Sunday, March 30, 2008

Monday Meditations

Monday Meditations are going to be a bit different today. My focus is not on our adoption although I am praying for LynnMarie and how we can be better parents daily.
Please join me at 2pm Atlanta time in prayer
First off, I ask you to pray for Nathan and Tricia . If you have not seen this blog around blogland or my blog, they need your prayers. I know he visits this blog, so let him know his family is being lifted up. You see, his wife delivered a sweet baby born very early and his wife is waiting a lung transplant due to her cystic fibrosis. Last night, they received word there was a match! He will update his blog with details, but this could be it. This could be a "dry run" as he calls it and may not work out, but lets pray regardless. Lets pray for Nathan and Tricia and sweet baby Gwenyth Rose and lets also pray for the donors family.

I tell you. I have never felt more encouraged than having read this blog over the last couple of months. He has shared his heart and his family with us.

One of the things we talked about in our community group is prayer this past week. Some of us quickly tell people "You're in my prayers", or "Ill be praying for you" and then send up a generic prayer at the end of the day. I am guilty of this. God loves our prayers no matter what, but how humbling is it to come to our Father in such a personal, reverant way with prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ.


I encourage each one of you as you read this blog, to just talk to God at this moment. Lift up this family no matter what the outcome will be. Pray that they will find encouragement, hope, stamina and have a sense of peace.

This adoption thing is so much more than adoption. I have been able to listen to my God. He whispers to me at the strangest places. To Him, they are not strange. He does what He needs to do to get my attention and my heart. One of these places has been the blog world.

Please, send this to your friends. I will be spending an hour in prayer at 2pm today and will be focusing on this family.
******* the lungs are no good, the transplant will not occur. Regardless, please join me at 2pm to pray for this family?*****
To be able to talk to my creator is an amazing, beautiful gift.
Join me won't you? I dont ask for comments much, but let me know if you are praying today, won't you?
Friends, praying as a group is just too cool!

21 comments:

MilePost13 said...

Thank you!

April said...

I will enjoy you and post on my blog too!!!

nikki said...

Hey Amy! I have actually been working on NOT being one of those people that says "I'll pray for you" and then quickly send up a generic prayer. I will spend some time throughout the day REALLY praying for this family with you.

Angie said...

I, too, have been following their blog for sometime now. I have been praying and will continue to do so. I was disappointed to read this morning that the lungs weren't a good match. I know that God is in control and will provide the perfect lungs for Tricia at the perfect time.

Carol said...

Amy this is off topic, but did you know the family that made the China Lost Daughter's video was from Georgia? Ellen blogged about them today.....I had forgotten.....

Carol said...

PS I'm sending my prayers today......

sara said...

trying to make sure that I get the time right, but I will be praying:)

The Straight's said...

Praying with you today!

Sharon said...

Hi Amy, Thanks so much for leaving that sweet comment on my blog. You have a beautiful blog and I am praying for your friends.
talk soon, Sharon

Lisa said...

Count me in. Prayer is so powerful.

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Carol said...

1:48, I am here....

John & Michelle said...

Amy~
I missed you at 2pm, but also have them on my blog and pray for them daily. Mother reminded me this morning the God's time is always PERFECT. Mom's are so smart...I can't wait to be one!
Michelle
Illinois

Daniella said...

Thanks for sharing their story Amy - I have been catchin gup on their blog. Will keep them in prayer.

Jodee Leader said...

Thank you for the comment you left me.

I, too, have been following Nate and Tricia's story. They are an amazing family!

FHL said...

I missed the 2pm, but I will be praying for them as well. I too have been very convicted at times about making sure when I say I'll pray that I do indeed PRAY.

Hugs...

Kate said...

The power of prayer is so healing. Thank you so much for sharing Nate and Tricia's blog. Their courage amazes me!

Noemi said...

I am sorry I did not make it for the prayer. However I will be praying for my dear friend who just had her twin boys this weekend. Joshua is only 1.5 lbs and Caleb is 1.8 lbs.

Off topic. Where did you live in Orlando? My boys had a blast. You should have seen their faces!

Noemi said...

opps forgot to add that I will include them in my prayers....

Meredith Teagarden said...

Thank you for your sweet post to my blog! Best wishes on your wait! I do hope things speed up. I am here after this post, but I love that you did this for this family.

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