June 20, 2011

When Dreams Come a-Callin'

I'm waiting with a friend for word if her and her husband's dreams of starting a family will come true. A nod or shake has its finger hovered over the 'dial' button, ready to deliver a 'yes' or 'not yet' on the end of the phone. We find out at midnight.

77 minutes to go.

Italians often answer their telephones, "Pronto!" {"I'm ready"} instead of "Ciao" {"Hello"}.

It's a posture of a prepared heart. Preparation reflects a heart daring to trust for a 'yes.' And hey, that's not always easy. Answers thus far haven't held the cure for the heart stricken ill from hope deferred.

52 minutes.

Pronto! A stance that looks in the Lord's eye, honest. No qualms quiver in her gut. "Why yes," she truthfully elates. "I've done what was asked to prepare to handle this dream coming true. Changes are bound to paint my life.

I have allowed my heart to be
refined {by His Word}
defined {by His character}
supined {in front of His throne}

to best be equipped to deal with these in

Pronto! A place of open hands--empty after placing life-long desires of gender, age, name on the altar. Open heart--accepting double doses of love, humility, honor towards others' wishes and dreams. Open head--clear to process paperwork, shopping lists and a new balance of 'normal.'

Pronto! A place where we find
Thy light in my darkness
Thy life in my death
Thy joy in my sorrow
Thy grace in my sin
Thy riches in my poverty
Thy glory in my valley
~Valley of Vision

A place where hearts remain surrendered, come whatever the answer on the telephone is. Fluffed and warmed and nested for baby birds to cuddle cozy. Hand on phone, "I'm ready" falling off edge of tongue.

23 minutes.

Please pray for my friends and the Lord's will to come to pass. They're ready. I'll keep you posted.

Going Deeper
What dream(s) are you praying God will bring to pass?

Seek how He would ask you to prepare, so you can answer "I'm ready!" when He calls. {this may be very practical like waking up earlier or saving money. Or more spiritual like memorizing scripture or setting time aside to pray and worship.}

Write this verse on the tablet of your heart and mind. Tuck it in the recesses to refer to as you prepare. Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. ~Psalm 25:4-6

Join us on our journey of "Jumping off the Train of {Negative Thoughts}! You can catch up here.

xoxo, Sam

p.s. 9 minutes.


Heather Bleier said...

Your writing never ceases to amaze me sister! I love this and I am praying for that YES!

Fields of gold said...

Aw, girl... you're amazing! Thanks for your sweet encouragement! What a dear heart!!

Stacey said...

Thank you for this post! My husband and I have been married going on 16 years and have been hoping to adopt for about 3 1/2 years. I've been doing daycare in our home for 11 years to help "appease" the desire to be a mom. Trying to be patient. Here are our adoption websites. Please help us get the word out.


We have a YouTube video of us under our birth mom letter.