Friday, July 6, 2012

By Faith

There is a song written by Keith and Kristyn Getty called, "By Faith". We sang this last week at church and it's been in my head ever since. It's a sweet anthem to have in my head as we enter these next four (+) weeks of the pregnancy journey. To say there's a lot going through my mind at any given time is an understatement! B and I are thoroughly enjoying each and every moment we have yet looking forward to our son's arrival with great anticipation. It sure has been encouraging when we come across the "positive and joyful" parents who remind us what a blessing having children is...and not just talk to the ones who tell us how we're never going to sleep again and so forth. I know there is reality to both - but we know that the LORD is our strength and has gone before and behind us each step our lives thus far and will not leave us now.

We keep talking about how interesting it is that one of the biggest days of our lives cannot be planned for. When we got married, we knew that "September 13th" was the big day! With Nelson's arrival, we don't know if it will be the end of July, beginning of August, morning, noon, or night. It's certainly a reminder to let go of control and ask God to increase our FAITH, be the ONE we put our total TRUST in, and lead the way!!! This sums up many conversations we have had this past week and we'd like to come before you today on July 6, one month from our baby boy's "due date" and ask you to stand in prayer with us. Pray specifically for the LORD to strengthen our minds and be our GUIDE no matter what this next month and beyond holds! Whenever people ask when Nelson is going to be born, we love telling people..."on his birthday"...!!! It's true! We just don't know which day that will be! What an adventure life is! Thankful to be on this grand adventure with the LORD as our guide, and with my husband who loves the LORD and seeks His guidance - above all - for our answer to sooooooo many of my prayers!!!

Here is a link to listen to the song we love, "By Faith". May it bless your heart as it has ours! ...And here are the words if you'd like to simply read the lyrics:

By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation's grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight

By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the power of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God's own hand
A place where peace and justice reign

We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul's reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We'll walk by faith and not by sight

By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the power to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave

By faith the church was called to go
In the power of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In every corner of the earth

We will stand...

By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name

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