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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

.Look What He has Done.

I went to the mailbox this morning, and I found an envelope. Noticing the return address, I expected to find a save-the-date wedding card or maybe a bridal shower announcement inside this envelope. Instead I found this sweet little card.

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Inside the sweet little card was a check. The check was made out for exactly the amount we have been lacking in order to mail in our first paperwork and really get the ball rolling in this process. We had never announced this exact amount publicly. I have a lovely prayer warrior and friend - whom is basically on call to pray for us throughout this adoption process. Early this week I told her the amount we needed and I asked her to pray very specifically for God to provide that money. She keeps sharing this verse with me, and I am clinging to it right now.

Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
Ephesians 3:20

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When I opened that card and saw that check written out for exactly what we asked God for, I was brought to my knees. Wow. God's heart truly is for orphans. God truly is in this journey. This was just another validation for me. And just yesterday I doubted Him. I even went to bed with worries and fears. I literally fell asleep pouring my heart out to God, begging Him to make this adoption work, begging Him to make a way for us to get our baby out of Ethiopia. About an hour after I fell asleep, my cell phone beeped alerting me to a Direct Message via Twitter. (I sleep with my cell phone next to me to use as an alarm clock.) I put my glasses on and read the DM. It was from a woman whom I really respect, she has a God-honoring blog with a large following. She was offering for me to use her blog as a platform to build awareness for our adoption and fundraiser. (You can read my post here.) I was so humbled and amazed over her sincerity and generosity, and then to have received the check this morning...

God is at work. This is ultimately His story. We are just along for the ride.


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28 comments:

Melissa said...

Praise the Lord!

Redeemed1 said...

Wow! What an amazing story. God is so good.

Becky said...

Praise God! I am so in awe of His goodness and provision that I'm covered in goosebumps. :)

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is simply amazing! God is so good!

Christina said...

I love hearing stories about how God is working in our lives.

Bless you and your family!

Sarah Mae said...

God chills.

Tessy said...

What an amazing journey you share here on your blog. I really need to get on my google reader more b/c when I get to your blog I read it in chunks and can hardly take it all in. Rejoicing today with you! One of my best friends just got placed with her little girl from China and I got to see pictures. I am so excited for them. God has proved over and over in their journey of adoption.


In the last week I just finished up doing a Beth Moore study "So Long, Insecurity" (I highly recommend it) The last few chapters were all about fear and doubting God. I just felt I needed to share this one part. She writes "When you feel that familiar panic begin to rise in your heart like a river coursing its banks and your soul begins to roll with another round of "What will I do if...?" what would happen if you were willing to hear the voice of God whisper these inaudible words? Child you are asking the wrong question. Here's the one that would assuage your fears: What will God do if....?

Heather said...

How wonderful! God is opening doors. :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Wow, Tiffany, that is absolutely amazing. Why do we doubt? I always fall into the doubting habit, and I don't know why. How wonderful for you all!

Anonymous said...

Wow! God really is so good. This is the perfect blog to refer back to each and every time anyone begins to doubt him....
Best of luck to you and Jim as you embark in this wonderful journey to adopt a beautiful baby!

- Alida

Kylee said...

Praise His name! He is good!

Sara said...

Chills...that is so amazing! Thank you so much Lord for providing!

Mich said...

God is so very good and worthy of our praise.

Julie said...

Praise the Lord!! I know that in our adoption journey we were always in awe of how He worked out all the details. What a blessing. I'm so excited about your adoption journey! It was one of the best things we've ever done!

The Gosfam said...

so happy for you and thanks for your inspiration of faith. I am leaning on Heavenly Father during a bad time in my life, and I am just continually faithful in my prayers to him, and I think you for sharing your answered prayers.

Queen Los said...

God is so good!
I am so excited to continue to read about your adoption journey! My husband and I know that God is calling us to adoption unfortunatly mostly all of the countries require you to be 25 years old and we are not yet. But we are preparing our hearts for when we are that old and I love hearing all your detials because it gets me so excited for our experience!

I know God will continue to amaze you throughout this process!

Jennifer said...

Adoption is the most amazing journey. It is full of ups and downs but the destination is always worth the effort!

My husband and I have adopted our first two daughters and God has prompted us to pursue adoption again.

True the cost is great but God is so much greater and He WILL provide. Congratulations on being obedient and stepping out in faith. Thank you for allowing people to partner with you in prayer and finances. We will all be blessed by your journey!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Blessings on your adoption. I have walked with a friend through four adoptions and watched this happen over and over again. They have never lacked for provision. Where there is vision there is God's provision. Her four came from different parts of the world...God is into orphans.
Blessings,
Janette

Patrice said...

Wow what a beautiful, moving story. God is so good!

Melissa said...

That is awesome! God is awesome! I'm glad you are sharing this journey with us.

La Dolce Vita said...

Awesome. Just linked over from We are THAT family. Love your heart, and love that you got this check! God is FOR adoption and orphans.

We are adopting also, from China and Ethiopia. :)

love said...

praising Him with you while reading this! blessings to you and your family on this beautiful journey! may He draw you all closer to Him as you ready to welcome your child.

Christy said...

I saw your story on Like a Warm Cup of Coffee - God's going to continue to wow you, I know! :)

Laura said...

Tiffany,
Oh my, how your family's testimony blesses my heart! I sobbed while reading your story and envisioning your beautiful baby. I am now following your blog, am planning to purchase some coffee, and will be lifting you in prayer daily. Thank you for sharing this beautiful journey with us! I did a post of your story on my blog. I hope it gets more awareness out there for your cause. God bless you, friend.

Lots of love,
Laura

Laura said...

I know girl, I cried buckets at your blog too! YOU are a blessing and you are SO very welcome. It's so great when God surrounds us with fellow believers when we need them most. I will be rooting you guys on all the way. What a faithful servant's heart you have. Oh, and can I please just tell you how beautiful your kiddies are. That little Prescotty, ooh I want to squeeze him! Your Cadi looks like a lovely little young lady-so pretty. I have a son named Parker who lights up my world. I love kids! Lots of love to you and your family.

Hen Jen said...

oh wow, how wonderful!

God is so good, and gives so abundantly more than we can imagine.

bless you for opening your hearts and home.

Linda said...
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Linda said...

This is wonderful! God is so good.

It reminds me of a little song we sang in Sunday school when I was a child...

"Jesus loves the little children...all the children of the world...red, and yellow, black, and white...they're all precious in his sight...Jesus loves the little children of the world!"

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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