Thursday, May 28, 2009

Learning to Breathe

Yesterday our 19 year old daughter Alyssa had a doctor's appointment. She had an ultrasound done to see how the baby is doing. Alyssa is due on June 7th

She called me after the appointment and said, "Oh, Mom you should see it. It's so cute! The doctor said everything looks good and that it was working on its breathing." 

I don't know why, but that just kept coming to my mind throughout the day. 
Probably because at 38 years old I am still working on my breathing. 
Trying to breathe in the breath of my Creator. Trying to do life His way instead of my clumsy way. 

When I feel overwhelmed with life I work on my breathing. 
Breathing in the Word of God because a life not focused on Him finds itself gasping for air just to survive.

When I am wanting more of Jesus I work on my breathing. 
Breathing in the character of the Son of God who once walked this earth.

When I find myself wanting someone else's gifts or talents I work on my breathing.
Breathing in the truth that God will complete the unique work He started in me.

So this little one growing inside my daughter's belly, the one the doctor said is already 8 pounds and 8 ounces. The little one still working on developing its lungs....know that you will forever be working on your breathing. It will be your choice of whether you are breathing in holy air or just trying to make it on the world's oxygen. 

My prayer is that you will choose Jesus.

As long as you allow Jesus to breathe life into you then you will find yourself needing His air even more because He will continuously take your breath away. Just from His Presence. 

Breathe in little angel and let the Savior fill your heart with the love He has for you. 

I love you already....your Grandma.

~Many Blessings~


HisPrincess said...

Praying that Alyssa's little ones (and Alyssa) will choose Jesus.

What a great way to illustrate living in the word of the Lord.

"breathing in holy air or just trying to make it on the world's oxygen"

We all know how polluted the world's oxygen is. Praying that all our loved one's choose to breath pure holy air.


Liz said...

Lelia, I am glad that God kept that little phrase stuck in your you could write this lovely post. His is our very breath! And yes, I am working on my breathing!
Miss you!

Liz said...

oh and p.s....praying for Alyssa and the baby. Waiting eagerly with you.

Sharon said...

That was so beautiful, I am sure she is feeling a bit anxious too, now that time is getting closer.

He is the Air I Breathe!!!! AMEN!

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful message with a tender touch.

Praying for your precious daughter and your precious grandbaby that's on the way! Praise the Lord.

Love you.

Jill said...

Loved your words - how blessed the little one is to have a Grandma like you! Praying already, way to go! Keep us posted. I too have my ultrasound scheduled but at 18 weeks today, we have a ways to go, which is difficult for my little ones! Patience!!! Blessings, Jill

Shanda said...

May this miracle of life draw your daughter's heart closer to her own creator.

Praying her delivery is smooth! Only a few more days!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I am praying for safe delivery and health for both mama and baby. My 19 year old daughter and her husbandjust had their 2nd little boy 2 months ago. I have been where you are and have my own 2 teenage pregnancy stories with 2 of my 3 girls.

Oh, Lord, let your grace fall on Alyssa and baby and all the family.

Naomi said...

So very beautiful, Lelia! Praying for you all, and for the birth of the new little one... Naomi x

Edie said...

How precious! Praying with you that your newest little one will choose Christ at and early age. That's why God invented Grandmas. :)

I gave you a mention in my post today.

Blessings to you and your family!!

Andrea said...

Beautiful post! Blessings and prayers for the precious little one.


Surrendering Mom said...

Leila, I loved this post. I am praying for your new grandbaby and you precious daughter. God is taching me everyday to keep breathing and your words have encouraged me today. Thanks for allowing God to work through you. You are a blessing!

Pastora Debbie said...

"When I feel overwhelmed with life I work on my breathing.
Breathing in the Word of God because a life not focused on Him finds itself gasping for air just to survive."

I love this!

congratulations on being a grandma I became one 3 years ago and my Jake is such a blessing:)
Its not a abetter love its a different love one you've never experienced before


lisasmith said...

Praying for you, Alyssa and Baby.

Praying that He is the air you all breathe!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
What a beautiful analogy and I too will be saying a prayer for your precious daughter and grandbaby!!, Does she know if it is a boy or girl!! how exciting whan a new life comes into the world. I'm having a giveaway and I have an award on the bottom of my post on the giveaway. please come over when you can I'm just celebrating my blogoversary and sisterness.

Hugz Lorie

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Hey sweets. I hate I missed this one. I don't visit blogland on the weekends and was out most of Friday.

This is a beautiful post. What a wonderful tribute to this little one, something for the grandbaby to read years down the road and knowing grandma was already praying...

Yes, choosing to breathe in Jesus is the only real way of living.
Love ya,

Kimberly said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love how you think, how you write, how you love the Lord.

Praying for your precious daughter.
Love you,