Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Amazing FAITHFUL God!!

When Chris & I started this process of adoption, the only thing we were certain of is that God called us to adopt through New Life. We had no idea where the money for the adoption would come from. We knew that God is amazingly faithful and that He knew all of the details!!

Sitting in one of the interviews with our case worker, she asked how we were planning to pay for the adoption. My answer was simple, yet filled with skepticism, “I’m not sure, but God has told us to do this.”
I will never forget her response! She simply confirmed, “Yes. He has it all under control!”
She spoke as a woman who had seen God move in this area for years and years. I nodded my head, trying to be full of faith. Ugh…will I ever get it!!!

A month later, Chris got his paycheck and was overpaid thousands of dollars. “Hmmm”, we thought. “Is this the Lord’s provision?”

We prayed and felt like the Lord was telling us to send the money to New Life.

As soon as we mailed the check, we were told that the company would be taking the overpaid money back over two pay periods. Not only would this take back the money that we unexpectedly got and had already sent to New Life, but it could possibly put us in a serious financial bind.

A crisis of belief. Did God really tell us to mail that check to New Life? Were we going to be OK financially? Things seemed to be a mess!

I praise the Lord for a husband who seeks the Lord. Chris knew that he was supposed to call the owner of the company and talk to him about the money. It is noteworthy to say that we have no idea if this man is a believer or not, but God can use anyone!!

So Chris called the owner and talked with him about the money. He told him our situation and what we are doing with the money. The man seemed unmoved. Needless to say, it seemed like a long shot to ask a boss who he had never met, to allow us to keep the thousands of dollars in overpay.

This is where God just blew us away!!! This business man did the unthinkable….he gave us the money! Business men who have no relationship with their employees do NOT just give thousands of dollars away! But our God is amazing and FAITHFUL, and can even use lost business men thousands of miles away to bless his children!!

What a faith builder for us! God is amazing and FAITHFUL, even when we doubt or second guess him.
Yes, God had told Chris to mail the check! Yes, God did have all of the details of this adoption (including the timing I keep reminding myself) under his control!

So by his grace and faithfulness, our adoption is paid for.
Not because we were diligent in saving, not because we are smart enough to engineer extra money in our budget, but for no other reason than his is a FAITHFUL GOD!! He is true to his promises!

We knew that he had told us that it would be taken care of, but we had no idea it would be in such unique circumstances!!! Did I mention that we serve an amazing and faithful God!!!

2 Timothy 2:13
“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful for he cannot deny who he


Jennifer Bacak said...

I love to hear stories of His faithfulness.
I can't wait to see God fulfill His plan in your family!!!!
Love you!

texasmcvays said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I didn't even know you had a blog I found your blog and what an awesome honor to hear about God working in your family. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 I am soooo excited to meet the newest feldman! No wonder you were warming up in the nursery...woohoo ya'll rock!

The Kramer Family said...

How incredible. God is so good. I can't wait to hear more about your incredible journey!


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