"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
Ephesians 3: 20-21
We are getting to LIVE Ephesians 3:20-21 my friends! My recent post about our "bump in the road" was met with some curious questions. If you know us at all, you probably know that Rob and I are very open (okay, sometimes too open!). So, you ask, why was I so vague about what the "bump" actually was?! Well, we know, without a doubt, that God has placed us on this adoption road. We also know that it is not the only God-ordained road. If He has our hearts, God has called us ALL to something--and He calls each of us to many different things during the different seasons of our life. So, for us, right now, it is our hearts desire to bring this sweet little orphan home, and we have asked God for the provision to do so.
What that doesn't mean is that He has called everyone who reads this blog to financially invest in our adoption. We desire to be very careful regarding this subject. So that's why we chose to be vague. We are standing on the truth that God will provide the financial portion of our adoption in His time and in His way, through those He has called to give (okay, I am trying to stand on that truth--I definitely have my moments of questioning and panic).
God worked a miracle this past weekend. I had misread some paperwork, and we suddenly needed a large (did I say LARGE?) sum of money to pay our first agency fee. God provided, (through a precious famly who is firmly set in their obedience to Christ) TWICE the amount we need at this point. We are humbled, thankful, excited, affirmed, amazed, and can't. hardly. get. our. head. around. this.
I must totally reveal my humanness here. I would so LOVE to have the $40,000 dollars in the bank right now to completely fund this adoption. But if we did--I would not be living in faith like I have been forced to do. Why does God have to force me to live in faith? Because I am weak--but praise God from the highest hilltop that His power is made strong in my weakness!
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made
perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my
weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
2 Corinthian 12:9