Friday, March 25, 2011

Cultivate a thankful heart....I am trying to Lord

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 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.


Christie M said...

It is such a frustrating place to be, when things keep changing and the possibility of corruption is there. And all the while you know the little ones are just waiting as you are for somebody to simply do their job. :(
BUT GOD.... HE KNOWS! HE REALLY DOES KNOW! Jeanne, you are the strongest woman I know. :) God will Bring you through this... but you won't be holding HIS hand.... HE will be Carrying YOU! :)
I wish you peace and rest and a renewed spirit full of joy!

crzy4myfam said...

Even though I don't know you I am praying for you. We have our own frustrations in our adoption that is now going on a year in court here in the states. We know God is in control and has everything in His hands, but it's still hard to not get overwhelmed sometimes. Praying for your JOY to be overflowing!


A. Gillispie said...

Praying for you. Remember how much satan hates adoption and wants to keep your kids from you. Also remember that he wants to steal your joy so that you never want to adopt again.

A lot has changed with the passport process in Ghana in the past few months. Not just for Kofi, but for everybody. I think you are just the "lucky" one to get caught in the midst of the change. I'm so sorry.