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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Monday, February 16, 2009

1 and 6000

Does anyone remember back one year ago? Can you remember what you were doing? Can you remember what stage in life you were at? We do! It was a very traumatic time in our young lives. We had a 17 month old and a 14 month old, were 31 and 23 and planning our sons funeral! I know, you look at him today and it is very difficult to believe. I remember many of my thoughts, specifically wondering why God would have us go through miscarriages and failed adoptions just to have us bury the son we longed for. I wondered how my daughter would do when her brother was no longer with us. I thought about what we wanted incorporated into his service and what we wanted people to most remember about him. I worried that because we hadn't been able to finalize his adoption yet if the state would let us have his funeral. Jason and I talked about who we would have do the service. Jason was my pastor at the time and I wouldn't want him to have to officiate his sons services.

And almost over night this all went away, well not away but God allowed us to discover how to rebound from the deathbed and within a week he was talking, walking, eating, and gaining weight. A MIRACLE!

I cannot believe the amount of emotion that I struggled through during those difficult times, but I am thankful that God allowed us the opportunity to raise EE for Him and to have the chance to 'meet' him and get to know his silly but wonderful personality.

Being a Mama is my very favorite thing in the entire world and I pray that the Lord would allow us to work with the amazing Family to Family Adoption Inc. agency in Richmond Texas again sometime...sooner than later (hopefully!)

Please remember that Gods timing is most important above all of our hearts desires. We did not even know that we were going to be parents 48 hours before our daughter was born. We did not even know that our son existed until he was 6 days old and 15 minutes before he came home with us! If we would have planned things we would have planned thing much differently...but now that this is the way God has paved our path we would not change it for anything!

Back to the means ONE miracle and SIX THOUSAND visits to LOVEBEINGMAMA.BLOGSPOT.COM! Thanks to the faithful readers...feel free to let me know you are there by way of comments!


Chasing Pure Simplicity said...

What a testament to God's timing! We know that his plans are better than ours, but sometimes it can be so difficult. Your beautiful family is such a gift - I enjoy reading about you!