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Monday, November 2, 2009

Again, I cry...

I believe it. In my heart I believe it and all it takes is reading a few Bible verses about how adoption is God's heart. We're all adopted after all, spiritually adopted into His family, and worthy and receiving of all the rights and inheritances of a true heir. All it takes is to read His word, and I'm right back in His will. Trusting daily and asking for patience and peace as we endure the process ahead.

My friend emailed me today. She and her husband have taken in a homeless teen. They are doing it on faith, with no payments from foster care or anywhere else. She received a check one day from her father. The only note was on the memo line and it said "For Heaven's Sake." It came at the perfect time when the boy needed toiletries and clothing. She was able to use some coupons and credit at stores to buy him an entire wardrobe as well as daily hygiene items. The check amount her father had sent her was for $333.o0. She thought it an odd amount until she noticed his flight number had been #3333.

When I went on a 2-week mission trip to Israel I was raising money and had the last little bit to raise. I was concerned I wouldn't make my total and then from out of the blue, a lady at my church walked up with a check for $348.00. I thought it an odd amount but she said as she was sitting in the pew, the Lord told her that was what she was to give me. When I went home and emailed my group leader, he said that was the exact amount I was short in my remaining payment. Countless times God provided for me in that way. Over and over and over again He confirmed that trip for me. So, why do I question our ability to pay to adopt? God will provide and all it takes is me reading these verses to know we're doing what He has called us to do.

Father to the Fatherless, Defender of the widows--this is God whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.
Psalm 58:5-6

You are the helper of the fatherless. LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear; to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may oppress no more.
Psalm 10: 14, 17-18

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for the orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
James 1:27

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Isaiah 1:17

But, when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who are under the law, so that we may receive the adoption of sons.
Galatians 4:4-6
In you, the orphan finds mercy
Hosea 14:3