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Monday, July 7, 2008

Nolan's Testimony...

Jesus looked at them and said; "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Mark 10:27
Nolan Elijah, one month old today, has quite a testimony already! But before I begin let me give you a bit of background.
When Sean and I felt the call to adopt again, last May, we were hesitant for alot of reasons, financial being our biggest hurdle. (We are still paying on the last 3 adoptions, one income, not a lot of leverage, etc.) We talked and prayed about it until early November when we decided to step out in obedience to God's call. We told God we would walk forward until all doors were closed. It looked impossible on alot of realms but we just kept giving it back to Him and He kept opening the doors. There are so many juicy, God-details in this adoption, that just re-confirm His guidance throughout!!
Ok, so now on to Nolan's testimony. May God be glorified!
When Nolan's Birthmom found out she was pregnant (3 weeks) she told Birthdad (same dad to all the children), he told her to abort. She said no there is some family that will want him. Death lurked, but Life prevailed! Then at 3 months, Birthmom had been taking medication for high blood pressure and it suddenly went so low it triggered a massive seizure. (She has epilepsy)They thought baby had died in the womb, but God said Life! At 7 months, Birthmom went thru a difficult time and became very depressed. She tried to commit suicide by overdosing on her other prescription medication. Again, death was waiting but God spoke...Life!
God moved mountains the day He brought Nolan to our arms. Birthmom had dropped off the map, she could not be located. Her address was not valid, wasn't answering the phone, etc. But God said this babe belonged in our family and he moved a birthmother's heart to make contact with the agency and finally, to give us an amazing gift...her precious child.
As Sean and I were driving home that night we were talking about what God had done throughout this whole adoption. Satan tried to snatch precious Nolan away many times, but God sheltered him and brought him into a home where he will be taught daily of a God who loves him so very much, and a birthmom who made the ultimate sacrifice out of profound love!
You know, much of the world thinks Christianity is boring but we beg to differ.
Christianity + Obedience= Adventure!
We often feel we are living out on a limb, precariously hanging on to Him for dear life. Sometimes, we long for boring. LOL! But just think if we would have chosen to not obey His voice last May we would not be holding this precious gift of life today. Oh my, taste and see that the Lord is good!!
I beg you to listen.
If you hear God prompting you to step out into a scary unknown and there seems to be no possible way...please obey.
If God is asking you to obey His voice even when the world tells you it's crazy.....please obey.
God is always faithful, even when we are not. You can trust Him. He has abundant blessings stored up for you and He longs to pour them out on you.
Let me warn you ahead of time....the road is NOT easy. The journey, no matter it's path, is rock strewn and potholed. It will make you sweat and cry. It will make you feel like you're just hanging on by your fingertips and they are ready to let go, but take heart...this is when God shows up and carries you.


Salzwedel Family said...

Thank you for this beautiful testimony! It blessed me in a mighty way. God is good!

steffany said...

Oh sweet Nolan, God has great things planned for you.

Tereasa said...

It is always wonderful to hear the stories of our children. Thank you for sharing Nolan's. God is good!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

What a blessing he is. Thanks for sharing. I am praising God for his life.

Melissa :) said...

AMEN! & Congratulations!!!! :)

His Hands His Feet Today said...

AMEN! sweet sister! :)

Brandi said...

Oh Sweet boy!!! I can't wait to see how God will be glofied through your little life! He already is. . May HIS name be praised!!!!


Jess said...

Thank you! This is encouarging to those of us who are still waiting!

Little Patch of Heaven said...

Your post is very inspiring. Thank you - I needed this today.


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