Adoption Verses

This post isn’t going to be very eloquent or as wordsy as normal. Since we started the adoption process a year and a half ago, I’ve been keeping a running note on my phone of different verses that the Lord has used for different reasons. Of course I haven’t always remembered to add every verse to the note on my phone and it’s just left scribbled in my Bible. BUT, each time we hit a stall or crazy news or whatever, I’ll open the note on my phone and read/pray through the list of verses. I thought it would be neat to share them in case anyone else wants to see and to pray for themselves or for us as we wait for our next hearing on May 9.

Here’s the unedited list of verses!

Adoption verses:

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭

“as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭4:7

“No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭4:20-21‬ ‭

“and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:4-5‬ ‭

“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:17‬

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”‭‭ -Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” -Habakkuk‬ ‭2:3‬

“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,”
‭‭Joel‬ ‭2:25‬a

“When my spirit faints within me, you know my way!” -Psalms‬ ‭142:3‬a

God only gives dying Grace on dying days. Grace transforms to what it is you need when you need it and not a moment before.

“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand” -Romans 7:21

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” -Romans 8:11

“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”” -Romans‬ ‭8:15‬

Romans 8 as a whole. Hope. Peace. NO fear. God conquers.

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:1‬

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭—adoption to be debt free!

“so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭

“But I have no regrets. I couldn’t be more sure of my ground—the One I’ve trusted in can take care of what he’s trusted me to do right to the end.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭MSG‬‬

“Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.” If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:25-27‬ ‭Food on India trip

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind”
‭‭Job‬ ‭38:1‬a

“And Nathan said to David, “Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you.””
‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭17:2‬

“Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart” -2 Corinthians 4:1

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16-18‬

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” -2 Cor 5:7

ONLY BE CAREFUL AND WATCH YOURSELVES CLOSELY SO THAT YOU DO NOT FORGET THE THINGS YOUR EYES HAVE SEEN OR LET THEM FADE FROM YOUR HEART AS LONG AS YOU LIVE. From Deut. 4:1-14

“Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”
‭‭John‬ ‭21:25‬ ‭ESV

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭

“But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1:15‬ ‭–He set Luna apart, even before she was born

“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:13-14‬

“When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭7:9‬ ‭

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭4:4-7‬ ‭

“And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.”
‭‭John‬ ‭9:2-3‬

“Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭66:5‬ ‭

“And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭21:21-22‬ ‭

“Like the moon it shall be established forever, a faithful witness in the skies.” Selah”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭89:37‬ ‭

“but he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks. The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:41-42‬ ‭

““I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-8‬ ‭

“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭72:18‬ ‭

““O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭25:1‬ ‭

“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:31‬ ‭

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.”
‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭

“I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies. Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings. Protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭17:6-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.”
‭‭Esther‬ ‭6:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ –that the judge will not be able to rest until completing our written orders

1 Samuel 16: 14-23 –that God would torture the judge until our written orders are completed. That signing our papers would be like David playing the lyre

“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.””
‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:45-47‬ ‭– the battle is the Lord’s!! He gave us a new judge on 5/1 and praying she knows that we come to our adoption case in the name of the Lord of hosts

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