I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live Ps 116:1
Through the suggestion of my sister, I have added a page for prayers you may want to leave on the blog throughout our adoption journey. Someday I know the writings on this blog will be such a wonderful thing for our family, and our new little one to look back on and read -as a memorial of the great and mighty things our God has done!
We read your comments, and find such encouragement in the love you have poured out upon our family already.
I was thinking that our little family here in the U.S. adopting a baby from China is really a very tiny thing in a BIG picture….but loved what we read on an adoption t-shirt recently…”How do you reach 147 million orphans?……ONE at a time.” So we do what we can, and know that God will do the rest. We know there are real, big things going on in the world…much bigger than we’ve ever felt or experienced, or know in our comfortable lives here in America. So we take each step by faith, praying God will use our family to show His love to one orphan across the globe, and to a lost and dying world as well.
We ask that as you pray for our family, you would also pray for the Christians in China. As we learn more about China, our hearts have also been burdened to pray for the people there, who much like here in the U.S. are being sucked into, and distracted by a god named “materialism.” We pray that the underground churches that have sparked revival over the past decades will continue to burn brightly, and that we here in the U.S. would value the Word of God, just as the persecuted Chinese Christians have valued it above their own comforts in this life.
Again, we feel honored that you would pray on our behalf, and on the behalf of our baby waiting in China for us. We know God will keep each prayer before His throne and will work our behalf, and yours as we each “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 We thank God for you, and each word of encouragement you have spoken to us. We keep your words close to our hearts & are thankful for each prayer.
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil. 1:3-6