Sunday, October 12, 2008

GOD IS SO AWESOME!!!

Hello to everyone tonight...

I had to share about the last few days in our lives, to give God all the credit and glory that is due to him!!!!

So, as you all know I sent out that last adoption update on Thursday evening... about the cookbooks, the craft fair booth, etc.....

I always pray before even beginning to write those (these ...) and I did that again on Thursday night... After writing it all out... I reread it and began to cry... (OK, I am going with total and complete honestly here... hoping that my honesty will touch someones life... and encourage them!) as I began to cry... my heart was breaking... I am not really sure why it was breaking..but, it was breaking for a ton of reasons... I can just tell you that I cried out to God... saying... God HOW??? WHY??? WHEN??? Is this for real??? How will we ever have the money to complete this??? How will we afford to be a family of 5 or 6 when we get them back here.... I was very honest with God... and even admitted that sometimes I feel like such a fake! (You know I think God really loves it when we truly cry out from our darkest, deepest, most hidden places!) So, I did just that... I was so honest with God and continued to talk to him about how I knew he spoke to my heart about the timing and that the reason the timing was so LONG was that there were MORE people who we were supposed to share our story with... more people who he wanted to reach and touch as a result of hearing and seeing our lives so changed and seeing God move in amazingly awesome ways in connection with this adoption... ( Most of you probably remember that I felt this when our dossier was rejected as the Consulate back in May....) so, I tell God that it's been weeks since I've even told anyone new about the adoption... since I've seen or known that someones life was touched.... so basically I begged God to show me somehow that he was still involved in this... (isn't that silly... how o how could I even question or wonder that... but, I did!) I asked God to just let someone come across my path or Phillip's who we could minister to within the next couple of days...
I also shared with God that I had NO idea how I was going to pay the hundreds of dollars required to place the cookbook order (1/2 the total is due when you order and the other is due before they will ship them!) Depending on how many books we order it will probably be well over $1000.00.... so, I was like God how will we pay that.... and then we need to buy a few things to make the crafts for the craft fair.....
So, you get an idea of my night... last Thursday... I went ahead and clicked send in FAITH... that when it came time to order... somehow, someway I'd have the money... and that I knew if we continued to be obedient, God will continue to bless and provide..

So, God began to work.... and on Friday morning about 10 am.... I received an e-mail from the pay pal account that we have set up and $5000.00 was donated on line from someone we do not even know personally!!!! Yes, you read that right!!!! Not $50.00 not $500.00, but $5000.00!!!!!!!! God is so awesome... I was in the library and was absolutely in shock... I quickly got out of there and fell into a million pieces... I could hardly make it back to my room... I totally felt like God gave me a swift kick in the pants... LOL!!! I've of course shared this with others... and everyone has said... no, it's not a kick in the pants.. .it's a hug, a hang in there... a... remember that I am here!!! WOW!!! We are still in shock, but so very thankful!!! We are very encouraged and know that God will continue to provide.. and that this $5000.00 will be multiplied beyond our imagination.

Please, be encouraged tonight and trust GOD!!!! He will be and is so FAITHFUL...

I could go on and on.. but, I'll stop... I just felt that I had to share....
Thanks so much for your continued love, support, and prayers....

Blessings and Prayers Always,
Lanetta (and Phillip)

P.S. If you'd like to preorder your cookbook.... please do so asap...

8 comments:

Starr said...

So Awesome! Wow!

Noah and Josh's Mom said...

Hi - I just stumbled upon your blog. Wow - $5000 is an incredible amount of money. God certainly does take care of those who believe. That is awesome! Congrats!

Kim
www.prudhomme-family.blogspot.com

Jill (& Bob) said...

Adoption is such a hard journey, it's hard not to question God during it. I think it's normal, even for those, like you, totally grounded in your faith. I have been one to question God's involvement all too often but after the past 10 days, I know he has a hand in everything -- especially adoption! He'll bring the right kids home to your family when the time is right (and it will probably come when you least expect it!).

I thinkin our e-mail exchange, I forgot to pre-order. 4 books for us, please!

Hang in there...remember, God's timing.

On another (questioning) note, yesterday, a strange truck was outside our house. Bob looked out and said "it's xxx" and I thought he said the birthmom's name. I ran to the bedroom with Sarah and told him to say we weren't home. I staying in there scared out of my mind, praying and praying for her to be ours forever. What a test. It turned out I heard the wrong name and it was a friend and I had no reason to hide. Maybe God was showing me that there was no need to question his plan for Sarah? Ugh, this is tough.

Susan said...

Our God is an awesome God indeed....that is incredible news...I'm so happy for you!

Jenkins Family said...

What a great testimony! It is amazing to see God's hand in such a trying time, and to remember it is always there if we are really looking. Blessings to you!

Joby and Marla said...

Amazing!!!!!

God always knows what we need & how & when to show us that!!!!

the regentins said...

That is great news! I also just saw that you want people to pre-order cookbooks, we would like three. Just email me and let me know what we need to do. My email is kerryregentin@yahoo.com I look forward to getting the cookbook, great Christmas idea!

Corinne said...

I am so happy for you.God is so good!If I am not too late for pre order you can pre-order 5 for me.Just e mail me at den@brinkmanlaw.com and let me know where to send the funds.This will be a great holiday gift with a great purpose. I am so exited for your family!

And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name, welcomes me!” Matt 18:5

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