You know when someone says they feel called to adopt a child and so people pray for the adoption but sometimes forget to pray for life AFTER the adoption. Then you hear people whisper, “Well, what’d they THINK was gonna happen?!”
Do not think for a second that the adoption wasn’t God-led. It very likely was but satan didn’t like it one bit. Sooo… there’s drama sometimes.
You know we pray all the time for our kids to finish high school and college but sometimes we forget to pray for AFTER high school and college. “Well just look at the crowd they fell in with.”
Well from our experience with most churches, a kid leaves for college only to return to their home congregation to find they’re suddenly not welcome in the high school group anymore.
Then churches cry and say, “Where have we gone wrong with the 19 to 30 year olds?”
I have an idea…
You know how we prepare for the wedding but sometimes don’t spend as much time praying over the marriage. You sometimes even hear of people placing bets on marriages to see how long they’ll last.
Really? Please don’t be that guy. PRAY over their marriage. Please don’t bet it won’t work.
We are moving to Alaska. We get crazy looks all the time. All we know is God is moving us there to love on people who are hurting and we’re a pretty good choice for this so I can’t figure why anyone would doubt it but that’s beside the point.
I came personally online (blog, Facebook, Twitter) to share my faith and to find prayer warriors, connections, financial, and any other support we can find for this move.
If you pray, please start praying for our lives AFTER the move (and still for the move, itself) because honestly it’s a little scary. We’ve never been there.
It’s not like we’ve been saying, “Oh, look. Easy life in Alaska.”
We’ve just shared our faith and that we know God’s moving us.
What should we say? “No, God, that just won’t do.”
Um… not gonna to do that.
We’re moving in faith. That IS the plan. Prayer.
So if you’re skeptical, that’s cool. You can still be skeptical AND please pray for us as we take this step of faith.
Moving my kids to new friends and schools and all that goes with a big move is more than a little intimidating.
Thank you and may God bless you even more than you pray He blesses us.