Friday, January 30, 2009

What We Are Doing Today

Thanks so much to so many of you who have agreed to stand with us in prayer for the deliverance of our children. We've been through the spectrum of emotions in the last 24 hours (again) but here is where we are today:

1. We have plane tickets purchased for next weekend (we've had these for a few weeks and God provided donated frequent flyer miles to help defray the cost) and bags packed to go. We are not changing these tickets or unpacking yet. In the anticipation of a miraculous work of God, we are going to be ready to leave. There is not one thing that remains to be done for us to get on that plane. I was reminded today of the Israelites who were instructed by God to eat with their belts and shoes on, staffs in hand (Ex. 12), so they were ready to leave when God moved. We are trying to do the same. It feels a little nutty doing that because we have been let down so often in this process but that's our plan for today. I imagine Noah felt pretty nutty building his ark too.

2. We are clinging to the scriptures we feel the Lord has given us.

For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
it speaks of the end
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
it [a] will certainly come and will not delay. (Hab. 2:3)

We are praying that what happened yesterday is an example of "lingering" and that God will still be true to His promise not to delay.

Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland (Is. 43: 18-19)

We are seeking to not dwell on past let-downs in this process and to believe God that He is making a way right now for the girls to come home.

I will also do this thing that you have spoken;
for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.
(Ex. 33:17)

We know that if God is moving, nothing can impede His will. We are asking the God who knows our daughters' names to bring them home and remove any obstacles the enemy would try to put in our path. It may be that God desires us to wait several more months and if so, then so be it. But it may also be that an army of prayer warriors can intercede for our girls and pray them home now.

If you are praying with us, would you join us in praying these truths over our family? Please also pray for strength for the journey ahead. Sometimes I think curling up in a ball on the side of road is more attractive and plausible for me than taking even one more step on this journey.

Thanks for believing with us that God is bigger than this.


~Laura~ said...

you KNOW I'm believing God for a miracle with your case. He IS the God of the impossible.

sparkz said...

The God that delivered David from Goliath, lions, etc. can deliver us from antyhing. I think your bags being packed is a great thing, as you are stepping out in complete faith. God will provide and paryers are being said for you and your sweet girls. I can't wait to hear that you are soon on your way. Keep the updates coming, prayers are going up on our behalf and waiting to hear the great blessings that are coming down! :)

los cazadores said...

Sending good thoughts and energy your way...


sparkz said...

Any new news?

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you that God will make a way. He is faithful and hears our cries. May He strengthen you and move boldly on this hard journey and give you peace knowing that He is with your daughters.

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

WE (My family and I) stand in faith, not in ourselves, but in our LORD that TODAY, the breakthrough that was needed during this warfare has been broken by the WORD of the LORD!

What WORD? The WORD of GOD that says: WE WALK BY FAITH and NOT BY SIGHT!!!!

We stand and believe by HIS faith as we see with our Eternal eyes, the believers walk of faith which is to not draw back but to go forward.

To wait is to not walk in faith. To go is to walk in continual faith knowing that it is only GOD who can stop HIS plans!

Go in Gods speed- Go in God's GRACE!

sparkz said...

What have you found out?

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be_a_Mary said...

I'm praying for you guys!! I love that you have your bags packed and are believing by faith.