Thursday, April 2, 2009

Claim it by Name

I am constantly amazed by the love I feel through this blog. I am constantly amazed at how God has used this blog to bring such amazing and wonderful people into my life. I never knew how God would bless me through this, I never knew that first day of writing on this blog about the journey God was having Kevin and I walk would turn into such an incredible blessing.

It truly is amazing that what Satan means for evil God turns around and uses for Good, to bring glory to His name and to bless His children in ways I could never expect or imagine.

One of things God is teaching me daily is to be very specific with my prayers, saying it aloud speaking it with confidence. Which is why Kevin and I decided to share the names of our children on the blog, we believe with all our hearts that in Gods timing these will be our children.

I had to giggle at all who are also going to name their children with similar names, please know this does nothing but excite me. I would love if every one of you girls who are struggling with infertility start calling out your children’s names. You do not have do this publically (although I would love to be able to pray for your children by name) but in your personal prayers start praying for your children by name! God already calls them by name, why should we not do the same!

Thank you will never say enough for what you girls have done for me during this journey! I am excited to see all God is going to do in our lives; I have an expectant heart for all of you!

Don’t worry Kevin won’t really track you down, he and I will be claiming them with you!


Hillary said...

What a beautiful and God glorifying idea! We have names that we've half-picked....but we haven't chosen out of fear, I think. Fear that we will choose names and "get our hopes up" for something that may never come to be. But you are so right -- I want to pray big, specific prayers for my children....and what better way to do that then to pray for them by name. So now I'm going to pray for my James Stephen or Claire Charlotte... :)

Sammy said...

This is something we have done for years and I think its so important. We knew Reuben years ago in our prayers and that's why the physical reality of him is such a joy.
We also know Jesse and Cathryn Rose and can't wait to meet them!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog (through Stirrup Queens) and just discovered this post. Thank you! "God already calls them by name, why should we not do the same?"

Today, I'm going to start praying for my child, Dainian Keith or Hollis Maria. They are coming because God has promised them. The "how" and "when" is up to Him. The "if" has long been decided. :)