Monday, February 27, 2012

Our God is Able.

So, last Sunday at church our pastor started a 2 week sermon series to update us on the "Outlive Your Life" campaign that our church is doing.  It is a two year commitment that began last February, so we are now officially halfway through.  It has been amazing to see what God has already done this past year!!!

One of the big emphasis of the campaign is orphan care and adoption.  Our church is supporting lots of different orphanages and giving grants to Pinelake families who are adopting.  We are so blessed to be one of the recipients of these grants.  In fact, it was this grant from our church that was the final amount to get us to our fundraising goal!

Also, in one of the videos they showed last Sunday, it stated that there are over 30 families at our church who are in the adoption process right now!  I CRIED when I heard that!  We didn't know even ONE other adoptive family at our church when we first began our adoption process.  God is truly moving in hearts to love and care for orphans...and bring them home!!! It is so encouraging!

One of our best friends was on stage painting during the worship time of the service.  One of the songs we sang that morning while she was painting brought tears to my eyes...

Our God is Able.

This is one of my favorite Hillsong worship songs, and we have sang it countless times before.  However, last Sunday the words were just so profound to me especially regarding this part of our adoption journey.  Here are some of the lyrics that impacted me...  

God is with us
God is on our side
He will make a way
Far above all we know
Far above all we hope
He has done great things

Lifted up He defeated the grave
Raised to life our God is able
In His name we overcome
For the Lord our God is able

God is with us
He will go before
He will never leave us

God is for us
He has open arms
He will never fail us

I know that God is for us in our adoption journey to Caroline Faith, and I know that He is able.  No matter how slow the movement to her, I have to remember these truths.

"I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord."  Psalm 27:13-14

1 comment:

Go and Tell said...

Great reminders, Alison! Love the words to that song!