Tuesday, September 15, 2009

God's Perfect Timing

I am so glad that God knows best, aren’t you? I remember how frustrated I used to get when people would tell me that things would happen in ‘God’s time’. I believed them, of course, but it took me a long time to agree that God’s timing is better than my own. God’s timing has reached an all new level of significance in my life, as my husband and I just learned two short weeks ago that we are pregnant with our first child (together). As some of you may know, I had a child when I was younger that I placed for adoption, she will be 16 in December. I also have 6 step-children, ranging in age from 20 down to 12, but this will be our first child together. We are very excited to say the least. Actually, we are completely over the moon about the news! However, I really want to share the coolest part of the whole scenario, which relates directly to God’s timing.
My husband and I decided to start trying back in February and come March, when I was not pregnant, I was quite upset. I knew the likelihood of conceiving the first month out of the gate was very slight, however, there was still that glimmer of hope. I was quietly praying to God that this be His will entirely and not my own. As I continued praying, I heard the word ‘August’. It stopped me in my tracks and I repeated the word in a state of confusion. I asked God to repeat this if it was truly coming from Him (a little discernment trick I like to use) and again I heard the word ‘August’. I wasn’t too pleased about it at the time, being that August was still 5 months away, but I stowed it away for safekeeping just the same. I did share this revelation to one close Christian friend who was on the ‘trying to conceive journey’ with me at the time. I didn’t even share it with my husband until after we learned we were pregnant. My husband suffered a very serious toe injury after he cut and broke it on a lawn mower in mid-June. It forced us to take a two month break from our efforts and we were able to start trying again in, you guessed it, August. In the back of my mind I was thinking about how the timing of everything came together and the fact that we were back to trying in August. Wouldn’t you know, that’s when we conceived, I guess God was right again!
I offer this story of our wonderful blessing in the hopes that all of you reading this will believe in the great hope we have in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He does love us and He does want to provide everything we want and need. His promises are true, He delivers on them and He wants to know all of our greatest desires! Bring everything to Him in prayer and He will answer them for you!
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
God bless you all my friends!


Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Congratulations and God Bless you...all of you! ;oD

Diana said...

Congratulations to you and your husband. God's timing is perfect.

Hop over.


BoufMom9 said...

CONGRATS! This is such a wonderfully beautiful lesson that the Lord's timing isn't always our timing, but that He is in control.

Many blessings for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

Sarah said...

great blog.. You should consider networking with the moms in the bizymoms Lake-forest community & share your message with them

Lani said...


I wanted to invite you to stop by and join the Blog For A Cure blog Party that I am hosting at www.whoknewreviews.blogspot.com- it's a great way to get new followers, win prizes, and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Hope to see you over there!

Renee said...

Congrats, and God's many blessings for the precious little one God is bringing into your life! I enjoyed your post very much.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony!!!

Karen said...

What a great testimony. Congratulations. I have enjoyed reading several of your posts. I am glad you visited my blog so I could find yours!

Anonymous said...

Never mine what i asked you in the emaillol Thank you for your time
you will never how much this will mean to mean to me


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