Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Carpet Man

Cindy at I Owe it All to Him has invited us to relate times when someone helped us out unexpectedly, and that it was clearly a "God thing". There have been many times that I know an angel has been there to protect and guard me and my family, but I want to share a short little situation that I KNOW God sent someone, in the natural, to help out my husband and I. I'm a BIG believer in prayer for all things, even the small and seemingly "trivial" things in life. I know God wants to help us and looks for ways to bless us, letting us know that He IS there, hearing our prayers and being involved in our everyday lives, even the small things.

My husband and I have been involved in the antiquing business for several years. At one point we were moving into a rather large space at an antique mall and had purchased a carpet remnant to cover the dirty and cracking floors. We had given specific dimensions for the cut and didn't expect any problems with the installation. Just lay it out and be done with it. We had a lot to accomplish that day and it was critical that it be done by the end of the day.




Well, we laid out the carpet and to our dismay it was cockeyed to the point of laughability, except we weren't laughing. It was a nightmare. No matter which way we turned it it was off; off too much to do anything with. We struggled with it for a while and then we realized we needed to pray. We didn't know what to do, but prayed for guidance in getting the job done.

2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him."

When we finished praying a gentleman and his wife came by the booth and started up a conversation. He said. "Hey, are you having a problem with your carpet, here?"
We looked at him and nodded our heads in unison.
"Well", he said, "I just happen to be a carpet installer and I have my tools out in my truck. Let me see what I can do."

I kid you not, this man was sent by God. Turns out he and his wife were vacationing in nearby Branson and were also singing at a church there with friends. I'm getting goosebumps just re-telling this story. He came back in, wrestled for a while and ended up with a perfectly cut and well fitting carpet. He and God saved the day!! We rewarded him with some appropriate items and we all knew God had blessed us.

I was so thankful that God was ready to help us, He knew our need. The carpet installer was in the right place at the right time, and yahoo, God used another believer to do the job! Being in the right place at the right time...priceless!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to invite you to join me here as I start a Bible Study of the book of Galatians. "A day in the life..."  I'd love to have you.
Please scroll down to the last post for an introduction.

Today, I'm linking with dear Cindy from I Owe it All to Him. Check in sometime this weekend for other's experiences with God's help in human form.



love,
Debra

12 comments:

  1. Wow, Debra, what can I say? Amazing!!!! Simply amazing! The man was clearly sent to you. I just read it to my husband....this is an amazing story of trust, faith, and good works all rolled into one!!!

    I'm glad that everyone will see your note about the Bible study too...that is perfect!
    HUGS,
    Cindy

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  2. SWEET!!
    My husband and I taught 2nd graders in Sunday School for several years. One year the class was all boys except for one adorable little girl. I don't remember what Bible story we studied, but at the end as I tried to tell of God's awesome love for us, she said, "Aaah, God is so-oo sweet!". I often think of that...I probably never would have put it quite like that, but He is so sweet to us!!

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  3. Wow, that is so neat! We've had similar experiences, where someone was in the right place at the right time... in fact, that has something to do with my story as well... but I'll have to actually get it written out! Thanks for sharing! Such a direct answer to prayer!!

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  4. Ah, that was a God Wink. I love how intimate He is--it is when He does things like this that are so intimate He really shows what a tender God and personal God he is.

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  5. What a great testimony, Deb! Being in the right place at the right time...I love that!

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  6. Prayer changes things and us in the process. This was a neat story. Love ya and love hearing from you. hugs♥olive

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  7. That was such a lovely post, thank you for sharing!

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  8. Debra, that is such a neat story of God's grace. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh Debra, he was there for a reason! I have no doubt, ever! Great post and I am thankful I found this blog.

    I will be leaving on vacation soon, leaving posts set up, know I'll be back!

    I'll check your blog in the morning.

    Hugs,

    Nancy

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  10. This is a wonderful example of the power of prayer. Praise the Lord!

    Thank you for sharing your story and reminding me just what prayer can do for those that truly believe. ~Sherry F.

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