Let thankfulness temper all your thoughts. A thankful mind-set keeps you in touch with Me. I hate it when My children grumble, casually despising My sovereignty. Thankfulness is a safeguard against this deadly sin. Furthermore, a grateful attitude becomes a grid through which you perceive life. Gratitude enables you to see the Light of My Presence shining on all your circumstances. Cultivate a thankful heart, for this glorifies Me and fills you with Joy.
I have to admit I am struggling with a thankful heart this am.. We got some not very positive news from AAC our adoption agency about the inability of our in country coordinator, Kofi to be able to get the remaining 2 kids passports submitted. We have to have the Ghana passport for our embassy exit visit. We were asked for an extra amount of money in Feb. to be able to process the kids passports and in reality it has not happened as we were told. Now it looks like it will be 2 months from the time Kofi is able to submit our kids passports ( however the one he got done from the Feb. time was done in weeks - so what has happened since then ????) Then because the embassy in Ghana does not do things like the previous embassies we have done adoptions it could be many more months until we get the appt. for the exit interview and another few weeks or months until they grant it.....So last nite and this am I woke up grumbling....and then I came to this in my devotions :) Please pray for my heart and for this process in Ghana. I have about reached the end of my rope with this adoption. I have waited way longer to bring my kids home before for our last adoption from Ukraine...it is just the little surprises I am not to happy about with this adoption. I pray for my joy to return and for my trust in the process to come back. It is a lonely and not a place I like to be.