As I was filling out these applications, I prayed about whether God wanted me to ask for prayer for the fulfillment of these grants. I felt that He wanted me to keep it a secret. So I did. I've been praying about it since January. Do you know what I found out today? The Gift of Adoption has awarded me a grant!!!!! And, they awarded me the full amount that I had requested!!
I SOBBED for 20 minutes after opening the email. The amount of love that I felt from the Lord was BEYOND overwhelming!! I think my dogs thought something was wrong because they all came and gave me kisses :)
This is enough to pay for my travel and lodging when I go to get Sweet Miss M.!!!
I wanted to share this answer to prayer publicly for 2 reasons:
1) To give honor and glory to the Lord!!!
2) To encourage anyone who is adopting or is thinking of adopting- PLEASE don't let money be what keeps you from pursuing adoption if the Lord has laid it upon your heart. The LORD WILL PROVIDE!!!
Adoption is in line with his will as in James 1:27-
"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you."
I am beaming with excitement and joy!!!