Sunday, February 17, 2013

Returning to the Altar

I don't have a lot today....we've really been enjoying our time with Joelle at home.  I can't tell you how that smile and ridiculous laugh lights up the room so quickly!  Hopefully many of you will see it for yourself soon.  Every smile, laugh, and song are a reminder to us of God's goodness....which is why I wanted to drop in for a quick moment today.

2 weeks ago to the day, a group of women from our church grabbed us up during prayer time at church and asked if they could pray over us as we were waiting for news about Joelle's visa.  It was a sweet moment for us.  We have a group of 3 small groups at our church that grew out of the one we are a part of and these ladies were all from this group.  Just a side note...if you're not involved in some kind of discipleship group, you're missing out more than you know!

Anyways, as I was driving to church this morning it hit me.  God had done exactly what we've asked Him to do for a year.  Sunday after Sunday we prayed the same prayer in the same altar for the same baby girl.  So this morning, I had the chance to return to that same altar.  The same place we begged for God to place us with a child He saw fit for us to raise....the same place we begged God to speed up, work on our behalf, and do things His way.....I had the chance to return to that place today to just remind God of how impressed I am with grateful I am for His timing....and how thankful I am that He is faithful.

Sometimes we pour our heart out to Him so much, that when He moves, we just go on with life as if He owed us.  I pray that God will give me faithfulness like His in this life.  My prayer is that I'll be as faithful to thank Him as I was to ask Him for this blessing.

Just a thought for the day that came during one of our services this morning.  He's been faithful and good...and He deserves to be told so!  So if you're one of the thousands who has prayed for us to be united with our daughter, would you do me one more favor?  Remind God of how good He is today for working all things together for His good.  And in your life, I promise you'll be blessed if you live by the same principal....thank Him like you begged Him!


  1. Amen. Thank you for this much needed reminder.
    He is so good to us. He may not always give us what we want when we want it but he is faithful and he gives us what we need. Thank you God for your many blessings!

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  3. What a sweet, sweet post. I definitely needed to read this today. Thank you for reminding us that God is always faithful to what we need.

  4. You are God's disciple and it is amazing how many people you have blessed!
    God's blessings should never go unnoticed. :) Praise God from whom all blessings come!

  5. Amy,
    I am so happy for your sweet family. Joelle is beautiful. I follow your teacher blog and was so happy it was time to go get your girl. Wishing you many blessings. I love that you give God all the credit! He is Sovereign and definitely has a plan for us. Congratulations!
    Paige :)

  6. Holy Moly... "Sometimes we pour our heart out to Him so much, that when He moves, we just go on with life as if He owed us." that just rocked my world... I mean... ROCKED.MY.WORLD. I tweeted the quote with a link to your blog. Awesome.