I will bring Praise

 A few weeks ago we were visiting a church that had a special band playing for their service. The band was phenomenal and they sang a song that I had not heard in a very long time but that I have always loved.

As I listened to the band sing, I really concentrated on the words and oh how they spoke to me. You could apply these words to so many area's of life but of course I have really applied them to the adoption. When I think about the beginning and how we were unsure about how we would be able to afford the adoption, when we had to change our paperwork and when we were informed that the wait would be even longer. The "desert"  as the song says but then it goes on to talk about the harvest. What a great harvest we have coming...A Child! I truly love how the song says that no matter what, we should Bring Praise, for our God is the God who supplies ________ (you fill in the blank) whatever it is you need for the moment and will continue to provide through the whole journey. It also talks about once you've come through the "desert" make sure you sow a seed for someone else. If you get a chance find it, listen to it and let the words minister to you. Here are the words to the song:

This is my prayer in the desert
And all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides

And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon forged against me shall remain

I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

And this is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on it's way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be empited again
The seed I've recieved I will sow