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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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Please Pray!!!

As any of you read this today, I will be in the courtroom in Deadwood. Today is a bittersweet day, it is the first giant step towards Ethan being free for adoption. If all goes the way we hope it does, termination of parental rights will happen.

Please pray, I will be testifying and they said I could be on the stand for HOURS. They also said it could be over for me in a matter of 30 minutes, it all depends on how much mud the birth mom tries to drag me through. Of course, it isn't actually her, it is her lawyer.

There are 4 people that will question all witnesses today.

I do thank each of you for your support, and Aunt Wendy for your very wonderful email. Thanks for praying!


Brit and Heath said...

Ashley, it was quite a God-thing that I found your blog today in an adoption search of blogger. We have an Ethan ourselves, who arrived overnight on March 1 of this year. Parental rights were terminated in late September and we're hoping to have the adoption final on the 18th of this month. I too had to testify and know the pain and fear that you are under. Please know that you are in our prayers. I have been blogging about my experiences as well, God Bless!

fungram said...

My Dearest Ash and Jason,
Dad and I are praying for you and Ethan. We know, with God's help your court will go just fine. Don't worry, Chaleigh, I will do that for you!!!! So you don't have to!!!!
Please know that we are thinking about all of you today (and always) Call me as soon as you get home. I really wished I could have been there for you today!
Love you all
Give my babies a hug and kiss from gram.

David & Kristi Flinck said...

Thanks for letting us know about this development. I will pray for you guys and the situation while I am getting my wisdom teeth pulled today. I know it sounds funny, but I have to keep my mind off of the surgery, so I will pray for you guys.