Monday, July 25, 2011
A battle with self
Paul aptly describes the struggle within ourselves in Romans 7:21-23. I can identify. You see, I want to do right, I want to be a "doer" of the Word, I want to delight in my inner being in this adoption process. But there is a war waging within, a war between selfishness and selflessness. I know in my heart that we are acting in faith and obedience, but I am scared, and that my friend is sinful. Why am I scared, frankly because I do not fully trust God, but I have to. Daily I must pray "I trust you, I trust you, I trust you" I am certain that we as a family will face situations that are totally foreign and completely out of our control and when that happens I must trust Him, well I really don't have to, but if I do there will be joy.
Pray that we (mainly me) will embrace Romans 8:15 so that an orphan can also cry out "Abba, Father" to the one who started adoption way back in Genesis 48:1-22.