GOD CARES WHERE YOU LIVE
Matthew 19.29 "And every one that hath forsaken houses, or
brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or
children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an
hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."
I had been praying for over four years for a larger place for my
children and I to live. The Lord had spoke to my heart and said
he would answer this prayer. Days passed, weeks passed, months
passed, and a few years passed yet I still believed that the
Lord would do as he had said. Finally, one day (and it came to
pass), the Lord spoke to me and said, "Go over to the corner of
your Mama's property and start cleaning up the fence row. You
will be moving over there shortly." I had no financial means to
build a house or buy a mobile home, yet I believed it would be
like the Lord had spoken.
I began to clean up the property. One of my brother-in-laws came
by and asked, "What are you doing?" I replied, "I am cleaning up
this spot, I will be moving here. The Lord has spoken." He
laughed and said, "You don't have any money---there is no way."
Well, a few months later, the Lord supplied the money; I bought
a double wide mobile home, and moved to the spot where the Lord
had said I was to move. Finally, I had my own bedroom. I was a
single parent and we had only two bedrooms in our previous home.
My two daughters had one bedroom, and my son had the other. I
had been sleeping on the couch for four years. Made me
appreciate a good bed to sleep in, and I really was thankful to
the Lord for answering my prayers in such a marvelous way.
After we had lived there for about four years, the Lord spoke to
me and said, "I want you to move to town for awhile. I have some
work for you to do there. Sell your place (it included one and a
quarter acres) to your nephew." I replied, "Okay, Lord, but he
will have to come and ask me, I won't say a word to anyone about
selling." Two days later, I was sitting on my back porch and
here came my nephew walking down the lane. He came up to me and
said, "Uncle Irvin, I was thinking about something. If you ever
decided to sell your place, I would like to buy it." I said,
"Okay, sold." My nephew bought it just like the Lord had spoken.
I moved to town where the Lord used me in many ways, including
leading one of my neighbors to the Lord right before he died.
When I moved to town, the Lord had told me I would be moving
back to my Mama's property (a different spot) after a season in
town. I went to the property, put down a well, and built a barn
on the spot where the Lord showed me. Three and a half years
later, I moved back. I now have five and a half acres and a
better home than I had before. My nephew still has the place he
bought from me, and two of my sisters live nearby.
The Lord cares where you live.
Jeremiah 32.8 "So Hanamel mine uncle's son came to me in the
court of the prison according to the word of the Lord, and said
unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which
is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is
thine: buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of
Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier