Monday, March 2, 2009

A Blessing!

I just feel like telling you that at our age we have taken on a teen-ager. Our grandson, Stephen, is living with us now. Due to bad circumstances at home and bad company he kept ~ Stephen was on a downward spiral.
Last September we helped him get into a re-hab center. Before he went the Lord saved him. There were times when we almost gave up hope,
but we kept praying. He was back home~ which is not the best place for a child trying to come clean should be. But about two weeks ago he was put out, and called us. His Paw Silas and I decided to give him a chance.
We are amazed at what the Lord has done. He had to work and the Lord
supplied that job about two miles from here. A man at church has a furniture business and he hired Stephen on trial basis. Most of the people that work there are Christians and we feel that is a blessing. His first paycheck was only for two days. We told him about tithing. He put his tithing in and this last week the Lord supplied him with quite a few hours overtime. Plus! This week he put his tithing in again. We told him not to expect money back everytime he paid tithe, but that the Lord would bless him.
He comes home singing a song one of the church boys was singing while at work. Then Yesterday morning the pastor felt led to preach on hell.
When Bro Rusty gets to preaching ~he gets with it. Stephen had never heard anyone preach like that. He remark how much he like the preaching. Last night~ after a blessed time of worship and preaching~
right before we dismissed the pastor wanted us to sing out theme song:
I"M ON THE WINNING SIDE. Stephen came home singing that song and saying "I can make it because I'm on the winning side." What a blessing! Stephen has a story to tell that we will post at a later date.
In the meantime , would you pray for Stephen as he battles with some of his past and ask the Lord to help him grow spiritually?
Wow! I forgot how much a teen-ager eats! It's been a long time since we had our son home. Pray that the Lord would give us wisdom. We don't want to push any of our convictions on him, we want him to get his own.
Just think of him as being you son or grandson and pray daily. Thanks!
We will give you more about Stephen later.


Cathy said...

That is wonderful, Ailene, bless your hearts. He is very blessed to have you as grandparents. And it sounds like he is growing in the Lord! He liked that spirit filled preaching, huh? Praying for him and you two ~

Nina in Portugal said...

I am praising the Lord about Stephen!! I know that it thrills your heart!

I'll be praying!

Deborah said...

I'll be praying for Stephen as well as you and Silas. Sounds like things are off to a good start!

Dani Joy said...

Wow! I got Goose bumps! A teen ager singin a hymn! AMEN!! :) The Lord wants to use him and I will pray that he will be pliable in His hands.

What a praise!

Thanks for the encouraging words you gave when you visited today! I was touched knowing that you would be praying. It means so much! I really feel like I fail and make a flop of this Pastor wife roll. Never been before and really pray for wisdom. It´s a learn as you go roll. I welcome your loving advise. Thank you again.

GraceFromHim said...

Wonderful, what a blessing!!! I will pray for Stephen! I too was raised by my loving grandmother during my teen years, bless her heart....she NEVER gave up on me!Thank you for sharing what the Lord is doing, always encouraging!!
Blessings sweet sister!

Dori said...

How great! Is he Rhonda's son?

Ruthie said...

Blessings to you for your ministry to Stephen. We'll keep you all in our prayers.

momstheword said...

I didn't notice that you guys all had your own blogs, cool! I'm with Dani, being a pastor's wife doesn't come with a manual....but fortunately the Bible tells us all how to live.

I will pray for your dear grandson. What a blessing for you to have him! Yes, teens it alot (I have a 15 and 20 year old).