Tuesday, July 17, 2012

When God called us to adopt....

  • it seemed overwhelming
  • He didn't always have a clear plan, at least not one we fully understood
  • it was and still is frustrating at times
  • having a true support system has been difficult to find
  • it seemed quite impossible from every angle 
but in it all, HE has called us to adopt, and HE will show us the way. God will provide peace, enouragement, and endurance to face this journey. Who am I to doubt God or His plan for our family?

Sadly, who are we to doubt, discourage, or judge God's plan for others? How many times have I done that? Many times, I am sure. How many times has it been done to me? Many times, I know!

In these times, I will rely on the God, His word, and His promises, and not that of man.

And that is all.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Bragging on God

We have one more sheet to complete, a few more items to notarize and we're just a few dollars short of having our final application complete and ready to send to our agency so we can begin our home study. Last week I prayed specifically for God to send us $xxxx. As the week went by I was floored to see all He was sending our way... between photography sessions, personal items we've sold and generous donations by those that love us and believe in us, God not only sent what we asked for but DOUBLE. And then some. 

No lie. 

Last weekend I began praying over our adoption, praying for His will, praying He would send a few more dollars our way. Again, He has been faithful and sent us MORE than I prayed for AND it's only Monday. 

Thank you Lord, for blessing us more than we deserve. Thank you for giving us guidance and faith to move forward. Thank you for being a God that provides for all of our needs. Thank you for choosing a precious little girl for our family and causing our paths to meet - whenever that may be. Thank you for just being You.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

Just a random photo from today -- fun with our puppy, Nugget, in Braden's bunk bed.