Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Treasuring & Trusting God's Word

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God."
{John 1:1}
"For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power, making it active, operative, energizing, and effective; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the diving line of the breath of life and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, of the deepest parts of our nature, exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart."
{Hebrews 4:12}
After watching this video, I had to do some serious confessing.

I mean, if I believe the Word IS God, and that it is ALIVE and FULL OF POWER, than why do I take it for granted? Why don't I spend more time reading it? Studying it? Memorizing it?

Why do I sometimes doubt verses like this one...

"And we know that God causes all things work together for the good for
those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."
{Romans 8:28}

I want my boys to fall in love with God's Word.
To treasure it.
To live by it.
To give their lives to it.
And if need be, for it.

But it has to start with me.

As we walk this unfamiliar path with Miles, I am completely trusting God's Word and God's plan. Miles was fearfully and wonderfully made. Designed and created by God Himself!

Our doctor's appointment today didn't go completely as we had hoped.
We are being referred to a Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician.

The word Autism was used today. Out loud.
We knew it was a possibility. The red flags are there.
But, it will be quite awhile before we will know anything.
Lots of testing and evaluating still to be done.
And he's still so young.

So now it's a waiting game.
Waiting to get in to see the specialist.
Waiting to see how he continues to develop.
Waiting to see if he makes any progress in therapy.

Miles has an evaluation tomorrow with the Developmental Therapist and next week he will have some hearing testing done to rule out any issues there.

I am so thankful for the people God has surrounded us with that are working on our behalf to help Miles get the help, testing & evaluations he needs. I'm not sure there is anything more special than perfect strangers coming along side you for the soul purpose of helping your children be all that God designed them to be.


  1. Wow. I know we have talked about this, but I was with you in assuming it was SPD. Will pray for you guys and the doctors.

  2. We are praying for sweet Miles (and the rest of you too)! We love y'all!

  3. Hello,
    I just wanted to say, we adopted a little girl 4 yrs ago. She was 28 months at the time. (Not from Ethiopia) a domestic adoption. She didn't say a word. She had such a flat head, I wondered how her brain was in there... No kidding... We heard autism right off the bat!! She had ALL the symptoms! We had her in speech therapy, special classes, and little by little she slowly began to say words and do different things. Well turns out when she was in the foster home she had little attention paid to her, there were so many other kids much more out going! Today she is 6 years old!! I can't believe this is the same child!! No autism she was just a very careful little girl to trust!! It took us about 2 years to get her on the right track!! Hang in there and don't be so quick to let ANYONE diagnose autism.... We recently adopted a baby boy from Ethiopia and funny thing our case worker said it is EXTREMELY rare for a child from Ethiopia to ever be autistic, don't know why!! But I will be praying for you!! Believe me my daughter had the EXACT signs you are writing about!! I read blogs but don't comment, but I wanted to today!!
    God Bless You!!

    Beth xox

  4. Hi Jackie. I'm an occupational therapist at your son's clinic in Fayetteville. I saw Miles from across the room for the first time this week and was drawn to him like a magnet. I went straight to the therapist who assigns kids to us and said "Who is this child???" She told me he was Miles and he was adopted from Ethiopia. My heart jumped. My husband and I have been on the Ethiopia waitlist for 6 months!!! Miles is just precious. Seeing him made me really ache for my child. If you need ANYTHING at all let me know!! I would love to get to know you your family and talk about Ethiopia/therapy/etc! (Hope you don't think this is wierd).

    Julie Marvin