"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19
I am really great at giving. Whenever I have a friend in need my first thought is "how can I help?" I am not so good at receiving. The thought of asking for help - financial or otherwise - makes me extremely uncomfortable. Why? Because the father of lies sits on my shoulder whispering in my ear. "You are unworthy. Asking for help is a sign of weakness. You can do it alone, you don't need anyone." Lies, lies, lies!
The truth is that I need help. Daily. (And if I'm being honest, sometimes hourly!) I need the help of my heavenly Father to get me through each day. But all too often I go to God as if He is a great genie in the sky - asking him for my every want and desire. WANT is the key word but it's not what God promises. God promises that He will supply my every NEED.
So here I am with this desire God has placed on my heart to adopt a second child. I don't want to ask for help from anyone, but I need help. This adoption will cost nearly $10,000. I am asking for help to raise $2000 - one installment of the adoption fees. I am humbled by the outreach of friends and family who have taken up my cause, purchased gig bags and auction items, or made a donation. I am touched beyond words by your generosity and love. Through you, God is taking care of my need and reminding me to trust His perfect plan. As I wait, I will continue to praise and thank Him for all He has done for me. Love to you all! -j