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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Patience my love

Have you ever failed? Forgotten something? Messed up, and had repercussions that follow you down the line?
They tend to stick around in your head, don't they? Those pesky, annoying voices, shouting at you, "Failure".
I messed up months ago and just found out this week. Not fun. Now I have paperwork to fix, and we have decisions to make. (about our adoption)
I was sharing with our home church tonight how I was both saddened by my own lack of knowledge that led to the problem, and worried about what comes next.
One young man pointed out the verse in Matthew 6:25, "do not worry" and reminded us that anything God says "do not" is absolute. If we do not obey, then it is sin. So when we worry, it is sin.
We have a Savior who forgives, and all we have to do is "confess our sins and he is faithful and just" to forgive. (1Jn 1:9)
So I confessed my sin of worry, and they laid hands on me and prayed for clarity about what comes next. When I got home tonight I was looking for one of the verses we talked about. I couldn't find it, but instead I found this one. "Be patient then my brothers until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near." James 5:7-8
Right this minute I am waiting for my child's (or possibly children's) coming. But I think the verse still applies. I am supposed to wait for the rain, and stand firm in what I know God called us to do. When things don't go as I had hoped, that doesn't mean we quit.
And that doesn't mean we worry.
We just trust.

When they prayed over me tonight several people felt that God was saying that even with the delay, or perhaps even because of it, we would receive a double blessing. Obviously, I am hoping that means two children. But perhaps the double blessing is just another step in maturity to go with gaining a child.
Either way, I will gladly take a double blessing.
First I have to figure out the maze of paperwork that I messed up, fix it, and get this train back on the right track.


Carrie said...

Oh no! What happened and when did you find that out!? I am so sorry! I definitely feel a profound thought coming here but it will be a bit. I will call you tomorrow. Love you!

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Tricia said...

God was not surprised by this. All this will work out, you know that. I am praying for you. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

I love you and I was so encouraged about the "Do Not" revelation y'all had!!! I'm excited to see what the Lord does =)