"If only we had the money..."
I have heard this so many times! And while we are just barely finalizing our first adoption, we have room in our hearts for many more. Not sure what that looks like at the moment, but that's ok because I know that He will guide us each step of the way. If we hadn't seen stepped out in faith and seen our God work in mighty ways these past two years, I might be saying the same thing: you know let's wait about 10 more years until we could be fully debt-free and then add a few more children. But God doesn't work like that my friends! He calls us to live for Him and be obedient to Him NOW. His heart is for the orphan and until every single one of the 147 million of them are cared for, WE as believers have a responsibility! And the best part of all is that when He gives YOU His heart for the orphan and you start trusting Him for the rest- He will make a way where you once thought it was impossible. Remember NOTHING is impossible with God!
Well, one of my favorite blogging friends, Linny over at A Place Called Simplicity, summed it up just about perfectly. And she of all people can share about this subject without reserve. You have got to read their entire story when you have the time- it is amazing! She puts it into words SO much better than I ever could, so I am going to stop now and encourage you to please GO to her BLOG and read this post.
After I read her post I was challenged to evaluate my priorities and to determine how to live more simply even today. I know that the money excuse is not a valid excuse for us and pretty much everyone we know. Not that we could just hand over $30,000 right now on the spot. It is just that maybe we need to re-evaluate what we are spending our resources on and start living much more simply. If you are a family who has sacrificed a few earthly treasures in order to bring home children thus resulting in an eternal reward-- would you share with us? I love hearing the testimonies of God's faithfulness and I know there are others who read this blog who would love it too!