Righ took our oldest children to the Winter Jam concert here in Knoxville with a group over the weekend. The featured singers were Third Day, but NewSong was hosting. One of the boys bought a CD and I heard this song for the first time. It is so incredible and so true! Children do not choose to be hungry or homeless. They do not choose to live in an orphanage or foster home. They deserve the very best we can give them, which is ALL OF OURSELVES! They all deserve to have someone to wrap their arms around them and say, "I love you and you are precious because God created you and HE LOVES YOU!" Them knowing Jesus' love is the absolute most important thing in the world. They need to know God's love and we have the ability to show it to them. We can pray for them every day and pray for them to find homes. Prayer is so powerful!
I have often questioned myself and doubted the job I am doing raising the three children God has already blessed me with. Then I wonder how I am going to meet the needs of 5 children. Only with God can I do this! Only through Him living in me can I do anything! I cannot wait to hold our children in Ghana tight, tell them I love them and have missed them, but most of all to teach them how much their heavenly Father loves and adores them. How He made them wonderful!!!
I can do all things through Christ who strenthens me. Philippians 4:13 - He will strengthen all of us in our weaknesses. All we need to do is seek Him.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 - We are a new creation through Jesus' death because He died for US!
Driving in the car today, our three children and I were listening to this song. Each had their own thoughts: our three year old said, "Mommy, are those children singing living in an orphanage right now?", one said it reminded them of our own children in Africa and how much they deserve a home, and the last one said, "We should just go to Ghana right now, Mom." Childlike faith! I wish it were that simple, but you know what? Maybe it is. I just need to completely trust and obey my Lord and Saviour. Complete obedience is the key. However, fear creeps in and we all know fear does not come from God. 2 Timothy 1:7: for God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self control. I just pray our family can follow God in all He wants us to do because He only wants us to follow Him wherever He leads us.