Saturday, November 28, 2009

First Thanksgiving then SHOUTS of Praise!!

FIRST we are so Thankful for THIS:
A member of our household accepted Jesus as her Savior yesterday--it was Glorious!! Thank you Jesus!! The first "fish" I have ever seen who just "jumped into the boat"! We give God noisy,joyful praise and thanksgiving for saving this soul He brought into our midst this August--Wow--the ultimate of privileges to watch Him bring lambs into His fold--(Ezekial 34) THAT's WHY we adopt and foster--THAT's IT!!!The reason for laying our life down for kids--lives saved from the inside out--its just not about beds or filling up bellies--we have done this--but it is so superseded by the eternal reward and glory of real salvation in an endlessly loving Father God who has searched for these precious hearts, made in His image--searched all over His world to find them--then He carries them home--through our home--On His shoulders shouting, "Come, celebrate with me!! I have found one who is my own!!" Oh, what a party we had yesterday in our kitchen, just jumping up and down with this precious girl who wants to be a Bride of the coming Christ!--She now has FOREVER family--from fostering to adopted into THE KINGs family--WOW--I'm just undone. And that we are now true family with this beautiful one is the gift of gifts--that God can do that in a moment and keep it into eternity--words can't express what a miracle Salvation is!! Thanksgiving for the Savior's eternal gift of His presence and salvation--WOW!!

Our second thanksgiving is a very speedy answer to our request for transportation for the Tucker Ten. In less than a week God showered His care on us via the Edge community--our foster children's home church. We were blown away by a generous offering that they took up for the ministry God has gotten going here in our home. In addition, a loving family member placed another generous gift in Richard's hand this week--we were able to not only fix the Suburban's transmission but have more to apply to other family needs--What an incredible blessing--we praise our sweet Abba-- His care comes right on time -- EVERY TIME--that's why we consider it so important to praise Him even before we see the answers to our prayers and needs--He doesn't need to prove His goodness to us but we sure are thankful for it!!!!!!

So thankful to be God's kids! There's no other place to live. We bless our sweet Daddy's name!!!!!

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful to him, and bless his name.

I'll send our silly photos of Thanksgiving times tomorrow but for today a mighty SHOUT of thanks was in order!!

Much Love, Gillian


peachy perspective said...

Yes! What great encouragement and a tangible reminder that our Lord is the ONLY Lord and is always on time! I love these stories!

Anonymous said...

Awesome news on both fronts. You are a great encourager to me and my family. I spoke of your great faith in our Sunday school class this morning. I received your sweet email. I was overwhelmed to say the least. I will call you when I get a chance. Thank you so much !!!

The Pierce family (Lori)

Tracy said...

Praising our Lord with you!!!! Your home is so filled with His presence, there is no way she could resist His calling! So excited for all of you and SO very thankful to watch God provide for His children in every way!! love you!

The Fab 4 said...

Oh WOW! Transmission, that's great, but WOW, your precious girl! Gillian, this is AMAZING!

Sarah said...

Praise God! What wonderful news! What a great reminder you offered of the true reason for adoption- bringing souls to Jesus so that they can be saved for eternity. Your family is such an inspiration and blessing to me.

crispy said...

What wonderful news. Such a blessed celebration. I sit here with tears in my eyes. So sweet. Rejoicing with the angels.