I wanted to share with you my thoughts on my re-birthday, but after reading what I wrote a few years ago, I decided to share this with you. It sums it all up and gives glory to the One who made it all possible.
I hope you enjoy…
Consider What God Has Done – 8 Years Ago Today…..
As a country, November 11th is a special day. It is a day in which to honor those who have served this great country – either on our own shores, or in far-away foreign lands. Personally, it’s special to me, because it marks the 8th anniversary of my Adoption.
You see, when I was 16, my father looked me in the eye and said “You are no longer part of this family”. Yeah, he disowned me because I left the house I was being abused in. That day, he rescinded his rights as a father, and disposed of me as his daughter.
Fast forward 22 years, at 38 years old, wanting nothing more than to end the life I had been living; and I see Jesus before me, calling my name, beckoning me back into the fold.
8 years ago today, the adoption papers were signed and I not only received a Father, but was given the position of Daughter. Not a disposable daughter – I was adopted by a King and was given the permanent position of Princess.
“God in His holy dwelling is a Father of the fatherless” Psa 68:5
After surrendering my life to Him, I realize the significance of the date. November 11th.
Why is today special? Not just because its Veteran’s Day. Not just because it’s my Re-Birthday. But November 11th is my dad’s birthday. He would have been 77 years old today.
On my father’s birthday – I received not just ‘A’ father, but “The Father”.
After being abandoned by my dad – I was adopted by The King.
I have a choice today. I could either sit around and wallow in the pain of the abuse, and whine about what never was, or I could
“Consider what God has done…” Ecc 7:13
Jesus, not only paid the price for my adoption, but He left the 99 to find me, His lost sheep. 8 years ago, I stopped running from Him. I stopped fighting Him. I gave in, and let Him into the all the dark places I had been hiding.
8 years ago today, I went from walking down a path that led straight to hell – to a path that leads straight to His arms. Only there, did I find a life worth living. A life with endless Hope and endless possibilities.
All I was seeking and not finding in my dad, I found in God. He healed what was diseased, filled what was empty, and fixed what was broken. All of that is available to you as well. All you have to do is stop running…..
I don’t know where you are today. Have you wandered from the fold? Are you lost in a sea of pain? Let me encourage you to stop running, sit still for a moment, and let Him find you. Everything you have been looking for is waiting for you. All He wants to do is guide you to where you can find it. Give Him permission to lead you. You will truly be amazed at what He can do for you, if only you would let Him.