From the next room I heard the ding of a text message as I was getting ready for church. I made my way over thinking my daughter was messaging me and instead received a message that blessed and encouraged me, brought tears and then did the same for my husband when I shared it with him.
It was a video of my brother at church, praying over the tithes and offering. My brother, who just a few short years ago was running from God; my shy brother who would never have gotten up in front of a crowd..ever!! That brother, my favorite one, who had distanced himself from me…time, distance and circumstances driving a wedge in our relationship. That brother whom I had prayed for was now boldly praying in a public setting.
Really, God??!! You are amazing.
As I watched and listened to my brother, I did so in awe at how much God had gotten a hold of him and transformed him; how much God loved him. It encouraged me to continue praying for my other brothers and my nephews and nieces in the same way I had prayed for my on fire for the Lord brother.
Let me encourage those of you who are standing in the gap for your loved ones. Do not grow weary when they reject you, misunderstand you, distance themselves from you. Do not stop praying…do not stop believing.
God is faithful to His word!
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2Peter 3:9