Christianity and Real Estate --- What happened as I tried to get home...

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Knights Investing

 

As some of you might know, back almost 2 years ago, my
Ford Tempo gave up the ghost after bringing
me through many nightmares because of its crappy
running and the many things that were wrong with
it. Here is one post I made about that car, way back then.

On the way home and had a tough day...
but I did not give up....
A Cutlass Ciera........... nice car!!

Anyway, I bought a NICE 1988 Oldsmobile
Cutlass Ciera
with the money gained from
an accident which sped along the demise
of my Ford -- Thank goodness!

Here are the posts I submitted to ActiveRain© about that as these things happened:

Each one is progressively farther into what happened AS it happened.

 

We now come to yesterday...when my "new" car would NOT start,
after I was done at work for the night. Try as I might...the cars
starter would turn and turn the engine...but the engine would
not fire up and run!

I got a manager at the restuarant I work
at part time to give me this is how I felt when my car died after it got a jump start...a jump and the car
just turned over like a new baby.

Not 1 minute after the jumper cables were unhooked, did the car coagh twice and die. I then went into the restaurant to pray about this. Thank goodness I work at a 24 hour restuarant, or this would have been ONE cold, dark night for me.

You see, I work the dinner shift and sometimes I do not get home until past 12AM.

I told the Lord that if He would cause the car to start up again (and run), I would take it home and look at what is going on in it in the morning. I do NOT have AAA or towing coverage on my car.

So, after having dinner and calming down because I
put the whole issue in Gods hands,
I went out to the
car in the parking lot, fully expecting it to start and RUN.

As I walked to the car, a picture impressed
itself on my What a lesson the Lord had for me!!mind
...a camel, drinking from
a trough (I am half Lebanese) in the middle of an oasis. Now, mind you,
this was NOT a weird idea.... BUT to have a camel drink at a drinking trough in an oasis, is WEIRD in and of itself.

You would think the animal would be drinking from the oasis itself...not from a drinking trough. So, I asked the Lord....

What does this vision mean?

 

He told me,"If you drink from my river and not of the worlds waters, you will be blessed.

A gentle rebuke AND a reminder as well.

So, as I walked to the car, I took a great big drink of HIS SPIRIT and I felt power come into me. I just KNEW now that the car would start.... BUT there is more...

 

The Lord said to me..."The CAR is thirsty too!!"

 

I told Him,"I had just filled it with gas...it can't be thirsty."

 

He said..."There are other parts of the car that need water...
special water too, like I AM to YOU!!"

 

It just so happens I have distilled water at home
to iron my clothes. Car Batteries NEED distilled
water from time to time...especially in our HOT
Florida climate.

So...... hehehe..... I walked to the car, got in,
turned the key and the car STARTED right up!!!

I drove home..... with NO problems.

I put the car in the garage as soon as I could, so 
I could take a good look at it, BUT I ALREADY knew
what was needed, because the Lord told me what was
wrong.

I opened up the battery covers and... BEHOLD..... every
one of the cells was just a LITTLE low!!!
I filled them up
and WOOHOO!!! The car now starts within a couple of
seconds of turning the key!

 

HOW COOL IS THAT!!

 

 

 

This post about God speaking to
one of His children
is brought to
you by:

Alexander Harb --- Founder of:
"Christianity and Real Estate"

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Comments (25)

Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

Wonderful outcome of prayerfully giving it to HIM Alex- You are definitiely " in tune " with the Spirit!

Sincerely,

Grace

Jun 17, 2008 02:17 PM
Pete Rondello Sr
Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc. - Boulder Junction, WI

Alexander: These small miracles surround us all day and night, not only when we ask, but our steps are so guided by the One who loves us. Glad you are back on the road.  : )

Jun 17, 2008 02:29 PM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Jeff & Grace Safrin-SpousesSellingHouses REALTORS, F.C.Tucker Company, Indiana (F.C.Tucker/Advantage Realty) ~~~ Thanks sis..... It is nice to be close to Him..... BUT I need to GET closer.......  =-)

Pete Rondello Sr (Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc.) ~~~ This small miracle would have cost about $70-$100 dollars for a new battery which I did not have at the moment....and THAT is if the alternater was still ok....(BOTH are practically NEW BTW) Thanks for coming by, bro!!

And yes...God is so good when He arranges situations to teach us other things....

=-)

Jun 17, 2008 04:06 PM
Nathan Cook
BCR (Brazosland Classic Realty) - College Station, TX

Those "little" reminders of God's care to us like that can often speak volumes of His love for us. Great post, Alexander!

Jun 18, 2008 03:32 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

God does answer our prayers every time we pray.  We are just not quiet enough to hear the answers a lot of the time.  Great post.

Click here: Ecclesiastes 3

Jun 18, 2008 05:17 AM
#10
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing
Nathan Cook (Classic Realty/GMAC Real Estate) ~~~ Thanks for your comment!! Sometimes it is the little things that wake us up to who God is!!
Jun 18, 2008 06:49 AM
Lisa Edwards
Aloha Coast Realty, LLC - Pahala, HI

So awesom.....that story gave me chicken skin (goosebumps).....thank you so much for sharing that story....isnt it just amazing what God does for us....He never ceases to amaze me....all we need is faith and to listen to Him........and then we will be good to go......the Lord always provides.....your story reminds me of a story that i should share...i will blog about it later....

Have a wonderful day

Jun 19, 2008 09:29 AM
Terry Rasner-Yacenda
Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty - Reno, NV
"Dreams Realty"

Hi Alex -- let's say distilled water is refreshing, even to God's children!  God bless you!

Jun 20, 2008 01:13 PM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

God is faithful in the good times and in the bad, in the big times and the small.  Be still and listen.

Jun 21, 2008 01:23 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Lisa..........I gotta tell you, having heard some stories about God talking to His children has given ME goosebumps too!! He is such a wonderful teacher to us!! God bless you, sister!!

 

Terry........ Better than Sprite, Mountain Dew, Coke, OR Pepsi!!! Gods water gives everlasting life!! God bless you BACK, sis!!

 

Kathy.......... Be still and Know He is God.... such good advice........... God is GOOD...He knows BEST!!

Jun 21, 2008 08:13 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

The still samll voice of God. What a priviledge to hear His voice. He looks after the small things as well as the major things. Nice story to honor God and show how He speaks to us in that still small voice in our spirits that are alive unto God. God Bless

Jun 22, 2008 01:10 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Hearing for you on one of my blogs is a BLESSING, Nick............. Thanks for coming by!!! I hope it stays civil in Silent Majority for ALL your sakes ---- I see it is getting a LITTLE warm over there, but no insults as of late!!

God bless ya, bro!!

;-)

Jun 22, 2008 05:48 PM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Alex, thanks for sharing your experience with us.  That is a great reminder that we need to drink His water and not the world's water.  

I'm glad things worked out for you and that the car is running.  I'm praying for you that your transporation might become a little more reliabe in the future. 

Grace and peace, Sondra 

Jun 24, 2008 01:51 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Sondra............

Thanks so much for your prayers........... so far so good....I am hoping to purchase a car that gets over 30 MPG and is a newer model year than the one I currently own.

God speaks to us in the strangest of circumstances......... and we are fools to NOT listen to Him.

;-)

Jun 24, 2008 08:52 AM
Chuck Christensen
Your Financial Coach - Bellingham, WA

How about a Chevy Cobalt or Aveo....

My relatives love there Cobalt and said it gets great MPG...the Aveo is one of the cheapest new cars out and gets great gas milage

Jun 24, 2008 12:07 PM
Brian Wray
Wray Realty - Holly Springs, NC

AWESOME POST.  Way to Listen to and Rely on the Holy Spirit to Guide You!!  Many Blessings.  Brian Wray

Jun 24, 2008 02:14 PM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Chuck........ Thanks for the recommendations.............BUT I am looking for a car i can pay for with CASH... maybe around the $1500-$2500 range.........paying comprehensive insurance, PLUS an intrest plus monthly payment is not smart business in my opinion..the ONLY other thing I would do is LEASE a car for business..... and subtract the monthly lease payments out of my taxes for the year...... but I am not at that point yet......

 

Brain............. Thanks for the "Atta boy!!!" And may God bless You in our Messiah Jesus right back!!!

=-)

Jun 24, 2008 05:08 PM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

Alexander, how awesome! Glad you are back on the road again.

Duane

Jun 27, 2008 04:55 PM
Michele Rose
Rose-Colored Staging - Mount Holly Township, NJ
Burlington County Home Staging & Redesign

Alexander,

Thanks for sharing this great story and the reminder of how much we are cared for-- even in the "little" things!  We just need to keep listening!

May 31, 2009 04:01 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Duane......... THANKS!! I am glad I am "Back on the road again"...to quote the famous song ........ hehehehe

Michele......... To obey the Lord is better than sacrifice............. to obey, we need first to HEAR Him...... hehehehe

Jun 01, 2009 11:43 PM