Friday, October 7, 2011

Calling All Prayer Warriors.

There are people you meet in the adoption process that just bless your heart. Sometimes they probably don't even know it. Maybe they do. :)

Kati was one of those people for me. She didn't always say much but she commented on my blog, supported us as we fund raised and cheered from the side lines as we waited to bring Zahra home. Kati is an encourager. She's a Jesus lover, she has faith that is rock solid, and more then that she takes each step in her own adoption process with grace and humility. As Kati and Justin have waited an extremely long time for embassy clearance she hasn't wavered in believing that God has a plan, that God will bring her daughter home and that ALL of this is for their good and Gods glory.

Today Kati and her husband Justin have been hit with some difficult news. Its not my news to share so I would love for you to go read what Kati posted this morning over here on her blog. After you do I'm asking that you would join me and many others in covering not only their family and their precious baby girl but each and every family that is facing longer then expected timelines, difficult news, and a lot of unknowns.

This song was HUGE for me during our process with Zahra and I am believing it and praying it for my friends who are waiting on Gods perfect timing in bringing their children home.

One of my dear friends always refers to Moses' friends holding up his arms when he was weary in battle. I love love this picture. It is a joy and an honor to pray for my friends. Will you hold up the arms of our precious sister with me? Will you link with us in prayer? We don't know the outcome but we trust in a God who does. A God who is so much bigger then us and a God we can fully trust. For His abundant glory and our transformation.

Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. So Moses said to Joshua, "Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand." So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.
Exodus 17:8-13


Lindsey said...

Kati and I went to elementary school together! And now we are both adopting from ET! Crazy, huh?

Anyway, I read her post early this morning and have been praying non-stop for her. I can't imagine what they are feeling, but so thankful they know that the Lord has got this figured out.

Thanks for posting this!

Unknown said...

Erica, thank you so much. Today has brought lots of tears, but after reading your blog, I had more to shed--but in a good way. God uses His people to heal His people. Thank you so much for finding brothers and sisters in Christ to support us. I feel overwhelmingly loved by a God that is, just like you said, bigger than our governments and whose Heart knows the depth of what it took for our own adoptions. I couldn't do this without women in my life like you. Thank you sweet friend :)