Thursday, November 6, 2008

Zoe.......the name

Many of you have asked about the name Zoe; it came from a series of events after years of praying for a LIFE movement over our nation......

David was in D.C. at "The Call" on 8.16.08, a day of prayer/fasting for America. Abbey & I were home in Auburn, & upon waking up that morning I had a fleeting thought about a name (Zoe) we had talked about for our puppy, "what if God wants us to adopt a baby and name her Zoe?"....I dismissed it as being very random (seeing as adoption had not been on my mind AT ALL) & went about my day.......

until tuning in to watch the D.C. event online...........

a pastor was praying for God to touch people's hearts with the Spirit of adoption. A mom was holding her adopted child on stage and the prayer was that the meaning of her name, "LIFE", resonate across this nation. Guess what her name was!?!?....Zoe! I knew in my heart God was speaking. I prayed, "Lord, if this is you, confirm it through David". David called me 2 hours later & said, "there's something to this adoption thing for us"...we were both amazed at what God was doing in both of us so far apart! We've talked about wanting to adopt since we were engaged, but always said God would have to show us WHAM!!!

After taking it to Pastor Jim & Nancy & talking with our parents, we knew this was truly the Lord! Romans 8:15 teaches us about this miraculous Spirit of adoption which brings us to God through Christ,
"For this spirit which you have now received is not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption (the Spirit producing sonship) in which we cry, Abba! Father!"

Isn't He amazing!

.........and so it is............Zoe

1 comment:

creative gal said...

Praising God with you!!