I began with a prayer because I wasn’t brave enough to take a bigger step of faith.
I pray for the person in my life who doesn’t quiet get this God of mine. She struggles to believe He really loves her. How could He after the mess she’s made? She doesn’t grasp the difference between religion and relationship.
So I pray and God moves and time passes and I find the courage to take the next step.
I write her a letter. I send her cards. I let her know I’m praying for her.
I send her my book, along with a copy of Jesus Calling and One Thousand Gifts.
And I keep praying.
I ask God to capture her heart through His word tucked deep into the those written by Sarah Young, Ann Voskamp, and myself.
The courage continues to build and when the phone rings I’m finally able to speak truth.
My stomach flip flops, but God keeps nudging.
I listen as she shares her heart.
When I finally speak, I silently pray God will provide the words she desperately needs to hear.
God is not an angry God – He’s a loving Father who loves you like crazy, and so do I.
He isn’t a fan of religion. More than anything He wants a relationship with you.
What looks like a mess to you, could be God’s way of drawing you closer to Him.
Sometimes He causes everything to come crashing down, so that we have no other option but to turn to Him.
She listens – the words sink deep into her spirit.
And I realize I’m witnessing the beginning of glory.
Because He who promised is faithful and He promises to finish the work He has started in her.
***Today I’m linking up with Lisa Jo for her final week hosting Five Minute Friday! You can join the fun here.