Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Give Thanks

In my Scripture reading this morning, Psalm 107 commanded me, and all believers, to give thanks to the Lord for He is good.  "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble, and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south."

As one of His redeemed, I know I do not give Him praise and thanks enough.  There are days that go by that I just forget...the thought doesn't even cross my mind...to tell the wonderful, MERCIFUL, Saviour, "thank you!"  Oh we should never forget or take for granted what He has done for us.  So undeserving.  So filthy.  And yet He calls us into His presence, cleanses us, wipes us clean, and calls us 'His Righteousness' and 'Holy.'  We have nothing without Him.  We have everything with Him.  We have a future and a hope, which replaced despair and death.

So give thanks to the Lord!  For He is good!  And His steadfast love endures forever!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Lord's Calling

God's will always comes to pass.  Maybe not in the way we would expect, but it always comes to pass.  He is sovereign.  He has known my days since before the world began, and something He called me to do, before the beginning of time, He will see to pass.

I've mentioned before about my desire, passion, for adoption.  Back in the Spring of 2004, on a mission trip with my college ministry to Romania during spring break, my heart for adoption was clenched while serving in a baby orphanage.  I've known since then that I would adopt one day.  The country, the time, unknown...by me, but not unknown to our Sovereign God!

Well, last week Zane and I decided that we will officially start the process, aka turn in our application and see where God leads us.  We are currently 13 weeks pregnant, so we might be limited as to how far we can advance in the process for now, but nevertheless we will begin and I'm so incredibly thankful for that.  This has been a longing for over 8 years and I cannot wait to bring my baby home!