When other people are involved, sometimes it takes time because they have their free wills also that may very well disobey God. And I think a lot of people in praying do not consider that. I mean, it is not easy working with people all the time and that is my profession. It is like herding cats. And God is the Maker, the Creator of everyone and everything we know of and it is His will that all would be saved. And here are many millions, even billions of people, His creation, that refuse Him and reject Him. Their Maker!!! So He is creative in answering prayers involving people. So allow Him grace as He gives us grace by answering them. Not everything is about us.😃❤️
I am SO Thankful!
I am thankful right now, just overflowing, because God had answered at least two huge years-long-term prayers I have been praying for my son. One was that an older male mentor very strong in the Christian faith would be there for and take my son under his wing. God has provided this man in our church, married to thr youth worker he has known the longest and also loved. Praise God who provides! And secondly, he and Delilah (not her real name but definitely her role) have broken up for good and he realizes they could never have anything deep in common because she refused any attempt to be won for Christ and his faith is growing enormously. And he is not heart-broken, he is spiritually free as dating her was an act of disobedience amd now he is obeying. A weight has been lifted of our whole family’s shoulders. Praise God!!! Two answered prayer requests answered just about my son alone. Praise God!! I am so thankful and want to tell everyone what He has done. God is so good!!😃❤️
The Work Before the Work
I am working a lot this week because my previous employer procrastinated having me see patients until I resigned to work for a more secure salary position. So, this last week of consulting work is very, very busy. This stems from procrastination.
Therefore, all that to say: do not procrastinate. You do not know what will happen. Keep your stuff up to date. It is good stewardship to do so. And doing what needs to be done as it comes also protects you from stress and scrambling to do it when a sudden deadline emerges from your periphery. 😃❤️
Today, I spoke with the second owner of the business I had been consulting for. Whereas the first owner (the hisband of the couple) was understanding and kind, the second owner (the wife) spoke with me today at great length. She cared for her own loss and badmouthed the business hiring me and berated my profession to some degree and laid on a guilt trip and almost ordering me to stay on though I gave her the option before and she did not want to. So, it left an uneasiness and wore me out. Discouragement is a vile thing, a disturbance.
And I wrote and told my son finally why I disapprove of his dating an unbeliever, who is beneath him because of her decision to reject almighty God. How can there be unity? This was based upon 2 Corinthians 6: 14 “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial ? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 18 And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
So, I have been disturbed much today, but the perspective is that none of us is perfect, which is why we need Jesus so desperately. We need Him all the time. We need our Holy Spirit Comforter and Wisdom Giver. We need counsel. We need grace and mercy and deep, deep love only God has and provides generously. Praise God!😃❤️