This Land Is Mine
by Danny Tariman
“I will give to you, and your descendants after you, the land….” – Genesis 17:8
We had been praying for a property on which to build our own house. In one of her prayer times, my wife came across a Bible verse, “I give you the land,” which we believed was the Lord’s personal message to us.
My family scouted out many places in search of that “land.” But nothing worked out. Then one evening an agent called to offer us a property. We went to see it the next morning. It was in a peaceful, secure neighborhood and within walking distance to a church. It was perfect for our needs!
There was just one problem: it cost a few millions while our savings was just under one. Someone advised us to apply for a bank loan. We did. However, we continued to hold on to God’s promise.
Meanwhile, I returned to my overseas job. Whenever I would send money home, the exhange rate would be favorable to us. Also, I was able to sell our equity holdings abroad at almost 150 percent profit! In two months we were able to raise the needed cash. We saw the hand of God at work.
The loan was approved in record time, too. But we eventually cancelled it because the Lord had provided. The Lord literally gave us the land!
Do you feel like giving up? Hang on, the Lord is doing something for you!
Grant me, dear Lord, an unwavering faith in You. Amen.
[This reflection was first published in Didache, March 29, 2012]