Hey awesome people! I sent out an email to all my prayer warriors but realized there are some of you that follow my blog that are my prayer warriors as well! And since beginning this post much has already transpired. My title still fits though 😉 It’s hard to get a whole post out on the fly sometimes!
I have been meaning to sit down and update y’all on what’s going on. Our approval was delayed because we had to get CPR certified before being approved and receiving any placement. The states old policy was you had 30 days after being approved to get trained in CPR but they changed it right in the middle of our approval. How dare they! We jumped on a class ASAP and now have our certification. Sweet paper cards and everything, thinking we should maybe laminate them. I spoke with our gal at Faithbridge and she said she is waiting to hear from the state for our approval but in her words “pray for the state, it’s a hot mess!” She also said “the devil must be intimidated by y’all and is working hard to prolong this process”.
This is what I was asking earlier today:
Pray with me that the state would get it together! That we would get our approval so we are available to any kids in need. We are confident in Gods timing and his sovereignty. We are also aware that satan IS intimidated by our efforts to further the kingdom.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. (Ephesians 6:12-18 NLT)
The good news, God has ALREADY answered this prayer! I received our very official email this evening stating that we are definitely, 100% approved! God is so good, he is so faithful and his timing really is perfect.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6 NLT)
Speaking of Gods perfect timing, I had mentioned the anxiety I was experiencing after our final visit. These delays have really been a blessing because the extra week and half I feel like I needed. The time getting back in our family routine, doing some organizing tasks around the house, getting the girls ready for school and also it enabled us to meet some foster families at our CPR training, which was a HUGE encouragement. I can honestly say, WE ARE SO READY!!
Again, THANK YOU! I have full confidence that, even with out getting to request this prayer from you earlier, y’all are certainly praying for us and this journey. The best is yet to come. May His name be glorified and His love be spread to these lives we will touch.
By Him and for Him!