Monday, January 07, 2008

Neon Signs

Ok...I've been praying for my friend and her husband who are making a big decision that God will give them a "Neon Sign" to point them in the direction He wants them to go (Oh...and it has been fun to watch those neon signs pop up). Have you ever prayed for that?
A couple years ago, I prayed for a "Neon Sign" about whether or not we should move to Highland Village from Coppell. It was a huge decision even though it was on 10 miles away! It was a new town with new school, church, and friends. God probably gave me many a "Neon Sign" but I kept wondering about the decision anyway! It turns out, this has been THE BEST place for our family. We love it.
So, today I had lunch with a friend of mine, Jenny, who is turning 21 tomorrow. We were talking about another couple friend of ours who might adopt. She asked me if we had thought about adopting. I told her we had but have basically been too lazy to really do anything about it. I told her how every time we were ready to make the next step, something got in the way. She went on and on about how I need a little girl (she is my babysitter so she knows how much I need a little girl).
When I left her, I began to pray. Then I called my friend Sarah who has adopted a son from an agency in Wichita Falls about more information. She didn't answer so I left a message. I hung up the phone and began praying. This is what my prayer sounded like, "Lord, do you want us to adopt? I don't have the gift of mercy...I just took that Spiritual Gifts test and it was last on my list. Am I that person who you want to adopt? Please show me if you want me to adopt! I need to know!" (or "I need a NEON SIGN").
As I started walking into Walmart (still praying), I turned to my right and there was Sarah! I am not kidding! I yelled, "Sarah!!! I just hung up from leaving you a message!" Tears filled my eyes! God, is that my "Neon Sign" or what? God is so good! We had a great conversation! She said she would e-mail me with the info on the Adoption Agency. Wow!
I was in awe! Why would God choose to love me enough to give me signs of what He wants in my life? Crazy!
When I got home, I went to check on the mail and right there was a Potterybarn BABY magazine. I am not kidding! I laughed!!!
As Sarah says, God will give us confirmation as we make each step. So pray that God will continue to guide us with each step. Whether we end up getting a baby girl or not...I am so amazed that God would love me enough to communicate with me today!


keeprunnin said...

What a great story. I love when we get to see how much God cares about the details of our lives. I will be praying for you all in this VERY big decision:)

christa said...

I have a list of neon sign moments, I think that when I call you and say "I talked him into reproducing" that's your sign. Because we need to raise our 3rd babies together. My boy and your girl!

Amanda said...

Wow! I will be praying for you!

Just Us Gibsons said...

How exciting it would be for God to bring all this to fruition. In the meantime you can borrow either, or both, of our girls anytime! Kerry

jen crane said...

hey girl - such an awesome story! i LOVE that!! thanks for your sweet messages on our blog - will you email me some time? :) love you dear friend!!!

Them Chandlers said...

So cool!!

christa said...

Well, is your sign still flashing??