My 83 year-old mother has proven over many years to be a reliable barometer of what is happening in the real estate market. She has a history of selling homes at the right time, just before the real estate market drops. She has followed God’s leading on when to sell and when to buy and has been rewarded financially.
She is a widow and truly believes her Heavenly Father takes care of her and is interested in her daily affairs. She is in excellent health and of sound mind and has been walking with the Lord since her early 20’s.
Years ago, she was sensing it was time to sell her home again, but she wanted to be sure she was hearing from the Lord. She discussed this with me and told me her plan was if God wanted her to sell her home, He would bring a buyer to her door without her putting it on the market or even putting up any ‘For Sale’ signs.
I wish you could have seen the look on my face when she told me this plan. I thought it was a cuckoo idea! But, out of respect for her I lamely said, “Well, I will agree with you in prayer that God will bring a buyer to your door.” Truly, my faith level was at near zero for something like that.
Shortly after we spoke, a young professional woman knocked on her door and said, “I’ve driven by your home many times and have admired it as I pass by. Have you ever thought of selling it? Because I’d be interested.”
Long story short, my mother sold that home at a time when the real estate market was doing remarkably well and made a remarkable profit. Soon afterwards, the market plummeted, so she was able to purchase a different home for a lesser current market value. She stayed there for several years and then sold that home in 2008, just before the collapse of the housing market. Once again she made a great profit and then moved into the home she is currently living in.
For the past several months, she has been considering moving and leaving the state of California. Last month, May 2017, during her morning devotions, she received a definitive word from the Lord and she knew without a doubt in her spirit it was time to sell again. She also knew it was time to leave the state of California for good after living there for fifty years.
She called me last week to further discuss her decision. She expects to have her home listed within the next few days. She told me that every time she has sold her homes, she first studied the equities markets, both the Dow and S&P. She has used the markets as an indicator of times to buy and sell, along with the voice of the Lord. I had no idea she paid attention to the markets at all!
During the past several weeks, she has experienced the pressure of wrapping things up, selling her things, boxing things up, talking about moving and how it should be done. When I asked her again, “Do you feel certain that it is time for you to move and leave the state?” She answered very strongly with no hesitation, “I am certain it is time for me to sell my house and move. When the Lord spoke to me in May, since that time I have had peace in knowing this is what I am supposed to do. I have no doubt.”
She went on to say, “Over the years real estate has been good to me and I know that during this time I will profit again.”
We then discussed the state of the stock market and the looming crash to come. She said she wanted to get her house on the market as soon as possible because she knows that time is coming. So, after much prayer and consideration, she made the monumental decision to list her home for sale by next week. After her home sells, she will be leaving the state of California for good.
We all have to listen to the voice of the Lord for ourselves and for our own circumstances, but I have learned to pay attention when my mother says it’s time to sell. I also find it interesting because she believes it is time to leave California.
Author: Michele Burdo
Michele Burdo, along with her husband Tony, are a music duo that have performed and shared the stage with many people in the Christian Music Industry including: Randy Stonehill, Phil Driscoll, Russ Taff, Phil Keaggy, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, the Newsboys, Delirious, and many others. They are published songwriters with BMI and have had the opportunity to record and perform their songs throughout all of North America. Together they have served as Worship Leaders at various ministries. Their music can be found on: iTunes Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube. You can also like them on FaceBook at facebook.com/BurdoMusic.
Many of Michele’s lyrics are inspired from prophetic dreams and supernatural encounters with the Lord. She has a passion for communicating with others about the deep things of God.
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