Apparently God is still has some work to do on me.
Sunday night I met an amazing woman at Awana. She and her husband are getting ready to go to Ethiopia at the end of the month and adopt 4 children that will bring their number to 11. 11 kids. Wow! She told me of the work God had done in her heart. How when she had 5 kids and was completely overwhelmed and thought God was done working adoption in their family God asked more of them.
God really challenged me as I listened to her story. Had I told God 'no'. We participated once in adoption, but not again? Yeah, I did that. Not that I sense God moving us to adopt again, I think the point is I need to ask where have I told God 'no'. Are there things I just don't want to do? For whatever reason. Laziness? We already have participated in a work with Him? I don't want to look any stranger than we already do? I am sure the list could go on. God is so good to show me I still have so much work to be done in my life. I am so grateful for His patience in me and continuing to work in my heart and not leaving me to my own. I think now is a good time for me to revisit the book Surrender by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.
I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet this beautiful family and I look forward to meeting their new children. Here is a link for you: No More Counting the Cost