Hey all! I've had this little story in my head all week and I've finally got the courage and decent eyebrows to put it out into the world. Are you struggling to stay on the course God has given you? Well, God elbowed me last Sunday morning and reminded me to stay on mine. 👣✝️
(Pastor Shea says a lot more about it in his sermon and preaches on Philippians 1:25-30. Here's the sermon in case you'd like to watch the whole thing.)
Hey guys, just wanted to share a story that happened this past Sunday at church. So we went back home for a family visit and went to my husband's family church. The preacher did kind of like an altar call before the service started where you can go up to pray at the altar or like, say, if you have a heavy burden that you want to lay at God's feet that you could go up there and pray.
Well, I stood at my seat, I didn't actually go up there but I stood at my seat and prayed. I asked God for a baby and I hadn't done that in a few months just because I think we've been so focused with fostercare and getting everything ready. And I feel like I've got my hope back with getting pregnant, having a child.
Anyway, during the prayer I got a little emotional, cried a little bit when I asked God for a baby. So [the preacher] did his sermon and he preached on Philippians 1:25-30 (sermon link above) and staying true and faithful to the job that God has given you to do and it just clicked. I feel like, and I think Mr:D can also agree, that God has given us the job to become foster parents. It's ok to ask for a baby, it's ok to pray for a baby but the road that [God has] given you is to become foster parents. The sermon said to stay the course, to stay faithful.
I'm not saying that God isn't going to answer our prayers to get pregnant and to have a child of our own. I don't believe that He gives us desires like that and longings and yearnings that He doesn't answer. Who knows? Maybe it's through foster care or adoption is how we have a kid. Anyway, I'll deal with [not having a child of our own] when the time comes but I still have hope that I am going to get pregnant and have a baby. I just thought that it was one of those God giving you the elbow moments and saying "Hey, remember the course I set you on? Don't forget about that. That's important."
Like I said, I don't think God was saying not to pray for a baby, not to ask for a baby but that He's reminding us, me don't forget this is the path I want you on right now. I felt led to share that story. I've recorded this video about a ba-zillion times and I'm finally confident in how my eyebrows look today and my shirt's not all shaggy lookin' and I'm hoping the neighbors' lawnmower isn't too loud. I hope you guys have a great evenin' and God bless. Thanks!
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