It’s hard to believe you’re already 24 years old. I love the man you’ve grown into and who you’re becoming in Papa, Jesus & Holy Spirit.
I have a story to tell you. When you were a baby, we had you baptized to make the family happy, although I knew that baptism was something you would choose to do when you were old enough to make that decision for yourself.
A few years went by and I learned about the purpose of dedicating your children to the Lord, like Hannah did with Samuel in the Old Testament.
You see, when I became pregnant with you, it was a sign to me that Father still loved me and still wanted to bless me. And He did bless me with you.
When I understood what dedicating you to the Lord would mean, I did not hesitate. I gave you to Him, fully and completely. You are His son first before you are mine.
Fast forward a few years. I was driving back from Branson, MO with my friend Lydia. I was driving her car. She was sitting quietly in the passenger seat, praying in tongues. I was thinking about you during this time. Then Father spoke up. He said (about you), “He has been set apart, just as you were.” It is important for you to know this and have this awareness each day. You are set apart unto the Lord. You are His special treasure.
There is a visual I want you to have going forward into the rest of your life, day by day. You are seated in and with Jesus in heavenly places. This is where you live from, rule and reign from. It is where you serve others from, where you bless and pray from, where you steward the earth from. It is your inheritance as a son of God. It is honor, privilege and birthright.
You wear a royal robe and a crown with precious gems and stones inlaid in it. Ask Jesus to help you see yourself the way He does, and how you are known in Heaven. It will change how you interact with others. You are royalty.
I bless you with courage, strength, passion and purpose. I bless you with wisdom from above that is first pure, peaceable & gentle. I bless you with soft answers that turn away wrath. I bless you to receive Father’s love into your heart like a champion each day, to let it flow back out to others in rivers of living water.
Father, I ask You to bless Kyle with a fresh baptism of Holy Spirit, a fresh infilling and fire, an awakening of his prayer language and an awakening of who he really is IN you. I ask to give him wisdom each day, and to place a beautiful mantle of humility on him so pride has no place in him. He simply walks in confidence with You each day, secure in Your love.
I thank you, Father, that the plans you have for Your son Kyle are good, and they will come to pass. Keep Him in the center of Your will and order his steps daily. He only hears Your voice, Lord, and the voice of a stranger he does not follow. I bless the wife and family You give him, as well as the generations that follow.
Thank you, Father, for your love and goodness poured out on Kyle every moment of every day.
Kyle, I love you beyond words.
From me your mom, your friend, your biggest fan!