While folding laundry the other day, I believe - for the first time that I can notably remember - I felt like God was directly speaking to me: She's coming. Out of no where. I don't know who she is or in what context she'll be arriving, but I feel strongly that He sent me that short message as a sense of reassurance.
Only the day before, I learned from our adoption worker that our profile was shown to an expectant mother who chose another family. One without kids. Ouch. Strangely, that sting was short-lived and after crying to my mom for a quick minute, I just felt at peace. That baby was meant for another family, and our baby is still our baby - whoever he or she may be.
In a fit of crazy, perhaps, I washed a load of girl clothes that I've collected over years of thrifting. They're not even infant clothes! She, of course, might not be a baby girl. Might not even be an expectant mother. But, in any event, I got to spend a few minutes folding cute baby clothes :)
The bigger picture, though, is how He used that message to draw me closer to Him and His word. I paged through my Bible with nothing specific to read, but let him guide me to what He needed me to hear.
I flipped until I came to Luke 11 - Jesus teaching on prayer. Verses 9 and 10 stood out...
So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks will find; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Wow. Just wow.
Notice, however, that he doesn't say "tomorrow" or "soon." He just reassures you that He will provide. And, so, as I seek this morning, I pray for the she who is coming and how I can meet whatever need she may have. I pray that I might serve her and glorify Him through it all.
Happy Sunday :)