Today I'm sharing another witness story. This time my story takes me to 2012. If you read my second witness story (HERE), you'll remember my husband and I were going through an unemployment season. We were pretty sure that if he got a new job, it would require us to move.
But where would God move us?
I had no clue so instead I prayed to God asking for specific characteristics. When I prayed, I was always reminded of a scripture in Matthew.
-Matthew 7:7 KJV
I wanted to live in a small town but close to a metropolis.
I asked that there be plenty of stuff to do with my kids that were affordable. There wasn't a lot of things in Vegas that I enjoyed or my kids.
I wanted places I could visit and explore. Las Vegas wasn't so close to places I wanted to visit.
I wanted a place where we could find a church family. Our last one was severely divided between leadership and church attendees.
I wanted to be able to stay at home with my kids.
We moved in July to a brand new state. Our neighborhood was in a quiet area, 0.5 miles away from my kids future elementary school and 1 mile from the local library. Win!
We were 30 miles away from our nation's capital (metropolis), which is filled with many places to visit for free (affordability).
After a few months of searching, we discovered a church that quickly learned my name and that of my kids. They ended up helping our family in so many ways that would be another blog post.
And last, I could stay at home. That was probably the biggest blessing of all. I love my children and staying home offered me the ability to spend time with them and help them in ways I pray brands a memory on their heart.
Don't be afraid to ask God for specific blessings. He hears us!