Friday, September 4, 2009

Praying for the Lost & Unsaved

God is so good! My heart hurts for those that do not know our Savior. I pray that someday soon they will come to know Him and realize how empty life is without Him. Those that know me know that I deal with chronic pain and illnesses at times (often). But you also know that I'm not going to give in to it, for I know there is a reason and God is taking care of me.
Talking with a beautiful woman from CCC; she offered a great testimony of this very thing. She had suffered from chronic pain and illness for years and had prayed, had others praying for and over her. She was in bad shape at times to where she could not even make it to church. She was battling with something out of her control and it had to be broken. Through faith and never giving up, she was finally released. For our God never gives up on us.
He also allows us to go through our trials and tribulations for good reason; to teach us and bring us closer to Him. I have family members that are struggling greatly--yes, we have a generational curse to be broken--and can not understand and tell me that they believe but can't help but wonder why they are allowed to endure so much. I keep reminding them that He never gives us more than we can handle and God is not the one that brings the pain of sin to us, we do that, with help of our ancestors. This all goes back to the very beginning of time with the creation of Adam and Eve, where sin first began. I wish I had the knowledge and the right words to comfort them more, but encourage them to read the Bible. Without the knowledge and reading of the Bible, they won't understand.
Do I ever get frustrated? Sure at times, but stop and remind myself that the frustration isn't going to help. I need to hold to faith and trust in Him to walk me through it. If it is a curse, then I'm going to fight it, rebuke it, and "never" give up. As my friend from church has proven, prosperity will prevail. My dear friends, never give up on Him. He will never forsake us. He loves us and wants us to be with Him. I encourage those that question Him, and/or don't believe in Him to give Him a chance. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. Despite the trials, I for one have never been happier. I'm not a true show of how great He is, as I still wander way too much, that's when you see me going through some strange stuff. That's because I'm living the worldly ways and not God's way. Learn from my mistakes please those that know me and have not accepted Him that without Him, that's when live seems dreary.
This brings me to:

James 1:2-6 and James 1: 12-15 (CSB)
2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you
experience various trials,

3 knowing that the testing of your
faith produces endurance.

4 But endurance must do it's complete
work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

12 Bless is a man who endures trials, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that He has promised to those who love Him.

13 No one undergoing a trial should say, "I am being
tempted by God." For God is not tempted by evil, and He Himself doesn't tempt anyone.

14 But each person is tempted when he is drawn away and
enticed by his own evil desires. 15 Then after desire has
conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.

His words are so beautiful! Finally can not get enough of His great word.
The only way you can fully get to know God is to read the Bible. It's the book of His instructions. When you start living by His word, you will experience something so beautiful. Ask Him to come into your hearts now. Get on your knees and pray and ask Him to come into your hearts! For there is no greater strength than to be on ones knees. GOD LOVES YOU! Never doubt it. Believe Him, Trust Him, Follow Him and you will never be disappointed. When your trials come, accept them, knowing that He is growing you and molding you into what He needs you to be to complete His great plan for us all!
For all you beautiful people that do believe, please take a stand with me and pray for the prodigals that He will go and find them and return them to His flock, and for those that are unsaved that they will come to know Him and believe in Him. Pray for Salvation over all our brothers and sisters so that we can all unite and rejoice in His great Name. Thank You Father for never giving up on us; for if you had, I for one would be living in misery. Since coming to you, there has been no greater peace, joy, and harmony. I thank you Father for leading hubby and I to you, for we have become a unit, we have become one in you. Our marriage was once falling apart, and now it is so strong all because of YOU! All the glory is YOURS! Jesus Saves! Believe it! Just ask anyone that has been saved. May the Lord Bless You!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Powerful message...prodigals are always on my heart....