Monday, January 3, 2011
Preparing For Rain
Leviticus 26:3-4, If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. God opened the door for our adoption of Brian. He made it possible for the funds to be available when we needed it for the commitment, and for our homestudy. But as we have tried to do fundraisers for our USCIS fees and various other cost to get ready for the adoption we have had little success. Our blog auction ended up with a bunch of bargain hunters trying to get a deal, our bake/yard sale with another couple who are trying to adopt also was basically rained out. There has been many distractions that have taken our attention off of the main purpose of why we are adopting and this has been very discouraging. As the scripture tells us, we need to keep Gods commandments and do them and he will give us rain in His time. So we are stepping back and getting out the way of God in this adoption. We are going to prepare for rain, we are going to continue forward in the things that we can control such as completeing the homestudy, working on the dossier and getting everything ready to send out as soon as possible. Finacially, we are a long ways away from where we need to be to travel, but we believe that God will provide. We are not going to dwell on broken promises, but believe that our Glorious God who opened the door will provide and we will be prepared for it when he does. We want to make sure that God is Glorified in all that we do for this adoption. What our friends, family and those of you that are following our journey can do is pray for us, pray for God's provision, and for us to stay out of His way. Let us know that you are there praying for us....send us a comment. It will be an encouragememnt to know there are people praying.