Growing in faith…and size

I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live in faith in the Son of God. – Galatians 2:20

Living for Christ means dying to one’s selfish desires and wants. This changes our priorities. Instead of considering what we want, what would be easy, we instead must follow what God wants for our lives.

Have your priorities changed?

Ours did. I’ve written about it before-if there is one area we feel a calling in our lives it is to take care of orphans. We are doing this through foster care. And just a few hours ago we had to make a decision. Would we take a foster sibling set? Local workers had been trying to find a home for 3 days for them, one that was willing to take them both so they wouldn’t be separated. We didn’t get a call earlier because our paperwork says we want 0-2 year olds.The children, a girl and a boy are 3 and 4 years old – so older than my two.

We knew we would take the next child and call we received. It was a matter of priority for us; the opportunity to provide a loving home to a child in desperate need.

In my heart I am thoroughly excited. But logistically this wasn’t the easiest decision.  We have one spare room, and they aren’t able to share a room because they are the opposite sex….an interesting rule I learned about today. And we don’t have a car large enough to transport 4 children and 2 adults at one time.

Figuring out how it will all work has me up at 3am. The children arrive today. Our children, who currently share a room, will most likely be sharing rooms with a new foster brother or a new foster sister today. I figure there is no better time to teach them to help and serve others than when they are young. I pray that it will be an easy transition for us all and God will give us wisdom to make it easy for all of the children involved.

As a follow-up to this, please go to Kelly’s blog and watch the video of Frances Chan. This video will help challenge you at What Cost you are willing to follow God. Watch it NOW.

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One thought on “Growing in faith…and size

  1. This is awesome! It is wonderful that God is calling and you are taking the risk of answering the call. We do not need to live life safely. We will be praying for you and your family during this new time of adjustment and with all the logistics. But know one thing, God is the one steering your ship and He knows how it will all end up.

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