Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children…according to the good pleasure of his will…in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will… Ephesians 1:3-5 and 11
Jonathan and I were unusually bonded and emotionally tuned into each other from day one. He was my “easy” baby. He was a content, laid-back, happy child as long as he was with me. He was a bright, sensitive child. As an infant I instinctively met his needs before he expressed any discomfort. I never had to discipline him because he remembered everything that was a no-no and would not dream of displeasing me. During times of stress or sadness holding Jonathan would relieve me of any negative emotions.
He adored his big brother and vice versa but would be present when Bobby engaged in risk taking activities, sometimes without my knowledge. I learned to pray almost constantly and trust them to the Lord. We had no major accidents or even illnesses, except croup, during their pre-school years, which was nothing short of a miracle and due to prayer. My faith in prayer grew daily.
Prayer: Father, assist me in giving you everything in prayer and the wisdom to leave it with you.
Thought: Constant heart-felt prayer is a faith builder. As my current Pastor says when you get serious with God, He gets serious with you.