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Friday, November 19, 2010

God Still Answers Old Prayer Requests

Have you ever prayed for someone and become discouraged? You pray, hope, pray some more, hope some more, and then the hope begans to deflate like a helium baloon that starts to fade a few days after a party.

For over 15 years, I have prayed for my sister, Heather to come to know the same love of Jesus Christ that I am so dependent upon each day of my own life. Though the years have come and gone without seeing the answer to the prayers that I have prayed, God has never ceased to be faithful to His promise. Just because I don't see the answers to the prayers I've prayed, doesn't mean He's not listening. God works on a time-table that I don't always (or ever) really understand. But He listens...He cares...He understands.

Four weeks ago, my sister, surrendered her life to Christ!!!! This past Sunday, I had the great opportunity to baptize her in water!!!

For all those who have ever prayed for a loved one, and have gotten discouraged because the answer to those prayers were not evidenced in the lives you were praying for, be encouraged!! Don't stop praying. God loves them more than you do!!!

5 comments:

naltrexone said...

God bliss!

Anonymous said...

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birdbrains said...

are you a priest?

Pastor Chris said...

Birdbrains - no, I'm not a priest, but I am a pastor of a church. Priests are mainly Catholic and they can't get married. I am married with three awesome kids!