Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Doubting Thomas

A visiting minister read the story of Thomas.  Right in the middle it hit me:  Jesus went to Thomas, met him where he was, physically and in his lack of faith.  Then He revealed Himself in a way that built Thomas' faith.  Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing’ ” (John 20:27). 

God will do that for our prodigals!!  He knows their doubts intimately, every detail.  He knows their doubts about Him.  He knows their doubts about themselves.  He knows if they are doubting His ability or willingness to forgive them for what they have done.  He knows if they are questioning His existence.

He knows.

He also knows what He needs to do to show them Himself and to increase their faith.

I am praying that for my prodigal and for others. 

This is the prayer I sent out to our list of pray-ers for prodigals:

LORD, You helped doubting Thomas.  Help _______________.  Just like You met Thomas where his doubt was and revealed Yourself in a way that built his faith, meet ________________ and reveal Yourself in a way that builds his/her faith and restore him/her to salvation.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

It has been pouring rain for most of the day!  It just hit me a few minutes ago that this is what we are praying for spiritually.

I want to list more promises.

"There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, And in His excellency on the clouds.  The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, 'Destroy!' " (Deuteronomy 33:26-27)

"For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him."  (2 Chronicles 16:9)

"I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."  (Psalm 34:4)

"Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." (Luke 12:32)

"With Him are strength and prudence.  The deceived and the deceiver are His.   He uncovers deep things out of darkness, And brings the shadow death to light."  (Job 12:16,22)

"And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in." (Isaiah 58:12)

"And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children." (Isaiah 54:13)

I will call that good. The last two really spoke to me! I LOVE the promises of the Word of God!
They are all mine!

And yours!