Deuteronomy 6:10-12 reads, "And when the LORD your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that He would give you—a land with great and splendid cities that you did not build, with houses full of every good thing with which you did not fill them, with wells that you did not dig, and with vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when you eat and are satisfied, be careful not to forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery."
I'm in a season of transitioning from a prophet's room to a new residence - unknown to me at this moment because God hasn't fully revealed my next location. That's neither here nor there; He's a faithful provider and I trust Him completely. I know for a fact that everyone can't live that kinda faith life, but I'm getting used it - finally. For real, this time. He does come through and it's a waste of energy to get all worked up while waiting. I've been homeless before and lived in my car so if that's what He has for me for another season ... I trust Him completely.
The interesting thing about this is as I started my run this morning, Holy Spirit asked if I remembered the verse about living in homes you didn't build. I said yes and He let the revelation flow.
So, on the west side I live in a prophet's room that was prepared for me last year. Periodically, I've looked for my own place because I don't choose to live in someone else's home, right? That's not my first choice. I'm thankful for the God-ordained space, of course, but I'm an introvert who doesn't mind if I don't see anyone outside of my immediate family for days at a time. But, God has always done something to distract me from looking and keep me here.
I told Him (several times recently) that I've been living in someone else's home for too long now. And when He spoke as I ran He gave me understanding that I've been living Deuteronomy 6:10-12 by living in a home that was already furnished and established and filled and I didn't have to build. I was just able to move right in with my belongings. No deposits, no earnest money, no mortgage process, no buying a refrigerator, window coverings, washer and dryer or anything else I'd have to buy if buying my own home. Not to mention I'm in one of the most-expensive housing markets in the nation and this is my second home.
You know I stopped, right then and there, telling Him anything about my next housing situation and decided to be thankful. And let me tell you ... this was one of the sweetest corrections ever. Dude, I'm so spoiled.
So, here's the wisdom. Some of you out there are like me and are living in someone else's home for a season. Be thankful. You're living in a house you didn't have to pay for. Yes, you may be paying rent. That's expected, but you're not paying the property taxes or other things mentioned above because God has someone else foot the bill for you. Be thankful. And trust Him completely where you are. I'm a witness that when you think like He thinks about your living situation, aka seek The Kingdom first, He'll be motivated to open the door to your next.
Please release verbal agreement that the place God plants me on September 1, 2018 will be even betterer than where I've been this last 18 months. Thank you.
I bless you in Jesus' Name.
From FW Prophet's Room © 2018 Zari Banks, M.Ed