I am a chronic procrastinator. I will get things done, but usually not until I HAVE to get things done. So, if you’re like me, I thought it would be a good idea to have a deadline for accepting adoption faith stories. The submission deadline is Friday, April 6, 2012. Please try to have your story emailed to me on or before that date. Thanks!!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
The above scripture was the message topic at my church this morning and, because of where I’m at, it made me think of adoption and our faith stories. When the financial path was laid before you, were you overwhelmed? Did you wonder, “how will this be possible?” In times of desperation, we ask God to make the impossible possible; forgetting that God is able to accomplish so much more than what we ask or can imagine. And what’s so amazing is that God WANTS to do immeasurably more than what we ask! He’s just waiting to pour down blessings and show his generosity, if we’d just ask.
In order to ask, we must first believe the giver is able to give us what we’re asking for. When we ask for something that only God can provide, then the world sees God’s power at work through us. God is able to do amazing things through us, and so receives the glory. He is able to provide for the orphans through us, but we must first ask.
What did you ask when you began your adoption journey and how did God answer? What are you afraid to ask of God?
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I’ve created a new page that I hope will give people some direction when thinking about fundraising. I have more to add, but I could really use your help. How did you fundraise for your adoption? Please share your ideas! Thanks!
Friday, January 13, 2012
“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”
So Abram left, as the Lord had told him…”
Genesis 12:1-4 (NIV)
Those of us who have adopted know what it’s like to be called into the unknown. On one end there is us, and on the other end there is a child. What lies in between is a journey of faith by which we witness, first-hand, the providence of God. The path is not set out before us, rather, God teaches us to wait for him to remove obstacles, build bridges and to lay each stone along the path. For many of us, the greatest obstacle he removes is the financial burden of adoption. You see, His heart is so heavy for the orphan that when we answer the call to “go” and bring them home, our heavenly Father moves mountains to make the impossible possible. What a blessing for us who have seen those mountains move!