Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Proud Moment

There are many times in my life when I am so proud of my boys. And then there are also many, when I just want to sink into the floor because of something they have said or done.

This is a very proud moment.

TJ is 14. He is also a Christian. Now that combination right there is sometimes hard to live with. I remember being a teen and trying to be a Christian at the same time. You are often laughed at, made fun of behind your back, and held to a higher standard than others.

Thankfully, my children don't seem to shrink from their Faith around their friends like I may have done at the same age. I am very Proud of them.

Last night TJ was on the phone and I heard him discussing a Bible passage. I naturally assumed that he was talking to his Youth Pastor or one of the other Youth kids from church.

I couldn't have been more wrong. He was talking to the girl he likes. Yes, he was sharing his faith with not only someone from school, but with a girl that he really likes. They were discussing 1 John 5:14-15. I know this because she was having trouble finding 1 John and he was explaining right where it was.

After he got off of the phone, I asked him what was up. He said he was trying to show her how powerful prayer is.

Wow - I am humbled by his faith.

I pray that he continues along this path. That as he continues along the right path, that he will not stray as far as I did. That when he is ready to settle down with someone, she is someone like the girl on the other side of his phone call. A Christian woman who he can share his faith with.

Stacy

6 comments:

Guinevere said...

My almost 16 year old daughter is this way. She won't back down or compromise. I'm really proud of her. If he's demonstrating those qualities now at 14, then he's got one foot solidly planted. We'll pray that by the time he gets through his early 20s, the other one will be as well! :o)

Bird said...

So often these kids are better at this stuff than we are. What an awesome role model your son is to anyone on their journey of faith.

Jen said...

You have good reason to be proud. He is wise beyond his years.

tween said...

i try to ask people if they belive that the earth is 6,000 years old or if they think it is 65,000,000 years old

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Shannon said...

How precious is that? I love that he was sharing his faith with her and trying to guide her. He's learning to be a Godly leader early in life. What a blessing he will be to his wife someday!
Sweet blessings to you,
Shannon