God blows me away. When I strive and strive to get funding for our adoption, the donations or 31 purchases trickle in or don’t come in at all. Yet, when I get down on my knees and pray for God to provide the necessary funding, it comes in the most unexpected ways or in large, completely unexpected donations. People we don’t even know support us. God is teaching me, as He has before, that He is our provider. I am not saying that He is telling me not to share our story or fundraise – in fact, I think we are supposed to, but He is teaching me that without Him, I can do nothing. So often, I do good things, but I don’t do those good things with God. I do them in my own power and expect results that only God’s power can obtain. He is teaching me that it is more important to be on my knees as we go through this process (and through life), than it is to send emails, post on facebook, or talk to every person. Those things have a place, but only when He is the priority and He is at my side.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” ~ John 15:5
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7