After a long flight we finally arrived in Beijing yesterday afternoon. We are in Nanjing now and will be exploring the city gates and wall tomorrow. Excited to be that much closer to our daughter! Gotcha day is Monday!!!
So this morning I started stressing about all the details that need to come together last minute for this trip. Picked up my devotional for this morning dated December 9 and this is what it says:
Out on a Limb
If you serve me, you must go with me. John 12:26
Be willing to step out of your comfort zone. Take a risk and go out on a limb with Me. If that is where I am leading you then out on that limb is the safest place for you to be.
You want to play it safe, avoid all the risks you can. But taking risks is part of living close to Me. Trying to live a risk-free life tells Me that you don't really trust Me. You have to make a choice: Will you keep trying to be safe at all costs? Or will you follow Me with all your heart?
I may ask you to stand up for someone who can't stand up for himself/herself, to say no to a friend, or to tell a stranger about Me. But I"ll give you the strength and the courage to do it.
Life with Me is an adventure. If you stick with Me, you'll not only have My protection, but you'll learn to relax and enjoy the adventure. So be willing to follow wherever I lead--even out on a limb.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For you are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.
Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For you have not forsaken those who seek you
We are George and Candace Dorr. We have been married for 25 years. In 2010 we traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou to bring home our first child, a beautiful 8 year old daughter from Shanghai, China. We are blessed beyond what we could have ever thought or imagined. In December 2012, just a few days before Christmas GOD blessed us with another daughter and so we are about to bring home our second child, a beautiful 5 year old daughter who currently lives in Wuxi, China. Join us on this amazing journey as we travel to Wuxi, Nanjing, Guangzhou and back.