Thursday, June 17, 2010

Awed and Amazed...

"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"
Psalm 8:3-4

Why am I (still) amazed when God answers our prayers? Why is it that I let that tiny voice whisper “He won’t do it-why should he care about you? There are much bigger things for Him to concern himself with. You are nothing and your trivial worries are nothing to him, blahblahblahblahblah…”
Is that wrong, do you think, to be surprised (happily so) when God works? Is that a sign of a lack of faith in God? Should I just expect Him to act and then be all like "Eureka!“ when it all comes together?
I just don’t know.
I want to share what the Lord is doing in our lives during this whole process, not because I want to be like- Look at us! See what good things are happening to us! And I hope that isn’t how it's coming off.Because even in the hard times, I want to praise Him and love Him.
I want to share because I want to glorify the Lord- I want everyone to see how He works and how He is faithful. I want people to look at this and know without a doubt that He is in control of it; we are just one family He is using to complete a part of His awesome plan.
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On Tuesday I wrote about how God was showing us how He provides for us in even the seemingly small ways. I wrote a little about my worries over the financial burdens that come along with an international adoption, and about how we needed a van, because 3 carseats in a Cavalier is tight, and 4, well that's just impossible.


Today we are the new owners of a 7 passenger van because 3 people who are very special to us felt called to bless us . They may not all see it, but I see it. I see God working in a mighty way. I see Him taking care of the "little things" we need so that we can get to focusing on the big things that He has called us to do. I think alot of times we (well, I) get tripped up in the details, in the more trivial things, and then we (I) can't see the forest for the trees. And a vehicle was pretty much the last big road block before we could really get started with the adoption.

So, to those 3, from the bottom of our hearts, Thank You! We want you to know we appreciate you and love you very much!
And Praise God!


As an aside, we are going to shoot for the weekend of July 9th and 10th-Friday and Saturday, for the yard sale, in case you were wondering about that. If you've been wanting to get rid of anything around the house, feel free to bring it by!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the van. God is awesome! I am collecting a box of stuff for your garage sale. We missed you guys too, but we did have fun!