Thursday, July 31, 2014
AnDid you ever wonder if God just wants us to say...."Yes"? Like the song goes...we say:
"Yes, Lord yes, to your will and to your way."
"I'll say Yes, Lord yes, I will trust you and obey."
"When your spirit speaks to me, "
"With my whole heart I'll agree!"
"And my answer will be "Yes, Lord, Yes!"
I found myself pondering what it means to say "Yes" to The Lord when He woke me up early, early this morning to pray and talk with Him.
This adoption process that we have said, "Yes", to, began almost 2 years ago (this coming October) when we said "Yes" to a little boy named Theodore in Bulgaria.
All because Adeye Salem had said, "YES" Lord to her 2 beautiful Bulgarian children and in the process posted some photos of some of the waiting children about to be transferred. If you haven't seen her blog and read her story, please do: www.nogreaterjoymom.com .
God did NOT have Theodore for our family, he just wanted us to say, "YES" and be willing. Next He had us say "Yes" to a little girl named Zoey. Age 6 and only 10 lbs.
Saying "Yes" doesn't mean that we can control how things turn out. That's for sure and for certain. We need to trust that God knows best!!
You can watch the tribute video that my friend Maya made here:
Now what Lord, now what????
And so....He asked us to say "Yes" to another little girl. What little girl?? We thought it would be one, and then another, and then another...and .....then...God said.."you see, there is this little girl in the same orphanage as Zoey was..."...."oh God...really??? do we really have to go back there?"...and God said..."Yes"...
Know what, though...you see...when God prompts us, we don't have to say..."yes"...we have our free will of course...and we can always say..."no".....
but we said..."yes"...and within a week, we were confirmed to proceed with our little JoyAnna. You see, when we say..."yes" to God, things often click right away!!
Saying, "Yes" to Jerry and JoyAnna has not been an easy road...but as the song goes....We need to say.."Yes, Lord", and then "Trust Him and Obey"....it's really that simple! And you know what??? I wouldn't want it ANY other way!