Monday, January 26, 2009
Please be in prayer with me for LIBERIA today? I have said before that there is much warring going on in the Heavenly realms for the hearts and souls of the orphan children of Liberia, and that war continues today. Adoption can bring out the best and the worst in people, on ALL SIDES OF HOW ADOPTION HAPPENS: people are vulnerable, sometimes gullible, or naive, some are out to make a buck or two extra,some want more than that, and some just want what they want as fast as they can get it. It causes unethical temptations to bubble up, grow, fester and infect postentially the entire process, including those whose adoptions are NOT marred with unethical behavior. Add to that people who operate with a totally different mind set than HURRY UP...microwave popcorn mentality Americans, and poeple who don't approach doing business in the same way that Americans do. Things are "never" ( yes those of you who know me face to face know that I will be the first to say that " ' never' is a lie" ) quite what they seem, are seldom how they have been explained , even more rarely happen as placed on a schedule and the net result is adoptions which are ethical and legal being delayed, stalled, or halted and more costly than they should be....to mention only a few humanly seen side effects. On a spiritual level, war is hard work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The soldiers who are deepest in the fight need our prayers for strength and tenacity, those of us on the "sidelines" or the back lines need prayer to not become complacent, we ALL need to have on the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD ...........salvation, truth, righteousness, faith, the Holy Spirit and the Gospel so that we keep our focus on trusting God to work in the hearts of the officials involved as well as in the hearts of the adoptive family members, and not on "what I am going to do" .........."and having done all, to stand". Ephesians 6:10-20.
So my prayer request is for every facet of the adoption journeys of a lot of people, and that God be glorified in how we act and react, far beyond dossiers, case histories, visas, Ministries and Embassies and plane trips!!
"For our children, For Your Kingdom, For the sake of every nation, we will choose to be a blessing for life"