Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Get out the tissue!!!! This is gonna blow you away!! I was surfing the web this morning before the munchkins woke up and through a series of divine clicks of the mouse I ended up at the blog of one my favorite speakers. The lovely Ms. Lysa TerKeurst of Proverbs 31 ministries. I thought..."Cool...I will see what is going on in her world today and what wonderful stuff I can glean from her" Lysa always has some wonderful little pearls of wisdom that God has shown her, so I excitedly clicked away. I was reading in her biography about her and it mentioned her five kids. FIVE KIDS???? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN??? SHE HAS THREE KIDS...OH MY>>>SHE HAS HAS TWINS?????

I began to dig more and the answer was soon staring me in the face. Nope...Lysa hasn't had twins, but God has indeed blessed her family with two more children. God's miracle of adoption has decended upon the TerKeurst family in a BIG way!!! as I began to watch the video and see the story unfold, I could barely see the computer screen for the steady stream of tears that were rolling down my face. It is an amazing story that I want to share with you all. Some of you may already have heard her story, but as most of you know, we have been living in a large HOLE for the last 18 or so I missed it!!

It just amazes me to no end how God works in his children's lives when we are open to allowing him to do so. How many times I have heard it said that "God is a gentleman and will never force himself upon us". It is so true!! I can't imagine having missed the miracle of adoption in our lives and I imagine that Lysa and her husband feel the same way! God's way is not always the easy path, but the end result is so incredible!!!

To everyone reading this blog entry today. Please just stop and ask God to show you how he wants to use you today!! It may be something small or it may be "life interupted" like Lysa says, but it will ALWAYS bring amazing Glory to God and it will always bring amazing blessings to your life in the end!!

So here and watch the videos for yourself. This link goes directly to the post and it is titled "The Oprah Show" WARNING...have tissues handy!!

In HIS Mighty Grip~


Laurie said...

I'm so happy that I decided to click on your website during nap today. What a wonderful story!!! Thanks for sharing. AMAZING journey for those folks, huh? We sure know the blessings!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I saw this when it aired on the Oprah show. Couldn't even watch the videos again because .... well, because my eyes are already welling up just from the memory of it. I didn't realize she was with the Proverbs 31 ministry, so I'm very glad you blogged about it. I had Tonggu Daddy watch the show, too, back when it aired. He'll kick me for saying this, but he cried a little bit, too. It's an amazing story. Thanks for reminding me of it. Maybe tomorrow I can watch without dreading the emotions that will come -- it's too late tonight to cry, even a happy cry, cuz then my nose will get stuffy right before I sleep. :)

sarahb said...

Thank you for sharing. I cannot wait to show this to DH. What a special story. My heart grew two sizes today!

Caryn said...

Don't you love how God worked through Lysa and her obedience to God's voice! Her story along with doing her Bible Study, "What happens when women say yes to God" (which includes her adoption story) is what changed Jody and my hearts to adopting Ming.

OziMum said...

I'll have to go back and watch the Oprah Show link... I watched the Lysa's Video link!! She is SO right. The things we do, are mere circumstances in our life... and should not define who we are.

Thanks so much for sharing! Going to watch the Oprah link now!

OziMum said...

OK, I've just watched the Oprah videos! And I didn't get tissues... and regretting that... had to wipe my nose on my sleeve!!!

What an amazing witness for God all these families are. Not just because they've adopted children, but because of their obedience, God has blessed them.