My son left his MP3 charging at the computer. I looked at the playlist and though not surprised, I was horrified. Now my son is 20 and I can't choose his music, and he knows not to play it around me. I still worry, reading the song titles. The ones that stick out in my mind really are too... well, I won't mention any titles. It's not just the language in the titles, but the actions they suggest...ugh! Then an idea came to me. I clicked on one of my playlists on the computer and I added two songs to his MP3. One song, "Come on In" by Carla and Redemption and the other "I Pray We'll All be Ready" by Chicago Mass Choir. My son is leaving for "beach week" in a short time, so he shouldn't discover the songs until they actually play.
My prayer is of course that these songs will be listened to and that they will minister to him. Of course, if he discovers the songs while the MP3 is playing on the radio, I expect they'll be skipped. Even then, the suggestion of the Lord has the power to stir his soul. I've already told him I hope he has a good time with the things he is okay to do. I hope he is miserable in anything he does that he's not supposed to do. He knows I'm talking about sin. I plan to pray that he is miserable in any sin and he will find his way back to the Lord before it's too late. He knows I'm unhappy with this trip.
My son has been back in church, rededicated his life back to the Lord, but he won't give up his worldly friends. Although he hasn't been doing too badly these days, I don't believe he is saved any longer. He has pretty much stopped going to church too.
While he was in church, my MP3 player stopped working, so my son offered me his. Said he didn't need it anymore, so I believed he was trying to give up his music. I deleted his music and added mine. It was such a blessing for a few months, but the recently he asked for it back. Reluctantly, (inside my heart), I gave it back. He deleted all the music and put his songs back on it. I don't know if he'll think he missed a song or two, or if he'll know it was me. I won't lie about it, or if he mentions it, let him think a lie. He knows I love him and it is important for me to know he is saved. I'm pretty sure he'll know Mom was being rotten.