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A time to worship…

I just love to see God working…and I continue to be encouraged. So today—I’m sitting by the mailbox…wishing and hoping and planning and praying that our FDL would just show up randomly today by Mr.Postman. NO it did not. (We are ok…because we know when Rich goes to the office on Monday we are going to get even better news—hoping they will just hand it to him…it’s possible!) SO…we’re waiting on Mr.Postman.

Mr.Postman gave me something even better. BETTER? Ok. That’s a bit hard to write…because this mommy REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wants her FDL. BUT the postman handed me something even better. What was it?


Seriously….what did the postman hand you Andrea??? Worship???

Seriously—he handed me a reminder to worship…in a box.

I opened up a square box to find a packet of 5 worship cds given to me by Seeds Family Worship my most favorite family worship cds. (If you don’t own them—you should…you can look under my mommying link in my menu for a coupon code for 20% off too.)

One of the songs that has encouraged me (along with many other adoption families) during the wait for Isaac is the song “While I’m Waiting” by John Waller. The jist of it…”I will worship you while I’m waiting.” It’s easy to worship God when all your ducks are in a row…but what about when you are anxious? What about when you are distracted?

There is a reason our FDL letter didn’t come today and a box of worship cds came instead. I needed to be reminded to trust Him—and to even worship while I’m waiting.

Lord…help us to worship you when our hearts are aching for something else. Help our hearts to ache for MORE OF YOU. This weekend Lord—I want to raise my hands to you and trust you for what is ahead…you have showed yourself in our details and I believe you are going to show Yourself to the very end!

And guess what? Because I’m a Seeds fan and they know it—and because I already have every one of those cds…and I don’t need these cds. But maybe you do. Every cd you get from Seeds Family Worship comes with 2 identical cds inside. Why? Well, because they want you to turn around and plant a seed in someone else’s life. So…technically I have 10 cds here to share. I’d love to send these to the first 10 commenters (please send your address from my contact form if you are one of the first 10:). So join me in your comments tonight—trusting God even while you are waiting…what words could your heart say about Him even as you wait for the unknowns in your life today???

OH…what a beautiful reminder in perfect timing for the postman to deliver that box of worship cds today. What a beautiful reminder that I need to be doing isn’t worrying or wondering….but worshipping in the waiting.
Have a beautiful WEEKEND! (that’s an awful lot of w’s in one sentence isn’t it?!) Hoping and praying we get our FDL on Monday for our Isaac! And in the midst of our waiting…

WE TRUST YOU LORD for you are for our son and we trust you in all the details!

Kelli - April 10, 2010 - 12:35 am

Thank you so much for sharing with us about these CDs. I can’t wait to sing songs with my baby (due in August), and I know this CD will get a lot of use!

Sara - April 10, 2010 - 12:36 am

I think this is the third or fourth time I have heard about these CD’s lately. I can’t wait to hear one of them and I’m guessing I’ll want to collect them all! We love worship music and sing often in our home. We can’t wait to do it when our little one comes home!

Angela - April 10, 2010 - 12:40 am

I just happened to be up and wanted to read some other Ethiopia adoption blogs tonight! Yay I’m the first to comment! I have listened to some of these songs online and daughter loves them!

Shannon - April 10, 2010 - 12:46 am

Am I really the first one to comment?!! I love that John Waller song too!! And thank you for the tip on the Bible DVD’s. We put them in Easter baskets and we’ve all been enjoying them! Prayers and more prayers are going out for you. Prayed for you this evening on my run.

Jackie Jones - April 10, 2010 - 12:55 am

We have just started the adoption journey and I have become a blog stalker and you are on my list. I have so enjoyed reading about your journey, your family and your sweet faith. Thank you for sharing your heart and journey with us all!! Also excited about new music! Praying for the Young’s, Isaac and your FDL.
Blessings from the Joneses!

Amy - April 10, 2010 - 1:37 am

Such an awesome give-away!!! I am sorry you didn’t get your FDL but this does sound like an awesome package 🙂

missy - April 10, 2010 - 1:39 am

LOVE this post. so glad you got worship in the mail today. still hope you get your fdl on monday. i have never heard of those cd’s before. so glad you can worship while you are waiting. how sweet to know just who it is you are waiting for!!!!!!!!

Trisha - April 10, 2010 - 3:30 am

What a wonderful give-away! I have been waiting for God’s timing for many years, and I am still being patient about when my time to adopt will come! I know that His plans are way better then my plans and His timing is perfect, so I will wait. Very excited for your family and you new son 😀 Praying for his health and wisdom for all his caretakers there.

Becca Harley - April 10, 2010 - 6:20 am

oh Andrea – you always have the right encouragement for my heart! We just found out about these cds, and are saving up to get one! Praying for you all as you worship and wait
If you need my address email me:)
Praying for good news soon and a joyful weekend!
Hugs from NY becca

Tiffini - April 10, 2010 - 6:57 am

Good morning, Andrea! Fell asleep praying for you last night and you’ve already been prayed for this morning. Yes, let’s worship the Lord today! My mind was already trying to figure out our travel dates as soon as I woke up, so what an excellent reminder to focus on worship of my GOD!!

Kristen Gilliss - April 10, 2010 - 7:19 am

I love your positive, sweet spirit…we’ve been praying for you and sweet Isaac, and will continue to…now, i just need to buy me one of those cd’s!!

Elizabeth Smith - April 10, 2010 - 7:55 am

I have never hears of those cd’s before but I am so thrilled that you shared them with us! Praying Monday will bring wonderul news!!!

angie - April 10, 2010 - 7:59 am

bummer that the 797 wasn’t in the mail…praying you get that golden ticket on monday! PRAYING BIG!!!

Kim - April 10, 2010 - 8:20 am

Love this post! Indeed a time to worship!
I am praying faithfully for Isaac and God’s hand in pushing this paperwork thru to completion!
I would love to add this CD to our music collection.
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Crissy Sorenson - April 10, 2010 - 8:22 am

I am running to my mailbox anxiously waiting for our I71 form! All we need for our dossier………what a wonderful reminder for me!

Melissa - April 10, 2010 - 8:25 am

Isn’t it amazing how God works? Praying that you receive your FDL soon!

Sallee Couch - April 10, 2010 - 9:46 am

Oh!! not the first 10…but I’ll go order some!! So EXCITED for your journey to your baby boy waiting for you in ET!! I wake up in the night thinking of you and praying for you!! Maybe we’ll actually get to meet one day 🙂
Love your family !! Sallee

Tarah - April 10, 2010 - 12:30 pm

I am a fellow AGCIer and have read your blog but never commented before. 🙂 I just wanted to let you know how encouraging this post AND the song have been this morning! It’s such an amazing reminder to keep up the worship while we’re waiting. Thanks for sharing!

Megan - April 10, 2010 - 4:42 pm

Sometimes I swear you are writing a post specifically for me. That song speaks to my heart every time I hear it.

Heidi - April 11, 2010 - 11:24 am

Praying for you .. I just worship music and I never have heard of these .. just love them! they are great gifts

Heather - April 11, 2010 - 2:07 pm

Oh man! That’s awesome! Too bad I saw this post too late to receive one of those! Praying that you will receive your FDL tomorrow morning!