Above and Beyond

“May He grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.” 

Psalm 20:4 (NLT)


 “I don’t want to be 80 years old paying off our mortgage.”  

Looking over our mortgage statement, this thought just popped up. I thought I was just thinking it, but I realized I was verbalizing it. I repeated it again, slowly, deliberately, aloud. I breathed in and out, then continued looking through the rest of our bills. That was June 2021. I was 71 years old.  

Fast forward to today, April 27, 2022…. 

Looking over paperwork to file. Mortgage Paid in Full. By the grace of God, we paid off our mortgage on February 17, 2022, a day before my 72nd birthday. Eight years early. If anyone asked me how we did it; I would not have an answer. We did not win the lottery nor a lawsuit. All I know is I had a thought, put it in the universe…gave it to God and it happened. I was able to pay extra “principal only” payments until it was paid in full. 

  Why am I sharing this? 

 Not to brag. But, to share the goodness of God. Ask big. God is a good God. If He, did it for us, He can do it for you. Give Him your concerns. Then, leave it to Him. Trust Him to work it out His way. Have all my thoughts/wants materialized? No. But this one did. And I am so very thankful. 


Dear God, thank You so much for caring about everything that concerns me. Continue to show me how to lean into You completely trusting that nothing I ask is too big for you. And most importantly to remember You hear my thoughts, my whispers and You bless me above and beyond. You are, indeed, a good, good God. 










  • Donna Bonnell

    Congrats Mary!!!! Another awesome testimony.

    Let me know when you are able to get together for lunch.

    • Mary Chever-Watson

      Donna, thank you so much. I really appreciate your support. And, yes, I will definitely get in touch soon so we can have lunch together. Love you Donna!

  • Terrian Chever

    Verbalizing and manifesting things into your life,I hear ya Auntie. People would be surprised at what gifts the universe holds if you simply ask of it and you are specific in what you want. I recently finished a book called THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO. It was about following your dreams and manifestation.

    • Mary Chever-Watson

      Terrian, thank you so much for your comments. So true, asking and being specific is so important. Also, thank you for the name of the book you read; I will definitely check it out. My nephew, I am so proud of you. Please continue to speak what you want to see. God hears you. I am so excited to hear about all the great dreams manifested in your life. I love you!!

      • Alice Chever -Pickett

        Mary, my beautiful sister. My heart is overflowing with Pride! What an inspiration and testament to God’s goodness. “Dream Big”. You have always had a ‘conscious awareness of the presence of God’, and I’m truly motivated and inspired by you. Congratulations and Thank you so very much for sharing the wonderful power of God. Love you so very much! Namaste.💕 My nephew Terrian, thank you so much for the book, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I ordered it today. I am so proud of you and I, too, am looking forward to seeing all your dreams manifested. Love you Terrian!!

        • Mary Chever-Watson

          Alice, my dear sister, thank you so much for your kind words. I am also motivated by your strength and your beautiful, kind heart. You are a true blessing to me. Love you much!!

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