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.

James 1:27

He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.

Ephesians 1:5-6

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

Isaiah 1:17

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Beginning Of Forever

In just a few days we will be boarding the plane to go half way around the world to bust our daughter out of what has been her reality for four years! To say I am a mixed bag of emotions would be an understatement! Of course there is always the under lay of nerves to get on a plane and sit for hours, I would not say I  have a fear of flying, but things go wrong and yada yada. My biggest fear is actually getting lost as I have the WORST since of direction known to man! Seriously, I have lived in my town since I was about 7 or 8 and can still get lost! I KNOW, I TOLD YOU!!!
But I am also nervous for Abbi. As much as my heart knows all the love and attention she will receive once she is in my arms...she does not. I am a stranger. I do not look, smell, sound or even talk, like the only people she has known for her short sweet life. I will take her from the friends she fought life's battles with. I will take her past the walls that she called home and held any memory she ever had. Her sweet life will be completely turned upside down!
But that is what our God does to our lives isn't? When we say yes...our lives change upside down. And just like for Abbi, though it may be terrifying in the dark, when the sun comes up in the morning, it all starts to make sense! Our new normal starts to make sense! And it is beautiful! Not easy, but beautiful! Just like when an artist is painting a beautiful canvas, at first you can not even begin to imagine where they are going with it. But slowly over time you are blown away with the details! With the lines and the shapes, the strokes and the attention put into every step taken, to create the Grand Design! He is in it all! And Praise God for that! For there are so many times when I want to take that paint brush and design it how I deem fit, but when He orchestrates it, it is so much more grand! Because let's face it, when an artist paints a canvas, he knows what His end result is going to be! Why would I try and take the paint brush from his hand and try to paint it for him?! That just wouldn't make since! So daily we need to make the choice to hand over the paint brush to the GREAT DESIGNER and let HIM deign our canvas!
So please pray for safety pray for our sweet Abbi's heart, but also pray that daily you can release the paint brush to the grand artist so He can create a beautiful masterpiece in your life! What is He asking you to release so that your life is not just good but beautiful!
I leave you with this...Come Alive friends! God has something amazing for us if we will just Rise!?

Come Alive (Dry Bones)

And just like He promises...He will provide! We have all we need to bring Abbi home!!

In the meantime check out these cuties who so need mamas of their own!!!



Please ask me how you can help them find forever!!!

1 comment:

  1. Following along and praying for you!! Thanks for sharing your heart :)