But what if your children are in the group that hate God?
I have been writing about the two groups of people on this planet. Those who are saved through loving and obeying the Lord Jesus, and those who hate Him and actively fight against him.
This enmity (a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility against God) is voluntary, and must be overcome, if at all, by the Word of God, made effectual by the teaching of the Holy Spirit. They must give themselves totally to the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel is adapted to this end, and when wisely presented we may confidently expect the effectual co-operation of the Holy Spirit. This is implied in our commission, “Go and disciple all nations, and lo! I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”
However, the Lord Jesus also said this in Matthew 10:
35 For I have come to turn
‘“a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law –
36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.”[a]
37 ‘Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
[a] Matthew 10:36 Micah 7:6
For me, my greatest sorrow is knowing that my two daughters do not love me. By love, I mean, to constantly show good-will towards me.
To sit here typing this brings a sorrow in my being that for a long time I have kept buried. Unable to fully face the awful pain.
Yes, I know it is because they do not love my Lord. If they did, they would be obeying his teachings – at least those that they have learnt.
I have already lost the rest of my family and have long come to terms with that. But facing up to the loss of my daughters, that is something that I have not been able to do. As a result I have avoided facing them with the truth of what they are doing.
I am on the Lord’s side and they are not.
Oh how much I blame myself, yet I only have to read my Testimony, the story of my life, to see how great my sacrifices for them have been.
This is such a sad thing to write. But I have in my heart these words of my Lord, “anyone who loves their daughters more than me is not worthy of me.”
Words spoken by a Son of God who knows what it is like to be rejected by those he loves with a passion. A passion that caused him to choose death on a cross in order for them to have a chance of being saved.
How can a Lost Soul be changed to such an extent that they move from the group who hate God to the Group who love God?
Well, I did! Now all I want in my whole being is to be worthy of my Lord Jesus to whom I owe my life. And my heart will always be open to the return of my two daughters should they choose to do so.
Praise be to God for allowing me to be able to live with my Lord and my Father here on Earth. Glory be their name! xxxx
What a wretched life I would have without God the Holy Spirit to empower me and to counsel me?