I quickly want to share about the passage in James 1:26-27. A verse that is very familiar with those in the adoptive world.
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Notice how there are 3 parts of true religion.
- bridling the tongue
- visit orphans and widows in their distress
- keep oneself unstained by the world
Like I said, I was challenged and brought to a humble place before God to examine my heart before Him. The messages are going to be available for listening on the Together For Adoption website (HERE). It might take a day or two before they are available. Hopefully you can also find encouragement.