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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Just like a child, I don't get it sometimes. A child who cannot tell time innocently asks for a cookie 45 minutes before supper. Dad and mom have to say no because they know supper will be served soon and there is a special cake hiding in the refrigerator. Of course, the child is incensed at not being allowed to have this treat not knowing there is something more special planned if only they can wait for 90 minutes.

90 minutes can seem like an eternity to a child. However, I am sure Chloe would agree that the Oreo Cake she got for Gotcha Day after supper was much better than the two chocolate chip cookies she desired before supper!

Oh, for us also to wait on the timing of God.

Greg and I were once again told no in our pursuit to bring home Chloe's friends.

We know it is in God's hands.

We know His calling for us.

We know His calling for Christians to take care of widows, orphans and to visit the incarcerated.

We also know that he expects us to depend totally on Him.

God has often been seen to step in at the very last moment. The stories of Abraham and Issac, Lazarus and Jairus's daughter are proof of this.

Faith is what we must have.

Greg and I are still resolved to keep fighting for these children.

We know what the Lord has laid upon our hearts.

We also know what God has laid upon our daughter's heart.

I have lost count of the many times I have found a paper bag stashed away in a drawer or under a pillow. The paper bag is filled with individual envelopes containing little trinkets, magic markers or candy. Chloe hides presents in the house for her two friends. She does not want her friends to find the gifts.

The other day we were talking about her birthday and I asked her if she would like to have a party and invite friends. She said she would like to ask her two friends from China. Raeya said, "What about your third friend from China?" Chloe responded, "No, she has a mommy."

How can anyone turn their back on such a request?

So, we continue to pray, have faith and keep asking.

Through the love of a parent a child learns of the love of their Heavenly Father. Hopefully, although a fallen sinner, that parent is able to give the child a good picture of a Heavenly Father.

I pray God allows me to be used by Him to show many more children His love.

God spilled His Son for us, oh that we will spill ourseves for Him.

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