Wednesday, April 27, 2011

iFaith?

I’m typing through tears as I reflect on God’s goodness. I can’t even fathom it. I certainly don’t deserve it.

Many times in our walk with Christ we speak of His goodness, His love, His mercy and grace, His provision, but do we really stop and meditate on it? It’s incomprehensible really.

We’ve seen His character shine time and again since we came to know the Lord at an older age (40 for my husband and 36 for me), and certainly our adoption journeys are no exception.

We’ve received His invitation to walk the narrow path several times. I call it ‘that awful place where you know what you ought to do, but you don’t know how you can do it …or if you even want to.’ Yes, it’s the awful place. There is a stirring, an unsettling. And so much seeking ~ “Is this really You, Lord? Or is this just me?”

And then there is the peace that comes with complete surrender. Surrender isn’t having all the answers or seeing it laid out in black and white. Surrender is stepping out, without necessarily knowing ‘how,’ ‘why,’ ‘when’ or even what the finish line looks like. And the peace of taking that step is indescribable.

That’s hard to explain in today’s instant world. We have so much at our fingertips, literally, with our iPod, iPad, and iPhone. But the result of faith isn’t revealed instantly. On one hand we can pull up tons of data from a postcard size gadget, and on the other we don’t know what tomorrow looks like when we accept the Lord’s invitation to journey with Him.

As we close in on our current journey to bring our two Treasures home, I am in complete awe of how He has lavished His love on our family. Through family. Through friends. Through strangers. In our times of doubt and fear, we have not escaped His sight. He has worked miracles ‘behind the scenes,’ that once revealed to us have left us falling to our knees. And He’s not finished yet!

Please be encouraged today that we serve a God who really is sovereign! Even though He created the Universe, He loves each of us and cares about the smallest details of our lives. No matter how rocky the path looks, He has promised to never leave nor forsake us!

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Heb 12:2-3


He has not lost sight of this Treasure...

...or this Treasure.
One of the reminders of this are the funds that are still coming in and those that have been sent to Lifeline on our behalf as we wait for TA (Travel Approval)~
$3,000 grant from Katelyn's Fund
$5,000 grant from Show Hope
$3,000 grant from anonymous organization
$550 from Wild Olive Tees
$4,539 from Lifesong for Orphans (Both Hands Project still open)
$2,870 of the $5,000 Matching Grant
Completely and utterly speechless we are!

8 comments:

Dardi said...

This is a beautiful post that I needed to read today. Thank you...

Shonni said...

Yes, beautiful post.
Praising the LORD!!!

Kim said...

Praising the Lord for his amazing provisions! Your words are so true, and a much needed reminder as we struggle on this journey.
Love ya Friend
Kim

Dawn said...

So happy for you and the new treasures you will soon get to hold! AMAZING WHAT GOD HAS DONE!!!

groovy mama said...

thanks for sharing and thanks for giving hope....
congrats, can't wait to follow your journey to your sweeties!
Donna

Jean said...

It is so amazing to see God in action and yes we sometimes we just have to sit patiently and watch it happen before our very eyes!

Praising HIM!!

Wendi said...

Beautiful! Praise God!!! Praying for you littlest treasures!!!

Rebekah said...

Praise the Lord! He is so faithful!

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