Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Vessel For The Master Use

Matthew 7:7-11
7"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

8"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

9"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?

10"Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

11"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

I want you to know that yesterday was one of the most peaceful days I have had in a long time.
Thank you for your prayers.
Please do not stop.

I was going to post something else this morning
but I thought instead that I would share with you
what I have been praying.
Part of the reason I am praying what I am praying is because I grew up with parents
that lived by faith.
My parents were in the ministry and we lived by Faith that God would supply what was needed to pay the bills.
We did not live in an expensive house or have an abundance--but we had what was needed.
How many of us live that way today?
When we needed something--we told God. Mom and Dad would ask God to provide.
One example--Mom had no clothes dryer. She would hang things on the line in the back yard. But with cloth diapers-- I guess it got a little rough keeping up with the laundry of six people. So one time on a trip home Dad told Mom to ask God for a dryer.
And so they asked God for a dryer.
When we got home the lady across the street came over and asked if we needed a dryer.
She had gotten a new one and there was not really anything wrong with the old one.
Answered prayer!
Almost unbelievable?
Why? He said that He is a good Father. He said that He would take care of us. He told us to ask.
There were many stories like this.
Vehicles, vacation times, clothing, on and on.
Because my parents were willing to take Him at His word.

Why did I tell you about this?
Because God has been telling me to take some steps to trust Him.
Have you ever thought you heard something from God and then later wonder-Well, that was just my imagination-how in the world would He do that?
That has been me.

Can you imagine living in a house with no mortgage?
Nothing to tie you down. Extra money to take care of those who are serving Him by faith.
Could it happen?
So I ask you---Does He not already own it all?

Next-What if you make a living doing masonry work.
And all of a sudden the world says we are going into a recession and
building is coming to a grinding halt.
Can He keep you busy and your bills paid even when there is bankruptcy going on all around?

What if you have a piece of property that has a well that man says can not be fixed.
Can the property still sell?
Can God not bring a person to you who wants that piece of property
and is willing to buy it for what it is worth?

Now- I know the way my parents lived while I was growing up is not exactly the way
God calls everyone to live.
But the type of faith they had and have---we are all called to walk in that type of faith.
It is easy to think about--but without His help we can not do it.

So these are the three things that I am asking from God.

One---That God would bring someone to us who wants to buy our piece of property.
Two--That God would bring someone to Keith with work-however that might look.
Three---That God would lead us to the house He has already prepared for us.


Thank you for your prayers.
Thank you for the gentle smacks to remind me of what is TRUE. ;)
And, I thank you in advance for the smacks that will come when I step where I am not to be stepping. May God bless you abundantly for the way you continually bless me!


Alisun@ABrookeInTheForest said...

Sharon, I have had you in my prayers and thoughts all night I did not post yesterday not sure why just prayed for you. I too am dealing with a house that we in the natural should not get, yet our God is God of more than enough.
We have looked at this house for more than a year with the ever felt tug that it is ours, (that house! we can do that) now God has taken to the last step of getting this house (For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened). I feel as though we are in a similar situation and I have praying for you as if praying for myself. Peace and faith the Mountain I circle more often than I want too.

We live in a home owned by family and have never stood on our own after 18 years of marriage and much prayer we know we have to break the generational curse of this.

freetofly said...

Oh, Sharon! I love this post! We don't hear enough about this kind of humble and bold faith (what a paradox, huh?) What dear parents you have!

Believing and standing with you!


Nicki said...

Oh I hope that things get going soon for this!! Just as you watched and prayed for me during our journey to find our house, I will do the same for you!! I cannot wait to see what our big God does for you and your family!! Praying!!

Denise said...

I am standing non-stop in prayer with you dear sis, I love you.

MelanieJoy said...

I heard this statement the otherday from a man with cancer...

I have faith and I have cancer
but I don't have them both...

I've been thinking about this since I heard it. Where's the disconnect- the seperation coming from?
I believe that God can provide in the way your parents witnessed it...but Him doing it for me??
Does my doubt just come from feeling unworthy...unbelief...
Girl, my head and heart are swimming with so many thoughts that nothing seems to make sense right now...
I have you covered in prayers too...Love ya~

Sharon Brumfield said...

Melanie Joy--I understand--I will email my comment to you.
Love ya girl

Dee said...

((( hugs ))) Been praying for ya girl! I go from trusting Him to trusting my own self -- and I waver so much. It annoys me and I'm sure it annoys the Lord too. D

Amy said...

Ok so I almost didn't even read your post b/c of that snake picture, they freak me out I CANNOT handle it...but then I was like SHE'S IN MATTHEW 7!!! And I'm currently smack in the middle of a study on the sermon on the mount so I had to see what you were talking about. It was like fear factor blog version seriously! But I made it through only slightly traumatized. Anyway, yeah girl God always provides, we're so silly not to trust Him! Love you

luvmy4sons said...

Oh girl! Love your heart in this post. Love the thoughts. What a great gift your parents gave you. Praying dear sister!

Denise said...

Love ya girl and just sent email........

You are the apple of His eye....

Halfmoon Girl said...

I am excited to hear how God moves for you guys. I will definitely keep praying.