Hello friends...and family. Yes we are still here and yes....we are still waiting. No news yet. Although it is hard waiting on the Lord for anything in life, I know He has us exactly where we're supposed to be. I am studying the life of David at my women's Bible study at church and this week Beth Moore pointed out something that just blew me away. Fifteen years passed between God annointing David as King and when David actually was crowned King! Did you hear that? Let me repeat it....fifteen years! Talk about a journey of waiting that David endured and of course there were many twists and turns on David's journey. So, I began thinking to myself "Am I really okay to wait on the Lord for our baby no matter how long it takes?" And then the hard question of, "What if it takes 15 years? Can I wait that long?" Now, surely to goodness we aren't going to have to wait 15 years because that would be just plain crazy-I would be almost 50 by then! But, I still have to come to a place in my heart where it's okay no matter how many years God has us waiting.
And oh the good....I mean GREAT things that can come from waiting! If you read John Piper's blog then you probably saw a post a week or so ago about waiting and I wanted to share a few quotes from that post that I thought were truly insightful.
"Remember, waiting isn’t just about what you are hoping for at the end of the wait, but also about what you will become as you wait."
"He is committed to using every tool at his disposal to rescue you from yourself and to shape you into the likeness of his Son. The fact is that waiting is one of his primary shaping tools."
Those quotes are from Paul Tripp. So since waiting Paul says is one of God's primary shaping tools then I feel as though I should be shaped right up! Ha! I feel as though sometimes waiting is the story of my life. But in all seriousness, I do not want these days of waiting to be wasted! I want to grow and learn and change. I want to keep hoping in the Lord rather then allowing satan to keep me discouraged. Thanks for your prayers and support...they mean more to us than I can say!