What I Thought the Bossman Said…

So grateful for sunrises and fresh new days!!

The sun has been shining all day, our Phoenix weather is spectacular {actually
spent some time talking to a new friend while hanging around outside in a tank top – I mean I had pants on too…but you knew that, right?} and then there is a gorgeous bouquet of flowers sitting in the middle of the table from a perfect stranger – all of which are perfect reminders of the faithfulness of God!

So as most know, my sweet hubby is in Africa for three weeks having just led another IVO
GO Team to serve at The Gem Foundation.   After the team left, Dw and Liberty
stayed on to spend some time with Emma and her Little Man.

About a week ago, the bossman and I had a conversation.  He was talking on our not-so-great African phone and of course I do have a hearing loss from the MS, but I didn’t take either of that into consideration… I just thought I heard him say something pretty amazing.  Like spectacularly amazing!!

What I understood him to say was actually repeating what someone else had said and I was downright giddy!  I didn’t question him, the connection was horrible and he was heading to bed.  I knew it was the Lord speaking right through him because I felt faith rise up in me like I don’t experience every day!!

What Dw said was crazy – I even twittered:

– God is doing something I couldn’t have personally ever dreamed of and He’s providing the

What Dw said totally lent to the character of God and would be in accordance 
with His good will toward us!   Wow!  Wow! Wow!

Actually I’m laughing as I type.

I really, truly thought he repeated something wildly wonderful that someone had told him.

So today, after having this mull in my mind for days, and not having a chance to talk about it again, I said, “And don’t forget….”

Which he replied, “What are you talking about??”

“Ya’ know…you said that so-n-so said such-n-such…”

He paused, “Babe, I never said that!  I said, ‘blah-blah-blah’.”


It wasn’t even close to what I thought he had said!

I was completely shocked!!

“You didn’t say that so-n-so said such-n-such?”


Oh my.

I was downright dumbfounded.

Now, I’m just of the firm persuasion that nothing and I mean nothing happens by accident.
If God allowed me to hear something that Dw absolutely did not say, I think that’s kind of noteworthy.  The thing is that what I thought he had said gave me great Hope!!

I believe that the Lord allowed me to think he said it, just to enable the faith to rise up in my soul that it could happen!!  That’s the way God works!!  He is the Hope-Giver!!  The Hope-Provider!!  The Hope-Restorer!

I talked to the Lord about it earlier today after finding out that that is not what he said and I truly think that was what it was about.

So here’s my question to you, my bloggy friends…

Do you have something you need an exorbitant amount 
of Hope to Believe God for?

The kind of hope that says, “I know God can do this!”

And says  “This is in accordance with God’s will and so I’m going to trust Him!”

“Now faith is the substance of things 
hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” 
Hebrews 11:1

If you are needing that kind of Hope – I’m here to say, “I know He can!!  He is what we refer to in
our home as our Miracle-working, Mountain-moving, Awe-inspiring, Gasp-giving God!!”

He always keeps His promises!

Since the original conversation where I thought Dw said what he says he didn’t say
at all, I have been trusting God to make it happen!!

And as far as I can tell, Hoping and believing not only the God can do it but Trusting Him
that He will do it is the safest place to be – whether the bossman meant to say it or didn’t – it doesn’t negate the fact – –  – 

God can do it!!

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”
Proverbs 13:12

6 thoughts on “What I Thought the Bossman Said…

  1. Oh YES! And AMEN! Praying for you Linny! That God brings it to pass. And thank you for reminding me to keep my hope for the impossible, that is possible with the great I am! xoxoxooxoxoxo

  2. Go for it!
    Just thought of this about 'hearing things'. Isaiah 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, โ€œThis is the way; walk in it.โ€
    Perhaps this situation falls into that description? !

    Just saw your other reply to my comment re:lemongrass, so will email you.
    Sandy in the UK

  3. I needed that today! I've been so down about wanting another child and worrying about the when and the how…I should have been saying "Yes, Lord, here when You say go!" Somehow in the last two years since Mr. Fox came home to us, I've forgotten how it took me years to learn to surrender and let go and let Him have control. When He dropped Fox onto us, we were ready but surprised. So now I'm asking myself today…"What can I do to be ready when You say YES?"

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