On a day when I was feeling a little surprised and discouraged that someone I assumed (always a bad idea) would be supportive of us following God, really was NOT....Pete sent me THIS email from one of his SALESMEN.
I guess you just never know....
I must be honest, the balance of the day I thought of this wonderful opportunity for you and the family….wow!
The fulfillment of a moving forward following God’s request…you and your wife Lori are ‘walking the walk’ and not just talking about it….
Our collective prayers will be with you for the immediate future and beyond. It will be exciting following your ministry.
What a weird day. Yesterday, we went to Adoption Court for Hezekiah. We have been waiting for this day for almost 3 1/2 years. I thought it would be more exciting. It WAS hard to believe. Yet, there was really nothing to it. The Judge wanted to meet us, confirm our belief in this adoption - our commitment to this child - and wish us luck. Too easy? Maybe. Possibly because the waiting was so long...it started to seem like something unattainable that would hang out there in the future somewhere forever. And, really, it is NOT final for another 30 days. Hezekiah is ALMOST adopted.
Today I started to think about God, our father...waiting for us to be His, completely. He waits. Patiently. He never gives up. He believes we are worth it.
Am I 'ALMOST' His?' Is my commitment to Him 'ALMOST' complete?'
Just like I did not want Hezekiah to only be half mine, God wants ALL.OF.US. He loves us too much to settle for only a portion. But, like the court system, there always seems to be 'one more thing' - something that pushes our 100% commitment to Him off by 3 more months...3 more years. In this adoption, I never thought it was anything 'good enough' to make us wait that long. Most of what I cling to as 'excuses' for not committing myself 100% to God and His work to reach others for the promise of eternal, perfect life in His family are definitely not 'good enough.' I don't want to make Him wait. He loves me desperately. He wants ALL of me...FOREVER!
I don't want others to miss out on any blessings because I was dragging my feet. I DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT on being part of His plan.
I want to be completely adopted - 100% His - not just halfway. I want all the other stuff out of the way.
Lori (847) 650-7144
Pete (847) 650-8022
Our Email: email@example.com
We are an ordinary family simply trying to follow where He leads. We want YOU to see the amazing things HE is doing...