Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Book of Isaiah

Do you ever get the feeling there's something you should do? You know, that nagging feeling that says, "do this".

Well, I've had that feeling all week. Everytime I pray about whether or not we are supposed to adopt "R", I keep hearing this little voice telling me I'm supposed to read the book of Isaiah.

Well, I did it - all 66 chapters! This book was written by the prophet Isaiah and is basically broken into words of judgment and words of comfort. My Bible says the first half of Isaiah brings the message of judgment to Judah, Israel, and the surrounding pagan nations. The second half brings a message of forgiveness, comfort and hope with the coming of the Messiah.

Would someone please tell me what this has to do with this little boy???? I am completely stumped. I am certainly no Bible scholar - not even close. All throughout the book it talked about sons, but it also talked about daughters of Zion.

I need time to let this sink in and maybe something will come to me. All I know is that the more I look at his picture the more I think I could completely fall for him...if I let myself do that. Please continue to pray that we receive clear confirmation on what God's plan is. We covet your prayers.

10 comments:

Leslie said...

Praying for God to speak loud and clear. :)

Eric and Michelle said...

I pray your father will speak and you will believe :)

I look forward to hearing how he leads sweet friend.

Kathy said...

Following your exciting journey...

crispy said...

I have been studying Isaiah for months. It has been a HUGE blessing to see God's mercy on sinful people.

Praying for your family as you hake your decision.

Amanda said...

Dear Stephanie....I can't pretend to know all of the emotions that you're experiencing and the wondering, but here's my 2 cents, my friend.

This is pure religion in the eyes of the Father...to care for widows and orphans in their time of need. Now I'm not saying that you can't have a preference, but I am saying what you already know: God is so good and He loves them all. He can conform you to His image to love them all (boy and girl, no matter what you've been through)

As for Isaiah, it's recently encouraged me not to grumble. Particularly Isaiah 40 when I'm tempted to question God's ability to finish what He's began. Maybe you can grab it, too!

Praying for you!

By the way, Isaiah would make a beautiful name :~)

The Real Me said...

Stephanie,
I just read about this precious boy today and wanted to share some thoughts with you. When we started the process last January, we were going to adopt from Haiti, I was sure it was what God wanted. Then we were told that Haiti wasn't an option for us. I was devestated. We were encouraged to look at Ethiopia. I was so unsure and just wanted some flashing neon lights. We decided to move forward with it knowing that God opens and closes doors and that if this was not the direction that we were supposed to be going, He would shut this door as well. That's is the deal with faith, we don't know how it will turn out, but sometimes we have to just take steps in a forward direction and let Him lead us. Don't know if this is helpful or not. Praying for your family.

Lisa said...

I know with my own exp that it's hard to change what you allready feel and what you think you want.But I do believe things happen for a reason and God only knows those reasons.Pray and keep praying your heart out and it will all fall into place.I will keep you in my prayers and pray that he will lead you to a decision.

Lena Wright said...

Praying for you.....and for the children....sons and daughters.

Love you my dear friend.

Kathy Eden said...

I think it would be better if I just sent you an E mail. :o)

Tereasa said...

Will you please email me? I have some thoughts, but they are a bit lengthy and too personal for a comment box.

senorita.in.canada@gmail.com