Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jehovah-Jirah...

God our provider...
Our entire lives are grounded on the truth and promise of our eternal salvation for those who have given their life to the Lord. And with that salvation comes the promise that God and God alone is our provider...the sole provider of ALL our needs. Some needs we take for granted like our very next breath while other provision is more clearly recognized.

When we began the road to Solomon, we knew without a doubt...literally the instant we saw his face that he was our son. It's a crazy feeling, btw :) The concern of the funds needed to bring him home became real very quickly. But God, our provider, our Jehovah-Jirah, spoke to our hearts and told us He would provide. So, we took a scary step of faith outside our comfort zone...you know, the zone where all is nice & smooth...the zone where it's hard for us to let the Lord do something radical...yep, that zone & we committed to trust the Lord with our son.

Stepping out of 'that zone' has been the most amazing, crazy ride. We have been given the awesome privilege of watching God move in miraculous ways. Ways that cause you to sit back and weep and scream for joy! Ways that have continually confirme to us that THIS IS OUR SON and that He ALONE will provide to bring Him home!

Yesterday was another one of those crazy moments of provision. I have been praying a lot (and worrying a little ;) about the fact that we still need $12,000 more to bring Solomon home and the realization that we prayerfully will travel in September (that's only 3 months away). I found myself once again trying to figure it all out for the Lord...somehow I forget that He really doesn't need my help and that His plans are much greater than I could EVER imagine :)

I received an email from a very precious friend. A friend that God used MIGHTILY and MIRACULOUSLY to bring our Cana home. A friend that God once again is using in many ways to bring our Solomon home. A friend that will forever be a part of our children's story. Her love for the Lord is genuine and deep...her love for the orphan is absolutely beautiful. She has given us a precious gift...she is going to pay for Solomon's plane ticket home. Can you believe that...my baby's ticket home...how amazing is that??

So, God...our perfect provider...continuous to bless us in ways that bring us to our knees in awe of Him...it is so overwhelming!

Genesis 22:14 ~ And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

Matthew 6:32b ~ For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

1 John 5: 14-15 ~ Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petition that we have asked of Him.

7 comments:

stephanie said...

OMGoodness!! That's so generous and wonderful!! simply Amazing!

Karla Kahler said...

Incredible! I love watching God use the Body of Christ to take care of us! What a blessing that we get to share this journey with so many special people!

Karen said...

What a wonderful blessing!!

The SIlburns said...

A sweet reminder for your waiting heart that He is indeed not only sovereign, but also at work! I know this must have been a long week. I've been praying for you all. I just picture this as such a love note from the Lord to your heart! What a beautiful post.

Debb said...

Great News!

Your post was perfect timing for me, as I wipe away my own tears from finding an empty mailbox ~ again. Your post reminds me that God does hear our cry and He is at work for our favor!

Savor the joy of this great gift! Also savor the joy of knowing that as you share your personal experience, you are uplifting other readers as well! ;o)

Josh, Candace and Cole said...

Wow, that is amazing!!

Leslie said...

cathing up... so excited for all that has happened stacy and this post particulary brought total tears to my eyes.. knowing he has a ticket... waiting for him.

praying daily for Solomons safety and that the funds and the paperwork are fully in his capable hands! :)