I have prayed about Part 2 for a long time now, seeking God over how to word this. What I have found however, is that there is no easy way to say it. So, I'm going to make this straight forward and simple- and hope that our guys are "man enough" to take it.
Yet not only man enough to take it- but man enough to be willing to take a good long look at yourself- and the condition of your heart.
Over and over I have heard woman say "My husband is just not sure he could love someone elses child or a child who does not share his blood".
That actually cracks me up- because he loves you doesn't he? And I'm certainly hoping YOU are not his blood relation. ;0)
So I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with loving someone elses child who is not 'blood related' and all about simply LOVE...
means more to us
Now I want you to understand I am not saying there is anything wrong with watching football, hunting, golfing, money, relationships or going fishing- but when any of these things stand in the way of us following Jesus-there is a problem.
I also want you to know I am not saying everyone is called to adopt. But I do believe that often we cannot even get to a place where we will earnestly seek God's will on adoption for our lives because we cannot get past the fear that it is going to cost us something...
Something that we are not willing to give up for Him.
But I want you to remember is that God doesn't only care about the orphans- He cares about you too. He cares about the condition of your heart. As the head of your family you have a big responsibility to live your life as an example and lead your family in faith.
True faith will result in a changed life style.
Can I ask you something? When you take a good long look at your life - can you see evidence God is there?
One day you will stand before the God... whether you believe in Him or not- and He will ask you what you did with the things He blessed you with - your time, your talents, your finances- your life.
The bible is very clear when it say: "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Luke 16:13
It's black and white.
No in between.
You are either going to live your life like it's all about you- or all about God.
Which one have you chosen?