Good Morning my friends,
Most of you that know me and my family know that my dad was a wild and pretty crazy guy. In fact, most of you would say he was crazy not just “pretty crazy”. He was not only willing to fight at the drop of a hat but he was also never afraid to step into any situation to defend someone that was being wronged either even if it meant hitting someone. Even today at 70 years old, he would still defend someone that was being wronged. He might do it a lot different than he’s done it in the past but he would still be the first to say something! I can guarantee you that.
Most would say that if you looked up the definition of “hell raiser” there would be a good possibility that his picture would be next to it. As a kid I was always apprehensive when we were off together because I knew there was a possibility for a fight or some sort of altercation to breakout. To say he was hot headed is putting it nicely.. Although people knew how he was, he was the first one that a family member or friend would call when they needed something. It didn’t matter what time of the day or night it was he would never say no because to go along with his rough exterior and hot head there was a huge heart that’s filled with gold.
For many years my mom, my sister, me and others prayed that God would free him from the burdens that he carried with him and struggled with daily. We knew the man he was and could be if he was ever freed but when knew it was all in God’s timing. He took the long path but today he has finally given his burden and struggles to God and is serving Him. He has found that peace. I believe it was the many prayers that were sent to heaven.
“And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?” (Luke 18:7)
Almost every week I get a text, private message, email, phone call or hear from someone who has been praying for a good length of time for a family member, friend, or co-worker who doesn’t know Christ. In most cases that person has eventually turned to Christ and their life has been changed. But what if the person writing had stopping praying?
Whenever we pray, we need to remember that God’s ways and God’s timing aren’t always the same as ours. In fact, His time frame rarely matches ours. We also need to remember that a God is able to do what we can’t do. Only He can convict nonbelievers of their sins; only He can convince them of the truth of the gospel. That’s why no one is hopeless, for God can breakthrough even the hardest heart.
“Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? (Jeremiah 23:29)
MY CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU!!! If you are praying for someone that’s lost KEEP AT IT!!!
I pray that YOU have an TERRIFIC day. Blessings & much love…. D
Live YOUR life like it’s your LAST 24!!!