Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One Prayer Answered Today in SUCH a Cool Way!

You may remember yesterday's post and these prayer requests. One of these prayers was answered today, but God gave me an added reiteration of HIS will.

*For the waves rolling after the death of Thomas' step-dad.

*For the waves at my husband's place of business to smooth and calm.

*For the individual that needs to contact us to feel positive about playing a role in our process (even on a small level), the waves of her heart (if they are there) are calmed, AND that she contacts us.

*For everyone involved in our home study to feel confident (beyond reason) in our family being ready and perfect for Jael.

*That all paperwork may be quick and without flaw (in only a way the God can do).

*For all "hiccups" to be banished and a hedge of protection be surrounding this journey.

*For our tax return and finances to fly that we may get started on our journey at a greater speed.

*Most importantly, that God be brought glory and His will be done in all of this.

Today, when I spoke to this person, I found that she had not seen the request and somehow missed it. I believe that in itself was God. If I had not been seeking her, she might not have shared the hug to my heart. Not only would she be happy to talk with our social worker, but shared with me that (it just so happens) her sister is adopting a special needs little girl from China too...right now.

I like my friend Amber's comment, "What are the odds of that?"

With only 2,990 adoptions from China in 2009 (most recent info) and 310,827,436 million people in the United States. That is only 0.00096 percent.

What are the odds?

Thank you for all your prayers. God's power amazes me.

We cherish any and all continued prayers as we CELEBRATE God and His amazing mercy!


Our Personal Prayer Requests

*For the waves rolling after the death of Thomas' step-dad.

*For the waves at my husband's place of business to smooth and calm.

*For everyone involved in our home study to feel confident (beyond reason) in our family being ready and perfect for Jael. That we are approved and it all goes quickly.

*That all paperwork may be quick and without flaw (in only a way the God can do) and both U.S. immigration approves us quickly and the Chinese government.

*For all "hiccups" to be banished and a hedge of protection be surrounding this journey.

*For our tax return and finances to fly that we may get started on our journey at a greater speed and that all finances come together with smoothness and speed.

*Please pray for our daughter across the world who faces each night alone, not knowing a family awaits her. Please pray that she feels God's presence, God's hedge of protection around her, that her heart is prepared and ready for family, and that Jesus fills her heart and helps her to be ready to attach to her family. Also for her biological family and their peace and knowledge of a God that loves them so very much.

*Please pray that God protects us from satan's attacks. When you follow God, satan always attacks.

*Most importantly, that God be brought glory and His will be done in all of this.

Prayers for Our Brothers and Sisters
If you have a prayer request, I will be trying to place them at the end of EVERY blog. Just comment or email me and I will list them. If you have a private one, just let me know and I will hold it up to God in prayer, but not place it on our blog.

*Please pray for Eden, a little blessing from Ethiopia, who has a life threatening disorder.

*Please pray for Donna and her family as they are starting the adoption process at the same exact time we are and have their preliminary approval as well.

*Rolando and Julia (Guatemala-It has been over five years.), AND Junior and Diamoh (Liberia) to be able to finally come home to their families and that these countries open to legitimate adoptions.

*Renae-For the continued transition of their sweet family. Their daughter joined their family this year and they are starting the process of another amazing journey to Ethiopia!

*Daniel (Liberia) and Jeremiah (Taiwan)- for their continued health issues. God's blessings and Hand on them and their families.

*My friend (unnamed, God knows)... foster son, his family, and all who will make or influence decisions on his behalf that God's will be done in every aspect of his life. Also, currently, for his serious health issues.

*For Eliz and their family as they bring home five beautiful blessings with Down Syndrome.

*Please pray for discernment and clarity for Gena and her family as they seek God's will about a future adoption. Also, please pray for their teen son to come to know Christ.

"He replied, 'You of little faith, why are you so afraid?' Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm." Matthew 8:26

2 comments:

  1. Praising, praising, praising with you!!
    What are the odds??? :D

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  2. I hope I'm not overstepping any boundary by asking this. If I am, I completely apologize!
    I was wondering if I could add a prayer request to your list?

    We just finalized the adoption of our son and daughter (Isaiah - 9 yr. and Ruth - 5 yr.) as of Friday. But we are about $8000 short of traveling to go get them. We are planning on leaving in less than 3 weeks, but we have to have the $ first. I KNOW God will provide. I'm just asking for prayer and intercession on our behalf, that the LORD will hear our cries for help and we will be able to raise $8000 in 2 1/2 weeks. Thanks! :)

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In the joy of following our Heavenly Father, we sometimes choose to proceed with a whisper, a verse, or a downright shove...no matter how we follow Him, the momentum that follows is like nothing we've ever experienced before.

Join the momentum...it is a beautiful place to be. It's not always easy, but then the best things never are.

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