Thursday, June 16, 2011

This week I have found myself having a hard time fundraising for Ian. Not the act itself but in finding those who are willing to help save a boys life.

But I know that adoption is a beautiful, glorious and battle worthy cause and this is why Satan tries so hard to prevent it.

This is why I will not give up.  Satan will not win.

James 1:27 states, "Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for the orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you".

By caring for these children we put Gods word into practice.
When we give with no thought of receiving, we show what it means to truly serve others.

God called me to raise awareness for the orphans and to help those families or heard God's call.  The call to fight the battle and go save a child(ren) out of an orphanage. I have GREAT respect for the families who have been doing it for months(years).  This is hard!  Satan makes it hard!

So I started to wonder. How much control does Satan have on those who say they are Christians when it comes to giving? 

Lets just say that this has been an eye opening experience.

So, what does God tell us about giving to others?

Proverbs 11:24-25
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.

What?  We become richer by being generous?  The world ( Satan) says to hold on to as much as possible, but God blesses those who give freely of their possessions, time, and energy.  When we give, God supplies us with more so that we can give more. In addition, giving helps us gain a better perspective on our possessions.  We realize they were never really ours to begin with, but they were given to us by God to be used to help others. 

By giving we get to feel Joy, that warm feeling in our heart and soul, God's approval.

It's time to tell Satan to back off! It's not our money but HIS money.
It's time you felt that warm feeling in your heart and soul!

The link below will take you to Ian's Reece's Rainbow account. I ask that you pray about your donation once you get there.  Ask God to take charge of your GIVING.

Ian and his Mommy

IAN for the Stewart family–Suwanee, GA

IAN for the Stewart family–Suwanee, GA