For that past year I’ve been praying for something God hasn’t given me yet. Has that happened to you too? I’ve stormed the gates of heaven. I’ve knocked on God’s doors. I’ve claimed His promises, and I’ve even fasted. But I haven’t gotten the answer I hoped for. Nope. Not yet. Not even close.
A year ago, a uniquely gifted and precious young woman I love like a daughter told me she no longer believed in God. I did my best to listen with an open mind and share my own perspective graciously. I kept loving her and kept praying, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard to watch.
I knew God was calling me keep watch and to love His lost Girl. So I prayed and prayed and prayed some more. Along the way I’ve learned some things: that there’s always joy to be found in obeying God and loving the people He puts in our lives, no matter what. Because love is always worth it. I’ve also learned some things about prayer itself. [Read more…]