Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Seeing the Rainbow

Everytime I talk about 'the flood' in my house, I am constantly reminded of God's promise of the rainbow.

So, my basement flooded about 3 inches +/- 1/2 in depending on the area.  I ended up having a great company (Service Master in Romulus) it's who State Farm recommended, and since I am no expert in basement cleanup, I left it to the experts (I call that wisdom).  Within 3 hours they pretty much had the mess cleaned up Easter Sunday Morning, oh, by the way... I had the best plumbers in the world!  Sewer Specialists in Monroe come clean it out in case you live Downriver or the area... call them!  734-242-4365!  Seriously, the BEST! and they had the drained cleared in less than 2 hours or so from the time of my phone call! (I call that being blessed!)

So, thank the Lord, I have Sewer back up insurance as part of my policy, $1000 deductible, it covers a variety of things, but it doesn't cover furnishings, but it does cover the clean up (about $2400) and the carpet and major appliances, and the walls.  That means the couch, the desk, and my Christmas tree (ugh) are not covered in the loss.  (and btw my cleanup was an easy one... and the cost... about $2400!)

Some peeps have told me that I should make a little noise about it.  I called for a copy of the policy, which I recieved, and clearly, it's not covered.   I don't have a good feeling about raising a little noise, and I don't feel like any good will come of it (I call that the Holy Spirit).  I have been a scrapper my whole life, and to be honest, most of that has not brought me peace except now, when the Holy Spirit leads, and so I've decided that I am blessed, it's just stuff, and I'd rather be thankful and have peace, than to argue about a couch, a desk, and some end tables.

I see the rainbow in God's promise of His word.  The whole time, the whole vacation, whatever came up, I chose to focus on what is good, noble, praiseworthy, truthful, admirable. And just like His Word says, it has brought me great peace.

I got too much stuff anyway, and my basement floor has never been so clean! 

Phil 4:8-9 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you

(I know I've been writing about these verses a lot, but it's etched in my heart, so I can't apologize)

1 comment:

Stacy said...

So happy that you were blessed in the midst of your mess!