Monday, April 11, 2011

Testing of my Faith

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:2-8 NIV

Testing of my faith produces perseverance . . . ?  Yes, I believe it does.  Mature and complete, lacking nothing. . . sounds good to me.  When I grow up. . .   are we there yet Lord?  Lacking wisdom, just ask?  I'm asking Lord.  Really need some wisdom.  I will believe and NOT doubt!  I will NOT be double-minded.  I refuse to be unstable.

Several posts back, I believe it was March 20, I mentioned I would follow up on some developments.  Well, those developments had to do with the foster children.  It has been a roller coaster ride that is not yet over.  The boys have some behavioral issues and it had gotten so bad that weekend that we had to call in some outside help and ended up having the boys moved out of our home.  I was very sad and distraught over the incident and actually made an appeal to my husband to give the boys another chance.  He agreed, but when I called the agency back, they were not in agreement.  We felt it was a lesson learned in many respects and thought we would just move on.

Here we are several weeks later and the agency calls us back and says they have not been able to find a placement for the boys.  They are still in emergency care and are in need of a home.  They have asked if we would consider taking them back.  It has been a hard decision.  We have sought our Lord in the matter to do what is in His will.  I will need to call them tomorrow to give our answer.

I will plan to follow this post up with an update.  I will plan to be more regular in my posts.  I will choose to do what is right, not necessarily what I "feel" like doing or not doing.

May you have a blessed day.  What has the Lord called you to do today?

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  1. Hope all goes well with the boys, whatever your decision. Thanks for following me at Doorkeeper. I enjoyed reading through your About page and some posts on your site and am following back. Blessings!

  2. I will be praying for you. It is a difficult thing when hearts and attitudes need to be changed. What you and your husband are doing is a marvelous thing. Everything will work out for God's glory. Bless you!

  3. How are things going?

    This may not be great timing, but then again the Lord moves in mysterious ways. Your blog has been featured as A Shining Blog.

    I look forward to an update on how God is working in your lives.

  4. In my prayers! Hugs and I hope you'll stop by and enter my latest giveaway to win a gorgeous dress!

  5. I enjoyed reading your scriptural thoughts. I have a daugher who is a foster mom and she has had to deal with some of the same things. It is so sad for these children who have so much baggage with them. I just admire you for being a foster parent.
    I will enjoy following your blog posts.
    Check out my blog sometime - Living Water @

  6. Lynda, Katherine and LeAnn, thank you for your kind comments. Lynda, we are still in a holding pattern on the boys. Katherine and LeAnn, I will stop by! Blessings to all.


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