21 June 2011

The journey begins

James 1:27 tells us "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

Since our oldest was a few months old adoption has been a topic of conversation in our home. We always agreed we would adopt, from where and when was up to God but we knew God was calling us to step out on faith and trust Him with a child set aside for our family.

A few years later we attended a state meeting to foster/adopt, we came home filled out the application and a week later we found out we were pregnant...and not paper pregnant! We welcomed a sweet bundle of joy and we continued to discuss adoption.

Shortly, after her #3 came along and then we said "okay, Lord let's start this journey again"...turns out God had other plans! The Lord revealed to both of us that we had work to be done on our own marriage. Our re-fining time was amazing! God brought us closer to Him and closer to each other. Our marriage was stronger and we look back and see why God appointed THAT time to reveal that our marriage needed re-fining...the adoption journey is difficult and your marriage must be strong and deeply rooted in Christ.

Here we are, a few years later, and we are willing and ready! We have no idea what God will do during this adoption but we can NOT wait! We are praying against the enemy and we are praying that the Lord be victorious! The enemy would rather keep 167 million children ensnared in his grip, but we serve a MIGHTY GOD who longs to see ONE rescued!

Next post...why Ind*a?!

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