Thursday, July 2, 2009
The next Ethopian baby boy for adoption will be the newest member of our family!
My sweet cousins, Clay and Tracy are #1 on the referral list for an Ethopian baby boy! I am so happy for them. I can't wait to meet this sweet little baby!!
I also can't hardly wait to see how God works so perfectly, placing him in our family--- and we can give Him all of the glory! It's a precious, but hard process that they have had to go through. It requires a humble heart, a willing spirit, a quiet patience that eagerly waits to hear God's voice leading them for each baby step. It's disturbing- in a glorious way. It's a total surrender of your life, your family's life, to God's will.
My prayer is that God's voice will disturb us all into helping the weak.
When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
In you the orphan finds mercy.
Never take advantage of any widow or orphan. If you do and they cry out to me, you can be sure that I will hear their cry.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
You are the helper of the fatherless. LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.
When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don’t go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!
Here is a link to their blog.
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