Wednesday, November 17, 2010

walking by faith

Last week, I blogged on faith in the context of Hebrews 11:1 and the apologetics argument about the things in which we place our "faith".

Another aspect of faith and practice is captured in Hebrews 11:8-- "By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going."

For the last six weeks, Tonia and I have been taking care of two twin boys who will be two years old in December-- in a pseudo-foster-care arrangement. People hear about this and think that we're somewhere between amazing and crazy. But, to us, it's no big deal. (It's some work; don't get me wrong on that!)

Part of what made it easy to say yes: For years (a decade?), I've had a vision of us having twins. It was never defined, but we were looking for it in our pregnancies and (future?) adoptions. Therefore, when we got this call, it was a no-brainer for us. We don't know whether there will be another-- or a further-- fulfillment of the vision. But we're quite "confident" that we're answering a divine appointment.

We don't know where this will end up. But we're happy and blessed to be along for the ride-- and working to bless God and others through our actions. We're pleased to see our children respond to this opportunity so well and to be blessed by it as well.

I encourage you to walk by faith, not by sight.


At November 17, 2010 at 5:58 PM , Blogger LeeMelSteineker said...

I want to say, "Well done, good and faithful servant," because I think that is what God thinks of you. I'm in the camp which thinks you and Tonia are amazing, and am trying to emulate Christ (and you) in my daily walk.

At November 27, 2010 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Bryce Raley said...

Inspiring to see the progression of vision to faith to semi-end result in your story.

Thanks for doing your part to answer the call of James 1:27.


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