I hope you read part one!
Over a month ago when we started seeking direction for growing our family once more through adoption, we asked that God would do one thing, again: show His glory.
Remember how dynamic and fast-changing the events went from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day in 2008? Was it TOO wild to think it could or would happen again? Indeed, it was not too wild to imagine. In fact, His work started weeks before we even took steps towards asking for His will to be shown.
“Is anything too hard for the LORD? …” Genesis 18:14
“Oh, LORD God, you made the skies and the earth with your very great power. There is nothing too hard for you to do.” Jeremiah 32:17
“And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:22
Let me just stop right here and say in full transparency that I’ve not had the incredible faith that the above scriptures gently convict me to have. I’ve not been bold in asking for what seemed like the impossible to be made possible. Over the years, I admit to growing weary. I had an unwilling spirit to believe that certain desires would ever be fulfilled. I had sadly set my eyes on only the seen, not being mindful that there was unseen works ahead. During this time, countless family and friends stood in the gap believing for us. Praying for us. Interceding for us. Meanwhile, I’ve done that for others in different or similar circumstances while simultaneously giving half-hearted attention to something God was using to grow me.
From my last post, part one …
“Many things seemed impossible in our own abilities…”
“Lord, showcase Your abilities. Show others [through our story] that You can be trusted.”
“Use us as tools to make Your Glory known.”
We asked that God would do one thing: show His glory.
And, He did. Faithfully and miraculously, He did.
Photos by Maggie Lian; Edited by Julie