|Cute Pearl on the left.|
Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.Matthew 18:3
I think this verse means really trusting the Lord. Putting your hand in His, listening to what He wants to tell you, and then having complete trust in His will. When you tell your child that you are going to do something nice for them they do not feel like they need to do anything to deserve it. They are just grateful and excited. And of course I am not saying that the Lord doesn't expect us to grow and develop but no amount of worry and anxiety is going to bring us closer to Him. In the past month my relationship with the Lord has grown so much as I've stopped pridefully thinking that it is me bringing Pearl home. I know He is bringing her to me. I feel loved. I feel blessed. I am grateful. And it makes me want to be better and to help others feel as loved and taken care of as I do.
"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him"
p.s. I didn't know that this blog was going to have such a religious overtone and I hope that for some of you it doesn't overshadow the beautiful process of bringing an orphan home with my personal thoughts on the Lord. I guess this process is a very spiritual one for me.