Monday, May 2, 2011 the waiting

We are in a waiting period.  Waiting to hear if our home study has been mailed to the right office so we can mail money to the right office and on and on and on:)   Definitely God is doing mighty things in us as we wait and that is one of our prayers...that we would become who He wants us to be through this process.  We do believe that none of this journey, especially the waiting, is a mistake.  There is a purpose for each day.

There are lots of days now where there is NOTHING physically that I can do to make things happen any faster.  So I trust and He is teaching me to pray.  I do love to pray and have seen the power of prayer.  However I am learning anew that prayer is not really about changing God's plan but about aligning my heart and will with what He is currently doing and about to do.

So I wanted to share some of the verses that I am newly praying over this adoption process, over our family, over our child/children.  These are just a couple but we would LOVE it if you would join us in praying.  And if the Lord gives you verses to pray for and over us...we humbly ask you to share them with us.  It would be such an encouragement:)

Right now we are praying for God's favor with the judges and lawyers in Uganda.  There are so many wonderful Ugandan officials, judges and lawyers that have so much on their plates right now.  We are praying FOR them and that the families that are in line before us waiting would be processed soon as well...then we can move forward on the list.

Matthew 21:21-22
" Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.  If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Matthew 17:20
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

We are asking Jesus for great faith, and for Him to move mountains on the behalf of these sweet children. 

As I pray for the children throughout the day I pray these for brings me comfort too:)

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings  

I just picture Jesus covering them with His protective wings, so they feel safe and love and protected.  I pray that they will have strong identities in Him.  They will understand in their spirits that they are the apple of His eye!! That they will not feel abandoned or forgotten, but secure...deep down secure.

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble
   he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
   and set me high upon a rock. 

I pray for their safety.  That emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually He will place a hedge of His protection over them and that He will set them high upon the rock.  He is the Rock.  That they will be in His shelter and safe in His dwelling.  As they sleep, as they eat, as they play, as they learn, as they grow.

So this is where we are at the moment in the waiting...thanks for letting me share and thank you for praying...we covet your prayers!

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