I know that I'm blessed so that I can be a blessing. That's more than just a cliche. But if I never step out in faith, afraid of what might happen, I miss His best gifts.
I think adopting from Ethiopia is a big faith step and I greatly admire each of the families we're working with. They are trusting in God's timing as they wait to bring their little one(s) home. They aren't playing it safe. I know there are times of wondering if they have what it takes. If everything will go well. If they'll ever get those kids home! They are pressing toward a very high calling, believing that God will provide all they need to parent these precious children.
Jennifer, at Conversion Diary, is a favorite blogger of mine who very eloquently puts her faith journey into words I relate to. The post linked below is a great description of the contrast between life lived in carefully guarded safety and life lived with trust in the supply of our mighty God.
Please click over to read Fear of Life and come back to share your thoughts/experiences in the comments below.
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you! I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10