When praying one morning a young woman who I had known came to my mind. God then plainly spoke to my heart and asked me to tell her not to be afraid to adopt. I had known that she and her husband struggled with the fact they could not conceive. I am a woman who is rarely afraid of speaking to people about my relationship with God, but I felt uncomfortable approaching her with this message. So as it is with my relationship with God, I told Him I would do what He asked, if He would place her before me.

The God that He is, determined to use me to to speak to her her, placed her before me while I was shopping at a local retail store. There she was, so I said to God, “I got this loud and clear.” I asked her if I could speak to her privately away from the store. She seemed hesitant, but she said, “well lets walk out to my car, I am looking for something to match this scarf.” When we got outside, I said, “Well I know you are  going to think I am crazy, but in prayer God asked me to tell you not to be afraid to adopt.” She immediately began to cry and asked me to get into the car so we could continue our conversation. There she told me that no one knew she and her husband had been approached about adopting a child, who was still in the womb of a woman who could not keep her baby.  She said they had not discussed this with anyone. She said no one knew not even their parents. They where having a hard time with it all. I told her that I told God if He placed her before me I would speak His word to her. I had not interned to shop at the store that day but in fact God lead me there. I told her that this child must be very important to God as He specifically chose her and her husband to be the guardians of the child’s life.  She said “I am sorry for the tears, but I am overwhelmed. I must go home and tell my husband.”  The child was a beautiful little girl with eyes as blue as the sky. She is about 9 years old now and she is loved beyond imagining.

Sometimes we are called to do the extraordinary. Fear can keep us from doing the work God needs us to do on His behalf. While I was not afraid, the thought of calling someone with such a message was a little intimidating, because as being a human goes, judgment is not easy. Yet God, knew I would do what He asked of me from past experience. He just needed to set things up. There are days that the ordinary walk with God ,in corporation with His will, makes a difference, though we may not see it. We just have to listen and trust Him.

Elizabeth 

Shawnee, Oklahoma

 

4 Comments

  1. Deanna Hames

    A wise lesson in listening to God and His prompt tings. Do not be afraid.

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  2. VALERIE JOY YOCUM

    Elizabeth this is such a wonderful story! Thank you so much for sharing. This is Joy from church.

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  3. BRIAN BUONO

    thank you very much it true worthy it more inspries families grows treesas rainbow ruby thicking there no place like home gave bless new childs place gave your home such highly joyful

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  4. BRIAN NICHOLAS BUONO

    im adopted i was born 8n Los Angels the name of HOSIPITAL called mwmorual booth hospital on Griffin park ave one block st up the hill with the huge telescope museums with near tirtles ” HOLLYWOOD” OH PLEASE ANYWAY JULU 31 1964 FRIDAY BORN AT 4: 42 AM THEN MY REAL MOM IS FULL BLOOD ITALIAN 17 YRS OLD SHE CALLED ME NAMED WAS JOHN AND SO AFTER TWO WEEKS OLD I WAS ADOPTED MY PARENTS DECIDE CALLED ME BRIAN NICHOLAS BUONO M6 PARENT DID EVEN NEVER MEET THEM THEY STILL NOT KNOW MY NAME WAS JOHN THE BAPTISE BRUAN VERY STRONG AS BREAVE NICHOLAS VICTORIES TO ALL OURS BROTHERS AND SISTERS BUONO MEANS ” GOOD” RUBY GOLDEN DRAGON HEARTS AND EAGLE GOLDEN AGE AND LEO THE CROWN AS LION THÀT IS MY NOTWEGIAN BIG BREAVE NERVES OF LOVES AND ITALIAN ROMANTIC MAN BLUE AND GRAY EYES 5 FT AND 7 HALF INCH 185 POUNDS GUVE ME A BREAK NO KIDS BUT VERY SOON I WANT TO ADOPTION BABY GORILLA AND 11 KID S IN EACH ALL OVER THE WORKDS JOT ME ALOT I K OW THWRE IS AN BEAUTIFUL LOVELY SIMPLE LADY SHE MY CHURCH INTERPRESTER MAYBE THE GOD CHOSEN TO BE QUEEN THE NEW WIFE AND MY PARTNER RICHARD DAWSON STILL WITH ME AS MY BROTHERLY LIVE I LOVE MORE SPIRITS AS FANTASTICS ROUNDS UP TABLE HAVE KINGS AUTHUR PIZZA HAHA

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