Tuesday, November 24, 2009

OUT WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW

We've had our couch/sectional for a little over eight years. We purchased it when we lived in Hawaii in 2001. We loved that couch. It was so comfy. Everyone who sat on it never wanted to get up. It was one of those couches that sucked you in.

In the past year and a half, it got more than enough use. With the home fellowship, and numerous people sitting on it at one time, it's had alot of wear and tear. It was so bad, that on one part, the support under the cushions broke. Whoever sat on that part (which for some reason everyone did), it would sink more and more.

My poor couch.

Last year, we were thinking about buying a new sectional, but we thought we'd wait another year since there were other things that were more important at the time.

Well, I guess God felt that it was important NOW.

A friend of ours called my husband and I, and said that they wanted to bless us with a new couch. They felt that the Lord put it on their heart to bless us since ours was literally on it's last leg. Of course, we were like, "What, really??" They told us they had been looking online, and found some that they thought we would like. Sure enough, I loved it right away, and chose the color I wanted.

This was last Tuesday, and the couch arrived on Friday. That quick! Talk about a blessing. We love it, and are so thankful for it as well. They told us to consider this a love offering, and let me tell you, we feel the love!!

The amazing thing is that my husband was praying THAT DAY about a new couch. I don't remember what his prayer was exactly, but I know it wasn't, "Lord I hope we get one today and I hope someone blesses us with one." I think it was just more along the lines that we would be able to get a new couch soon.

Gods timing is always perfect!!


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47 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

That looks REALLY nice! Talk about answered prayers. :)

Chris said...

we are also needing a new couch! :D

God is so good! I am glad for you!

Kimberly said...

When God does something, he REALLY does something doesn't he? Fabulous couch, amazing friends. :)

Miti said...

Wow!! What a beautiful sectional and your friends are so sweet. At first I thought you were going to say that they were going to give y'all their old couch so that they could buy a new one. I never thought they would buy one for you, just because it's such a generous gift. It truly is a blessing, not just the sectional but also the friendship! That's awesome, Alicia! You deserve it!

Mo said...

AWESOME! The brown looks really nice in there. So cozy :)

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Its soo pretty! I love it! And I know your family deserves to be blessed and THAT you were!!! Amazing story!

Brandi said...

That is so wonderful! The sectional is beautiful and it looks really comfortable.

PS ~ The movie was FANTASTIC!

Sawatzky family said...

WOWZA!!!!
You are right God is so GOOD and GRACIOUS to His kids! What a blessing for your family! And what an amazing family who listened and followed what God had layed on their hearts :)

Parsley said...

ooh I like it! But if I got a couch like that, all the dogs would be on it. LOL

Robyn said...

Wow that is beautiful! What a Blessing that is!

Susie said...

Beautiful set!!

Carin said...

A beautiful story and what a beautiful set.

Darcie said...

Wow...what a love offering! I know it will also see a lot of love in your home.

Beautiful story!

Lauren said...

That is such a beautiful example of the bosy of Christ serving one another and supporting eachother! HOW AWESOME!! So happy for you and your beautiful new furniture!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a very sweet friend. That is gorgeous furniture.

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

wow, that is awesome! beautiful couch too. <3

jen@odbt said...

That is such a nice blessing. Enjoy!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

That is a lovely couch! What a sweet blessing!! Enjoy it!

Sara said...

Sweeeeet! Nice couch! That is beautiful!

Stacy said...

What a blessing!!!!! The couch looks great:) God does hear even the tiniest prayers:)

Pam said...

That couch looks great! We have been praying about some things too. I know everything is in God's timing. : )

Tara said...

Oh my! That is beautiful! Just another blessing bestowed and prayer answered!

Deborah Ann said...

It's positively gorgeous! Love it when God loves on us like that...

Mommy, I'm Home said...

That's beautiful!

homeschoolceo said...

Wow that's amazing. Love the new couch! Enjoy it :D

blueviolet said...

I can't believe what a loving and generous gift that is. Wonderful!

amanda said...

got god-bumps. you know goosebumps from god. how awesome. god is soooo good!

Brooke said...

What wonderful friends you have! The couch is beautiful!

Kathy C. said...

Wow! What an awesome blessing my friend. It's so perfect how God orchestrates the use of His funds through His people. :)
Now, go chill on that comfy couch!

Beth in NC said...

Wow! What a very nice (and lovely) blessing!!! Praise God!

Muthering Heights said...

What a wonderful blessing!!

It's so nice...I can imagine many cozy family movie nights taking place on it. :)

Momisodes said...

What an amazing story. And the sectional is gorgeous.

Veronica Lee said...

Beautiful couch! Roomy and comfy too.

Kim said...

It is very nice! We recently purchased new furniture too, you don't realize how bad you need it until you get the new stuff. We were in the same boat.

Mama Zen said...

How wonderful!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

what a stunning couch! how wonderful of friends to do that for you! I love the colour and style of it too.
Love Collette xxx

Vanessa Tuau said...

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vanessa (Australia:)

Vanessa Tuau said...

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Sorry, please ignore above post, I messed something up! Vxx

Michelle said...

Wow...what generous friends.

Melissa said...

WOW! Gorgeous set! And what a blessing! God is good. :)

mimi said...

That is awesome Alicia!! I love it, it's gorgeous....and plenty of seating!!

Daphine said...

What a blessing! WOW! It's beautiful!!!

Jennifer said...

The couch is beautiful! What a Provider we have!

Denise said...

Really nice.

mother goose said...

its beautiful, congrats! God's timing is always perfect!

Krisha said...

What a blessing! That is a beautiful couch!

Laura said...

Aww, Alicia, that gave me goosebumps! God is amazing!! Your couch looks great!!! I love it.. I want one just like it! :)