to hear stories like this more often…it warms the heart!

    Comment by Linda Pestana — April 15, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

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