DO YOU HAVE A PRODIGAL
If you have a prodigal son, daughter, grandchild or an
unsaved loved one, then I would encourage you to read this
series on "Reclaiming Our Prodigals - Just Come Home!
I also had a prodigal son, there were many times when
I thought that he hit "he hit bottom" but he just kept falling
further and further away--until Jesus change his life
I will be sharing "Jimmy's Story" during this series. I hope
it will encourage you to pray for your own prodigal.
And if you need help, there's information at the bottom
of this page.
A TRUE MOTHER'S STORY
I clearly remember the day that the Lord spoke to me about
my son Keith as I walked along the beach. Deeply concerned
about his spiritual condition, I felt he was drifting further
and further away from the Lord.
My only recourse was to pray for him. I realized as a parent I had made so many mistakes. So I asked the Lord to
I FOUND MYSELF SHOUTING OUT LOUD
That afternoon, as I walked alone, I proclaimed aloud Scriptures that were tucked away in my heart. "The seed of
the righteous shall be delivered." I shouted into the wind.
"Because of Jesus' blood I am righteous and my children are my seed and they shall be delivered!"
I paraphrased! "All my children shall be taught of the Lord, and great will be their peace!" I paraphrased again. "Though
hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished:
but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered."
ALSO; And all thy children shall be taught of
the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children."
I NEEDED ANSWERS FOR MYSELF AND MY SON
Over and over I repeated Scriptural promises God had given
to me for my children. I desperately needed an answer for
my son, Keith.
After more than an hour of this, I bent down and picked up a small brown shell that was being tossed about by the
waves. "Trust me to polish and protect your son," the Lord
seemed to whisper to my spirit, as I turned the small shell
over and over again in my hand.
GOD'S PROMISE'S ARE TRUE
I took my shell home, cleaned it and set it where I could see
it whenever I cooked. "Lord, you promised," I would say some days as I cradled it in the palm of my hand.
Even after Keith left for college and I saw little change, I thanked God for his Word that he and he alone would perfect my son whom I loved so very much.
AND WHEN THE BATTLE ENDS
Our prayer battled ended one night when Keith called home
to ask his father and me to forgive him; we asked him to
forgive us, too. He had started his pilgrimage back to the
After college and a short career in graphic arts, he enrolled
in Bible school. Not long ago Keith finished seven years of service with "Youth With A Mission" organization (YWAM).
He's been twice to West Africa, Indonesia, Thailand and parts of Europe as a short-term missionary
Today Keith is a Godly husband to a wonderful wife and a
father of two young daughters. My "Promise Shell" still sits
in my kitchen, testimony to a prayer answer God gave me
so many years ago.
GOD IS TRUSTWORTHY
When we ask, God will often gives us a special assurance for our family. It may come from a Scripture verse we've held
deep within our hearts or something personal he places in
your heart and spirit.
We may have to put in some "persistent prayers" for days - months or even years. But we must never give up. Nor must we give into fears or guilt. God is faithful!
KEYS TO HELP YOU
1. Never Give Up
2. Be Constant in Prayer
3. Write Your Prayers Down
4. Say or Read them Out Loud
5. Don't Give In To Your Fears or Guilt
6. Keep LOVING And Letting Your Child Know
YOU LOVE THEM
Another True Story of a prodigal.
For Those (Your) Tears I Died
Please, feel free to contact me via my contact page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to put your child's or unsaved loved one on my personal prayer list.