Raised by the Hand of The Lord
Satan was supreme over me. I felt abandoned and exposed to the cold rain. My thoughts were saturated with darkness as he whispered lies into my gullible teenage ears, “He will amount to nothing as you are. I will do with him as I did with you. I will scar his body, send him deep into the abyss of bondage, and I will murder his dreams one-by-one. You and your generations are beneath me.” I gave birth to my baby. He looked defenseless clinging unto me as a baby bird clings under his mother’s wings for shelter. I held him tight in my fragile arms burdened by my reality, “Our lives have been set. Everything points to failure. What will be of us? I don’t want to ruin your little life.”
One moment of anxious fear the Lord used my son to speak life into my cold, paralyzed mind. He must have been 9 years old as I doubted my abilities to continue raising this child. He looked into my eyes for no apparent reason and said, “Mom, you are doing a good job with me.”
Wow! I hugged him tight and began to cry. I asked, “Why do you say that?” He assured me, “Because you teach me to love The Lord. That’s all I need mom.”
I remembered the Autumn night as the wind guided the leaves onto the car’s windshield; I caressed my belly promising God my son. I remembered how God came to reclaim him for Himself at the age of four, and I remembered the stormy night my boy saw God on His throne in the lightning sky. He described God’s throne as Isaiah describes it. This is powerful because he did not know about this Biblical image. My heart was filled with joy and extreme hope and God’s Spirit whispered into mine:
Children born to a young [woman] are like arrows in a warrior’s hands (Ps. 127:4). Praise the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed…their righteousness endures forever (Ps. 112:1-3). All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace (Isa. 54:13) I will write my Word on the tablet of their heart (Pro. 7:2-3). Your past is not their future. I hold them in my mighty hand.
The apple of my eyes. He is not yet fully grown, but I dare to describe him as handsome, powerful, mentally strong, persevering, and he always thinks positive (unlike me). He is everything I always wanted to be. I have seen how he attracts others to himself at school, his teachers have given me phone calls to tell me how he helps others understand the material, and his peers have shared with me what a great kid he is. He is a son of Christ who decided to become baptized all on his own by the age of eleven. I’m impressed with God’s doings in his life! This has always been my prayer for his life and continues to be:
Lord, protect his mind, his body, and his soul. That he may walk with you as Enoch walked with you. That he may love obedience as Daniel and Joshua were obedient to you. That he may have Joseph’s character and influence. Lord, make him into a powerful leader of a strong army just like your beloved David. Abba, showcase your grace and abundant love in and through him. That he may become greater than what You have planed for my life. Give him wisdom beyond his years and a heart for others, love for the people. Prepare for him a wife who fears the Lord and is beautiful in her heart. His children after him, make them generations that showcase your mercy, your grace, and power; and who confirm your Word. Give him strong shoulders to bear the weight and a strong mind to not compromise, give in, or give up. He has a spirit of power, love and of a sound mind. In our mighty Christ Jesus, and all for YOUR glory Abba, Amen.
Jesus Christ took over our lives and all demonic forces were broken. Evil has no place in the House of God. Christ had mercy on us and He will for you as well if you ask Him to break your family’s generational curses. God can make you into a fearless woman, into a powerful and influential mother; to raise a generation of mighty men and women who fear the Lord and walk in His blessings.
“Me and my house will serve the Lord.”
I take no glory in raising my son. He has been raised by the hand of God. My son has witnessed my brokenness, my fears and insecurities, my weaknesses and failures; and yet he has not been stained by it. As a teenage-mother I had nothing but sin to offer my baby, but God forgave me, took us in and somehow He strengthened me and gave me the tools to provide for my son on every level.
God is so good and faithful!