Yesterday was one of the best days I've had despite the constant pain and discomfort. I'm so thankful for God's love and the way he works.
I believe I have talked about my daughter with an Atheist fiance and one of his two boys being the same way. In our trips taking them to school and back often, we get a chance to talk and I play kids worship music most of the time. R would complain before but has given up on that. I figure the more you expose them, the more the Lord will sink in.
Well yesterday the Lord was speaking strongly to him and we were truly blessed. The baby was really fussy and usually rides good in the van, but yesterday he complained a lot. So on the way back home, I put in Jules new choir CD and C calmed down right away! Then R commented, "Well I guess he's going to grow up to be just like you guys." I sat quietly in thought and then the Lord gave me the word, "It's the peace of the Lord."
Well this brought up questions from R! He asked if it's bad not to pray or say grace everyday. I told him that it's not bad, but God does love to hear from us and the more we talk to Him the closer we come to Him. I used myself as an example that I haven't been praying regularly lately and have been having some difficulties. But when I pray regularly, (and I should have added read the word daily), then I'm much happier.
Shortly after this--I love God's timing--we see a vehicle that had the drivers side back in all crunched in with the trunk buckled up and the back window gone. This was an old Cadillac. R commented, "Man, I hope that dude has insurance." I told him that he probably didn't otherwise he wouldn't be driving around like that. I then said that I would add him to my prayers tonight. R said, I'm going to pray for him right now. I was shocked!!! So he was quiet, then said, "I just prayed that he would get Progressive." I love the way of children, from the mouths of babes.
So I told him that I felt that this man needed more than insurance that he probably needed a job or something, that he was obviously down on his luck. The inside of the car had parts of the roof falling down. So R got quiet again and then said he prayed that the Lord would help in what ever he needs. That really touched me. Here was a child determined to be like dad and not believe and all of a sudden he's praying for someone else. He's normally all about himself.
I told him that I was really proud of him and he made me very happy. This made him feel good too. Then he said, "Omah, you do need to pray for him because you are so much closer to God than I am. He will answer your prayers faster than he will mine." I told him that God listens to everyone and especially to children with caring loving hearts. and that the more people that pray, the more powerful those prayers become. He liked hearing that.
When we got to their house R commented that this was the happiest day of his life! I asked him if he knew what was going on. He asked what and I told him that God was working on him and He was pleased with him for coming to Him. I let him know that God was making his day better. He thought that was cool.
God's love; where would we be without it. This is living proof of the strength of His great love for His children.