Saturday, March 26, 2011

I believe

This morning I'm sitting at my kitchen table and through the window I see snow falling. 
On March 26th, 6 days after the calendar announced Spring Begins.
We just ended our spring break and it looks like winter break instead. 
Green grass laced with white snowflakes is such a strange sight. 
Right now we are dealing with some heavy stuff with our 16 year old son Aaron. 
Things that make his Mamma's heart break and ache.
When I look at his choices and how we raised him I find no common ground. 
Right now our son is like snow in the spring. 
It shouldn't be. 
It doesn't belong.
Doesn't make sense. 

This morning I have my Bible opened to 1 Samuel about Hannah and Samuel. 
The son she wanted, prayed for and vowed to give to God for his whole life. 
I loved this particular verse in chapter 3
19: The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of His words fall to the ground.

 let none of His words fall to the ground                     
Today the only thing that will fall to the ground is the snow. 
The words my God has spoken over my son will not fall to the ground. 
Instead, they will fall into my restless heart and through them I will find peace as I pray them over my Prodigal. 

Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Romans 10:13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

I pray he does this: 
             Jeremiah 29:12-13 Then you (Aaron) will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. 

So God can have His way with Him...
             Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, (Aaron)," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Because of Aaron's choice to invite Jesus into his life and a few years later choose to get baptized, I believe that he will return to the Lord and what a day that will be! 
Philippians 1:6a being confident of this that He who began a good work in you, (Aaron Preston Chealey) will bring it on to completion.

What are you currently facing that goes against what God has for you? 
Whatever your "snow in the spring day" is, choose to focus on Jesus Christ! 

Keeping our eyes on the One who can make a snowy spring day beautiful. 


Tammy said...

Lelia, I need this. I needed to be reminded that God's Words will never come back void.

From the time my daughter was born, I prayed over her, taught her about the love of Jesus and how she is a precious jewel. But my heart too is aching and broken because of a choice she made.

I so needed to read this...

love and hugs~Tammy

Jennifer said...

I am praying for you all sweet friend. Tammy is right, God's word never returns void. He's got this. He knows where you are. He LOVES AARON and Aaron knows that.

Love to you and yours.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

It doesn't always stop when the child becomes an's hard to watch even your adult children make wrong choices when you know they know better...I have learned (when talking falls on deaf ears) that all I can do is prayer and ask the Lord to convict...and of course, just continue to love them.

Blessings, my friend!


Miss C said...

Lea, the last line is exactly what I needed to think upon today. Thanks for sharing. Also, keep Proverbs 22:6 close in your heart. Love ya.

Jill said...

I have been right where you are at this moment. Watching your child make choices that take him down crooked paths that lead to no where, is frustrating, difficult, painful and confusing. Where we cannot see the full picture, God can. God knows where we go and watches over us. Keep the faith friend, Aaron's faith will lead him back home.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

praying for your precious son, my friend. i think many of us have been through rough spots with our kiddos and 16 is a HARD age!

keep trusting the Lord and claiming those scriptures over him!

(he is a cutie!)

Paula ~ Princess Warrior Chick said...

Praying for your precious boy! Pxo

Yolanda said...


You wrote this beautifully, as you do always. I wrote about Hannah myself this week on H.G. My snow in the spring is our 33 year young son. Walking and trusting God even though our son hasn't ever chosen God or lived for him, but I pray that one day soon he will begin to do so. Until then, I will not waver with my God!


Anonymous said...

Oh I can relate!
We are also going through a tough time with our daughter. And through all of it, we are clinging to our Lord, for without Him, we are nothing.

LynnSC said...

Oh Lelia! Please know that I will be praying for you and your family as we live through the same kind of thing on our end. I am so thankful that both of our children have parents that stand on God's Word and love them no matter what.

I love you friend!

Mia said...

when they were little it was so easy. We could choose for them. Jesus and I we watch our prodigal girl and love her and pray without ceasing! I was where she is right now and was prayed out of the abyss! Thank you for being real Lelia it is such an encouragement to me!

Anonymous said...

You are such an encouragement Lelia! Trust in the Lord! Praying for you and Aaron. Josie

Vickie said...

Lelia, I so understand where you are. I too have a 16 year old son and sometimes I wonder about his choices knowing how I have raised him. Then I focus on God's word. We walk by faith not by sight. What I see is nothing compared to what God's word promises, so I do and encourage you to continue to speak the Word over Him. God's word is spirit and it is life. The word that was planted in them as children will not leave them. I will lift your Aaron up before the throne of grace. Call those things that be not as though they were. All is well.