Well I have to say the Blessings just keep pouring out!!!
I have 3 main blessings I would like to share with you that happened all within a few days of each other this week.
- Friends of mine down State finalized their adoption of 3 beautiful little boys.
- My Cousin and her Husband received a referral for a beautiful little girl in China
- I found out that my brother has finally gotten work.
All I can say is Wow, Wow, Wow!!! I’m so excited for each and every one of them.
Something else I have been thinking about this year is my ‘word’ of the year.
We were challenged with this on a Sunday Morning. What word is God calling you to? I’ve been thinking about this and I wanted to make sure that I had God’s word for me and not my word for me.
I believe God’s ‘word’ for me this year is Giving. I really want to Give God 110% in everything that I do and say, from training at work to having coffee and listening to a friend.
Now this doesn’t only mean the small stuff, but the bigger things too. I need to give of my Tithes each week. Daniel and I still struggle with this, especially if we don’t make it to church BEFORE the plate is passed around. I’m still convinced church starts earlier and earlier each week (Not really, but sure feels that way sometimes). We have in the past discovered that it’s best to figure out what funds are coming in for the week, and basing our tithe on the amount before we get paid so that we are trusting in the Lord to provide all of our needs.
Now this does bring me to the title of my Blog “Believing in Provision”
I had a friend challenge me with the title of my Blog. The hot topic was in regards to our adoption. She asked did I really Believe that God was going to provide for our adoption even if it meant passing up a referral because we didn’t have the funds at that time. I had to really stop and think. Would I be able to pass up a referral if we didn’t have the money saved at that time? What if God asked me to wait longer for his timing??? Could I really wait any longer? Yup I struggled through that answer. I had to say I was really double checking my heart. After some time to consider I realized that God always has the best planned for us. He has always proven himself faithful. And He will make our family what He wants it to be. I have to trust the Lord with all of His Plans.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Prov 3: 5&6
So in my year of Giving I want to Give to God all of my heart & understanding so that He can make my path straight.
What’s Your Word?