Saturday, December 4, 2010

Only GOD

Hi prayer warriors,
I'm here to sing HIS praises.
I'm sure you remember is that earlier this week,
we'd been praying for God to rain down HIS blessings.
As a family we felt led to request the opportunity 
to bring home a certain little girl.
The only problem was the probability
that things were about to start moving really fast.
We had a little money set aside
and the promise of bonuses and such in the future.
Our concern was that we didn't currently have the money.
We double checked our motives.
And we knew God had called us to adopt.
Again, we prayed that God would equip the called.
I made bold requests for donations,
all the while feeling guilty for doing so.
As a family we made the decision to step forward in faith.

Thursday morning I got up and went to pack the boys' lunches.
As I made sandwiches at the counter,
something caught my attention.
My stove hood was dripping water,
at a pretty steady rate.
So I did what any mature adult would do...
I busted out laughing.
As loud, hysterical laughter filled our home
the boys came running.
"Mom, what's so funny?!" they asked.
"Well boys, we prayed for God to rain down His
blessings on our family and He took us quite literally!"

Long story short I located a roofing man.
He said the vent had gotten clogged up
and rain water was dripping through the pipe.
He emptied it out, replaced a part,
cleaned out a few gutters and 
left our home with $100. 
I found comfort in the statement:
"That was all."

As you know I spent Thursday filling out our
Letter Of Intent paperwork.
My "office" was my king size bed.
I needed a large place to spread out.
And since the roofer was coming,
I wanted to be out of the way.
I remember getting the mail that day
and placing it on my hope chest,
at the foot of the bed.
In the pile was several Christmas cards.

Fast forward several days.

Minutes ago I was straightening up the living room.
I finally put our Christmas card holder in place
and grabbed the cards that came throughout the week.
I LOVE Christmas cards
but I'd just been too busy with baby girl 
to do anything other than stick them in a pile.
OK, here's where it gets crazy.

I ripped open the first card
and as I began to attach it the holder,
I realized it wasn't a typical Christmas card.
This card said "All things are possible with God."
As I turned to Andy, 
I opened the card only to find a $500 check falling out!
I was speechless and we both began to tear up.
I shared the news with the boys
and we were in AWE of God's provisions.
Our family said a prayer of thanksgiving 
and sat in amazement as I retold this story to them.

How absolutely unbelievable is it that 
the very day we were stepping out in faith,
God was raining down His blessings of provision?!

Only God could have crafted such an amazing story
and I will spend the rest of my days singing His praises!

Thank you sweet friends
for your prayers,
your kind words
and for following the nudging of your heart.

The Hinsons are bolding doing His work,
and others are gladly stepping along side us.
Praise GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God's blessings on your weekend! Sarah :D


5 comments:

Chris said...

Tears!!!
Tears of joy for you!

I love how God works for His faithful people!!!

:)

Rebekah said...

What a blessing! I know you were just in awe that God would move people to care for you and your daughter! Praise the Lord!

Kate said...

God's provision's are such a blessing!!! He knows exactly what we need when we need it!!! Praying for you guys! Hope to talk to you again soon...we have much to talk about! I am a lot calmer now that classes are finished! ;)
Love you!
Kate

Kate said...
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Kate said...

God's provision's are such a blessing!!! He knows exactly what we need when we need it!!! Praying for you guys! Hope to talk to you again soon...we have much to talk about! I am a lot calmer now that classes are finished! ;)
Love you!
Kate

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