Today I was reading 1 Samuel and was reminded of how God can answer prayers. The Israelites requested a King to rule over them. I imagine they truly believed this would solve some of their problems. Maybe they thought they would be more comfortable, have less wars and maybe even more power. The crazy thing is that God knew this would not be the blessing the Israelites imagined but he gave them what they wanted anyways. In chapter 8, verse 7 says "'Do as they say,' the Lord replied, 'for it is me they are rejecting, not you. They don't want my to be their king any longer. Ever since I brought them from Egypt they have continually forsaken me and followed other gods. And now they are giving you the same treatment. Do as they ask, but solemnly warm them about how a king will treat them.'" God knew the king would enslave them but he allowed their request to be granted.
My prayers today were that God would teach me how to pray. That I would know him so deeply that my prayers would match his desires for my life. I pray that I don't ask for the wrong thing thinking it will solve my problems.
God, even though I may ask, please do not give me what will bring me harm. As for the child we will bring in to our home, help us to pray and look towards you not to our own desires and plans.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This is a picture of our phone orientation with All God's Children (July 31st, 2008). The next step is for us to get the contracts noterized and send in a $A LOT. After we send those in we will start our home study and dossier. The paperwork stage typically takes people 2-4 months. Then we will be placed on a waiting list for a child.