As God continues to stretch and grow us,
there are times when we look to others, in the body of Christ, for encouragement.
As my heart longs to be a mom of many,
I often look to seasoned mamas who walk their lives outloud
being real, giving all glory to Christ.
Although I have only met her in the bloggy world,
Miss Linny, over at A Place Called Simplicity
is one sweet mama of many that blesses me so very much!!
Because of her encouragement I am going to choose to share a
Memorial Box Monday Post as well:)
I shared in earlier posts of how God was so very faithful
in providing every last penny we needed to adopt our son,
and how HE went above and beyond to bless our socks off...
just because HE can!!
Over the past several months,
we found ourselves in a difficult position financially.
No, I am not just talking about adding a teenage boy that can eat you out of house and home:):)
In what felt like a very short time,
we had preparation for braces for one child,
extensive dental for another.
There were physicals, specialist consults, ultrasounds,
and a surprise surgery.
We had a need for an orthopedic specialist,
and three batteries of allergy testing.
Quite frankly, it was the making of a medical/dental snowball
that felt as if it could consume us at any given moment.
I probably should not admit this,
but at some point...we stopped opening the envelopes.
We just filed them unopened into a plastic bin.
The enemy of our soul wanted us to feel
But the truth is friends...
We are more than conquerors in Christ (Romans 8:37).
We knew in Christ's strength we could open the envelopes and calculate the debt accumulated.
We had to know the total so we could hand it over to Christ
and trust HIM to lead us in how to meet the need.
We tucked our children into bed, and took out "the bin".
Together hubby and I opened, piled, organized, and calculated.
We wrote that ugly number down, circled it, and started petitioning for God to intervene.
We prayed together, we prayed alone, we prayed with the kids for God to provide.
We had no idea where the money could come from.
We had already completely cut everywhere we could conceive with our human minds.
Two weeks after writing that number down...
God provided in one lump sum...
from a source we would have never guessed...
JUST BECAUSE HE CAN!!!
I can tell you God does not always answer within two weeks,
and rarely in my experience has he answered in one lump sum...
But what I can tell you is this...
HE IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL
in each and every circumstance!!!
And each time he answers the petitions of our heart,
our faith grows to new levels and we have confidence to step out boldly for HIM!!!