One thing I like about the way God speaks is the way He uses our everyday circumstances. I remember beginning the adoption process for Yan and I was amazed at how He used each stage to teach me a new truth about Him. I find myself reminded of these truths as I begin again.
I once read a passage, I believe it was from "Brennan Manning" where he was talking about our Papa, our Abba Father, Christ. He, like myself, found himself easily distracted and sometimes even unable to focus on God when he was trying to simply pray. I am CONSTANTLY DISTRACTED...I try to remind myself that I must focus on only one thing at a time. Brennan compared this situation to a little toddler who crawled up on his father's lap. He was gibbering at his dad one second, then the next he was crawling down to look at something shiny or new that caught his attention. His reminder was, do you think that the Father cared or loved his child any less because he was distracted? No, he simply delighted in his child...he was thrilled to hold him, watch him, dote over him. And just think, that dad wasn't even perfect. Our Heavenly Father rejoices over us. He takes pride in our every movement, our every step. He loves us-He's adopted us-He rejoices over us! We are so blessed!
Watch this amazing reminder of God's adoption and why we reach out to adopt others. :-)