When I was born, I was placed for adoption. My adoptive family is the best family I could have! When I was 5 years old, I came to a saving knowledge of Jesus as I accepted him as my Savior. I was adopted into the family of God. What a blessing!
Growing up, I went to a private Christian school, and I was able to learn more about God and deepen my spiritual roots. I was not perfect, and I am still far from perfect. But I have been given a wonderful life. I dealt with feelings of abandonment throughout my childhood and teen years.
There were a few things I knew I wanted in life. I wanted to be a mom and a teacher. God brought my husband into my life, and while I was not looking for a mate at the time, I knew he was the one. We got married and thought we would have a couple of children. God blessed us with a daughter and a son.
Then, we started going to a Bible study where we studied the book of Genesis in depth. God stirred in my heart to want more children. My husband did not feel the same stirring at the same time, so I prayed and left it to God. I asked him to work in my husband’s heart or take the desire for more children from me. Well, He worked miracles.
My husband felt the same leading of God some months later. We were blessed with our third child, and we decided together to leave the size of our family up to God. Each child is a blessing, and we wanted to open our hearts and home to what God had for us. It was a big leap of faith.
We have been blessed with one daughter and five sons. We have three young adult children, and we have three handsome young men still at home and homeschooling with me. Having a large family is a blessing. God has fulfilled the desires of my heart. I am a wife, mother, and teacher.
God brought two people together and created a beautiful family. We have had hard times, and we have had good times. We have stepped out in faith to follow God, and that has been hard at times. God does not take us on the easy path. He allows us to have trials, so we can strengthen our faith. We get strong through the testing times.
If you are going through a trial right now, God is with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. On you lowest, hardest day ever, He is there. If He has called you to do something, He will equip you to do it. Nothing is too hard for God. Serve Him. Follow Him. Love Him. Give Him your life.
Tami Fox is an author from North Carolina. She lives in the woods with her husband, 4 of her 6 children, 1 dog, and 1 goat. She wrote, Giving Your Children Wings Without Losing Yours, based on raising and teaching her children. She writes daily on her blog to encourage women to get organized in their homes in small steps. You can read more at www.TamiFox.net.
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Bestselling Author Tricia Goyer demonstrates the powerful work God accomplishes if we are willing to step out in obedience to Biblical commands and His quiet urgings, no matter our fears or feelings of inadequacy.
Walk It Out illustrates the real-life results of listening to the Scriptural mandates such as care for the orphan, serve the poor, go into the world to spread the gospel, and love others of all races. The author’s journey, from accepting Christ’s forgiveness and telling her story of redemption to answering the call to adopt seven children when she least expected, is filled with the exhilarating, radical, unexpected life that we experience when we walk into God’s plans for us.
“I neither planned or expected any of this—from the ten kids to the stamped-up passport. I didn’t accomplish these things by making a list and checking it off. They happened as I took steps of faith to follow God’s directives.” ~Tricia Goyer