So on Friday we stood before Grace Fellowship Church to ask for their commitment to help raise Georgia according to God's purpose and will. Also to commit the gift and life of our baby Georgia back to the Lord. We asked for their prayers and accountability for us as her parents. It was short and sweet but special none-the-less. We believe there is only one way to salvation and eternal life and we pray for the day Georgia will make a personal decision to follow after Jesus and come to understand His precious love and grace that is free to us from His sacrifice on the cross.
Being in a small church sure has opened my heart and eyes to the picture of what God's church looks like Biblically. I'm learning God blesses and inhabits His tiny church in the middle of the desert as much as does His mega church in the middle of the Bible Belt in the US. Our church here has to trust so often on the leadership of the Holy Spirit and God's agenda instead of a well planned program or ministry. Grace Fellowship has a big mark on my spiritual time line and I'm so thankful for what God is teaching us through this church. Friday was special to me as a Believer in Jesus but also as Georgia's parents.
(Whew, that was way wordy...guess I don't want to forget or misrepresent. If you're still here, thanks for hanging in there.)
Nick asking church for prayer and support
Happy happy Georgia clapping for herself.
She had enough of the flower!
After a rough morning with poor Brooks feeling horrible, Nick took him straight to the doc to find found he had severe strep throat....which explains the pictures.
Little prayer I wrote and want to remember to always pray over Georgia for as long as the Lord blesses us with her precious life.
Dear Lord, On this special day, May 6, 2011 we ask you to set apart our beloved Georgia Elizabeth Junod for you and for your glory. Lord, bless her with a heart to truly know you and your Word. Give her a tender heart for others and a heart that falls in love with you above all else. She is yours and only in our care for a short while. Lead and guide our stewardship and responsibility as her parents. May we honor you as we pray for her, pray with her, teach her, nurture her, discipline her, model your example to her and hold up the wonder, beauty and majesty of our Lord Jesus. With humble and thankful hearts for this precious gift of life we pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.