Thursday, May 20, 2010

Today My Second Son became my brother!

After taking a family walk tonight  (having a very serious conversation with this cute son of mine about Jesus and God and what it would mean if Jesus came back tonight and people(he was including himself as one of these people hadn't asked Jesus in their heart)-asking me would "We all go to Hell mom?"  And then saying "I don't want to go to Hell-what do I do and I explained the plan of salvation to him and he says so sweetly-but mom I will always be a sinner-I can't be good and even when I try-and me saying "Brandon-that is the whole reason God sent Jesus to die on the cross for us-none of us is good enough no matter how hard we try."  When we got home and he got his pj's on he came and got his dad and I and with tears in those big blue eyes he said I want to pray to ask Jesus in my heart-what a joy!  It is and has been one of the most joyous times with each of mine children as they have asked us to pray with them to receive Jesus as their Savior.  After a hard week and a hard day and making a decision that I think I will be leaving my job and being fearful of what that will mean for our family and our financial situation and stress about that-this made everything of the day that has caused me to be anxious to melt away-it made me stop and say-"Yes, I trust you God" thank you for this blessing that can compare to no other blessing-thank you for the fact 3 of my 4 (and my prayer is in a few years when our sweet Analeigh is old enough too that she too will make this decision) are now not only my sweet blessings, my wonderful children but my brothers and sisters in Christ-that someday we will all spend eternity together in Heaven.  It makes me look at days like today through different lenses-that in the bigger picture nothing that happened today comes close to the joy that the sweet simple prayer of my third blessing God has given me, my sweet Brandon, said tonight that forever changed his life.

My sweet Bran, I love you with all my heart-you are a joy to have as my son.  I am so excited about the decision you made tonight.  I am so proud of you.   I love you.


Barbie said...

There is no greater joy for a parent than to see their child make a decision for Christ. I am praying for you my friend!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

What a joy! I also have four children, all of whom I was able to see led to the Lord. Three of them are now adults.

It was a blessing to find your blog through Janette's.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my post this morning. That move was two years ago...we lost everything and we are starting back to square one. I am doing fine these days...God is faithful, merciful and restores. I am being able to post from my healing and not from my hurt at this time...what a joy!!!

Congratulations with your remember my children's decisions...the first five. A precious time.

We are in Denton...we lost our home in was my dream home...but I gave God my fake pearls and I am believing he will return real ones back to me...what it will look like I don't know.

Yes, we kiss a lot of frogs...I kept hearing that while, so right.

Blessings and enjoy your weekend and your sons new walk with the Lord,
Ever in Denton or near...let's meet for a tea!!!

Grace Wheeler said...

OOOOHhhhhh Jill!!! How exciting!!! What a precious post! Thanks SO much for sharing! This brightens my day!!!

cooperkelly4 said...

Yay!!! I think that just confirms all the decisions you were talking about and how sweet as you are trusting Jesus that He softened your son's heart and drew Him to Himself. So precious! =0) It makes every day/moment worth it doesn't it!? Kelly =0)Rejoicing with you!