Daily Verse

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from you commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:9-11

Why do we try to conform God to our will? Live in His word and know true joy.

"Make me to know your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old."
Psalm 25:4-6

God reveals the truth of our time and all time to us through Scripture.

"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the tstimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple: the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb."
Psalm 19:7-10

All the laws in all the books in all the libraries of the world are but a footnote to the law of God.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways ackowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

To know and understand God comes not through our intellect, but through the wisdom given to us by the grace of God.

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart."
Proverbs 3:1-3

Don't measure success by society's standards. Use Christ as your measuring stick.

"The the LORD answered Job our of the whirlwind and said: 'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, Who determined its measurements - surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? Or who laid its cornerstond...?'"
Job 38:1, 4-6

When we measure God by our limited standards, we attempt to measure the elephant by weighing one strand of its hair.

"Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you so lon, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father?'"
John 14:8-9

Christ is God made flesh. If you want to know God, you must draw closer to Jesus.








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Friday, December 14, 2007

Court Yesterday...

I have heard that many of you have been wondering how things went now you have all probably figured out that it didn't go as we wanted, otherwise I would have poster the exciting news already!

Court started at 9, I was allowed into the courtroom before my testimony, they had said I may not be. I was happy about that. Birthmom wasn't there when we started, she showed up 30 minutes late! Things became more tense when she came.

There were 5 witnesses, I was the third. Of the 4 people that asked questions, birth mom's lawyer was the only one that made me nervous about answering. He asked questions in a sly way, that you didn't really know which direction he was going. I asked him to reform the question a few times.

Anyway, he hadn't turned in all of his paperwork "evidence" prior to court yesterday, so the judge said that he would like for all three lawyers (states, Ethan's, & Birth Mom's) to send him their recommendations, he would read everything over, and then make his ruling.

The states attourney said that it is possible to have word of what his ruling will be by the end of the year, but I expect it to be more like the end of January. This "bump" in the road has pushed finalization back, maybe even as far as June.

Thank you all for your prayers yesterday, we do ask that you continue to pray for the situation. We think of Ethan as our son, and love him dearly, it would hurt very bad to loose him at this point. We do not believe that to be an option at this point, but it seemed that everyone thought that there was no other option than termination yesterday.

God is in control, for that we are thankful.


Brit and Heath said...

God is in control and there is an amazing plan - I know the frusteration in waiting for it to unfold. Keep me posted, visit our blog and we'll visit yours, but above all know that we are lifting you up in prayer - you have an amazing family and I know God will continue to bless you.

Anonymous said...

Jason and Ashley
We are praying that the judge will see the right way to rule - and see what is best. God is in control, have faith. It will work out according to Him
We love little Ethan and are waiting for him to officially become a dear member of your family and ours.
Give my babies a hug and kiss from gram
We love you very much