Thursday, December 27, 2018

7 Simple Steps to Achieve Wisdom

This post may contain affiliate links
 7 Simple Steps to Achieve Wisdom 


If you want to dig into the Bible or learn more about following God's instruction you are wanting wisdom. God wants all of his children to gain insight. He wants us to get wisdom and get insight, not to forget, and not turn away from the words of his mouth. (Proverbs 4:5) God's wisdom will guard us.

What is Biblical Wisdom?

Biblical wisdom is different than wisdom. Biblical wisdom is a keen insight into life, a Christian way of dealing with problems, and following God's will and purpose for our life. It is the words from God's mouth.

The beginning of knowledge

The beginning of wisdom is
The Beginning of Wisdom is Knowledge
knowledge. The beginning of knowledge is the fear of the Lord.
"To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth-- Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." -Proverbs 1:1-7 ESV
Read KJV here.

Personalized Anniversary Gifts - 392x72
The Call of Wisdom


Wisdom is the Words of God's Mouth
When wisdom calls we need to hear and listen. We know that wisdom is the words of God's mouth. We shouldn't ignore the call of wisdom. We can listen to the words of God's mouth by reading the Holy Bible and studying.

Subscribe to our mailing list to get a FREE Bible Tracker!

* indicates required


"Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: "How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you. Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord, Would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices. For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them; but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster." -Proverbs 1:20-33 ESV

I don't know about you, but I don't want to ignore the call of wisdom. I don't want to ignore God's counsel. I wouldn't want to be mocked by God or have terror strike me. I want to be secure.

The first step to achieving wisdom:


Listen to the Voice of God to Gain Wisdom
Listening: Listen when wisdom calls. We need to listen to the voice of God to gain wisdom.
(Proverbs 8:1, 4, 6, 34). The words Listen and Silent are spelled with the same letters. In order to listen, we must be silent. Sometimes God stays silent until we are ready to listen.

The word listen (listened, listening) is in the NIV Bible 412 times, in the KJV only once. The word hear appears in the KJV 516 times.

The Value of Wisdom

The Value of wisdom is understanding the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. You will also understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path. Read Proverbs chapter 2.

The second step to achieving wisdom:

Reading: EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! Reading the Bible will help us listen to the voice of God to gain wisdom. (Joshua 8:34)

A Father's Wise Instruction


Keep Hold of Instruction and Don't Let Go
Hearing the Fathers instruction, being attentive so we can gain insight. Hold fast his words and keep his commandments, and live. Keep hold of instruction and don't let go. (Proverbs 4)

The third step to achieving wisdom:

Praying: Praying for God's wisdom will help us attain wisdom. God will lead us. (James 1:5, Proverbs 2:6)


The Blessings of Wisdom

Wisdom is truth. Wisdom dwells with
Wisdom is Truth
prudence and finds knowledge and discretion. Riches and honor are with wisdom, enduring wealth and righteousness. Those who love wisdom will be granted an inheritance.

"And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death." -Proverbs 8:32-36

All these blessings you can have by finding wisdom.

The Fourth step to achieving wisdom:

Choose: Choose instruction and knowledge. (Proverbs 8:10)


The Way of Wisdom 

Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight. -Proverbs 9:6

When you leave your life of sin and simple ways and live life for Christ and walk in wisdom, insight, and understanding; God will add days and years to your life.

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser, teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. -Proverbs 9:9

Trying to give instruction to someone who doesn't want it will get you hated. Wise people want more wisdom.

The Fifth Step to Achieving Wisdom:


Wisdom Loves Those That Love It. Proverbs 8:17
Love Wisdom: Wisdom loves those that love it. (Proverbs 8:17)

Words of the Wise 

Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
That your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today, even to you. -Proverbs 22:17-19

Hear and listen to wisdom, don't turn away from it. Apply your heart and your life to his knowledge. Put your trust in the Lord. Trust that he will guide you.

The Sixth Step to Achieving Wisdom:

Keep Wisdom: (Proverbs 8:32)

Those who keep the Lord's ways are blessed. Keep wisdom and be blessed.

The Seventh Step to Achieving Wisdom:

Fear the Lord: Fearing the Lord is the
Fearing the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom
beginning of wisdom! (Proverbs 9:10)

When we fear the Lord and seek wisdom our days will be multiplied and years will be added to our life.

In Closing:

We should seek the Lord and his wisdom. Fearing the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, therefore if we want wisdom we need to fear the Lord. When we seek wisdom we are blessed by the Lord.












 Previous Post:
Intentional









Next Post:
A Guide to Become a Woman of Valor

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Intentional: God is Intentional & How We Can Live Intentionally

This post may contain affiliate links
Intentional: God is Intentional & How We Can Live Intentionally

Intentional: God is Intentional & How We Can Live Intentionally


What does it mean to be intentional?

  Intentional: done on purpose, deliberate. -dictonary.com

  Intentional: voluntary, intentional, deliberate, willing mean done or brought about of one's own will. Voluntary implies freedom and spontaneity of choice or action without external compulsion. -merriam-webster.com

  Intentional living: any lifestyle based on an individual or group's conscious attempts to live according to their values and beliefs. These can include lifestyles based on religious or ethical values, as well as coaching, personal transformation, and leadership training. -Wikipedia.com

  Intentional learner: the "persistent, continual process to acquire, understand, and use a variety of strategies to improve one's ability to attain and apply knowledge." -sites.google.com

  What it means to be intentional according to "Live and Love Work":
"It means you are purposeful in a word and action. It means you live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to you. It means you make thoughtful choices in your life. Being intentional means you wake up every day and ask yourself "how am I going to make this day great?""
-liveandlovework.com 

God is Intentional:

  For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. -Philippians 2:13


Subscribe to our mailing list to get a FREE Bible Tracker!

* indicates required


God never fails. Everything works for his good.  Everything God does is intentional. Some people think that God made mistakes, but the truth is, God doesn't make mistakes. God makes people the way they are for a purpose, he aligns things to happen at certain times which can frustrate some but it is with intention.

  Your frustration may be someone's answer to prayer or your own answer to prayer. Here is what I
mean; You're on your way to work and get held up at a long red light, you continue down the road to get stopped at 5 more red lights. Now you're frustrated because you're going to be late to work. What you don't realize is that God put those red lights in front of you to avoid an accident with another driver that was praying for a safe ride to work. God intentionally slowed you down so the both of you could arrive to work safely.

  God never fails. Everything works for His good.   He does things for our good. He directs our paths with intention.

  God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose. -Job 36:5

How can we live intentionally?

   "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

  If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

  Command and teach these things. Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.

  Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers." -1 Timothy 4:1-16

1. "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons." We need to be intentional, watching and listening. We need to make sure we stay on the path of righteousness, following God and not deceptive spirits. We need to stand up for the truth and not follow the hypocritical liars. Let's not abandon our faith, stand firm!

Training ourselves to be godly helps us to hold promise for our present life and our eternal life.2. "If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed." We need to be intentional in helping our sisters and brothers in Christ stay on the right path. We need to minister to one another so we don't get lost and wander off. We need to be intentional and train ourselves to be godly. This way we don't abandon the faith and only follow the truth. Training ourselves to be godly helps us to hold promise for our present life and our eternal life.

3. "Command and teach these things. Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching." Be intentional in teaching these things. Keep going even when people look down on you or tell you that you can't or shouldn't be teaching these things. Anyone at any age can teach the truth and lead others to God. Conduct yourself intentionally in your speech, in love, in faith and in purity.

4. " Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you." When God gives you your gift and it has been prophesied to you, be intentional and use that gift. Practice your gift daily.

5. "Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers." Be intentional in these matters. Watch what you do because people are watching and listening. You may be the only Bible that some people are reading. Be intentional in spreading the Word of God, the truth.

  Not only do we need to be intentional in our words but we need to also ACT on these things.

  Everything works for our good. 

How can we be an intentional learner?
Be intentional
  We need to be intentional learners by reading the Bible, intentionally seeking the truth. We should
be reading the Bible to learn more about the individual gifts that have been assigned to us. We should desire and strive to learn more about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

  Digging into the word daily helps us with our walk with Christ, it helps us to be stronger Christians so that we can spread the good news without being hypocrites.

In closing:

  Be intentional and desire to get to know God better every day. God is intentional and makes everything work for our good. We can be intentional and seek God daily.

Do you live your life intentionally? Have you seen God work intentionally in your life?












Previous Post:
Your 2018 Christian Gift Guide for Christmas








Next Post:
7 Simple Steps to Achieve Wisdom

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The History of Christmas and The Miracle of Jesus' Birth

This post may contain affiliate links.

The History of Christmas and The Miracle of Jesus' Birth


For unto us a child is born. -Isaiah 9:6


Why do you celebrate Christmas? Is it to continue the tradition of Santa Clause or old Saint Nick? Is it to Celebrate Jesus' birth? Is it to spend time with family exchanging gifts?

I celebrate Christmas to celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus!

History of Christmas:


The US declared Christmas a Federal holiday on June 26, 1870According to whychristmas.com Christmas was first recorded and celebrated on Dec. 25th, 336. This was during the reign of Roman Emperor Constantine. It was officially declared that Jesus' birth would be celebrated on Dec. 25th by Pope Julius I.

According to History.com "Pope Julius 1 decided Dec. 25 because it was commonly believed that the church chose this date in an effort to adopt and absorb the traditions of the pagan Saturnalia festival. First called the Feast of the Nativity, the custom spread to Egypt by 432 and to England by the end of the sixth century."

On June 26, 1870, the US declared Christmas as a Federal holiday.

So although Christ wasn't actually born on Dec. 25th that is when Christians in 336 decided to celebrate and it ended up spreading worldwide! People first celebrated the winter solstice. Some Russians and Greeks celebrate Three Kings Day which is 13 days after the 25th.

Subscribe to our mailing list to get a FREE Bible Tracker!

* indicates required


The Story of St. Nicholas:

In the fourth century, Bishop St. Nicholas lived in Myra in Asia Minor. Asia Minor is now known as Turkey. He was left an inheritance by his parents making him a rich man. He had a reputation for being a kind man that helped the poor and gave gifts to the needy. This is where the stories of Ol Saint Nick started. There are many different stories of St. Nicholas and no one knows if any of them are true.


The Story of Santa ClauseThe Story of Santa Clause:

Santa Clause was developed by a Cartoonist named Thomas Nast in 1881. He created the first likeness of Santa to go with Moore's poem. He drew Santa as cheerful, with a white beard, big belly, and holding a sack full of toys for good kids.

Different stories of Santa Clause have developed over the years including stories of Santa's naughty and nice list.


The Story of Jesus' Birth

"Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus." - Neil A. Maxwell.

'This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us"). When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.' Matthew 1:18-25 NIV
And he gave him the name Jesus
His name is JESUS!

What a beautiful story of Jesus' birth! He chose a virgin to birth him to show people a true miracle. People didn't and still don't believe that Mary was a virgin, but the Bible clearly states that she was and because she was a virgin that is one reason why God chose her! Joseph and Mary got to experience one of the greatest miracles of Jesus first hand.

'After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him, When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. "In Bethlehem in Judea," They replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: " 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.' " then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him." After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. ' Matthew 2:1-12

Purpose & Love Boutique

Do you see the miracle here? King Herod was disturbed at the news of Jesus being born and people worshiping him. He lied and told the Magi that he wanted to worship Jesus. The Magi was warned not to go back to King Herod. What would have happened if they went back to King Herod? The King would have forced them to tell him where Jesus was and he would have gone to kill him.

Joy to the world the Lord has comeThe other miracle is Jesus' birth. Why was Jesus born? For the very purpose of dying for our sins. (John 3:16). God sent his son (to be born), to die for our sins so that we may have eternal life. The miracle wasn't just a temporary miracle, it was one that has lasted for thousands of years. The miracle
just started when he was born. The miracle of his birth going into his death has got to be the longest lasting miracle anyone has encountered. Jesus is the best gift ever given!

Joy to the world, the Lord has come!

This story right here is why I celebrate Jesus' birth. He may not have been born on December 25th but we can certainly celebrate him then. He has given us the greatest miracle of all!

"Maybe Christmas, "He thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more!" - The Grinch

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas.













Previous Post:
8 Benefits to Being Grateful







Next Post:

Your 2018 Christian Gift Guide for Christmas








Thursday, November 1, 2018

8 Benefits to Being Grateful

This post may contain affiliate links

8 Benefits to Being Grateful

I love Thanksgiving. It's not my favorite holiday, but I do love it. What do I love about it? I love the food. So much yummy food. And, getting together with family. It gives us a chance to reflect on what we are truly thankful for. 

I found out earlier this year that I now have to eat strictly gluten-free. But, I am thankful because I can still eat delicious food this Thanksgiving. I can make just about everything I would normally make, just gluten-free.



Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. -Colossians 4:2 
We Should be grateful alwaysAs we approach Thanksgiving we often think about what we are grateful for. Instead of only being grateful during this one holiday, we should be grateful always. 

Take time out of each day to be grateful. Thank God for the day he blessed you with, the care you drive, the home you live in, your family, your friends, your job, and the list goes on. There is always something to be grateful for. Read more on blessings in my post "Blessings".


Being grateful improves your mood and your health. People who aren't grateful are more stressed than those who are.


Here are 8 benefits to being grateful:


         1. It improves your marriage.  Being grateful for your spouse and the things they do will greatly improve your marriage. Telling them daily at least one thing you are grateful for will make the both of you happier.


      2. It improves your friendships. Be grateful for the friendships you have. No two friendships are alike. Let your friends know you appreciate them and that you are thankful for their friendship.


      3. Reduces jealousy and envy. When we are grateful for the things we have and are blessed with, we have less time to focus on the things that other people have and don't have the desire to want what others have.


      4. Helps you sleep better. When we are grateful we don't go to sleep wondering why we don't have what we want, we're not stressing about the things we're not grateful for.


      5. Improves your health. Being grateful helps us to be happier and when we are happier we tend to be healthier. When we are stressed and worried it causes many complications. We end up having more headaches, muscle tension, and chest pain just to name a few.


Subscribe to our mailing list to get a FREE Bible Tracker!

* indicates required


      6. We're not as selfish or self-centered. Being grateful helps us to focus on other people. When we're grateful we tend to help others.

      7. Helps our career. Our performance at work increases when we are grateful. Being grateful for the job you have, the co-workers, your boss, and your income help you to be happier with your career and shifts your focus away from the small insignificant things that may make you want to quit your job. 

All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:2
      8. Become more optimistic. The more grateful we are the more optimistic we become.


All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God. -Deuteronomy 28:2


Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your blessings, see what God has done. I remember singing this in church when I was younger and it still resonates through me today.


Some of the good things in life people take for granted. Sometimes God is shutting a door that we are trying to fight to stay open. Be grateful that God is closing that door. God could be protecting you from something bad that could happen or perhaps God has something bigger and better in store for you. Try to be grateful for the things God has done for you and the things he has blessed you with.


What are some things you are grateful for? Please comment below. 









If you like this post please share it. 




Previous Post:
Jesus is the Anchor for My Soul











Next Post:
The History of Christmas and the Miracle of Jesus' Birth

Monday, October 29, 2018

Jesus is the Anchor for My Soul

This post may contain affiliate links.

Jesus is the Anchor for My Soul


If you know me, you know I love all things ANCHOR! Why do I love anchors so much? The main reason is that Jesus is my anchor. Another reason is that I love the ocean and the nautical theme. I could live near the ocean and spend all my days on the beach. I also love Lake Michigan, it reminds me of the ocean. Any time I am at the beach I feel like I can just let my soul soar.

The Stress of the Storm

"In order to realize the worth of the anchor, we need to feel the stress of the storm." -Corrie ten Boom

Last week I faced a few storms of my own. The first storm was that all three of my kids got sick last week with (I'm assuming) the flu. They were out of school for 7 days. It was the worst round of flu my kids have ever faced. The second storm was problems on and off with the blog and things relating to it. The third storm was my kids acting up way more than they usually do. It was to the point where I almost grounded my son for two months. I wanted to pull my hair out. I joked with my friend about getting gray hairs from that stressful week and wouldn't you know... my husband found a gray hair last night. **Covers eyes in shame** I keep trying to convince myself that it was just a platinum blonde hair.

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19These trials in this one week seem really small but when you are facing the storm it feels much bigger than it is. Everyone experiences tests and trials. Some trials are worse than others.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Hebrews 6:19. "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." God keeps us anchored. We are firm and secure in him. Though we go through tests and trials, we can trust that we are firm and secure. We can trust that God will bring us through and we will be much stronger on the other side. God didn't promise an easy life, he promised to help us through it. He is my anchor in the waves, when the waves come crashing down, and in the wind.

"Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift. Nevertheless, if our anchors are correctly placed in the rock of our Redeemer, they will hold no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the waves." -Dieter F Uchtdorf

The Anchor Holds

Even though my kids were sick, my blog faced problems, and the kids were acting up God helped me through that trying week.
In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil.
I could have lost my cool or I could have given up. But, instead, I prayed for forgiveness for feeling like I couldn't make it another day with the kids sick, I read my Bible every day for strength and gave it all to God to help me make it through.

In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast. (Hebrews 6:19)

In every storm, we need to remember that we can lean on God. We may feel alone and like we are carrying burdens by ourselves but he loves us and will be there for us through every test and trial.

The anchor holds in spite of the storm. When you feel like you're drowning in life always remember that your lifeguard walked on water. Jesus' love has always been my anchor. Without Jesus as my anchor, I'll go adrift. Jesus is the one who guides me and he never holds me down. I know that I will always have Jesus there with me no matter what.

In Closing

Mightier than the waves of the sea is his love for you.  -Psalm 93:4

He will never let you drown, he will never let you down. He loves his children with a steadfast, unconditional love.

When you go through trials and tests, turn to God and give it to him. Lay it at his feet and he will take the burden and guide you through the storm.

When we go through storms in life we need to remember that "It is well with my soul".


Do you feel that Jesus is your anchor?

Subscribe to our mailing list to get a FREE Bible Tracker!

* indicates required


Previous Post:
What No One Tells You About Adoption








Next Post:

8 Benefits to Being Grateful

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

What No One Tells You About Adoption


What No One Tells You About Adoption



“He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.” -Ephesians 1:5


The Stress of Adopting:


There is a lot that goes into the adoption process and it can be stressful and expensive. The cost of adoption on average in the US is $37,000.00. Although, there are a lot of programs that will help you financially. Adopting is a very exciting time and requires soul searching.


There are a few ways that you can manage the stress that comes with the adoption journey:
  1. Praying and reading the word. 
  2. Get a relaxing massage.
  3. Talk with other families that have adopted.


Managing your stress through the adoption process is very important so that you don’t burn out and change your mind about adopting.
There are roughly 440,000 children in the US foster care system. Roughly 153 million children are orphans worldwide.
The Statistics:


There are roughly 440,000 children in the US foster care system. Roughly 153 million children are orphans worldwide.


Over 60% of US children spend two to five years in the system before being adopted. Roughly 20% spend over five years in the system before being adopted according to factretriever.com


Most adoptive parents are in their 30’s to 40’s. People in this age range are generally more financially stable and can provide the love and support adopted children need.


Families choose to adopt for many reasons, here are a few:
  1. God has called them to adopt. -Galatians 4:5
  2. They want to have children or expand their family.
  3. They want to raise orphans as their own.


Adopted children are precious miracles that were only possible through adoption.More About Adoption:


Adults can be adopted as well. In most states, you can be legally adopted over the age of 18.
It’s becoming more popular to be adopted as an adult. Many adults that didn’t have one of their parents growing up get adopted by step-parents or close friends.


“There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child; and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.” -Robert Brault

Adopted children should be treated and loved like they are your biological children. They are precious miracles that were only possible through adoption. Adopting parents create a special bond with their adopted children. When you adopt you are raising another child as your own.

Subscribe to our mailing list to get a FREE Bible Tracker!

* indicates required




If you have been called to adopt and are starting your adoption journey, here are some places to start.

Adoption Agencies:



Jesus Has Adopted Us:


My friends, adoption is redemption, its costly, exhausting, expensive, and outrageous. Buying back lives costs so much. When God set out to redeem us, it killed him. -Derek Loux
There are many orphans all around the world waiting to be adopted. Much like we were orphans, Jesus has adopted us. “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him, we cry, “Abba, Father.”” -Romans 8:15. There are still many orphaned people that haven’t found Jesus. They are out there searching for what they are missing.


“My friends, adoption is redemption, it’s costly, exhausting, expensive, and outrageous. Buying back lives costs so much. When God set out to redeem us, it killed him.” -Derek Loux


Jesus died on the cross to be our father if we only accept him to be our father. How many people out there are willing to die to be able to adopt a child? Probably none. People who adopt have to go through great lengths to be able to adopt. Jesus went through the greatest length to adopt us. We only have to have faith and accept him as our savior to make him our Father.


“So in Christ Jesus, you are all children of God through faith.”  -Galatians 3:26


What is your adoption story?












Previous Post:

Why We Pray and the 12 forms of prayer






Next Post:


Jesus is the Anchor to My Soul