Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Yesterday was Memorial Box Monday, and I didn't post a Memorial Box. Today, I checked out Linny's blog, and she had one. I realized that I NEEDED a Memorial Box post more than I needed to share. The spirit is willing, today, but the flesh is so terribly weak. (I promised yesterday a little bit of sweet news, and I will try to share that later tonight.)

Nearly two years ago, we were fund raising for our first trip to South Africa. We committed to going on the mission trip with just a few months to raise the money needed...$6,000. I had no idea where that much money would come from. We REALLY stepped out on faith, expecting the LORD to meet our financial need.

One morning, quite early, I was in my prayer time before school. As I was praying, I felt a burden for a friend who was fund raising for her adoption. As I prayed, I could NOT stop thinking that the LORD wanted me to give to her. It didn't make any sense in the human realm. We needed money, but I was going to give money to someone else.

I went upstairs to her blog and dontated $100. I felt total peace...from the Prince of Peace.

My day continued as usual, hurry up and get the kids ready for school, hurry up out the door, hurry up and clock in, check my mailbox...and

There it was.

A check for

Sometimes I feel like the Israelites wandering through the wilderness. God provided water, and when they needed water again, they whined like a bunch of hungry preschoolers.

I needed to remember today. I will put some "play" money in our Memorial Box...not a real hundred.

We have a large sum of money due soon to our adoption agency. God has proven Himself faithful. We received PA when we earlier thought adopting again was out of the question for us. We have the money for the initial application, but not the $2,000 we'll need next. My mind runs away with a hundred different ways He could provide.

But, I expect He'll surprise me....

And, it will come out of a rock.

So, as I remind you of His provision, will you pray for me, that I, too will remember His provision? And, if you see any rocks, strike them with a staff to see if any money comes out. ;)


Sabrina said...

It's so easy to forget about His previous provisions when you are in the midst of great trial and faith testing, isn't it? I will pray for you, my sister!

Kat said...

God does provide, doesn't He?! (Smile)

We have adopted four beautiful blessings (three journeys) and NEVER had all the funds. God provides in such cool ways. He reminded me of that recently :). Very cool...

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