On Saturday morning while getting ready to take my boys to Tee Ball my 8-year-old son Junaid said to his mom that he would really love to hit a home run in his match that day. Being the great mom she is Shameez encouraged him to pray and ask God to help him hit the home run he so much wanted and they immediately prayed together. We soon left home and headed to the Tee Ball field.
At this time I was still not aware about what happened at home. When it came to Junaid’s batting turn he hit a beautiful line drive through the diamond and the ball continued to race between two fielders allowing Junaid to complete his home run. All the supporters jumped up in jubilation to celebrate with Junaid. It was at this point that my wife Shameez told me about the what they (Shameez and Junaid) had prayed for at home. I immediately stopped and thanked God for answering Junaids prayer and making himself real to my son.
After the game I congratulated Junaid on his home run and also asked him about him praying and asking God to help him hit a home run and he just smiled with me and nodded his head in agreement. We spoke some more about it later on and I urged him to thank The Lord for answering his prayer and he agreed to do so.
I would like to take this opportunity to again thank The Lord Jesus Christ for making Himself real to my son in a practical way and for boosting his faith. My encouragement to the readers is to read Romans 1 : 21.
Remember to always give thanks and you will get more. Be blessed.
Rayaan on set preparing for his first photo shoot
Last week Saturday Rayaan was requested by his agent to go for a casting and did so. The photographer tried everything in his power to get Rayaan t0 smile and he just would not budge, the photographer then just decided to get the best pic he could.
Monday this week, the agent called to confirm that Rayaan was chosen as a feature in the ‘Mother’s Care’ catalogue to be published in the UK. We were naturally excited as this was his first casting he went for and got the featured role. At the same time Shameez and I were also concerned about how he would react on set as he can sometimes be very temperamental. To add to that, on the day of the photo shoot Rayaan woke up with a fever and we quickly took him to the doctor. He was diagnosed with a throat and ear infection and the doctor gave him some medication. When we got back home I laid hands on Rayaan and prayed to God to make him feel better, we then gave him his medication and made him to sleep. Knowing the God that I serve I was not anxious, on the contrary I was a peace confident that Rayaan would wake up feeling a whole lot better.
Needless to say Rayaan woke up his usual chirpy old self and off we were to set. Rayaan had a really good day and it showed in his pics, the photographer was also particularly impressed with Rayaan’s pics and indicated that he would like to use him in future shoots.
Everyday I see the hand of God at work in mine and my family’s life and I think back to the time when Shameez was pregnant with Rayaan. During that time I was still heavily addicted to drugs and my heart was hardened towards others including my wife and children and because of that I refused to bond with my unborn child. He was born on June 19, 2007 and a month later I met Jesus Christ and my life turned around and I started to look at life through new eyes. Since then we have become inseparable, he just would not let me out of his sight and I’m loving every minute of it.
Stay tuned as I’m inspired to share more about my journey… To God be all the glory for great things he has done!