The Weekend Brew: The Day He Called Out To Jesus (Guest Post) — 34 Comments

  1. Jolene,
    I see your heart in this piece so much. I recognize that heart. A heart teach a child that nothing else matters but God. I told my daughter from day one to never let anyone else define who she was, to always turn to God… And I prayed this from day one. The fruit of that prayer and teaching by the glory of God I’m already seeing come to pass in her life is amazingly beautiful. I saw it early on actually, and now she turns 20 this month, and I’m so thankful she walks with him.
    Thank you for sharing this. It blessed me so much.

  2. Teaching that little guy to call out to Jesus is one of the most important things you could ever do! I’m sure it will stick with him for the rest of his life.
    Your words -“The loving & ministering we do for anyone in our lives, it is meaningful. Despite what we see, when it is for the Lord, it is for a great purpose. God wants us to know this deep in our hearts and live like we believe it.” – touched me. The last couple of days I’ve felt like I haven’t done much with my life for the Lord in any BIG way. You’ve reminded me that I truly have touched others in small ways. Thanks for that reminder and encouragement.

  3. A wonderful story! And yes, I can relate. I have often cried out those prayers – “Jesus, please help me!” – I call them *arrow prayers*! And God always makes me calmer. I know He’s heard, and help in on the way.


  4. If it’s for the Lord, it’s for great purpose. Those words are the root of all things. The end result isn’t ours–the purpose we do it for is. Thank you for filling in, Jolene, with such an inspiring post.

  5. Jolene, wonderful post as it testifies of the power in the name of Jesus. It is also a wonderful story of fostering children. At a time when we hear such sad stories about foster care, it is beautiful to read of a positive influence in children’s lives.
    And may you, Barbie, have a wonderful and restful weekend! Blessings to both of you ladies!

    • Thank you so much Joanne! I’ve had my own hard time seeing the good out of all that we endured in fostering, but it is oh so there. This moment with this boy was so treasured. He and his family need continued prayer and I’d be ever so grateful for all of my friends who will stand in prayer for them!

  6. Hi Jolene,

    Thank you for your heartfelt post. So thankful for the truth that our Lord sees all and He is trustworthy. God bless. Lifting you and your family in prayer.

  7. So glad to be connecting with you again here at Barbie’s place. Your words speak of calling out to God and then trusting and even young children can do this. Your heart for fostering is beautiful and the fact that you take it a step deeper by instilling a love of Jesus in those children is wonderful. Blessed to be here and thank you for doing the link up while Barbie is out of town. Blessings, my friend!

  8. This is absolutely beautiful! I love hearing about the positive influence of foster parents. It seems like we only see the negative in the news, etc. Thanks for sharing this little boy’s life-changing moment of calling out to Jesus :)!

    • Thank you so much Candace. You’re right, there are a lot of sad stories around fostering which only fuel fear into an area where Christ is so desperately needed. We saw a lot of really hard things. More importantly, we also saw God move in mighty ways. Tremendously beautiful ways. May He be glorified & may His might be found as we love & serve as the Lord leads.

    • No, sadly, I am 6 hours away from you in Ashland. It’s been hot, but thankful for air conditioning on the inside.

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