Verses: Psalm 34: 1-3
Shameless Woman Story: Matt and Heather Powell are awaiting, praying, long-suffering, and working to bring home their son Izaiah John-Gideon from Haiti. Heather is a powerful example of a shameless woman as she moved to Haiti to care for her son and advocate for the adoption. Please keep the entire family in your prayers. Here is what Heather writes about her experience:
“I’m finally starting to trust and surrender it (the adoption process) to God – like REALLY do it, I wish I could’ve done it 9 months ago, but I know my heart just wasn’t ready to let go and accept that God may really keep us here for another year and a half… all that to say, I’ve struggled with depression and extreme homesickness (America-sickness) I’m losing hair from stress, my body is changing right before my eyes, and my teeth may be grinded down to stubs in a couple more months, BUT I also am learning how fulfilling it is to ABIDE in CHRIST – because He abides with ME and I’m sensing and seeing Him and learning about prayer in ways I know I never would’ve if I wasn’t stuck here. I’m finding more purpose in this suffering and becoming more grateful that this is the cross I have to carry…and I killed 13 tarantulas last week. NOT KIDDING. They were only quarter-sized, but still… God is changing me! I used to stare at a spider from a safe distance until Matt would get home bc I was TOO afraid to kill it. That sounds so ridiculous now. 😉
and the heart changes God is working on outweigh them…His ways ARE higher.”
May you experience the shameless love of God this weekend!