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When I think about two of the biggest purchases I made in my life, I know God was in both of them. 

There's no doubt at all.

Both purchases were for houses I bought at separate times in my life. The first was in 2001 and the second was in 2010. God made unusual things happen in both cases. I knew I could not realistically afford to get into certain neighborhoods, but I did anyway. In both cases I purchased houses lower than what they usually went for. They both fell within my no-wiggle-room-budget. In other words I only moved into houses that wouldn't strain me financially. How was this possible? Well, I will tell you what my (natural) strategy was and then I'll tell you about God's supernatural "strategy." 

My strategy: 
  1. I prayed about my desire to buy a house
  2. I tithed to my church (stay tuned for an article of the power of sowing and reaping)
  3. I read scriptures relating to people who overcame amazing feats
  4. I read articles and books about people who achieved goals
  5. I read as much as I could about the house-buying process 
  6. I sacrificed (I didn't buy frivolously, because I knew that would affect my credit and jeopardize things)
  7. I wrote down my goals
  8. I was specific and detailed in my writing (i.e., desired mortgage payment, location, schools, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, yard space, square footage).
I wrote down everything. And I never once settled with moving into a neighborhood that did not meet those specifications. I delved myself into researching the house-buying process and didn't stop until I got what the Lord had for me. This has been my strategy for many years with important areas of my life. Although I don't have everything I want, I will get everything God has for me in His timing. The Lord will deliver. And when we set our goals high, He'll give us even more than enough. He will always open doors that shut. He will always make ways out of no ways. He will have people wondering how you did it and leave them scratching their heads asking, how was he able to do that? The answer will always be the same: I did nothing, my God, the great I Amdid.

He gives you what you ask for.

You have to ask though.

He provides all our needs and then some. 

If He did it before He'll do it again. 

And if He did it for me He'll do it for you. 

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