Monday, December 2, 2013

Be joyful always..... Never stop Praying.....

   These were the words God spoke gently to me this Thanksgiving. They may not be profound or incredibly deep in some ways but to me they are. God is so kind, so loving and so sweet to a sinner like me. Even when I feel I am in a pit or striving to achieve righteousness, He swoops me up in His BIG arms and whispers to me..." Be still and know that I am God. "

  There are many moments to be thankful for this season. I'm most thankful that God loves me. I can rest in his pool of grace, swim in his infinite love and be joyful always. My Father has done for me a finished work. I can rest in His embrace, His approval, His kindness. I am overwhelmed by His love for me and how thankful I am for His forgiveness.

  In knowing His great love, I must tell someone! I want to tell them everyday and show them this Love as best I can! I want to introduce them to the King of Kings that came as a baby to save us all! I want to swoop up someone in my arms and love them intensely and show them how a great Lord loves them!

  So, we are adopting.....again! We enter into the journey of adoption again to introduce the orphan to the Father that adopted us all!  China will be the country, a little girl or boy will be welcomed in once again to give us the humble honor to parent, love and raise as an arrow in her fathers quiver for God's Glory!

   Please pray for us as we approach the Lord again to seek and save the lost, to be selfless, to listen to Him, to draw courage from Christ as we journey into the unknown. Pray we will give love unconditionally and begin preparing our hearts to be the parents that honor the Lord in every way. We need wisdom too! Not the wisdom of the world but that given by our mighty God! We are honored for the confirmations from the Lord in the country, age range and more specifics we hope to share at a later date.


    I want to post a photo of the very sweet ones who planted the seeds of adoption alongside  and through my sweet Jesus all those years ago in China. They were the foundlings. The cast aside little ones with imperfections that led to abandonment. Twelve years later, hearts have changed in a country deeply engraved in my heart. Now...they are PRECIOUS! They are among the first adopted. They are CHOSEN. My heart sings to my sweet Lord who heard me crying everyday for eight years over these little ones. God listens. God answers prayers.

Taken actually the first time we met . Prayers began. God answered every single prayer for her down to each detail. 

Standing next to the very sweet sister I asked God for on her behalf. I met them both in completely different institutions before they were paired up in a family! China is not small. There are no coincidences. 

Despite hard times. The three in the front were reunited as a family. They were given parents that loved them dearly and..the Lord.  They were taught English, God's word, given medical care and so much more!

There were Prayers to correct her feet and that she would someday dance!

Prayers answered!! My God is great! When I worship, many times I start to praise him in gratefulness and I see this replay in my mind! The day I walked in to see this play they did there were four answers to specific prayers I had asked God for! The dancing part almost brought me to my knees! God does miracles! 

   May God's love surround you, encourage you with divine strength,wisdom and truth. I so love what He is doing in the lives of these once forgotten orphans......and..the one waiting to be in our family....Oh Praise Him!

1 comment:

  1. We're so thrilled to be walking alongside you as you prepare to adopt again. If ever I have seen a child perfectly matched by GOD to fit a particular family, it is Samuel in yours! I can't wait until we get to see what our great God does this time! We love you!
    Denise for the Reynolds Tribe