Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Adoption and My Spirit

This situation has played a huge role on my spiritual life.  In the best ways!  Here are some of the ways:

1. Walk-The-Walk

I've always proclaimed to have faith and trust in Christ.  Saying it and doing it are two different things.  This was not the first time I've had to actually back-up my words with actions, but it was definitely one of toughest; and somehow, the easiest.  I trust that I don't have to worry about Brody because I know He is with the family God wants him with.  I don't have to worry about his salvation or well-being; his health or his happiness.  I know that the Lord is watching over Him.  I can trust Christ more than any other human-being, especially myself.  He knows what He is doing and He is in control.  Therefore, Brody is in the best hands.

2. God is a Hands-On God

Again, it's something I've always known but now I've experienced it in a way I never have before.  God CARES about our situations.  Sometimes things don't go the way we think they should, and sometimes bad things happen.  But that doesn't mean that we are alone or that He doesn't understand what we are going through.  He is active in our lives and situations.  He is constantly revealing Himself in every situation we face-we just have to be willing to see it.  God orchestrates everything for our good and His glory.  Nothing He does is by accident and nothing we do or face surprises Him.  That should comfort us!

3.   Holy Father

I wrote a blog-post entitled "God The Father" where I talked about how until now it has always been difficult for me to see God as a Father.  But He is our Father!  We are the children of God as believers.  How refreshing is that?  I can go before my Lord and Savior as my loving Father.  I've always felt like it was disrespectful to be that comfortable with Him.  But I respect my earthly father, so it's not.  That honor and reverence for Him will always be there, but I'm not scared to approach Him.  I'm excited to approach Him.  It's such a refreshing feeling and I am certain that Christ also rejoices in my recent revelation of another role He plays in my life.  

There are so many other ways this whole situation has impacted me spiritually.  These are just some of the highlights.  Our God is an awesome God.  Our God is an intentional God.  Our God is involved in our lives.  Our God loves us so deeply and intimately we can't even begin to fully fathom it.  I am so thankful for how He has worked in my life!