Tuesday, April 16, 2013

to be sensitive...

this boy.  

it has been such a joy to be his mommy.
to see him grow and learn.  
to watch as he understands sin and obedience.
yet, even as he matures, he still remains so... so... sensitive.  

sometimes it's a trial.  he is sensitive to tags and seams and buttons, and dressing for the day can bring a full blown melt down over something that "bothers."  he is sensitive to noise and his personal space and even the thought of entering a crowded room can send him into a panic.

yet sometimes, it's a blessing.  he is sensitive to the needs of little ones around him (excluding his little brother, unfortunately) and does all that he can to make them smile.  he is sometimes sensitive to adults and can pick up on someone who is sad or troubled and reaches out to them with hugs and love.  

i find myself, as i pray for this boy, asking that God would bring him to repentance and take that sensitive heart captive!  that He would mold it into a heart that, much like David, would strive to live to honor God, confessing sin and recognizing his need for God at all times.  i pray that the Lord will make this boy a man who takes special care with others and recognizes their needs and puts them above his own.  i ask my God, to make my Isaac sensitive to the Word, giving him a drive to work his whole life to honor and esteem the Creator of all above anything or anyone in this world.  
i pray that God makes Isaac sensitive to the Holy Spirit.

this little boy reminds me of my own need to be sensitive.  
to show great care with others.
to be diligent in reading the word.
to daily confess to God and weed out sin in my heart.
to take note of others in my life.
to show compassion.
to show patience.
to love.

praise the Lord for others that He puts in our lives to teach us.  
and may He give me the grace to teach this boy.

Proverbs 29:17
"Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
He will also delight your soul."


  1. Having a boy with many similar sensitivities I know what you mean about the mixed package of trials and blessings--it always feels like there is some sort of puzzle to solve to make life run smoother. I can't wait to see what God can do with those personalities all grown up (and yes, in the meantime so very many learning opportunities for the mommy!!). ;o)

  2. Hugs to you and the sweet little man...hang in there with the godly training. Love the pics! :)

  3. Pic #3 is my favorite! Isn't it amazing how the Lord works? He teaches *us* while we teach them.


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