“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19

I am really great at giving.  Whenever I have a friend in need my first thought is “how can I help?”  I am not so good at receiving.  The thought of asking for help – financial or otherwise – makes me extremely uncomfortable.  Why?  Because the father of lies sits on my shoulder whispering in my ear.  “You are unworthy.  Asking for help is a sign of weakness.  You can do it alone, you don’t need anyone.”  Lies, lies, lies!

The truth is that I need help.  Daily. (And if I’m being honest, sometimes hourly!)  I need the help of my heavenly Father to get me through each day.  But all too often I go to God as if He is a great genie in the sky – asking him for my every want and desire.  WANT is the key word but it’s not what God promises.  God promises that He will supply my every NEED.

So here I am with this desire God has placed on my heart to adopt a second child.  I don’t want to ask for help from anyone, but I need help.  This adoption will cost nearly $10,000.  I am asking for help to raise $2000 – one installment of the adoption fees.  I am humbled by the outreach of friends and family who have taken up my cause, purchased gig bags and auction items, or made a donation.  I am touched beyond words by your generosity and love.  Through you, God is taking care of my need and reminding me to trust His perfect plan.  As I wait, I will continue to praise and thank Him for all He has done for me.  Love to you all! -j