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, April 03, 2009

A now...the reason behind my 'Thankful Thursday' post

Yesterday I listed several different reasons that showed different ways God has been working in our I must be open and honest with why I felt the *need* to 'be thankful' for so many things. My husband likes to tell me when I am thinking of all of the negative things that is when I need to be the most Thankful and start making lists of those very things.

Unfortunately I didn't have a very thankful heart yesterday. You see back in February, we were contacted by our agency about a baby due this month. Don't criticise me too much, but just being thought of by our wonderful agency gets me excited. Even when I know that we are not contacted with them officially (that takes $$$ up front and while we are working on that...we just need to pray harder!) and the contracted families in their caseload are presented first. Anyway, we knew of one family that was considering this possible placement and that was great...but me being who I am it gets my mind rolling about how it would be so wonderful to have a baby of our own around here again and let me tell you I have been ready since August 2nd of 2008!

We have learned that this baby is not the one God has planned for our family. And that is okay, because we do not want to rush ahead of His plan. I would have tried that before and then may have not had AG or I am thankful for Gods perfect plan...just a little down in the dumps because it seems that we are so ready to grow our family again.

If anyone has any ideas of how we could do a fundraiser to help with the cost of adoption, please PLEASE let us know! We do still have a pretty good sized loan from AGs adoption and so it would be great to raise enough money so that we don't have to take out another loan...but that would mean around $20,000. SO, if anyone has and ideas or would just simply like to help out please let us know. We only need $9,000 to start the process, then the rest in two different instalments one when we are matched and the second when the baby is born.

So, this was just to let you all know where we are on the family growing front. We would be more than happy to be a family of 5 by Christmas...and I may even be willing to share our anniversary month....we shall see what God has in store!