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So after the lump in my throat went away and my stomach stopped flipping, I got up the nerve to discuss the details with Jay. After I basically spilled the things that had been happening over the last few weeks, he agreed to pray about it. And I must admit, I knew the Lord was telling me to SHUT UP about it. Not to try to persuade him or nag him, just to leave it up to the Lord.
After about a week, it was clear…..this was our son.
I’ve left some things out, but believe me when I say that it was overly and abundantly clear. The Lord was (is) calling us, once again, to step out in faith and trust Him.
A few weeks ago, we heard a sermon at our church where the guest speaker gave us this quote…
“Jump….and trust the net will appear.”
There are times in life where it just DOESN’T make sense. When the Lord simply wants us to JUMP. And trust that the net will appear. If we had it all together, it wouldn’t be about Him, it would be about us.
And we never want it to be about us.
This is (yet another) HUGE leap of faith for our family. But we cannot simply ignore God’s calling. Well…I guess we could. But the risk of disobedience is not an option. Not because we are fearful…but because we know the BLESSING that we would miss if we did not obey…..
See that beautiful baby girl? She is a BLESSING of obiedence. What if we had said “no” 3 years ago when we heard the Lord call? Look what we would have missed!!
here we go again. I know it’s crazy. I know there are those that do not agree or believe in the way that we are building our family. That’s OK. We do not have to answer to them. We do however, have to answer to the Lord….and we want to be found faithful.
We’d love to have you join us! Although, this blog is mainly for the little man that has stolen our hearts…to show him one day how much he was loved. How much he was wanted. How his story may have begun with the word “orphan” but how the Lord had a grand, amazing plan for his life as a son, a baby brother, a grandson…and a child of the King.
We love you already Asher! We pray for you multiple times a day! Your sisters are GIDDY about getting a brother…
they are already concerned that we don’t have any boy underwear.
(See…they’re looking out for the important things already)
As far as a timeline…we’re praying we’ll travel early-late fall. We learned with Ashley, we will get there eventually. However, this baby is not in foster care like she was. He waits for us in an orphanage. So there is an urgency that was not present the last time. We need to get him home. The Lord knows. The net will appear.
Just like Ashley, our main prayer is for his protection while he waits. Second, the Lord has to provide financially. Every dime. He will. We needed a specific amount to get started, and last Friday, we got exactly what we prayed for. He knows our needs and He knows the means to provide them, and we have 100% trust in that.
And….anytime I DO begin to doubt, in the least little bit….
this little beauty comes running through the house chasing her sisters and the Lord whispers…”see..I did it once, and I will do it again..”