Well, I can tell you this has been an exciting week. Not only for my son but for me as well. As I accepted this challenge, (yes, I was late) I was looking forward to what God was going to do in Riley. It never entered my mind that I would experience change as well. This week we prayed for a servant’s heart, honor, love, joy and peace in our sons. As I prayed these things, an urgency was created in me to continue, to stick with it, to make this a priority. I have prayed for Riley in the past, I’ve prayed for specific things but it was always a ‘laundry list’ of things for him. I’ve never really prayed scripture and inserted his name, thereby making it real or personal for him. What a blessing it has been to pray scripture like this one; “May Riley have a wise man’s heart inclining him to the right, and not a fool’s heart inclining to the left (Ecclesiastes 10:2)” Thinking of Daniel whom we’ve been studying in Bible. Daniel was bold enough to stand for what is right, he did not lean to the left even when his life depended on it. Oh, that Riley could make the right choice when it comes down to it!
Today I have prayed for peace for him. He is being baptized tomorrow night! Praise the Lord!! We are so excited. Chris and I have prayed for this for several years now. Riley had asked Christ into his heart when he was 5 but he wasn’t ready for baptism. He would say, “no, not yet…” or we would talk to him about it and he would say, “ok” as if he was processing the information and thinking on it. We didn’t want to pressure him, so when he told us he was ready we both about leaped for joy!
I asked him if he was scared, he said a little, but he was excited. So I reassured him that all would be well and he would be taken good care of by the pastor. I’m still praying for peace for him so he can look back and remember this with joy!
It has been a blessing to pray for our sons together and I look forward to reading all about your accounts as you pray for your sons.
Blessings to you!