Sunday, April 15, 2012

Enough

Someone asked me the other day if I still had a blog... and I felt something catch in my throat, and in the pit of my stomach. You see, I love my blog. I love looking back over this amazing journey the Lord has brought us on. I love the people I have met along the way and the priceless friendships that have been formed. I love seeing the growth our family has made spiritually and in size. I love having it on record.

But lately, so many things have come in the way of my having time to keep up on here... and I am learning very quickly that full time mission work and raising 9 children of my own is no easy feat.

 God blessed me with these precious souls and I need to be there for them...


and for him...

and for them...



and the many others who continue to come to our children's home in need of so much...




from early morning feedings...


to late night emergency runs...



To families who are hurting...


And families who are lost...


and those who are struggling...




And I am left wondering how we are ever going to be enough..

good enough
wise enough
strong enough
fast enough
cool enough
organized enough

And left with the realization we never will be.

But then in the still of the morning, as my feet hit the floor and a new day has begun...I seek His face.

And I am reminded once again that I don't have to be...

Because He is.

He is enough.

'Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' Isaiah 41:10

And so today, we begin anew. One foot in front of the other, relying on Him, trusting in Him, seeking his face in all we do. Blog posts may go unwritten, laundry may pile up, and emails may go answered for weeks- but we keep moving forward even when we fail, even when we can't be enough.

Because when God called us He never expected us to be perfect. He never expected us to have all of the answers. He never expected us to do it on our own. All He asked was for us to GO out of obedience and to make Him known.

I am here Lord...

your will be done.  




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22 comments:

One Big Fat Sugar Mama said...

love you, Amy. From one mom to another, thank you for this reminder.

We Are Family said...

This one brought me to my knees. Thank you for this post.

Trish said...

Thank you Amy, we are all so blessed!

Andrea Hill said...

I can only imagine the demands that are upon you but I know you keep moving one step at a time. I am thankful for whatever you can give us, even if it is a blog or f/b entry once every six months and I can totally wait on the emails. I am just thankful for your whole family and love you so dearly.

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Don't worry about your faithful blog readers. We are here for you and with you .... whenever you have a chance to post.

You are doing a BEAUTIFUL work, and God will give you ALL that you need .... each and every day.

LOVE and hugs!

Laurel

Debbie Doughty said...

Obedience. It's a word that keeps popping up in my life A LOT lately! Your family is such a beautiful example of how GOD WORKS when we obey. That's another 'theme' that keeps popping up - prayer doesn't work, programs don't work, we don't work - GOD DOES!

Rebecca said...

You are in our prayers always. What else can we do? Name it and we will do whatever we possibly can on this side of the globe to help you out. Is there anything?
Love,
Rebecca

Shonni said...

Beautiful post Amy...
I have been feeling so much these same feelings!!!
Wish you were here for a face to face chat.
praying for you and your ministry to those special people.

Gretchen Hill said...

I often ask myself the question, "How much is enough" and what an answer to prayer today when I read this. How easy it is to forget the complete freedom we have in Him.
Thank you so much for the reminder.

Jennifer P said...

Beautiful, Amy! Have missed your blogging but love your work more.

Treasures Evermore said...

Incredible post.

Praying for you.
Connie

Michelle said...

Glad to hear rom you. I haven't forgotten about our donation, a few things came up here but I I'll send it ASAP.

Jessica Jobe said...

Beautiful in so many ways these words and pictures spoke to my heart. Thank you for being God's voice to me today.

Jessica Jobe said...

Beautiful in so many ways these words and pictures spoke to my heart. Thank you for being God's voice to me today.

stacy said...

Amen! Will keep reading whenever you post!

Julianne R. said...

Thank you for your blog post today. I often wonder the same thing and I need to be reminded that God is enough and if he chooses to use me it is all I need to do is to be available and obedient.
Praying for you - without ceasing.

Alison said...

The testimony of your life and your family is such a blessing to me! Will continue to pray for you!

Renae said...

LOVE you!:) Praying for you guys and LOVE.LOVE.LOVE your heart for orphans!:)

Tina said...

SO amazing! Inspired by your sweet sould and Love for the Lord...

Brownie said...

It is enough! Thank you for sharing your time with us. And your words! Thank you for all you do! We love your family, your entire family!

bbqdaisy said...

I love coming on your blog - I love your heart! Your love for Jesus and the way that His love pours out on others through you IS such an inspiration.
May the Lord continue to bless you, and KEEP YOU!!!
Maria

Sophie said...

oh sweet friend, you are such a blessing to your family, the precious children that you serve and to your blog readers. Our efforts will never be enough and it's hard not to let that burden our hearts but we can do all things through God who strengthens us.

Such a touching post, love you and your heart, you are an inspiration.

Wish I was there.