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.


The Abell Family said...

I'm sorry you guys are so discouraged right now. You are in our prayers!! God opened the door and He will provide, keep your head up and your focus on Him and you can't go wrong. We love you guys. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you. Sending hugs.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could say something to lift you up! You have made a huge commitment in bringing home Brian, and I'm sure that God is going to allow you to carry through this decision.
Prayers that everything comes to fruition just as it should.

Anonymous said...

Living in Washington you know a little rain can't stop progress. So just keep your head high and do what you should be doing and all will be done.I will continue to pray for Little Brian and your family. Mandy

Anonymous said...

We know that God provides in miraculous ways, and I'm sure He's gonna do the same for you. We are praying that His blessing will be above what you could ask or think. Love you both and can't wait to meet little Brian.

The Broxton's

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Mel said...

Cant wait to meet ya`ll...Praying for you! Keep the faith...We are going to start fundraising too!

Garth and Becky said...

We are behind you and your effort to bring Brian home. We nominated you the other day to this fundraising effort: Praying something comes of it!

MissyB said...

We know that most gave what they could, and God will bless that effort, but we did have Bargain Hunters, but I think most auctions do get bargain hunters, we were noty prepared for that.

Sara said...


I'm so sorry that things have been difficult lately. I wanted to encourage you that you are not alone in this! God led you to Brian and He will be faithful to guide you through this! Nothing is impossible for our God and He will work all of this out for His glory. Keep your faith and hope alive! Keep walking on the path that He has laid out for you and seek His will continually. He will be faithful to guide you.

Psalm 9:10 says this:
"Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, O Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you."

I will continue to pray for you, your family, and precious little Brian! Please let us know if there is anything you would like specific prayer for.