The great news is that God is going ahead of us, and already knows when each step will occur. As I have often said before, I am impatient. We're taught in our society that immediate gratification is what should be expected. Fast food is now, texts provide immediate contact and even credit cards give you instant “money” so you can buy anything you want now. But many times God doesn’t work in "now," but in His time.
A lot of times if we're just patient, God will provide far beyond our expectations. Tonight with my children is a perfect example. I planned to take them to Dairy Queen after dinner for dessert to celebrate our LID. After dinner the children requested skittles for dessert. I told them if they waited they would get a better treat as a surprise, but I would let them make the decision. After much discussion they decided to wait, but not without a lot of deliberation. Isn't this us? We want something now that we think is great, but God tells us that if we wait for His timing, it will be better than we can imagine. God “makes everything beautiful in His time” Ecclesiastes 3:11. Please continue to pray with our family as we wait for God to reveal His timely plans with our family as we eagerly anticipate meeting our daughter.