Thursday, November 10, 2011

Starting Steps

Each of us, who has entered relationship with the Living God, has found ourselves changed.  We were once far off but have been brought near.  We were once broken but have been made whole.  We were once orphans but have been adopted into our Heavenly Father's family.  That He cared enough, loved enough, sacrificed so much to bring us into right relationship with Him- this is what has so gripped our hearts (Jairo and I) and leaves us with a desire and a passion to share all that He has done.  We are excited to be taking steps of faith in response to the way God has been working in our hearts. 

 James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Isaiah 1:17
 Learn to do right; seek justice. 
   Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless; 
   plead the case of the widow.

We have begun to explore the possibility of adoption.  We have 3 beautiful girls but believe there is yet room in our family for a few boys too!  We are unsure where all of this will ultimately lead us and acknowledge there is much fear in our hearts related to all the uncertainties that lie ahead.  But we are choosing as Isaiah 12:2 says "to trust and not be afraid."  We are praying and seeking wisdom and insight.  And we are asking you to join us on this journey.  Would you please uphold us with your prayers and encouragement?  We are ultimately trusting that God alone would receive all the glory as He moves and works in our lives.