Divine Appointments--God is in the Details

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center 581856

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."  Romans 8:28  This is one of my favorite verses, because it shows God is a very GOOD GOD and a very PURPOSEful GOD.  So what does this have to do with real estate? :) 

I was at a closing the other day, and ...Well, let me back up.  I had noticed for two days a strange "thump, thump, thump" noise everytime I drove my car.  The faster I went, the faster the thumping!!  I checked my rear tires where the sound was coming from, and there was nothing wrong.  It sounded like I had a piece of paper or something stuck on the wheel. Fast forward 48 hours, and I am at a closing for my sellers.  Buyer and sellers really liked one another.  Agent and I got along famously--a truly happy time!  I came out from the closing, and then I saw it!  A BOLT in my tire!!  My tire had never been turned the right direction for me to see the bolt when parked previously!! 

"Oh, my!! I need to get this fixed!" I thought.  There just "happened" to be a Discount Tire Co. across the street from the title company!  Woo hoo hoo was I thankful!!  They said they would try to patch it, but because of the size of the bolt, I may have to get a new tire.  I was just thankful I was not on the freeway with a flat tire.  It had held its pressure for TWO days.

I took a seat, and the sweetest little boy, about five, was entertaining his baby sister who was sitting in a stroller.  "You sure are a good big brother!!" I told him.  He reminded me of my son at age five.  He said, "I have THREE little sisters! The other two are in the bathroom with mommy."  "Wow! Three sisters! How do you do it!?  I guess you and Dad hang together, huh?"  His mom soon came out, and we started chatting about her children (SO well-behaved and sweet), where they go to church, and I encouraged her about what a great job she is doing!  I took a phone call from a client, and when finished she asked, "What do you do for a living?"  I told her I am a realtor.  She asked for my card, and said, "You never know when we might need a realtor!"

Well, just a few days later, she called to say she and her husband would be moving to the Dallas area, and they would like to use me as their realtor!  So, I truly believe Romans 8:28.  If it weren't for the bolt in my tire (and her flat), we would not have formed a friendship.  Oh, and about the tire--they were able to patch it --for FREE. :)

All things truly DO work together for good to those who LOVE God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

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Rainmaker
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Rose King
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This is a great example of why we should be thankful for all things - good and bad. God can see the overall picture and when something happens to inconvenience us, there just might be a good reason for it! Thanks for sharing this story!

Mar 12, 2011 11:12 PM #1
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Sonja Patterson
RE/MAX Realty Center - Cypress, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Thanks Rose for reading and leaving a comment! :)

Mar 12, 2011 11:17 PM #2
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Sherry Chastain
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Realtor, Selling Homes, Lake Properties,Luxury Homes,Short Sales

I can't say I would have know where to find this verse, but I have the jest of it in my memory. I too know it's so true. Due to a misfornunate circumstance my additional income to my full time real estate job ended in November. Some how my real estate has been kicked it up a notch. I seem to get an email, a phone call, or a text from more business everyday. I just smile to myself and shiver with internal happy dance. Thanks God.

Mar 13, 2011 12:17 AM #3
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J. A. Michail
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Great blog post! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Mar 13, 2011 12:17 AM #4
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Tim Lorenz
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Romans 8:28 is one of may favorite passages in the bible.  If get out of the way and let god act it is easier but all thing happen for good.

Mar 13, 2011 01:20 AM #5
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William Johnson
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Hi Sonja, Boy it was fortunate for you on both fronts and I do agree with HE watches over us and it was wonderful for that you left a comment on my post and now here I am doing the same. Enjoyed reading you post and look forward to reading more. All the Best Sonja!

Mar 13, 2011 10:19 PM #6
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Sonja Patterson
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John, I"m glad you enjoyed reading. Thanks for taking time to comment!

Tim, yes sir! All things...esp. the difficult things!

William, all the best to you, too!

Mar 13, 2011 11:58 PM #7
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Sonja Patterson
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Sherry, I'm so happy for you that your real estate business has increased!! Rejoicing with you!

Mar 14, 2011 12:04 AM #8
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Cary, NC
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Sonja, Isn't it so cool when God allows us to see His work in our lives?

Mar 15, 2011 10:13 PM #9
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Sonja Patterson
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Carla, YES, it is! :)

Mar 15, 2011 10:34 PM #10
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Billi Evans
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What a great story and may God bless you as a brave woman strong enough to share her convictions.

Mar 16, 2011 12:10 AM #11
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Sonja Patterson
RE/MAX Realty Center - Cypress, TX
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Billi, thank you!  I saw a video tonight put together by some missionary friends who work in a small western European town.  They said most of the people in the town where they minister do not know anything about God or the Bible...And much of what is "known" is mis-information. So sad...He truly is the Perfect Father.

Mar 18, 2011 11:12 PM #12
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Loreena Yeo
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I love divine appointments!!! And I love the way  you built your credibility!!!

Mar 20, 2011 06:43 AM #13
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Sonja Patterson
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Loreena, thank you for stopping by.  I ALWAYS enjoy reading your posts! :)

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