“…God can do much more than you can ask…”

5 Jun

I love yesterday’s Streams in the Desert devotional. I will share some of the parts that spoke most to me at this time in our journey to parenthood:

“Make your petition deep, O heart of mine,

Your God can do much more

Than you can ask;

Launch out on the Divine,

Draw from His love-filled store.

Trust Him with everything;

Begin today,

And find the joy that comes

When Jesus has His way!”

(Heather here: I do believe that God delights in what we humans see as the impossible. Of course, NOTHING is too hard for Him. He doesn’t need us humans to accomplish His will on earth but He invites us to be involved in His work because He loves us so and wants us to be like Him.

Money Still Needed for the Adoption: over $20,000.

Money God Needs to Bring Our Little One into Our Family: 0…nothing…nada! As our Creator, everything is His, and He can more than take care of our little needs…)

“We must continue to pray and “wait for the Lord” (Isa. 8:17) until we hear the sound of His mighty rain. There is no reason why we should not ask for great things. Without a doubt, we will receive them if we ask in faith, having the courage to wait with patient perseverance for Him and meanwhile doing the things that are within our power to do.” (Heather speaking here: This does not mean we can ask and receive things that do not align with His will. I’m not expecting, for example, to become a millionaire any time soon! The closer we get to the Lord in our relationship with Him, the closer our will will align with His. If we are following His will for our life, then we can trust He will provide for us as we pursue His calling in our lives. This is how I interpret it anyhow.)

“We do not control God’s Spirit, but we can place ourselves before the Lord out of obedience to what He has called us to do, and we will come under the influence and power of His mighty breath.”

“Can’t the same great wonders be done today that were done many years ago? Where is the God of Elijah? He is waiting for today’s Elijah to call on HIm.”

“The greatest Old or New Testament saints who ever lived were on a level that is quite within our reach. The same spiritual force that was available to them, and the energy that enabled them to become our spiritual heroes, are also available to us. If we exhibit the same faith, hope, and love they exhibited, we will achieve miracles as great as theirs. A simple prayer from our mouths will be powerful enough to call down from heaven God’s gracious dew or the melting fire of His Spirit, just as the words from Elijah’s mouth called down literal rain and fire. All that is required is to speak the words with the same complete assurance of faith with which he spoke.”

heather

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3 Responses to ““…God can do much more than you can ask…””

  1. Lisa June 6, 2008 at 3:17 am #

    Your posts always are like a mini Bible study…I love it!

  2. amanda June 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    Heather, I love your spiritual insights. I was cheering you on as I read this. Let’s have the faith to believe God to move the mountains in our lives and the world! Awesome! So glad to see your spiritual progress as well as adoption progress! Thanks for doing this.

  3. Pam June 9, 2008 at 1:48 am #

    I want to encourage you in the money realm of adoption. You are correct that it is nothing to God. A little over a year ago, we were thinking of adopting again and knew it would be expensive. We had just paid off the final bit on our son’s adoption, and thinking of doing it again seemed daunting. I couldn’t help but think it was a bit of a waste. And in my mind, I asked God how much a life was worth. God immediately gave me a vision of Jesus on the cross and I realized that the $30,000 we needed to adopt again was nothing in comparison to the price God had paid. So we jumped in and then decided to adopt two increasing the cost to +$40,000. We are hopefully weeks away from leaving for court and only need $5000 more. We may have to go in a bit of debt for that, but again, we trust God will provide.

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