I think I have been in a little bit of a funk lately, so I haven't felt much like blogging. It's really a shame because I never posted anything about our Christmas and it was a WONDERFUL Christmas!
But that will have to come later because we are doing a little work on our house and have disconnected our main computer for a while (which has all of my pictures on it).
I did just want to pop in and say thank you, though, to everyone who has asked me about our current wait list numbers. I didn't post them because, once again, they are not new...which stinks.
We are still #8 for a BOY and #14 (possibly #13) for a GIRL. Praying that changes by the end of the month! And praying for the Lord's protection over adoptions all around the world. Would love for you all to pray the same way!
SO.......I guess since we haven't had any exciting news to share, I haven't really felt like sharing anything at all. (Not a good attitude to have, I know!)
I do want to say that for the past few weeks I've been struggling to know how to pray for our adoption, our baby, his/her birth family, etc. (Thus, the funk I've been in.) But the Lord has been showing me how important prayer is and that it is ok if I don't know how to be specific. I am just to pray.
The chapter from Loving The Way Jesus Loves that I had to lead discussion on last night was about trusting the Lord ALWAYS, just as Jesus did as he died an unthinkable death on the cross. As he took his last breath, his final words were, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." (Luke 23:46)
Although Jesus had just experienced separation from his father by taking on the sins of the world, and even though he had just cried out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?", at the moment of his death, he still recognized his father's love and loudly and boldly gave himself to God. He trusted his father.
That's the same way we should be. Trusting in God, our Father, ALWAYS and willing to say those words, "Father into your hands I commit my spirit". Or with whatever trial you are facing or idol you are trying to release, your prayer should be, "Father, into your hands I commit my _________".
So that's how I am going to pray right now.
Father, into your hands I commit our adoption.
Father, into your hands I commit our baby.
Father, into your hands I commit our family and our future.
I am going to remember that I am loved and that I can trust my heavenly father, the creator of our world, the sustainer of life, to take care of my needs and to work all things out for our good and his glory.
We are SO loved.
YOU are SO loved.
Join me in committing your desires, anxieties, needs, etc., to the Lord. Then let's rest and trust and watch our God do his work!
Hope to be back soon, out of my little funk, and ready to share a little more of what's been going on in our lives.
Have a joyful Monday!