Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I had a phone call from my oldest son whose living in California trying to "make it" as an actor.  He asked me to pray for him that he would get some money or acting work.  I don't know whether to be happy or sad over that request.  He's made it clear that he isn't buying into Jesus and he isn't 100 percent on God.  I think that he thinks that he can live off of my faith as a kind of insurance policy.   Asking me to pray doesn't take any commitment on his part and who knows, maybe God will answer.
I recognize in my son the idea that God can't possibly help me do what I want to do for ME-God only helps people accomplish things that are noble and good.  This idea has kept me from pursuing many of my own interests, even though I don't do anything noble or good in their stead.   I refuse to live abundantly because how I want to spend my time seems frivolous.
I think I better pray for both of us to accept God's blessings and encouragement.


Living the Bible said...

Your son sounds a lot like an "atheist" friend of mine. His wife had a heart condition and was admitted to the Cardiac ICU.. He called me on his way home, asking me to pray for her.. At times it is difficult to tell, but one thing is for sure, humbling themselves to ask for prayer is always a good sign.


paul said...

i think anyone pursuing an acting career

knowing the odds of making a decent living as an actor

is exercising a tremendous degree of faith

which i find extremely praiseworthy

nancygrayce said...

Our children seem to have that same problem. We try to plant seeds when we can (without nagging which is very hard for me!) and hope the Lord calls them.

My oldest is going through a very bizarre time right now or should I say again?