Monday, November 30, 2015
I am listening to "Get Out of That Pit" by Beth Moore and I wanted to share a few quotes that stuck out to me.
"You are a better person healed, than well." (I LOVE this)
"God entrusted that suffering to you because He trusts you."
"If you belong to Christ, Satan cannot destroy you, he can only make you think you are destroyed."
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
I read the following this morning in "Adopted for Daily Living: A Devotional for Adopting Moms" and it goes along with what I posted about yesterday.
"God uniquely prepares every single parent to handle what comes through adoption...He absolutely equips you to specifically care for the child He places in your home." (Wendy Willard)
He uniquely prepared me to parent Elijah. Even when I feel like being in a wheelchair, with a gimpy, poor vision, etc. are obstacles to being the kind of parent I want to be.... I have to remember that He has prepared me to be exactly the right parent for Elijah.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Remembering what God has done in your life is so important. So,I made a chart to show some of the big struggles I have faced in the past, as well as what God has taught me/how I've grown through them. The bottom shows how God is currently using what I've learned/how He has shaped my personality. (I don't know how to include a file/don't have the time to figure it out so I took screenshots.)
Hopefully you can read it. It really was for my benefit so forgive the grammar or things that are listed more than once.
It is SO cool how He used each struggle to prepare me for the next. Isaiah 64:8 says, "Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand." AMEN
Friday, November 6, 2015
I have posted this before, but wanted to share again...
Sovereign Over Us by Aaron Keyes
There is strength within the sorrow,
There is beauty in our tears
You meet us in our mourning,
With a love that casts out fear
You are working in our waiting,
When beyond our understanding,
You're teaching us to trust
Your plans are still to prosper,
You have not forgotten us
You're with us in the fire and the flood
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us
You are wisdom unimagined,
Who could understand your ways
Reigning high above the heavens,
Reaching down in endless grace
You're the Lifter of the lowly,
Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me,
Your promises are my delight
Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good,
You turn it for our good and for your glory
Even in the valley You are faithful
You're working for our good,
You're working for our good and for your glory
Thursday, November 5, 2015
We are starting the building process! We close on a lot the end of this month. We have been meeting with builders and our architect every night (except for Wednesday) this week. Once we close on the land we want to start building ASAP. Yippee! This is really happening!