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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where Are Your Treasures From The Lord Hidden ...

Many will call us CRAZY, but honestly I think it is a compliment ... I am CRAZY about our Lord and all the promises He has in scripture for us ... As I watched the video from HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS by the Dave Thomas Foundation there was one little boy that I couldn't get off my heart ... I called the 800 number and gave them my information  ... I feel as if perhaps we are the family to advocate for him and help him to find a family ... This is all I know - He is 10, been in 5 foster homes in the last month, is now in a children's home w/ 80 other children (you got that right ... here in the U.S. we have a home w/ 80 children living in it w/ no forever families), and he loves to dance  .... Honestly, I can only imagine the type of pain this child has felt to be moved to 5 different homes in one month only to end up at group home ... I get this won't be easy ... He will have many issues ... He will be scared, but aren't we all in some way ???  There is a family out there for him ... I would love to help him find one if they will allow me to help ... 

My friend Tracy sent this to me this morning as a scripture to cling to as I WAIT for my treasures in Africa ... perhaps it can encourage you today ... 

This is what the LORD says to his anointed, 
       to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of
       to subdue nations before him
       and to strip kings of their armor,
       to open doors before him
       so that gates will not be shut:
I will go before you
       and will level the mountains;
       I will break down gates of bronze
       and cut through bars of iron.
I will give you the treasures of darkness, 
       riches stored in secret places,
       so that you may know that I am the LORD,
       the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Isaiah 45-1-3----- 

GOD SAYS "I WILL GIVE YOU THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS, RICHES STORED IN SECRET PLACES ..."   so it must be true ... Walk w/ me and let's see if we can find these amazing gifts from the Lord !!!!

12 kind words.:

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

OH, for the riches stored in secret places.
I saw the face of the beautiful little boy, and was struck by the reality that there are homes in America with that many children in them....needing families.

Keep praying, my sister, as we have an appointment next week with the Dept. of Family and Children Services, to seek out more information on adopting through the state......

Blessings as you wait...I check every day. ;)

emily said...

I love you because you are crazy, normal is very overrated. :)

Jim and April said...

thanks gwen for this! what awesome scripture God gives us!

Holli said...

thank you for looking for a family for this boy... I can't get any of those children out of mind.... PRAYING FOR ALL OF THEM!!! and for you and all of us WAITING!!! God HAS GONE BEFORE US!!!!

the Matt family said...

which little boy is it? i was struck by a couple of the kids but didnt see the number to call... would love more info!!

Holly said...

walkin' sister...walkin....

Kari said...

Gwen, if we weren't crazy (my fav word) God couldn't use us for His glory! You are a constant encouragement to me!! Love you & praying you get that phone call TODAY!!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Gwen this is an awesome reminder and post! To cling to the word of God and His truths and give our whole lives to Him - to soar on eagles wings and fly above the nonsense - setting the captives free!

Praying over that precious boy - he stole my heart too!

Love you!

Jim and April said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know we have our new official adoption blog up and running! Feel free to subscribe and follow along with us on our journey of bringing home our first child from Uganda, Africa!

Eva said...

That little boy made me cry, too. Sheesh, I was a sopping wet mess.

BCS friend,

Renee said...

You are responding to the CRAZY LOVE God has poured out on and in you. I love your passion! It's contagious and wonderful. I watched that video and was so moved-and yet, you took action! I pray His strength and grace over you, sweet Gwen! You have challenged me..thank you!

sunny-d said...

wow! :)