Our Story

Our Story
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~
Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the CALL to Give LOVE, MERCY, and PATIENCE.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Take My Life...

This mornings sermon was on trusting God and letting him use you for his glory.  The sermon was about Paul and based out of Philippians.  Even in the midst of being in prison, God used Paul to inspire and further the kingdom.  At one point, the pastor told a personal story of faith.  God had asked them to move away and take a new job, a lot of things didn't make sense but the hardest sacrifice was for their son to leave his friends and school as his senior year was beginning.  They knew they were in God's will, no matter how hard or scary the future seemed.  In hind sight, they could see God at work as they followed God's plan for their life.  The pastor said, "Would I ever recommend you moving your teenager away from all that he loves at the start of his senior year? No!  But would I recommend that when you hear God calling you to do something that you better listen?  Yes - in fact I would say that is the only safe place to be!"

Over the last year, God has invited us on a journey that is anything but easy, anything but comfortable, anything but ordinary.  But God is revealing a little bit of HIS heart, a little bit at a time!  He continues to shape us and mold us!  He continues to ask us to give more, love more, feel more.  He keeps asking us to sacrifice OUR plans, to give up OUR dreams, to put aside OUR fears.  In place of OUR desires, He has given us peace and blessing beyond measure for what our future holds...for HIS plans for our family, for HIS dreams, and HIS desire to use us in ways we cannot even imagine.

Following the sermon, we ending by singing a song that has become a cry of my heart these days!

Creator God you gave
Me breath so I could praise
Your great and matchless name
All my days all my days
So let my whole life be
A blazing offering
A life that shouts and sings
The greatness of our King

Take my life and let it be
All for You and for Your glory
Take my life and let it be Yours

Heavenly Father ~ May we continue to be a blazing offering to your will for our lives!  May we walk this journey graciously, with faith and love.  Take our family and use it for your glory!

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