Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me.........
I am soooooo excited! Why? My son and his family are coming home to visit! If I can get so excited to see my first born son, how excited does God get when we come back to him?
We do so much all day long without thinking about God, without remembering to thank Him, without remembering from where all our sustenance comes from.
Thankfulness is the initial phase of praise! Ps 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving....
I have so much to be thankful for, my sons and their families are all healthy and safe.
If you have been keeping up with Melv's son Paul he is recovering quickly now as he is in a rehab hospital in Indianapolis after sustaining a terrible head injury when those terrible storms came through. When they initially picked his broken body up off they road they never thought he would make it to South Bend alive. Now he is joking and laughing with his family as he works on his full healing. Praise God!
I just got done visiting with a minister who has been blessed with a good job after his plant down sized 3 years ago! Praise God
So back to my son coming home... there is a story in the Bible well known to most called the Prodigal Son. In this story a son who asked for his inheritance was given it by his father. He took the inheritance and wasted it and found himself in a terrible mess. He thought about the goodness of his father's home, the comfort and the love that abounded there. He decided to return home. All his father had to do was catch a glimpse of him coming up the road and he met him with new clothing and a beautiful ring to welcome him home.
Are you a prodigal son? Did you once know the love of God but went out and tried to do things on your own and found yourself in a mess? Turn around.... It's as simple as that. Turn around and the love of God is waiting on you to return. It doesn't matter how entangled your life may have gotten, God is there for you! It doesn't matter how hopeless the situation seems, God is there for you!
We are here at Rachel's Heart praying for you! Feel free to write in the comments. We have prayer warriors here for you.
When I was in New York I was so moved by a young woman that I saw sleeping on the thresh hold of a church. It was early in the morning and it appeared she had been there all night. There is a story in the Bible where a young woman crawled to the thresh hold of door where her master was after she had been beaten and abused. She clung to the thresh hold of the door and died. I cannot see anyone reaching for the ark of safety and not getting the help they need in time. My heart goes out to those who are seeking for the safety and peace from an angry world.
We are here for you, write us and we will pray for you. I have a prayer for the lost here as my initial blog. Let us know that you have prayed and returned to your Father's House.
Praying for you,