I recently heard a friend from church talk about her son and how right now he doesn't believe in God. Through tears she talked about how she raised him in church to know who God was. But then stuff happened. She stopped going to church for a while and thinks her little side trip away from God is the reason why her son is in the place he is now.
When I heard this statement my spirit did a "Wait a minute!"
My own dad has thought similar. When my brother was not in church and doing his own thing, daddy thought it was because of all the wild oats he'd sown.
Again...wait a minute!!!
I do believe that there is a lie going on!
Both my friend and my daddy, raised their children the way God instructed in the Bible. When that was done, God handles the rest. Generally, a positive plus a negative cancels each other out. But not so with God!! With God the end result is always positive! No matter how big the negative!
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:9 NIV
Ah God's ways and thoughts!! I don't fathom them. What I do fathom, is God's faithfulness and if He was faithful to my daddy to redeem my brother to his upbringing then He is faithful to do the same for my friend. And for you.
To all my East Coast friends....stay safe!
Have a Happy Weekend!