Tuesday, March 20, 2012

God sightings

we never how how one look, a smile, a touch, a simple act of kindness can shift one's life in miraculous ways.

this past week a young man named Thomas Li changed mine. i was having a rough time here in China. this man had compassion for me and listened. simply listened. ever since then, my life has shifted. i started having a great time. even through a nasty stomach bug, i have been happy and content. (well, at least before and after the vomiting)

we knew that by adopting Basha, lives would change and not just ours. one family has already begun adoption process for a daughter with mild CP.

BUT we didn't imagine that she would inspire another to love so quickly...

today our new friend posted this...

http://final-frontier-china.blogspot.com/2012/03/basha.html?showComment=1332232569094#c54933597142957446

love changes everything. God shows His face and nature through love. we learn new facets as we grow in faith. i am blessed to be witness to these miracles.

oh yeah...i am also part of these small miracles...

the girls love Baba's iPods. Basha's favorite song is "Bluebird" by Christina Perry and today we caught Shianna singing "I Refuse." it is our anthem for adoption. funny she would pick that one as her favorite without any prompting. then we put on a little impromptu concert videotaped by Basha. please forgive my caterwauling.


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Sometimes I
I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone's alright
When I know they're not

This world needs God
But it's easier to stand and watch
I could say a prayer and just move on
Like nothing's wrong

But I refuse
'Cause I don't want to live like I don't care
I don't want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

I can hear the least of these
Crying out so desperately
And I know we are the hands and feet
Of You, oh God

So, if You say move
It's time for me to follow through
And do what I was made to do
Show them who You are

'Cause I don't want to live like I don't care
I don't want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

To stand and watch the weary and lost
Cry out for help
I refuse to turn my back
And try and act like all is well

I refuse to stay unchanged
To wait another day, to die to myself
I refuse to make one more excuse

'Cause I don't want to live like I don't care
I don't want to say another empty prayer
Oh, I refuse

To sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself
Oh, I could choose
Not to move but I refuse

I refuse
I refuse

GOD, YOU ARE AMAZING IN YOUR WORKS. WE ARE CONSTANTLY LEARNING ABOUT YOUR LOVE FOR US. THANK YOU FOR OPENING US UP FOR MORE LOVE IN OUR LIVES. WE WILL TAKE AS MUCH AS YOU WILL BLESS US WITH. HELP US TO REFLECT YOUR LOVE TO OTHERS, SHARING YOUR WORD, SO THAT WE MAY BRING THEM TO YOU. AMEN.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great post! It is wonderful to see you interact with your girls. I can see love in these videos. I can hear "Mama!" in the background. Beautiful things are happening.

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  2. Loved it !!!!!!!!Our God is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Beautiful things are happening indeed. I came
    across Tim's blog the other night titled 'Basha'.
    She's had an amazing impact on his heart/life.

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  4. Happy, so very happy that you are an instrument of God's work. My heart is so full right now, it is leaking out of my eyes. I can't even express how moved I am. Gotta love those unexpected miracles. Who knew... God did.

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  5. Oh, I am SO happy you didn't refuse! Because of your obedience, there are two less orphans in this world! Know that someone in Minnes*ta is lifting you all in prayer. For healing in your new daughters and for peace for the two at home. I look forward to following your precious family grow and mesh in His loving grace! Hugs ~ Jo

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