The Faithfulness of God

I sat in my office one day last week, sharing my heart with our youngest daughter–who, almost weekly donates time and energy to working on various projects for the church–either an outreach– on an “in-reach” (meaning, something her mama can’t do on her own).  

I am thankful for such a blessing.  To have a child devoted to helping others and serving God is indeed a blessing.

This morning, standing, singing to the faithfulness of my Jesus, my mind rushed ahead to next weekend…all the while firmly planted bodily in service–singing with full heart– I saw my oldest child, dunked in submission to The Lord Jesus Christ, as she obediently follows the ordinances of our faith.  Water baptism.

Matthew 28:19 says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

I have no idea what God has in store for either of our daughters, but this one thing I do know:  They have set out to follow Him!  It may have taken the older one a bit long to get her footing, but God is glorified in the work that has been done in her life!

Can I just share with you– if you are the parent of a prodigal, please don’t give up praying.

The enemy wants you to view their lives as hopeless.  But God views it differently.  

Hope “filled”.

God is faithful to His Word.  The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (or woman) availeth much.

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.  James 5:15-16 KJV

Be fervent in your prayers….It may take 14+ years….
God will be faithful.
Be faithful to love them.  Not compare them.  Nor to criticize them.  
Be faithful and fervent in your prayers.  Daily.  Encourage them–not with nagging words, but with a loving heart.
Give them time– 
Begin to see them in the light that God sees…the work is happening, in ways you or I cannot possibly comprehend.

© Angie Knight- The Knightly News

About Angie Knight

On a journey with purpose, with my best friend and love of my life! View all posts by Angie Knight

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