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Making the Sabbath Holy…Sunday Scripture Reading – Exodus 20-22:15

Saturday night…what sweeter way to begin my Sabbath prep than celebrating what is to come with fellow “waiting mommies”…
Our Atlanta Ethiopian Adoption group got together…my first time to go…and we met 25 other families at Queen of Sheba for dinner. YUM. Candi (left) is just waiting on her court date to get her baby boy and Angie (right) is on the waitlist…this is her 2nd Ethiopian adoption and will be her 4th child…packin’ out the mini-van like me:). I’m so thankful to have met some fun mommas to share this journey and our families with!!! There were 25 other families who joined us…and even another AGCI family! Such fun:)

And today…we celebrate the Sabbath. Ahhh…to be with Him and with family…no sweeter way to celebrate the day…
Help me Lord today to sit back and enjoy You…to celebrate you in all the moments…from sweet moments watching my little ones as they discover new things…
to fixing lunches and getting children nustled in their beds for nap time…

I praise you today…throughout the day…so many reasons to offer you praise…I praise our Father that He loves us too much to let us stay in our comfort zones…and in less than a month, my hubby gets to leave us for 10 days to be with some of the children we love most in the world…
u-7Oh Father—pour down your love on these sweet children…how thankful I am you know their needs, their hearts…their joys and sorrows…let them feel Your love today…Jehovah Jireh we trust in You…use us for Your glory—how thankful I am that You are writing our story! Raise up others to join us Lord…how thankful I am for how our worlds are changed the more we become a part of theirs…these too, are our children…

Take these tiny feet…that pitter patter the floors of my home…that make messes…that play chase…that some times stomp and disobey…Oh…that you would help me to love and lead wisely…I rest in You today…I pray that these feet would learn to dance a life for You…
IMG_0201 copyFill me Lord today with Your sweet Holy Spirit…so my life may shine so they go whirling right behind me…for Your glory. I pray that the mommies who read this…that you will bless them this day…call them away for quiet moments with you…fill them Lord with Your Holy Spirit and speak to their hearts as they open up Your word today…

Jennie Allen - February 7, 2010 - 9:54 am

I feel a bond with you- we are awaiting a child from Rwanda and I just moved from blogger to wrodpress- and it is kickin my boohinie!

Found your link on Suzanne’s maybe- anyway! I will check back- so exciting!

angie - February 7, 2010 - 11:38 am

great seeing you last night 🙂

have fun on your little road trip!

april - February 7, 2010 - 2:14 pm

i LOVE the prayer you wrote about their little feet…how beautiful!

Heather - February 7, 2010 - 4:49 pm

Thank you for reminding us to keep this day holy!

Jamie - February 7, 2010 - 5:18 pm

I absolutely love the pic with the barefeet – I think I may try a shot like this with my little blessings!! Beautiful blog…

admin - February 8, 2010 - 12:23 am

And what powerful reading today!!! I am amazed today at God’s grace and love that He didn’t leave us to blindly figure it out for ourselves but He clearly gave us boundaries to safely remain in…for our good and for His glory. This is souch more powerful to me to have Him clearly speak after reading Job and tracking through Exodus…40 years in the wilderness…and then He graciously gives us guidance. Each of these commandments are so powerful…and some more difficult to follow. I love that He did not say love no other gods more than me but instead He said love no other gods BUT me. What do I put before Him? What does my daily calendar…how I spend my time say about my priorties? Is God first in my world?

Shannon - February 8, 2010 - 2:49 am

Beautiful post Andrea! We just talked about keeping the Sabbath holy at my womens’ bible study on Friday…it’s so good to be reminded that He intended this day to be one of rest and setting our eyes upon Him.