Friday, October 21, 2016

Miracles, Blessings, and the Faith of a Child.



I just wanted to share a post I wrote it in September of last year, and just never ended up posting it. Enjoy!

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As we've been traveling, my younger sister has been getting quite the personality. At three years old it feels like she has been with our family for much longer. Always bringing smiles and does whatever means to get to your electronic, she is an amazing blessing. God decided around four years ago, that Isabella would be the perfect match for our family, though in reality, He has known since the beginning. Just a few months before my foster sister went home, Isabella was conceived. The time afterward was really hard. We had lost someone dear to us. In the months after, we slowly were recovering, going to God in times when we were overwhelmed with the grief and emptiness. Only seven months later, a call came for a newborn in need of a family. The journey since then has been worth it. Our life is one of adventure, love, relationships, and serving. I am still learning everyday, and have watched our little blessing grow more and more. Helping her discover the world,  from simple things as left and right, to right and wrong. Doctors said she would have many disabilities, and she has overcome many of them. Because she was born prematurely, she has some delays, but she is quickly shortening the gap. Her mind is growing rapidly, and it is amazing seeing the beginning of many things we would take for granted.
 Imagination; a thing on which we pretend things impossible and possible at the same time. A child's imagination is a precious thing to watch. Their minds still only know so much, and even then, their perspective on things is something many of us have forgotten- faith for example. In the gospels, Jesus told us that we need the faith of a child. Have you ever watched the difference of an adult and child's faith? In a situation, the child will believe that all things are possible, thus asking God for what is humanly impossible. Rather, an adult knows what is fiction and not. And instead of believing that the impossible with God can happen, is afraid to fully believe, and their faith is much smaller when they ask. "Ask and you shall receive."
            "Even if your faith is as small as a mustard seed, you could move mountains."
In this next part of the journey, I await and watch my younger sister. Learning lessons that we can only learn from watching a child, and hope that in the coming years she will be strong in the faith.
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Both of my sisters have been such an encouragement to me, and I don't know what I'd do without them. Since writing this post my youngest sister has grown so much. I am amazed of how much she can do, and the doctors thought she would hardly be able to do anything. Isn't God amazing?! If I'm ever going through something, or feeling uncertain I'll just hang out with one of them, or talk to the older of the two.

I just want to encourage you to take leaps of faith. If it's not part of your normal life, start small. We didn't learn to walk by running first, we started with small steps. The more you take steps, the easier taking those giant leaps will be. We just need to trust, and God will lead us. Don't worry if you fall, because you Father will catch.