Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Opportunity NOT Missed!

I am amazed when I consider just what God has done in my life. When He first asked me to reconsider my ideas on children, that is, that all children are a blessing, I had a 360 degree turn around at that point( see my earliest postings). Once I made the proper switch in my mind about my purpose and God's power it did not take long before my family size began to increase. I also am frightened by what I would have missed if I had not obeyed what God says is the right thing to do. Of course at first what He was asking me to do(open my heart to His children) seemed like the scary thing, but God's will usually seems that way. It's why we walk by faith and not by sight. Many people are freaked out by the number of kids I have, but I am not. God knows what is best, not the people around me. Just look at the faces of these children I have surrounding me. Three of them would have grown up in a foreign orphanage(if they had lived that long), and one would never have existed if I had continued in my "What's best for me" lifestyle!

Most of all I am eternally GRATEFUL for the awesome blessing all my children are in my life, from the oldest to the youngest. Sure, things are hectic and stressful sometimes. But when I hear their laughter and see the wonder in there faces when they learn new things I stand in awe of what God has done and I am so happy that this opportunity was NOT missed!! I know how frightening "bungee jumping" for God is, but I encourage you to consider what it is that God is saying. Your opportunity awaits...Don't you miss it!!


Kari said...

Beautiful, inspiring post for everyone... at any age:) The photo of you and the kiddos is stunning! I miss you!!

Anna said...

What good reminders, Theresa.

We leave for Honduras tomorrow evening. Leaving the girls, taking the son. Here's to bungee jumping...

Thankfulmom said...

Good words! We need to talk soon.

alisa said...


Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Prov 127:4-5

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Hi TB!!! haha
Great post...even if I read it almost a month after you wrote it!!! LOL
Such is life with NOT missed opportunities. hahaha Yes, I am so very thankful too!
Miss you like crazy!!! And that laugh, I miss hearing your laugh!
(Hugs and kisses from your favorite travel buddy)

Danielle said...

Amen, sister!!!

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