Friday, June 1, 2012
Can I tell you how much I love this kid?
He has presented more challenges than I was ever prepared to deal with, but he is the most giving, accepting, loving kid I've ever met.
Just recently, I started reading the boys a story from the Bible and laying hands on them before bed time, each night. We've been doing it for about a week. Because I want them to take our time seriously, I'm teaching them about reverence. They have a tendency to sneak peeks at each other, through squinted eyes, and giggle while praying.
I think I finally got through to them because, tonight, when I laid my hands on LJ's head, he was extremely earnest. Our time went something like this:
Father, I thank you for this mighty, mighty man of God.
LJ: "mighty man of God"
I thank you for bringing him to our family.
Father, I pray that you would help LJ focus during the day, so that he can be a very good boy and obey mommy and daddy.
LJ: "help me, Jesus"
We praise you for the blessings you give us and the gift that LJ is to our life. Make him strong, and wise, and passionate for you. Ignite his heart with love for people and may words never fall from his lips. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
LJ: "A-AAAAMen. Thank you, Mama."
God has redeemed this precious boy and my life is better because of him. I'm in awe of what God is doing before my eyes, in HIS son. I'm so thankful that we said, yes...