Monday, July 23, 2007

Count Your Blessings Monday

Another day to point out my blessings.

Marci started this and I think it's a great idea!

My blessing today is my son. This photo was taken in November 2003. At that time Adam was 16 yrs and just a few inches taller than my 5'6". Now he's 6'5" - maybe even a little taller! When we moved last year, he stayed in KS. And he's still there! I miss him, but I know he is in God's care.

He has seen hard times, experienced heartache, made poor decisions, and turned in the wrong direction for comfort. Haven't we all?

I believe God has designed a ministry for each of us according to our talents and life experiences. Who can effectively minister to those in trial? Only those who have lived through that trial. God continues to preserve & protect my son. Through his experiences, Adam is being prepped to minister to "the lowest of these". I'm OK with that. I've always been OK with that.

My prayer is that God would continue to send ministers to Adam that can walk with him step-by-step, that Adam would recognize the hand of God preparing him for future ministry, and that Adam would empty his soul of himself and allow to God to fill him beyond measure - conquering all doubt. My tears are of joy in hopes of the fruit yet to come. One day Adam will allow God to do mighty things through him.


photowannabe said...

Difficulty and heartache can build tremendous character. Sometimes its hard as Moms to let go and let God do the work. I pray that people will come into his life that speak life and hope to him and that his heart will be softened to hear the words spoken to him.

Marci said...

I have seen God hear and respond to a mother's heart felt prayer. Just keep on praying for him and loving on him!!!!

Kimmers said...

What a wonderful testament of a mothers heart! I will pray for the Lords guidance in your sons life.
Blessings to you!

Kim said...

I must tell you that I am very touched by your post. I'm still struggling to put aside self, I think it is a struggle that I will face all of my life. Thank you for sharing your blessing.