“She considers a field and buys it…” So says the Proverb about the wife of noble character.
We sat in our warm car with freezing cold temperatures outside just after I ran around looking at some mountain ground acreage. I told my wife we couldn’t afford it. She looked at me and said, “This is it. I say we go for it.” Surprised, I thought of the above scripture so relevant to this very situation.
We did buy it and it did stretch us financially (for years), just as it did with the two properties prior to this one.
We were in the middle of eight years of mission work with no guaranteed income. I felt that I heard God clearly say, “Buy land.” Then I came to MY senses and realized with little to no income how does one buy land? We found fourteen acres near us and discovered the owner was willing to take a chance on us and personally mortgage the property. We needed to believe for $114.01 per month in order to make the payment. We never missed or were late with this faith-filled step.
We sold that land at a profit to purchase a second property. Years later we sold that land, realizing a substantial increase, to help us build our present home. Once again, many years later, we purchased the land mentioned above. While there is no guarantee to see increase, God is not making any more land and we have only seen increase in the three investments we made.
Increase comes with wise investments in assets. It may be years before that increase is realized, but there is another Proverb which states, “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6)
God is the best banker, lawyer and real estate agent there is. And with Him, we possess an advantage in our investments.