Living Faith

Noah was surrounded by people who wanted to dissaude and detract him from following God's call in his life. Noah acted in faith to God's call even though what he was called to do went against common sense and the "rules". Noah ran his race with the intent to win. He did not worry about public opinion. We can look at Noah's life for guidance when it seems we are the only ones walking a certain path; running an only course. We are not alone in our faith. God will always be there to guide and help through life's many storms and trials. An active and living faith can at times require actions that may seem new and uncomfortable, but the rewards are eternal.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Someone able to put words to the the voices within my heart

This is a quote from another blog, one of my favorite blogs. I often feel no one understands, no one cares, and I must be just crazy. Well, I guess there is another crazy person out there.

I do not take joy in the fact that someone else is fighting a battle but I do take comfort in the fact I have found someone who understands. I pray their battles and mountains will quickly be overcome and that I might find strength, hope and faith by praying for them.

This is taken from the blog, "A Place Called Simplicity."

The mountains are large but we know their creator. The waters are rough but our God says peace be still. The storms are pounding but God is our refuge.

Let's be honest - Satan hates the orphan. Do we really think he is going to give them up without a struggle. No way. He will raise hell to stop kids from coming home. We know our adversary, we know his tactics to discourage, and his plan - to take these kids captive for eternity. But Jesus overcame and his children were created to overcome as well!

You see adoption is more than giving a child an earthly forever family. Adoption is the ultimate discipleship.

Adoption is about introducing them to the one who planned their rescue in the first place. That they would know Jesus, that they would live for him, that God's plan for their lives would be discovered and lived out. That's what this is all about.

So we are not surprised Satan hates God's plan and throws everything against us.

Neither should you be surprised when you live out God's plan for your life that you will be attacked. So we take up the shield of faith to extinguish every fiery dart shot at us. Take it up with us will you. We really do count on all of you going to battle with us in prayer.

I pray you will follow this blog and pray for this family and that you will also pray for the boys born of our heart that they may be able to come home to us.

In His Name,

1 comment:

  1., Amy! I was JUST reading this seconds ago and thinking of YOU!
    Wow. Well, now know this has been prayed over you, too.
    One day there will be a "yippee, Jesus" for the ache of your heart for your boys in China. And it will resound with such full, goodness. I'll yell it with you.