Monday, February 22, 2010

Ephesians 3:20-21

For a long time this has been one of my favorite Scriptures:

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

I had this Scripture hanging on my wall beside my bed when I lived in Asia. I was very homesick and very lonely. I relied on God a lot. I had been single for several years, and my heart's desire was for God to bring my future husband & me together. I often thought of this Scripture and prayed, asking God to do even more than I could ask or imagine. And that's exactly what He did. When He brought Jay & me together, He made it so much more perfect and wonderful than I had even thought to ask for! And I give Him all the glory for that!!

Now, here I am again often praying that same prayer. This time not for a husband but for a baby. And I have so much faith that somehow God is going to do even more than I can even ask or imagine! And I will give Him all the glory for it! I don't know how He's going to do it. I just know with all my heart that He will.

I had my first fertility specialist appointment on Thursday, and Jay and I had our first fostering class on Saturday. I'm so excited to see how God will work through this. By this time next year we could be well on our way to that big family that I dream of. I could be a stay at home mom, the job I've dreamed of for years. :)

Yet, despite all my faith and hope, I still must say that even if God doesn't answer my prayers in the way I hope, I will still love Him and praise Him. He's the one who gives me my very breath. He's forgiven my sins and made me a new creation in Him. Knowing that I'm going to spend eternity with Him as the ages roll is enough to make the tears come and make my heart burst with thankfulness and humility that He would die for me!

I love You, Lord, and thank You for your faithfulness!


Baby Wanted said...

I love this scripture. I prayed for a husband and it came to me easy. At the age of 22, I was married. I thought having a baby would be just as simple...boy was I wrong. I am praying with you friend, I pray that God fills your heart with a child's love very soon. I can't wait to see what comes out of your appointment and your classes.

Stacey said...

Beautiful post. I wanted to come by and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing a piece of your story with me. I am so sorry about the loss of your 3 precious ones. I'm looking forward to following along and can't wait to see how God's perfect plan will unfold for you. Keep trusting Him and remember that He is able!

Thanks again!

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