It’s hard to believe we are already a month into the new year . . .and perhaps also a month closer to meeting our newest little one? I hope so.
After reading a devotion from Proverbs 31 Ministries a few months ago, I was inspired to start reading through the Bible using the One Year Chronological Bible. The scriptures in this Bible are laid out in the order in which events happened, divided into 365 daily readings. It has been really good to get back into God’s word on a regular basis. I am so grateful for God’s grace and mercy. My hope is in Christ and the promise of eternal life through his death and resurrection. There is nothing more important in this world. It is only through asking forgiveness for your sins and accepting Jesus into your heart that you can experience the gift of salvation. If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, I pray you will start seeking him today. Here are some resources to get you started.
We invited some friends from church to join us in praying for our adoption this year. We believe prayer is vital. We are not seeking to manipulate God’s will through prayer, rather we hope that by inviting others to join us on our journey, it will ultimately bring glory to God. So often we are asked how our adoption is going. We keep our blog pretty up-to-date, but not everyone reads our blog. There are times, too, when we have prayer requests we prefer to share only with those close to us.
There have been times in the last month I have wondered how long we are going to be on this journey, and whether we will ever receive a referral. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about our child-to-be. I was encouraged this week by Tisra’s adoption journey – her family had been waiting to adopt through our agency from Taiwan for almost two years. God changed their course and has led them to their daughter…in India! We don’t know what is ahead for us, but we will continue to seek God’s will as we wait on His timing. Thanks for reading!