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God’s Plan B

February 28, 2017 — 1 Comment

My husband and I tried unsuccessfully for 6 years to have a baby.  After lots of discussion, we decided to adopt.  What an ordeal!  We were with an agency for 2 years and still no baby.  In the meantime, we were searching the private adoption opportunities.  Two of those had fallen through, breaking our hearts each time.

Then someone from our church knew someone at another church whose daughter needed to make a plan for her baby.  We met with her and her mother.  About a month later, our son, Charlie, was born.  Now, do you think that was God’s Plan B for our lives?  Absolutely not!

You see, before the foundations of the world, God knew Charlie would need us to be his parents, and we needed Charlie to be our son. God says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

But, don’t forget what comes right after that in the first part of verse 13.  “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you.”

Remember Psalms 139:13, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

Every life is precious beyond measure to God.  We’re His handiwork, His special project. You can’t know the plans if you don’t talk to the Planner.  If things in your life are not going like you think they should be, or seemingly like everybody else’s life, talk to the Planner.  He’s got a plan custom designed just for YOU. Gwen~  Oh, yeah, Charlie was 25 in December.  What a blessing he has been!

A Life is a Life~

October 4, 2015 — 1 Comment

My high school friend, Phyllis, has a granddaughter named Taylor who is gifted with a beautiful singing voice.  Phyllis had sent me a link to hear Taylor singing How Great Thou Art.

As we chatted and laughed about yesteryear, I asked her if when we were 15 if she could have imagined that someday she would have such a lovely granddaughter with such an amazing voice. She said that wasn’t the amazing thing.  She said the amazing thing is that Taylor is alive to sing.

You see, Taylor’s mom wasn’t married when Taylor was born.  Phyllis noted that it could have been that Taylor would not have had the opportunity to live if someone had made that decision.  And now, only a few years down the road, Taylor is using her voice to sing for the King.

Love Heart, if you’re facing a difficult situation with an untimely pregnancy, please consider the one that lives within you.  Sure it’s hard now, but that little one has a right to be born.

If you are unable or unwilling to take care of your baby, please make other arrangements. There are many, many, many couples with empty arms that would welcome and love your baby.  Our son is adopted because even though his birthmom couldn’t keep him, she made a way for him to live.  What a blessing and joy he’s been!  Gwen~

Adoption

June 23, 2011 — 3 Comments

As I was listening to music and working on the ministry blog,  “Children of God” came on the radio by Third Day!  Powerful words!  I then went to search youtube for a video.  This is the one I chose.  It is fabulous for SEVERAL reasons.

 Again, the words…but it also had me searching the scripture for authentication!  You know, that’s what we should do with everything we read, hear, or see that moves us!  Check it out…make sure it’s of God!  Just because it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck doesn’t mean it’s a duck!

In my search I found several interesting scriptures that back up the video!  “I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, ‘says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18, NIV

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1, NIV)

No matter who you are, it’s reassuring to know that as a believer you are a child of God.  You belong to a loving, shielding Father, who is everywhere, keeping watch over us and is ready to listen when you need to talk.

The privileges don’t stop there…You’ve been adopted into His family. Therefore you have the same rights as Jesus!  This takes my breath away!

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his suffering in order that we may also share in his glory.” (Romans 8:17, NIV)

Now that we know what scripture has to say on the subject!  Enjoy this video!  Deb~