Wednesday, November 5, 2008

QUOTE: "Be more amazed that you are saved than that they are lost."

I was talking to a friend of mine today about wanting to keep the freshness and "bright-eyed" wonder of being a child of Christ's. How often I have taken for granted my relationship with God. I can tend to keep Him in my back pocket for my convenient emergencies instead of keeping Him front-and-center, ever before me and letting Him use me as He sees fit.
I can soon forget the miracle of Christ reaching down into the depth of the ocean of my sin and picking me up and choosing me as His own....that is the the "bright-eyed" wonder and awe that I don't want to lose. Whenever I need to get my life in perspective I go to the cross. There forgiveness, grace, humility and love meet. It's not about me at that point, but Christ's death and resurrection on the cross for my sin. It reminds me of this song.

The Wonderful Cross

"When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

See from His head, His hands, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

Oh the wonderful cross, Oh the wonderful cross,
Bids me come and die and find
That I may truly live
Oh the wonderful cross, Oh the wonderful cross
All who gather here
By grace draw near
And bless Your name

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an off'ring far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all."

It leaves me speechless and the only pathetic words I can utter is, Thank you, God. Thank you for saving me, a sinner.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bummer News

Today we found out some news we weren't expecting. We thought our dossier packet had gone over at least a week or more ago. We learned that our agency is still waiting on our homestudy office to send over their updated license information. Each year our state requires all agencies, even our homestudy agency to renew their license. It is not their fault, but waiting on the government to send it to them. It is frustratingly slow and should have already been sent. Hopefully they will get it the end of the week and our packet will be done the following week. So maybe in two or three weeks before it's sent over.
Even though we were disappointed and frustrated, we know God's sovereignty is perfect and just waiting a little bit longer will set in our paths exactly toward the child God has for us. So even if it is a bummer, we are at peace. We knew there would be ups and downs. So we wanted to share this update and continue to ask for your prayers for us and this child in which we will be crossing paths with very soon.
God bless!!