"For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers."
- Romans 8:29
Some days I feel literally exhausted trying to prove, or rather convince people that adoption really is important. […] Yet other days the orphan crisis is so overwhelming I don't even know why I bother trying. […] Only the endless faces of those children continue to haunt me no matter where I go.
And other times I just have to laugh […] at the ridiculous amount of time people waste arguing over if everyone is called to adopt or not. […] Because, all that wasted time is time we spent doing nothing... which means more time an orphan was left vulnerable and alone.
I will never claim to have all the answers. I have no idea how God is personally talking to each and every person. All I can say is- you read the bible, you talk to God and see what He has to say to you. […]
But one thing I do know is that if Christians were living the kind of radical life that God has called them all to live- if Christians were stepping up to the plate saying YES LORD- instead of arguing over who should answer 'the call' -then there would be no more orphans, no more child sex trafficking, no more people starving and no more people dying without hope.
[…] I don't know what it's going to take to make 147 million people wake up […] care about the orphan as much as they care about themselves. I don't know what it's going to take- but God does. [...] I am reminded when I look into the eyes of my children that God will use their lives to bring Him glory.
"Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You." - Jeremiah 32:17
"Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?" - Jeremiah 32:27
"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." - Ephesians 3:20
"If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image you have set up." Daniel 3:17-18I am staring into a fiery furnace, wondering whether God intends to send me through it for the sake of growing my faith. The world says that if I just bow down to the fear, rather than to God, then I can avoid the trials. Adoption is hard. Faith is hard. The world says, “Just bow down to your fear, and it will all be over. You don’t need to enter the fire.” But I am not willing to trade “faith worth more than gold” for lifeless golden gods.
"For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received a Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.'" -Romans 8:15