Friday, September 30, 2011

Every Single Prayer... Answered

The past few days I've been recovering from a medical procedure. The rest has allowed me some time for reflection and contemplation.

This evening I was looking over our prayer requests we had during Godwin's adoption.  Do you know every single prayer request was answered?  Every single one!  How great it is to reflect on all the Lord has done for us.

These were our requests:

For God's GLORY - first and foremost

For protection - over this child we've yet to meet. Specifically, please pray for healing of his health. Also, please pray those caring for him will know how to help him.

For discernment - clearly following God's leading - boy or girl, boys or girls, or boy and girl??? ANSWERED! God led us to a 2 1/2 year old boy.

For provision - may we trust completely

For clarity of purpose - staying in HIS will

For courage - to say YES to anything the Lord asks of us

For mercy in the adoption process - to be granted an adoption decree instead of a two year placement

For patience - in God's perfect timing

For the hope of Christ to be continually believed without wavering doubt 

For trust - even in the midst of concerning news about our child, may we trust in God's providence and sovereignty

Our Lord is great and greatly to be praised.  Thank you, Lord, for hearing our prayers!

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 comment:

Chad Bowling said...

Godwin was a perfect addition to your already amazing family. Isn't it nice to be able to look back and see that Jesus was with you, every step of the way? Thank God for his unbelievable faithfulness!