Do You Need a Car?
Have you asked God for a car?
I’ve never seen such an upside-down car market. Instead of negotiating for a price lower than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, dealers now set their price above the MSRP. In some cases, used cars bring more than what was paid for them new. Add in higher rates for insurance and financing and owning a car quickly becomes expensive. I always try to buy cars that retain their value. In 2009, I bought a low-mileage, one-owner, 2007 Toyota 4-Runner. It seemed expensive at the time, but in the 14 years that I’ve owned it, the value has only decreased by $5,000, and it’s required no major repairs. So, I’ve driven about 100,000 miles for only $5,000. That’s roughly 5 cents a mile, apart from routine maintenance.
Do you need a car? Have you considered asking God to provide one for you? He knows what you need, what you can afford, and what’s available in your area. So trust Him! Then, wait patiently but expectantly while doing your part in searching. Sometimes He provides in truly miraculous ways. A friend of mine was praying for a car that he needed and was invited to play in a charity golf tournament. He was stunned when he hit a hole-in-one. It was the first in his lifetime. The prize was a brand-new SUV, like the one he had been praying for. You never know how God will answer your prayers. So, just ask!
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