Sunday, June 2, 2013

a story about a couch.


Following the advice of my good friend Davi I'm going to share the story of how we added this sweet addition to the living room. 


I feel a little silly writing about a couch, but I think it's a good story and one I want to remember. It's a reminder that God loves me way more than I can imagine and He cares about this little things that matter to me.

Most of the things in our home are hand-me downs. Caleb and I are very grateful. If we didn't have them we'd be sitting on the floor and eating off of crates. (which would be just fine) But I hope to slowly replace some of the pieces with things that are a little bit more our "style." 

Well, before last weekend our a green couch that my mom bought 14 years ago sat in our living room. Many naps were taken on it, many forts built with the cushions, many good conversation had. It was a good couch. But my grandma called me while she was out at garage sales and told me she saw a couch she thought I'd like. I drove over to take a look and fell in love. The only problem, it was way over priced. I couldn't spent the money and walked away from it. 

I prayed quietly that no one else would buy the couch and at the end of the day the lady would sell it for half of what she was asking. Three o'clock rolled around and I called her to see if the couch had sold and if she'd sell it to me for half....and as you see the answer was yes to both. 

Now, we had two couches. We decided to have a garage sale to get rid of a couple things and prayed that the green couch would sell for 60 dollars to help pay for the new couch. It was a slow weekend for garage sales. We got rid of most things, but the green couch sat in our driveway. An hour and a half of no one coming and it was time to run some errands. I left the couch in the driveway and told Caleb to keep a look out. I got a call a little while into our errands and Caleb told me he sold it, not for 60, but for 90! 

Now, I believe that God loves me just as much whether he'd answered those prayers with yes or no. But it reminded me that God cares about every little detail of our lives. That He cares that I want to make our house a home. That He delights in giving good gifts to his children. 

4 comments:

kenzie said...

I love stories like this because it reminds us that God is control even over the "little" things in our lives. I use to pray for parking spaces every time we had to go to Childrens Hospital because they're so hard to get, and God would always give us one! He is so good! :)

Katherine said...

I'm totally jealous of your couch... :)

bandofbrothers said...

i love this story so much!

that couch is SUCH a stunner and in magnificent condition! i love it and i love you!

christina said...

well praise god! i love the new couch!! love!!

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