Prayers Answered

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We have been praying together as a family for a new vehicle. We have made it a matter of praying together as a family for God to provide a new vehicle for us in His time. Our old vehicle was needing some expensive repairs and seemed to be breaking down a lot. We went on a lengthy trip recently, knowing that the vehicle was not as trustworthy as we would like; but we knew God wanted us to go. So as a family we prayed that God would give us journey mercies there and back - and took along the cell phone fully charged in case we needed it for a breakdown emergency. :) Praise the Lord, it made it there and back without any problems. However, three days after we got back - the van broke down and we barely made it home from church. So, the next morning we went van shopping. God provided us with a new (to us) van - that has more room for our new addition, very low mileage, and seems to have been well cared for by the previous owners.











We were so excited to get our new van. It was exciting to me as a Mom to see my kids so excited. Yes, they were excited about the new vehicle; but more than that, they were excited that God had answered our prayers. I am so thankful that we waited. I know God waited in answering our prayers - for my kids were learning to trust Him each time they prayed. He grew their faith through the last several months. It would have been 'easy' to go out an purchase a vehicle the minute that we needed one; but God impressed it upon our hearts to give it time, let Him work and wait patiently. I am so glad we did - for the excitement the kids have about God answering their prayers is worth more to me than the convenience it would have been to have a bit more trustworthy vehicle a few months ago.


What a great God we serve. I stand in awe at His care and love for me.


As for the new van - it is big - but with the children God has blessed us with we needed more room. I am very aware that I am not making a fashion statement driving this van - but I guess I like raising kids better than having people impressed with my overpriced sports car. :0


Thanks for stopping by. If you are ever in the neighborhood - stop by I will take you for a spin in the bread box.



Blessings,

~Martie

19 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

Yes, I agree this van looks like it was well taken care of! What a
lovely family you have! Yes,
many of your prayers have been answered! :)

Susan said...

Praise the Lord for His provision! We've had similar things happen, and it's always so amazing how God works.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your new addition! What a sweet blessing!

Tiffany said...

Yeah! As the mommy of a precious and adopted daughter(http://ushouldbesolucky.blogspot.com/2008/04/dream-come-true.html), I am so happy for you, and thank you Jesus for your provision of the van!

Daughter of the King said...

God's perfect timing...Praise the Lord.
Deby

Hootin' Anni said...

Super nice!!!!

My show n tell in honor of mother's this weekend, is some of my mom's antique cooking implements.

Happy Friday!!!

Edi said...

Congratulations on the new van!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Martie,

Praise God for answering your vehicle prayer. That is a nice van and it gets low gas mileage!! Excellent!

God is good!

Constance said...

Back in 1984, we purchased a 1984 Dodge Conversion van. We kept i for 17 years and at the end of its stay with us, we called it "The War Wagon". In 2001 we purchased another new conversion van, this time a FORD (my stepdad is a retired FORD employee, so we get a discount). There is nothing like a van for us when we take our vacation. Plenty of room, ideal! So glad you are enjoying yours! Our God IS an awesome God!
Connie

A Hint of Home said...

God is good, God is always good.
So happy your prayers were answered. Enjoy your new ride.

Martie said...

Barbara H. has left a new comment on your post "Prayers Answered":

I love what you said about liking children better than impressing people with a car! I think it looks great! How great to hear about the Lord's provision.

(I accidently deleted this - but was able to save it another way - thanks Barbara for your comment!!)

Danielle said...

Congrats on your new van. It looks like a lot of fun. Don't let that gas bite you!

MammyT said...

You are so blessed. Hallelujah. I'm enjoying the chronicle of your family adventures.
Nancy

LBP said...

Yay! So glad you found a new "ride"! We are going shopping this weekend for a smaller car. The gas for a SUV and a large pickup truck are killing us!

Blessings

Linda

Dawn said...

Happy for this provision!!!!
God is good...all the time!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great van! Great story! What a nice lesson in faith for your children to see!

Katherine

Ruuta said...

You are very blessed lady – you have a wonderful family, wonderful kids and very strong belief in God. Congratulations!

Ruuta

Jaderocks said...

Vans are definitely the way to travel with a large family. It looks like a very nice van and I'm sure your family will really enjoy it. My son always likes to sit in the way back seat and pretend he's in a limo.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful answer to prayer, Martie! It looks so spacious and comfortable!
~Kelli