I love prayer and what happens as the Lord answers it. Yesterday, I wrote about a family that needs our prayers. His father called me yesterday and told me that his son wrote to him and told him there was no God. He asked me what he should do. I told him to write back and tell his son that he truly believes in Jesus Christ and although man messes things up, God is in control.
After I got off the phone, I began to pray for a miracle. I asked God to allow this child some peace and to let him out of the prison he was in. My son told me he would be over shortly and then told me he wouldn't be coming but as I was at the grocery store, I began to pray for him and his mother. I believe this family, without knowing it, is in a spiritual battle. It comes down to who is most willing to be on their knees. I thank God that this father was brave enough to tell his son that Jesus was the only way. Further, I am so thankful to Jesus because, yesterday, Christ changed his mother's mind and she let him come to my house.
As I have stated in all 95 of these posts, I believe in the power of prayer and in the Holy Spirit. It's why I end every one of these entries with a prayer. I might not have power over a situation but I have power over my attitude and how much I pray. I must remember that God is in control and only He can truly fix this angry, bitter, world. But that doesn't mean that I have to stand by and do nothing. There is a power in prayer like no other. Like Paul, God knows when someone needs a break. When Christ released him from his prison cell, he went out and spread the Gospel. I have no idea what God's purpose for this child is but I know one thing, God loves him and has him.
I pray today that the children of this family will know the power and majesty of Jesus Christ. I pray that this father will continue to follow Jesus and as he does; I pray that his children will know Christ. The road is long for this family, as it is for many families. However, I am so grateful that Christ saw fit to put me on the road with them. If you know of a family being turned upside down by divorce, please pray for them. It's our duty to show the children of this world that God is in control. He is the only hope in this very dark and dangerous world.
If you're a woman going through divorce or sitting in a bad marital situation right now, I ask that you would reach out to other women. You need to have an army around you that can pray for you and help you. The anger of divorce will destroy a family. It's a fact. So please find a way in your heart to forgive and pray for your ex-husband and your children. When my husband and I divorced, later to reunite, Christ showed me that I had to pray for him. He also revealed to me that the anger I carried toward my husband and Christ was wrong. There was a period of true redemption, where I was on my knees asking God to heal the brokenness in both of us. I believe it's what led us back together. Christ hates divorce but understands that it can happen in a fallen world. As adults, if we choose divorce, let's not choose to use our children as weapons. They were not the party that caused the chaos. We are. So, I am begging you to go to counseling, talk to your pastor, or get some of your best friends together and pray for healing and guidance. Christ doesn't want these children to think they are the reason behind our failures. He wants us all to know that He loves us and wants us in His family.
2 Timothy 3:15 NKJV:
and that from childhood you have know the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 11: 3 NKJV:
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 3: 7-9 NKJV:
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:
"Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness,
Where your fathers tested Me,
And saw My works forty years.
These three Scriptures represent our Father's words. We are to remember what we have been taught to have faith in what we can't see and believe without testing our Savior. For He is, today, the same as He was then. We might feel like there is darkness all around us but through prayer; we will have the opportunity to see Christ. I don't wish to try God; I wish to be in His favor. He is love. Let's be wise and work toward loving those we don't know. Nations and their people are in turmoil. We have the answer, so go out and be bold!
My prayer today:
O, Lord, thank you for the small miracles, rainbows, as I like to call them. It's in the small things that you bring about great faith. You know exactly what we need and who we need in our lives to bring about Your will and I am so grateful that I am part of that army. I know that You place people in my life and on my heart for a reason and I thank You for that. I am also grateful for the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, it's so dark and lonely in this world and yet, if we're on our knees we will see the light at the end of the tunnel. Help families on every continent become whole Lord. Provide women a way to humble themselves before You, so that we can protect the children You love. They are innocent in an evil world. As we walk with You daily, bring the lost and broken to us. There are women and children in every nation, waiting for a Savior. Let us be Your voice as we walk on this earth and please protect us from Satan as we are used by You. We call upon the Holy one to guide us today and to forgive us for our anger and bitterness. We know that to be one with You; we must come before you asking for forgiveness. Help us lift our families and other families to You. This world is so in need of You and yet, we let bitterness, resentment and anger build up. We ask that You would demolish these feelings and in there place provide, peace, empathy and love! In Jesus name, AMEN