Monday, August 07, 2006

the boy teaches the old man...

Oak is getting older, fast. He is growing and changing so much. He eats about every three hours and has put himself on a pretty predictable schedule; however, about 5 minutes before feedings, he starts crying for food. He gets worked up, kicks around, and makes out like he’s going to do something if he does not get to eat. But every time, right on schedule, Heather feeds him.  
I was bringing him in to her the other day and he was having a melt down. It had been almost three hours since his last feeding and he was making sure our whole neighborhood knew it. Holding him up close to my face, I asked him, “Oak, what about these last few weeks would make you think Mom and I would not feed you? You don’t need to worry, just remember that every time, no matter what, Daddy is going to help you.” Oak had no comment on the matter because right after that I gave him to his mom. But just then, I felt the Father say to me, “Carl, what about me would ever make you think I would not feed you, hear you when you pray, meet your needs, give you dreams, bless your life, protect your family, mature your ministry, or save your kids? Have I ever failed you or have I ever failed the generations and generations before you? You are my son and I’m the King. I know how to take care of my son. Don’t worry.”   
Just remember that no matter what is happening to make you have a melt down, if you call on Jesus, He listens and responds. I had forgotten that, but the Lord confirmed it with his word…
Matthew 7: 7-11  "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" 


laura said...

AWWW!! oak sounds like he is a healthy lil' boy!!

Shanna said...

Awwweee...he is so precious and sounds like a great baby.
By the way, I just found out you are going to be at Rock the Universe (took my sister and I by total surprise). The first and last time we heard of you was in like 1998 or 99 when we went to the Vinyard in North Carolina for Church Camp and you did our Praise and Worship music. We both have your "Be Quiet and Paint" CD!
Congrates on your success and your son!

Anonymous said...

What a great testimony to share...I will be sure to pass this on. Congrats to you and Heather both on your new baby!! I met you last year at Family Worship Center/King Mtn. Church of God-I was pregnant then! My mom sings there as well. That is the first I've ever heard you sing. It was great. Your voice is amazing and annointed. Check out my page if you have a chance!

Have a blessed day!