I Cor 16:14

"Let all that you do be done with love." I Cor 16:14

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cause for Celebration

I am so excited to share with you our first born (who just turned 16) got baptized this Sunday!!  It was a spontaneous baptism and HE DID IT!!  Yay!!   I am so thankful to the Lord for what He is doing in him.  And so happy my son submitted himself to Christ; to be cleansed in Him!  God is so good!  I remember laying in bed when I was several months pregnant with him, my heart so full and happy because he was "mine" ; but, the Lord just impressed upon me that he belonged to Him not me.  It was such a strong feeling and it really corrected my wrong thinking.  I am so glad He shared that revelation with me otherwise I would have been REALLY selfish with him!  

I have discovered with my son that navigating the waters of adolescence can be rough.  Can anyone relate?   I've had to learn to hold my tongue and instead do more praying and give him love even when he isn't exactly lovable.  We are still on this parenting journey and we need God's grace to see us through, to press on and finish the race set before us.   But with God on our side and yours, too we can do it!

"If God is for us, who can be against us?"  Romans 8:31

1 comment:

Shann said...

Oh my did I need to read these words tonight. I am in some rough waters being a mama right now. Sometimes I am floating but other times I am sinking. Today I feel like I drowned! If God so chooses to give me tomorrow, then I will ask for His Sweet Grace to get me through another day. :)
Soooo happy to hear your son made a commitment to Christ and to follow Him! Think about the angels in Heaven rejoicing with your family for his decision! :)