Saturday, January 14, 2012

Never Give Up!

Our pastor believed in Jesus as His Savior when he was 18 years old.  He said he came from a line of horse thieves!  He went to a Christian college and grew in his faith eventually becoming a pastor.  {His two sons are known as the band Switchfoot.}

Today, his whole family is saved ~ his parents, his siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his sons sing for Jesus.  It just took one member of the family to believe in Jesus and this lead to many coming to faith in Him.

This is what I think it means that a believing wife sanctifies her family.  When you walk in obedience to God and live in His power, His presence works mightily through you to influence those around you.

This is a comment someone left on one of my previous posts ~

I have a good friend who lived in a very difficult marriage for many years. Her husband even told her that they should have never gotten married. However, my friend who is a Christian, surrendered her marriage to the Lord.

She daily prayed for her husband and always treated him with respect. Well, guess what? God answered her prayers! After 15 years, her husband surrendered his life to the Lord, asked for forgiveness and became a Christian.

He attributes his salvation to the constant prayers of his wife and her Christ-like behavior to him when he didn't deserve it. Now, this wonderful couple are celebrating 26 years of marriage. They are filled with joy at what the Lord has done in and through their testimony. God is so good!

Never, never, never give up!  He hears the prayers of the righteous and He is good, oh so good.

What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 
 Mark 11:24

Thankful for ~

God's longsuffering
My church and it's happiness
The warmth of the women in my church
Solid Bible teaching
Outreach programs to the lost
We are the locker room
The playing field is the world