Thursday, June 18, 2009

A New Life for My Jacob!



Last year, my older son started attending 12Stone and Jason was baptized here by his own journey to know God. Little brother Jacob felt, hey if Jason likes this church, maybe I will. Fast forward to now, faith is something that each individual must choose for themselves. We were raised Catholic and a few will remember when I posted about the betrayal of a deacon of the catholic faith. We left that faith in search for what God really means. I know that I have not lived the way God wants me to live. But, I believe that the only way to heaven is believing that Jesus died for my sins. I am not perfect, and I am flawed, and I struggle everyday.
It's hard being the only parent that wants church in their life. I want that experience of a loving husband wanting to go to church. Being catholic all my life I thought I knew the toll of raising the boys in church all by myself.What was I thinking, I was wrong. I can't do it alone. I can only blame myself for wanting that, don't get me wrong, John was baptised a long time ago, but he doesn't lead the way God wants him. It's his journey, not mine, because I fall down alot myself. I've watched Vonna's renewed faith and while I know I won't return to the catholic faith, I hope God will help plant a seed in my heart. (Lord knows I need it.)
I'm proud that Jacob is becoming a young man of Christ. I pray this prayer that God uses Jacob as a tool to witness to his friends. (Plus helping his Momma find her way, I know I was deeply hurt and I haven't been back to church in a long time. I have attended one Sunday Service at 12Stone and who knows, I might find my faith there.


I love you Jacob! (Remember to pause the playlist!)

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8 comments:

CindyMae said...

Congrats to Jason for making the best and most important decision of his life! And congrats to you too! Also thank you for sharing!

helenapastafina said...

AMEN!! Praise the LORD! I am happy for Jason and all of you for stepping out and accepting Jesus as your Savior!

Vonna said...

That is truly wonderful Donna, for your boys to seek God out in a culture that is primarily anti-christian or anti-faith of any kind. This one act and seeking of theirs is testament to the home they have been raised and the values they have been given. Congratulations to Jacob and Congratulations to you Donna, obviously the Lord is at work without your being aware :)

Cindy F. said...

Donna, you may have left the church, but you know God didn't leave you:)
Sending you loving hugs and healing prayers. I know you are proud of yours boys...you've lived your life much better than you think...just look at your sons:)
Congrats to Jacob!!

Maren said...

How wonderful! Congratulations Jason for making one of the best decisions of your whole life!

Tammy said...

Congrats to your son for following the path he chooses!

Michelle said...

That is wonderful about your son. praise God for it. I will be praying for all of you sweetie. This walk is not always easy but it is so, so worth it.

Cheryl said...

Thats great news about Jason. I hope Caleb grows up to be a man of faith too