As a family, we are walking through a time of decision right now that is very difficult. We are desperately seeking God's wisdom for some situations that impact every aspect of our lives, and several times we have believed a door was opening in these areas only to see it closed again. Together, we have experienced God's amazing provision, His faithfulness, His mercies that are new every morning, and His grace countless times as we walk together seeking Him and stepping out on faith. We know that He is faithful and we know that all power in Heaven and Earth is His. We also know that His will is perfect, although we do not always understand the specifics of how that looks in our lives.
We want our lives to be poured out for Him, to lay our kingdom down, and to live for His kingdom alone. But when you step out on faith, and open your life to sacrifice, doubt and fear can creep in at every turn, and you begin to question whether these decisions are God's will or your desires. This is especially true when circumstances are difficult and you cannot "see" in human terms how these things will ever come to pass. So, I write this post asking earnestly and in great need of your prayers for our family--for wisdom, courage, strength, and confidence to know and then to do what God has called us to do. We know that He promises us in James if we ask for wisdom, He will give it to us. We also know that when we are walking on the water, out of the boat, we must always keep our eyes on Jesus, and not the "wind and waves" of our circumstances. Thank you for your prayers and may you each hear God's voice speaking as you seek His plan and purpose for this specific time in your lives right now.
Loving, Learning, Seeking, and Praying,
- I love Jesus Christ, am a seeker of beauty, and am a grateful child of God who would be lost and hopeless were it not for His grace. I am learning to walk in love, see interruptions as divine appointments, and value people and relationships above agendas and results. I pray my life is grace-filled, and brings joy and encouragement to everyone I know and meet. We are a family of 6, built by God through love, birth, and adoption, living in the beauty and the struggle that accompanies parenting kids from hard places. Got questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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