We're starting a new FAITH initiative at church this week, so I got a new t-shirt that I'm supposed to wear to advertise in the Connection Center (where I serve after the service each week). It, of course, advertises the FAITH initiative, but the back just states these words...ONE STEP AT A TIME. I absolutely love it.
Mike and I recently reached a point where our resources have run out to proceed with the next steps of the adoption, yet without our home study report in hand, we are having a hard time finding financial help. We've got everything ready to apply for aid from several places, but all of them say the same thing....turn in your approved home study. I'm rather frustrated that I don't have it yet, but that's not the point of this post. The point is this: Our next expense that needs to be paid very soon was going to cost us several hundred dollars. We really didn't know what we were going to do. Normally a few hundred dollars would not have been a big deal, but at this point in time, it became a huge deal. Well, today we got a check in the mail from a dear friend and prayer warrior for the exact amount we needed. I opened the envelope and immediately started to cry. How humbling to see God accomplish His purposes by burdening someone else's heart with our specific need. I can't wait to tell Julian, who also knows that we've run out of money and has been fretting over how we were going to be able to proceed. What a testimony to him. We also got to share with David how God provided in such a specific way. He keeps providing just what we need....one...step...at...a...time.
Just had to brag on God. :) He's awesome! I don't know why anyone would ever want to live without Him. I know that the person who sent the check will be blessed abundantly.
- I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother. Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing. Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.