If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

He Knows and Still Speaks

So the last few days that I have thought my RA might really arrive, God has in some way early in the day made it clear to me that it wasn't coming.  Let me explain.

Last Wednesday I went to the Christian book store to see if Beth Moore had a book version of her new study on  Esther yet.  I thought I might read it at family camp.  Well she doesn't have it out yet but my eyes caught her book Believing God.  I started to cry right there in Lifeway because I felt this overwhelming impression that God wanted me to read that book, but I didn't want that message because I knew it probably meant that I was going to need that message which wouldn't be the case if my RA came.  I bought the book and am on Chapter 3.  Of course it is great and is talking about having Faith in God's promises.  Everything I need to hear but I wish he had given it to me in February so I could be passed this lesson. :)

On Thursday when all the RA's were starting to come in on Adopt Talk I was driving myself crazy checking my phone and the internet.  I prayed that God would just tell me what I needed to hear that day and  then I turned on the radio.  The lyrics "In good times and in bad, You are on Your throne. You are God alone." came across the airways.  Again I started crying because I knew in that moment that He was reminding me that He is still in charge when my RA does not arrive and this meant it probably wouldn't be arriving.

Well, today I was driving and listening to my Kari Jobe album when I heard a song that I have never paid much attention to before.  I played it 5 times on my way home.  I thought of a few friends who are waiting on RA's and TA's too.  Shannon and Kristine, I hope this encourages you too.   

Since it is not released yet, I couldn't access it for my play list, so I made a video with it of pics from our past years at Pine Cove Family Camp.  We leave to go to family camp in 3 days.  This is my ultimate place of rest.  Yes I know it is oxymoronic that I got busy making a video for a song about being still.  
Enjoy and be encouraged by these lyrics.


Shannon Miller said...

What a gift. I am sitting here in tears. I really needed something to change my fuming attitude and this was it!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

There is so much in my heart I wish I could share with you. I'm aching for you, knowing so well the longing you have in your heart for Ruthie. Trust Him, beloved, the same way your boys trust in you to care and provide for them. Keep searching for Him with your whole heart. He does not love less those He tries most. The Father is jealous for your love.

Zephaniah 3:17
"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."

Do not let your hands hang limp. Do no fear! Only believe.

JbarJ Mom said...

Thank you friend. Love the song. Wish we were going to family camp too! I hope it is a wonderful, blessed, relaxing time for your family. Kristine

Cheri said...

What an amazing song. Loved it! Praying you have an awesome time at camp and you come back refreshed. From the pictures, I can't see why you wouldn't. Looks like fun to me.

Naomi said...

Just lovely Ginny!!

continuing to pray!!!


Jenn said...

So beautiful! Praying for you as you wait!

Love Kari Jobe. My brother-in-law works with her, my daughter Katie took her job last summer (-the singing!) while she recorded, and she sings my sister-in-laws song (Revelation Song)! And I still have not met her yet!

Jenn said...

...that should read MINUS the singing! ha!

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