Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Waiting....

We are at 13 + weeks waiting for a referral and it is getting hard. I remember reading others' blogs and how every time they heard the phone ring, they thought, "Could this be THE call?" Well, I am starting to think that when the phone rings. I do know God's timing is ultimately best, and need to trust that, but, boy, do I want to know who our children are!!!

Here is a great quote that comforts me, challenges me every time I read it:

What are you waiting for today?

May these thoughts encourage you to make it a “Productive Delay:”

"Waiting on God isn't about the suspension of meaning and purpose. It's part of the meaning and purpose that God has brought into my life. Waiting on God isn't to be viewed as an obstruction in the way of the plan. Waiting is an essential part of the plan. For the child of God, waiting isn't simply about what I'll receive at the end of my wait. No, waiting is much more purposeful, efficient, and practical than that. Waiting is fundamentally about what I'll become as I wait. God is using the wait to do in and through me exactly what He's promised. Through the wait He's changing me. By means of the wait He's altering the fabric of my thoughts and desires. Through the wait He's causing me to see and experience new things about Him and His kingdom. And all of this sharpens me, enabling me to be a more useful tool in His redemptive hands."
Instead of focusing on what we’re waiting to receive, let’s turn our gaze to God and ask Him to make us “a more useful tool in His redemptive hands.”

3 comments:

Barb W. said...

Hi Sharon--

I think you met a friend of mine at a swim meet this past Saturday! I'm Barb, mom to Jeneve, who has been home with us from Ethiopia for almost 2 years now. She's now 3 years old. We need to get together soon! Hang in there! I know how hard the wait is, but it will be so worth it!

Natalie Fournet said...

Love your blog...especially the nicknames, very creative! Looking forward to watching for news of your newest additions to your family. Natalie

emily said...

I saw you on Natalie's blog. I love the quote on waiting, very true and often hard to remember that this too is sanctifying us!!

Prayerfully a referral will come soon for you. We have been waiting for 5 1/2 months for a sib referral!