For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
Spiritual Attack and adoption. Here is a topic I don't see addressed too often, but I know personally that Satan hates adoption. Satan hates children, and Satan hates children being brought into families where they can prosper and grow. He would much rather have them ALONE where they are easy prey . The Bible tells us 1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Jim recently preached a sermon on this verse and he shared something I did not know. The lion attacks the lone animal. His victim is the one who has strayed from the herd. How cowardly.
Now we are not ones who easy cry "Spiritual Attack". Things happen. Illness happens. We live in a fallen world. There are times though, when it becomes obvious that Satan is trying to trip us up.
Every time we have begun an adoption we have experienced Spiritual attack. Our first adoptions I was bit by a brown recluse spider and became very ill. Our adoption of Wee Babe I went into liver failure a week after we accepted his referral.
We are very happy to announce that we are once again in the process of adopting. We are very blessed to be working with AAI and their Pilot Ghana Program.
Like in times past, we suddenly find ourselves in the sights of the nasty old devil..
In the past few weeks we have had our washing machine break, a major leak behind the shower wall, our ice maker died, , our lawn mower died, and as Jim was weed eating a pebble flew up and shattered a window that was well over $1,000. Our poor Sweet Pea has never gotten well and has more Dr. appts., chest x-rays, medications, and on it goes.
This past weekend we were blessed to have my Mom and brother visiting. Sweet Pea was being dedicated to the Lord in the morning worship service. As we were standing at the altar dedicating her I looked out into the congregation and saw my Mom was not there, and I knew something was very wrong. We called her at the hotel after the service and found she was very ill. We found her doubled over in pain and very sick. We spent Mother's Day in the ER, and she was diagnosed with a serious case of diverticulitis. She was admitted to the hospital for a few days. Only problem, we are due to leave for vacation and Jim's Seminary graduation tomorrow..
As I came home late last night from the hospital my dh informed me that the roads we are to be taking for our vacation are closed due to fires. We have delayed our trip a day praying Mom gets well. We could never leave town with her being in the hospital.
Lest I sound defeated, I am NOT! Romans 8:28 tells us all things work together for the good of those who love Christ Jesus. I know this to be true. Every hardship and tough experience has brought us closer to our Lord. He has walked through them WITH us. He holds our hands and teaches us about His goodness.
So, please rejoice with us that God is allowing us to bring more children home. He must have an awesome plan or Satan would not be trying so hard to thwart it. We have the victory in Jesus! God is so good and we are so blessed!
Please pray for my Mom. We just returned from seeing her, and praise the Lord she is doing so much better. Please pray for our children in Ghana. Pray that the Lord may cover them and protect them and make their way home smooth.