I am reading through Joshua. I just read Ch. 1 yesterday, and we are doing a sermon series in church on it as well.
Where are you now? What is God calling you to do? Now? Are you using circumstances in your life as an excuse to say NO or NOT NOW? Or are you clinging tight to His word? Are you holding it close to your heart? Sharing it? Speaking it? Living it? Trusting it?
Be "strong and courageous" my friends! Our Lord is not limited by earthly possessions, rules, traditions, thoughts, monies, etc.
And yes, I think of adoption as I think over all this. The needs of the forgotten are REAL, CURRENT, and MIGHTY! Have you really thought about how GOD may be wanting to use you in brining a child home???? Be "strong and courageous" my friends!
YOU are an adopted child of GOD! He didn't have to welcome you, HE CHOSE TO! YOU are near and dear to His heart, He willingly brought you into His family, made you joint heirs with His precious, beloved Son! Do you have a heart like His?
James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.