Sometimes God Lets Me Be Nearby When He Does Awesome Things

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC NC 226467

How often do we ask God for something, not really expecting it? Don't we so often encourage people to pray, or tell someone "I'll pray for you," but we really only mean it as a form of comfort, a way to show we care?

I have a story to share with you. 

praying handsI have clients who are selling their home, and hope to buy a new one in a nearby neighborhood where they will be joining the staff of a local church. I have their home listed for sale, and they are anxious to get it sold because they are excited to begin their new life.

Yesterday morning, my client called me and said, "Julissa, you're going to sell our house today."

"I am?" I asked. "What's going on?"

She shared with me what happened that morning at their table. Her pastor had been teaching lately that one should be very specific when praying. Don't just offer a general prayer of hope, ask God for what you want or need and be specific about it. She was teaching that to her children, and they asked her, "So, Mommy, can we ask God to sell our house today?"

She told them that would be a great prayer, and so she and her children prayed together and asked God to sell their house that day.

Two and a half hours later, she received a call from the showing service notifying her of a showing on her house. That's when she called me bubbling over with excitement, and telling me we were going to sell the house.

So, we laughed about it and got pretty excited about it, and my husband and I added our prayers to hers and her children's and asked God to sell the house.

The showing went as scheduled, and last night when my husband and I were sitting in the living room, I got this showing feedback from the scheduling agent:

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I read it to my husband and this is what he said. "Baby, you know, I am just always so grateful that God lets me be nearby when He does awesome things.

I am, too. And, God willing, I'll post tomorrow about a house I have under contract!

Comments (21)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Julissa, What a beautiful story to share with us. Hope that contract is a good one, settlement goes smooth and your clients can begin a new phase of their lives.

They are pretty lucky to have you as their agent.


Aug 02, 2011 12:15 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I am SO loving this story! God always answers prayer. Sometimes his answer is to wait...

but sometimes.... it's YOU BET!

I can hardly wait till tomorrow! I'll be back!! xoxo

Aug 02, 2011 04:29 PM
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate



What a great title, to a great post.

And I love Joni's comment, because I agree with it so much. I tell a story about how I prayed in the seventh game of the '97 World Series, asking God to just give me this Indians victory, so Cleveland could just win something in my lifetime. God answered my prayer, and you better believe it was to wait.  Glad you clients answer came just a bit quicker than mine :) 

Aug 02, 2011 05:08 PM
Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Joni! Sellers are considering the offer right now. Can you imagine the impact this will have in the lives of children, who know they belong to an awesome God!

Scott: SO funny! Well, you did say "in your lifetime" so you'll probably get EXACTLY what you prayed for!

Aug 03, 2011 01:43 AM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hi Julissa! Thanks to Joni's re-blog, I got to read your story. What a WONDERFUL answer to prayer! Don't you just love it when you get such a quick answer! It's amazing what the Lord will do for us when we pray...and obey! Thanks for sharing this uplifting story!

Aug 03, 2011 11:43 AM
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Conroe, TX
Broker Associate - Water Crest on Lake Conroe

Julissa - Isn't God fantastic!  These children stepped out in faith.  I love it!

Aug 03, 2011 12:57 PM
Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Hi Rose: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Joni rocks, doesn't she! Rose, this family has so many wonderful testimonies, even an premature infant son who was so close to death the doctors had given up hope, and still God rescued him. The hand of God in their life is so evident, I just love being near them!

Hi Pam--doesn't God love to answer the prayers of children!

Aug 03, 2011 02:17 PM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Julissa,

God is so awesome...  and sooooo good!  I am so thankful that GOD blessed this couple and answered their prayers!  HE can move mountains... and nothing is impossible for HIM!!!  Thanks for sharing this story... it's very inspiring!

Aug 04, 2011 03:48 AM
Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Hi Linda: I know!!! I can't help but to get excited thinking of how awesome He is!!!

Aug 05, 2011 03:17 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Julissa-I don't have the quote exactly but it's something like he helps those who help themselves. So I'm guessing you and your clients had things pretty well lined up all along. Not to diminish anything the big guy added to help things along.

Aug 06, 2011 01:26 PM
Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Hi Wayne: SOmetimes, I like to think so. But, I'll tell you right now, I'll take teh favor of God over a squared away realtor any day!

Aug 07, 2011 12:52 AM
Ken and Leslye Huebsch
3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction - Harrisburg, PA
Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793

This is probably the most awesome blog I have ever read. Great job to Julissa on sharing her story of faith, and the awesome power of prayer. I just re-blogged this on your behalf.

Aug 10, 2011 06:09 AM
Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Ken/Leslye: Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.

You know, my seller got her home under contract (she good a great offer!) and has her new home under contract, too. God is so good, and it's clear He wants them in their new career!

Thanks for reblogging!

Aug 11, 2011 08:33 AM
Melissa McKinney
Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC

Julissa~ I love this story!! I just wrote a blog about a talk I had with God... I have not published yet but you will enjoy it when you see it!

Aug 12, 2011 07:57 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Well that's pretty interesting....and very cool. Hope it all continues to go well.

Aug 14, 2011 08:19 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I love specifics and this just proves how necessary it is to know what you want and not be afraid to ask for it!   Beautiful story and I am happy you shared it with us!

Aug 14, 2011 08:26 AM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

What a beautiful story Julissa - one message I really needed to hear today.  Thanks for the inspiration.  I hope everything goes very smoothly for you with the sale. 

Aug 16, 2011 12:36 AM
Sharon Bailey

I am very blessed by this great testimony.  The Lord is faithful even when we are faithless.  He is such a good Father and I agree the favor of God is better than life.  We can do nothing apart from Him.   

Aug 22, 2011 09:12 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I have seen more and more of God answering prayer that seems impossible and providing for me a path when I did not see a way that I have learned to live more by faith.

Sep 29, 2011 06:38 AM
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

Hi Julissa! I have been away from AR for a few months and so I was just catching up on some of the posts in "Praying in the rain" when I saw this post....AWESOME...Our God is an Awesome God for sure. What a great story and example of the power of prayer as well as the faith of his little ones!!

Oct 06, 2011 11:47 AM