So much had happened in my life before I started the adoption. Like many of you there are circumstances and situations that shook us at the core and many of those things are what drew us to adoption in the first place.
About the time that I started the adoption I bought the Marvin Sapp CD like everyone else looking for the song, "Never Would Have Made It." That's such an amazing and powerful song that I found to be true of every song on the CD. But, the song that felt so personal, the song that touched and changed me instantly was "Praise Him in Advance."
That's why I praise him with my hands. That's why I praise him in a dance. He's given me a second chance. Come on and praise him in advance.
That's why I praise him in a song, when things are right or when they go wrong. He's given me a second chance. Come on and praise him in advance.
Praise him, come on in here, open your mouth and bless the Lord. Praise him, come on praise him, open your mouth give him glory tell your story, bless his name. Praise him in advance.
Praise him in the good times, praise him when things are going wrong. Praise him in advance. Praise him. Bless the Lord, He is worthy. And for my... life I will praise him, praise him in advance. Praise him when things are good times, praise him trouble on every side. When I'm broke I will praise him in advance.
So I want everyone of you to know that today I praise him advance for the last barrier removed, the complete court filing, the finalization of the adoptions, and my children's safe journey home. I hope someone else can be blessed by it.