Saturday, June 11, 2011
Praying without ceasing has a different meaning for me. While I have prayed the word over my sons since my Pastor taught it many years ago. I find the joined prayer of like minded Mamas very affirming. I am also in a group doing The Ministry of Motherhood, and reading Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts, and Monte Swan's Romancing Your Child's Heart. It's like parenting boot camp.
I have never woke before everyone, this is a huge challenge and has been a struggle, but I desire to be this person. Thankfully our home school is on vacation for a month.
So, yesterday after a long day taking care of my mother and shopping with hubby and lil guy, I spent some time in my #1 son's room while he played his video games. He had just been to a hunting class. Of course lil guy comes in a joins in the conversation and we are just spending time together between yawns. I ask if Joe "lil guy" can read his bible while we are in there, so of course Sean "#1" says yes. While reading lil guy informs me he is going to be a priest, that he had a dream and YHWY told him to be a priest like He told Sean to be a lawyer. My jaw dropped. Lil guy is going to be 8. Sean heard from the Lord at about 14.
This is not a total surprise as I have prayed the word over him and have him speak the word in his prayers. He is a bold lil guy. I had a feeling when he was 3 at a friends wedding after the Pastor said Amen, he loudly recited: Psalm 103:1 "Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me, Jesus I love you, Haleyula"!
He is a story teller, he has vivid dreams. I tell him always, G*d is going to use him mightily.
As I ponder these things I know he will do something great for the Lord. He was a miracle from birth. I attempted an unassisted vbac at home that went bad. I had toxemia and full blown seizures. All I can say is that the prayer of the fervent availed much. In the "world" we should not be here. He had other plans.
Doing these studies has been what I need after loosing my dad last November, and my childhood friend the year before that. Time to live fully, love deeply, smile often.
I have precious gifts from the King and I am living in the state of shock and awe of His grace, and I am counting it all joy through life's journey.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This place has been on my mind for some time. I have not felt settled any one place. I have moments of "okay,this is what I have". I have come to accept that this is not my home, and that my soul knows very well. So this is short and sweet. Today till whenever, the corner of the couch will do, because in the quietness of my mind You are there! Thank you Father.