Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our God Never Changes

I have been having major God overload the last couple of days, in a very good way. Ask God to move in your life, and watch out! He will answer that prayer. I am trying to catch up, yet just hanging on for the ride at the same time. Holy Spirit, don't let me fall! My human side wants to say to God, "Whoa, there, I need to process things, make a chart, call ten people and get their opinion, and oh yeah, my husband is out of town - I especially need his advice." God says, Rachel, trust me. It was you who opened your heart to this. You who cleared the way for Me to move and work in powerful ways. You asked to be a bigger part of kingdom work. This is my answer. What did you think it would be like?? I am your God. You must lean on Me, not men. Trust in My understanding, not your own. Let go.
This morning during my Bible reading I was having a hard time quieting my mind. I was asking for peace and a calm so that I could settle and have some quality time in the word. God answered that prayer and as I was reading through some of Isaiah I came across a verse that I never noticed before. The context is God message to Judah about their rebellion - his disappointment at their utter rejection of all things holy, yet their pretense of religion. He says to them,

"Wash yourselves and be clean! Let me no longer see your evil deeds. Give up your wicked ways. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the orphan. Fight for the rights of widows." Is. 1:16 (NLT)

Sounds so similar to the much greater known James 1:26. Praise God that He never changes, that His message and word is the same from creation through restoration. That He is the rock that in this crazy world I can rely on. That all those whom are oppressed and forgotten are not forgotten by Him, in fact they are His number one concern. He calls us, His hands and feet here on His earth to care for them, feed them, clothe them, take them in, defend them, fight for them, remember them, shout to the world their need, their existence. Without us, they have no voice, no power.
Love to you all. We could not go on this journey without you.


  1. Rachel, I found your blog through another Rwanda adoption blog! We are the Bowers and we are in the process of adopting from Rwanda as well. We are an agency family and were DTR as of 11/12/09! We live just north of you in Temple, TX. We have friends who are adopting from Rwanda in Austin(our agency) and in Temple (independent). We are somewhat trying to form a "Rwandan adoption fellowship" . We would love to communicate with you and offer any insight into the process we can. Feel free to visit our blog and contact us through there!

  2. hi rachel! we are laura's independent family in temple...let's get together!

  3. Rachel,

    You've officially been hit by the Texas Rwanda group! We live in Austin too. We just had lunch with the Bowers and Morrisons this weekend. It'll be so amazing to have Rwanda families close at hand.


  4. Hi. My name is Abby. I found your blog through from a comment you left on another blog (why is there the need to explain this? lol!)

    Anyway, would you be interested in email personally about pursuing an independent adoption in Rwanda? My husband and I are going to adopt. Initially we thought Ethiopia, but after I traveled to Rwanda this last summer, I think God changed my heart. :)

    My email is: chef abby Lu at hotmail dot com

    ps...I have a video posted on the front page of my blog from the Rwanda mission trip w/World Orphans.