Friday, September 16, 2016


Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  Matthew 7:7 (NIV)

The work place was being reorganized and people were laid off. My husband was one of them. We had signed a contract five days earlier with a contractor to have our kitchen renovated.

Oh, No!  We will be in so much debt, with no job, a second mortgage on our house, and next to nothing in savings.

Norm and I asked God to open a door. Nightly, on our knees, we prayed for an open door. My husband dressed in a suit and tie and went to an office every day to network job opportunities. On occasion, he traveled to other cities for interviews. In the meantime, the work on the new kitchen continued.

God heard our prayers. We had moved to the place we were living 16 years earlier, and God opened the door with a job in the city we had left. We said to each other, “Do we say to God, ‘We we have been there and done that.’”

Our daughter would be married that year in the town where we presently lived. How do we juggle buying and selling houses with this in mind? Our house sold in 13 days during a huge snowfall, and the people buying it did not want to move in until a month after the wedding. God is good.

We also got rid of the second mortgage and out of debt.

Dear God, Thank you for showing us that we can ask and you will answer. You bless us when we ask.

©2016 Mary Burkey


Christy said...

What a tangled situation. But, God got you through! Great example of what good things happen when our Lord is pulling for you!! Good job! Christy

Evelyn R. said...

I seem to recall a saying, "Your faith will save you." You and Norman had faith and it pulled you through the rough spots in your life. It always pays to pray and lean on an ever-loving God. Thanks be to God.