Tuesday, February 5, 2008

God has sold some cattle

Exodus 15:2
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
Psalm 50: 9-11
I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens,
for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine.

With much awe and appreciation, I am pleased to report that today God provided a large portion of the funds we need to complete this adoption. I am so amazed at how He provides when I least expect it and even while I'm saying, "I don't think this is going to happen."

I am moved at the ways He chooses to accomplish His goals. To see Him in action today was absolutely incredible. It brings tears to my eyes to know how very much he loves our family and Ellie and how much the people he used to make this happen love us and Ellie and how we can never repay Him or them for what they are giving to us. I'm stilled to know that He knew Ellie was going to be part of our family long before we did.

Shortly after I got home today, I called our agency to check on something else and was told that they had gotten one referral this week and expected two more next week. This should put us at the number five position. WOW! This could happen much faster than we thought. Imagine the surprise I had right after getting this news to go out to the mailbox and get a Babies R' Us sale catalog.

Our homestudy should be ready by weeks' end and I'll begin to gather more documents needed for our dossier next week. I'd like to have it ready to send off in a couple of weeks (no later than the end of February).

Thank you to all of you who continue to read and pray. We will still need to raise a bit more money to complete everything that needs to be done, but it seems to be a much more manageable number (in my small mind) that the numbers we were looking at when today started. Who else but God could knock out close to 90% of the money we needed in ONE DAY??

All the praise and all the glory to Him from a humble, awestruck, totally sold-out-to-Him, girl from Tennessee.


Anita said...

Oh my word, girlfriend....90% of the money? You've got to email me!! Did you get my last email? I think it may have come back. And I think God is working quickly here....maybe for a quicker referral? WHOA Baby!! Ellie's a comin' home!!! Praising God with you! HUGs!

Anita said...

Oh and did you like catch up all of a sudden? I've been checking and didn't see you'd returned home until today along with your other psots? ;)

Allison said...

Praise God! He does work in mysterious ways.
That is wonderful news. And I'm thrilled to hear about more referrals coming. I think we'll be bringing our daughters home soon!

Hilary Marquis said...

God is good! How exciting to see Him at work through your loved ones. You'll be bringing home your daughter before you know it...or maybe even sooner :)