Indeed, a miracle was already on its way when we opened that referral on Monday night.
In my own doubt, I told Ken that either we had to stop the adoption process to raise money, or if we were to proceed, we needed money to start falling from heaven as a sign from God. The thunderclouds of doubt and fear were rolling across the skies of our hearts.
Within minutes, however, we found out that someone had already written us a check last week, and it was on its way.
Shortly after, someone else offered to help us out financially as well.
The next morning, we found out that money had already been sent to our adoption agency by someone who had no idea that we had such an urgent need.
Another friend sent a message within a few hours after that she was feeling led by God to give as well.
At that point, we had not even posted on this blog about our need. But God was telling me that I needed to. I really battled with God about posting last night. I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to ask people for money. But God reminded me that I wasn’t asking for money, that He was. I should never be ashamed or embarrassed to ask people to be a part of God’s Plan. In fact, I should feel nothing but joy for being a part of God’s prompting.
Since my post last night, our typical blog traffic has tripled, setting both a single post record, and a single day record.
Drip. Drop. Pitter.
Several more messages have been sent to us from people who are responding to God’s leading. He is at work.
Drip. Pitter. Patter. Drop.
To us, the outpouring has been a clear indication from God that we should continue to move forward. We are so thankful for those who have already helped us clarify God’s plan. You may not even realize it, but you have been the instrument of blessing and confirmation that we asked for from God. We still don’t know how exactly where the rest of the money is going to come from, but we trust the One who is going to provide.
Drip. Drop. Pitter. Patter. Drip. Drop.
We accepted the referral for the two children earlier this evening. We’re stepping out in faith, knowing that God is still calling others to walk this journey alongside us. Are you one of them? Would you consider how God is asking you to be a part of His plan?
After all, it seems like it’s beginning to rain.