Saturday, May 19, 2012

Growing Up in Christ

My son Lee-Joel phoned me last night. He now lives closer to Brisbane due to work commitments.
When he calls he says, "Hello Mamma mia, hows my mummy feeling today."
It makes me feel so special and loved.

Lee was born the youngest of my four children and was cherished by all of us.
I watched God perform some mighty feats through him.

When he was about six years old he developed glandular fever and was very sick.
At that time I was unaware of the fact that I myself, could lay hands on him and pray for his recovery.
Yet one morning he lay beside me in my bed, crying because he felt so ill.
I placed my hands on his head and prayed for God to heal him.
I was only a few days later that he was able to return, fully healed, to school.
                                               Lee-Joel with his niece, my granddaughter Kirra

Not long after this, my son-in-law played in the music team at a Christian revival.
We attended and during the altar call Lee became lost in the huge throng of people.
He was found outside the tent with a counselor, committing his life to Christ.

I used to buy bibles by the box to give out to people, Lee wrapped one in pretty paper and took it to give to his school teacher as a gift.

The following year the next teacher he had, phoned me and asked me to come visit her, she wanted to speak with me.  I learned from her, that she found the bible in her cupboard. Inside was the inscription, from Lee to the other teacher.
I was able to witness to this teacher and eventually, she and her mother and aunt visited our church and gave their lives to Jesus. The bible became hers.

It was around this time that Lee asked me if he could be baptised.
When he asked me about this I didn't know what to do or say a his father was against it. So I contacted my sister and told her.  My sister and her husband lived a long way from us so rarely visited. They made a special trip and as Elders in their own church, decided it was fitting for them to baptise Lee in our bath tub. What a beautiful time it was.

Lee has grown up to have a strong faith in the Lord.
Like myself, he has a deep spiritual understanding about God.

                                                   My daughter Daniella, with son Lee-Joel.

                                  Lee takes time out to listen to his own little boy Izaiah.

                                            The family who prays together, stays together.

This was Lee's special bible verse while growing up..... He would recite it all the time. 
"I can do all things,  through Christ which strengtheneth me"
Phillipians 4:13

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  
 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, 
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38-3


  1. What a wonderful son- I love his testimonies! You are a blessed woman indeed. It takes a pretty special mom to raise such great kids~

  2. Amazing. Thank you so much for writung this!

  3. That is so true! You do have a lovely family! God bless you

  4. What a great testimony that Lee has! Encouraging to read

  5. As for me and my house - we shall serve the Lord . . . sandie

  6. Great story/testimony - thank you for sharing it with us.

    God Bless

  7. I find no greater joy than my children walk in true. I loved the peek into your son's life. And how beautiful to see our children train the next generation in the things of God.

  8. What a delight he must bring to your heart. Blessings xo

  9. Dear Crystal, the photographs really show that your son, in his delight with his own son, has learned to love, as his mother does. Peace.

  10. Hi my sweet dearest friend, Crystal,
    I find myself in awe every time I visit your wonderful
    and inspirational blog. There is so much to learn from you.
    This one is a great story from your family...
    You have been a real inspiration in the process of writing
    my journals blog.
    I have been inspired by you to tell the world about my own life,
    which might serve as an example of our lives journeys in
    different time and space frames. We grow older, so we grow wiser.
    Your wisdom touch souls worldwide, Crystal.
    Writers do have ways with words, so you do with your own
    wonderful and inspirational stories. I am glad to have met you
    in Blogland, Crystal sweetheart. Your frienship in Christ is worthwhile.
    Thank you, Crystal for listening to me, letting me be your friend,
    and for sharing your love with the world!!
    I do not spend much time at the computer lately, but I do visit
    my dear Online friends from time to time.
    I won't ever forget you, dear friend, Crystal.
    God keeps blessing you and those you love!!
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Poet & Song-Writer Starry.

  11. What a rich gift in Christ you have given your son and what a rich gift he is giving back....♥


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