Heroes Series: “Ruth” – message from Sunday 10/09/11 – Pastor Tracy
- Elimelech his wife and two sons , Mahlon (sickness), Chilion (wasting) leave Bethlehem and go to Moab because of a famine in Bethlehem.
- His sons marry Moabite women-Orpah and Ruth
- Were permitted however a child born of the Moabite would not be permitted in the congregation of Israel until the 10th generation. Those boys were not planning on going back…unhappy secluded wife makes a home pretty sad.
- The father and the sons die leaving these three ladies destitute. Naomi has no choice but to return to Bethlehem.
- As she and her daughters are preparing to leave she tells the girls instead to go back to their families and find husbands….Naomi knows their chance of getting a husband in Bethlehem are real slim!
And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each to her mother’s house. The LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. 9 The LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.”
So she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.
- In her dialogue with her daughter-in laws she makes this statement, not only here but other places as well:
God did not bring destruction
1:13…the hand of the Lord has gone out against me!
Naomi attributed all that was happening to her as the hand of God. This was her viewpoint but not necessarily what was actually happening.
- Commentary put it this way “we are not to presume that her viewpoint is meant to be understood as spiritual revelation intended for doctrine. Rather her words were perhaps best understood as the historical record of what she said in her bewilderment”.
Even as Job said, “the Lord gives and the Lord takes away” was his view point but not necessarily the truth. Many times we judge God on our own human experience instead of the steadiness of His Word.
- The disastrous events were not intended or initiated by God but actually a natural product of sin and disobeying God’s principles.
- Elimelech’s choice to go to Moab led to disaster. There is no evidence that God directed him to go. It was not a direct providence of God that all these terrible things were happening
- The general curse that came as a result of the fall
- The product of our choices
- The direct efforts of the adversary
Ruth Stays with Naomi Orpah leaves
15 And she said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”
16 But Ruth said:
In these next statements we see what makes Ruth a Hero:
“ Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you; (honor, submission, self sacrificing & won’t go back)
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people, (Faith! Jews are never people of Moab)
And your God, my God.( she received the God Naomi modeled)
17 Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The LORD do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.” (by her saying do so it indicates she understands the natures of Yahwey and invokes His name with an oath! Her commitment is rooted in an understanding of the living God of whom she has learned from Naomi.
- Ruth was not going to turn back! She found something new! So many times in a tough time there is the propensity to turn back to things that are familiar things that lessen the pain we are going through…those are all counterfeits! The enemy will try for a life -time to cause us to turn back to things that held us in bondage.
- Ruth is making a complete turn from her past. Similar to Abraham; she was going to an unknown place trusting the God of Naomi.
The journey- from bad to worse
- Naomi filled Ruth in on how they were going to survive.
- Ruth is reduced to one of the impoverished people in the land. The Ot law made provision for impoverished people to glean from what fell to the ground as well as the corners of the fieldwhile the reapers were reaping the wheat or barley.
Both Abraham Joseph as well as Ruth go from Bad to worse!
- Abraham-gets to Canan and there is a famine!
- Joseph goes from slave to dungeon
- Ruth middle class to impoverish.
All had opportunities to get discouraged, blame God. They had a different attitude:
This is subject to change; God is faithful.
The Set up Ruth 2:2-16
Ruth 2:2 KJV
2And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace
The destitute went looking for Grace! She was not relying on herself. A true hero sees themselves insufficient outside of Gods grace and goes looking for it. A HERO LOOKS FOR THE GRACE; without we are natural!
- She happened to glean in Boaz field, caught his attention but her character affected him
- When she entered His field-his dominion- although she was a peasant she became well supplied and PROTECTED
- She goes home with the rich supply of barley relaying all the events. Ruth finds out that Boaz is a relative
The Marriage Ruth 3:1-18
- EXPLAIN Kinsmen redeemer: The word for nearest kin is one who has the right to redeem. Ot Law made provision for the nearest kin in the family line to redeem or purchase back property that was sold, so that the property remain in the family line. The law also made provision that a kinsmen redeemer would marry the widow of the desist family member if they did not have children to carry on the family name.
- Middle eastern culture: the casting of a garment over one suggest they are being claimed for marriage
The Redemption Ruth 4:3-9
Boaz marries Ruth. Boaz mom was Rahab. Ruth and Boaz have Obed the father of Jesse, the father of David. It’s amazing how this destitute non-jew widow impacted the linage of great kings and the king of kings….
Lets look at Jesus; Boaz is a type of Christ
The word for nearest kin is one who has the right to redeem. Another way of looking at this whole concept is one who has the right to bring life out of death! Jesus had the right to bring us out of the death of sin.
Boaz who represents a type of Christ redeems all that belongs to Elmelech, Mahlon sickness, Chlion wasting . The exchange of the shoe: All things would be placed under the feet of Jesus: Ephesians 1: 22: And He put all things under His feet and give him to be head over all things to the church,
The way Boaz redeems Ruth- a person who in her own state could never alter her state of being reflects how Jesus became our kinsmen redeemer taking us out of our state of sin.
In the middle of our mess there is a redeemer.
In my confession for a supernatural childbirth, I declared no morning sickness, and it went away. In fact, I had to look down every day at my belly and realize I was pregnant. I worked hard and felt great. I also had a sciatic nerve pain, which went away once I had hands laid on me and we told the baby to move away from the nerve.
I declared no swelling in my feet which came to pass. After the birth, any little bit of swelling went away within a day. The doctor said I had a positive test for Group B Strep, which could harm the baby, so Pastor Marie laid hands on me and felt the Holy Spirit move. I also asked God to tell me the sex of the baby in a dream, and He told my mother-in-law in a dream that night, that it was a girl. My husband had a dream that she had blonde hair, she does.
I had a cervical exam in which the doctor said I was only one centimeter dilated and to come back in a week. I went outside and said “Baby, you are coming out today or sooner than a week!” She came that night. For delivery, I declared the labor to be 3 ½ hours long. My water broke at 5:50 p.m. and the baby was born at 9:48 p.m. It was a pain-free, easy, short, and natural delivery. The contractions felt like tightening of the abdomen and the intensity rose as the baby pushed toward the canal. The nurse looked at me often, and said, “I know you are having a contraction right now, but you’re just lying there, smiling.” Once the doctor arrived, he said he would come back in thirty minutes because I was at 8 cm I said no, she’s coming now. He checked, and I was 10 cm.
I pushed and felt no pain. I could feel the baby coming out, just pressure in that area. The baby was posterior, facing up. The doctor said she was looking up at God, she’s a preacher. I had declared one push, which they said it would have been if she wasn’t face up. They told me 80-90% of posterior births require a Caesarean section. But God’s mercy allowed me to push her through pain-free. The only discomfort was the power outage in the hospital causing the air conditioning to turn off. I was so hot. Then when the adrenaline rush came after the delivery, I was very cold and shaky. The nurse said it would last a couple of hours, but I stopped shaking after 30 minutes.
The baby was not given to me to breastfeed immediately, because she swallowed meconium and needed NICU and observation. They said they would keep her in there for 4 hours, but I was able to pick her up after an hour and a half. She was doing great. She is calm and quiet. She smiled on her second day.
Now it’s on to Proactive Parenting!
I was bedridden 3 months last winter with the vertigo condition that I was diagnosed with. During this time, I lay there trusting God not knowing what he had in store for me. I realized that I needed an e-commerce business that was automated that would bring money in even if I could not work. Jokingly, I would say, “I need a business that will make money even while I sleep” and did not realize I had planted with my words the foundation for God to bring me such a business 10 months later. After getting better God led us to Cindy Cox’s healing class…. and our journey at Life Christian began! I started a 10 month search for an internet business that would meet these parameters. So… that brings us to now….During this last couple of weeks, God brought us our new e-commerce business in a very odd way. I went to a real estate meeting in Detroit, although I have no interest in real estate, as God had lead me there through some business networking I had done. At this meeting I learned about an e-commerce business which had a Fundraising aspect to it and I just sat there with a huge smile on my face knowing this was the answer to my seeking and my prayers. “Seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened.” My husband and I took two weeks to scrutinize the business and the people involved which just so happened to be at the same time we continued hearing the Sunday sermons on God’s economy. At church services I found myself breaking down in tears as God revealed to me that He was giving me a financial solution not only for my husband & I, but that we were going to bless other Christians, our church and it’s members with this business as well. I knew that Pastor Marie was one of the very first people I needed to talk to about this business as her heart is pure, strong and discerning both as a business woman and a woman of faith. I would simply trust that she would know what to do.
Lastly, two days God has lead me toward using this Fundraising business to offer a financial solution to help our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq who are being kicked out of their homes and killed for being Christians. After reading about their plight in the newspaper at my health club and calling out in my spirit, “God, I want to help them!”, 20 minutes later I was meeting Christian Chaldean’s at my grocery store whose church adopts Iraqi Christian families and send them money to help them get out of this situation, get them everyday provisions and to safety. Glory to God in the Highest! Living in kingdom ways is so very humbling and amazing!
I am overwhelmed with gratitude and again am crying. I have longed for the community that we have at our church for over 25 years and now I am finally home! I love you all dearly in the love of Christ and look forward to being a part of spreading God’s glory and faithfulness and goodness to our extended community.
His faithful love endures forever!
Blessings and the Peace of Christ on all of you!
Missy (my daughter) bought a house that had been stripped down to the walls-everything had to be redone. The house had no water. It had a well but the water pump wouldn’t work and she couldn’t get anyone to get it to work. So she took some anointing oil and poured it into her well, the pump started working and she has had water ever since! Praise God!
A few years ago, Pastor Tracy counseled me how to pray for our children, who were not walking in Christ. She told me to confess the Word over them, and to pray in tongues for them daily. I have done this consistently since then. I walk about 5 days a week, and that is my time to make confessions for our kids, and to pray in tongues.
About 3 years ago, one of our sons was in a serious car accident, and walked away from it unharmed. A bystander wearing a shirt that said, “Jesus saves” told him that he had witnessed the accident and didn’t see how he could possibly have walked away from it without injury. This incident opened up the door for our son to finally be open to talk about salvation, and a few weeks later, we prayed with our son for his salvation.
He lives in the Lake Tahoe area, and loves to ski. He met a girl on the slopes about 2 years ago. We met her in February, and my first impression wasn’t good. She didn’t have any faith at all. Our son came home in May and asked me what I thought about her. After a long discussion, I asked my son, “Do you talk about important stuff, like your faith, and the desires of your heart?” He responded with, “Not really, but we just really have fun together.” He went home and talked! He and she both came home later that summer. He told me that he had started going to a non-denominational church with her, and that they really liked it. One of the prayers I had prayed during that time was that God would place laborers in the paths of my children. Well, a man named Lee moved to Tahoe and works with our son. He used to be a pastor, and has a tremendous heart for the Lord. He’s the one that took them to this church.
One day on this summer visit, our son’s girlfriend came into the kitchen one afternoon while I was getting dinner. With tears, she asked me, “Will you please talk to me about Jesus? I don’t even know what to ask, but I know that I want to know Him”. She had a paperback NIV bible that the church had given her. We spent a lot of time talking that week, and before she left, she prayed for her salvation.
He and she continue to attend this church. They are also involved in a bible study with their mentor, Lee, and many of their friends who they have also brought to the church. They were baptized together in Lake Tahoe! Our son even sings in the choir (another prayer answered, that our children will give their gifts and voices to the Lord through praise and worship!)
Our son’s girlfriend has grown up spiritually really quickly, (even more than he). The last time we visited, I saw her come home from work with her purse and her Bible. She frequently e-mails or calls me with questions or prayer requests. I started talking to her about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. She wasn’t sure about it, but the next time she visited, she told me her testimony of being filled with the Holy Spirit with the Bible evidence of speaking in tongues.
Our son just bought a diamond for her, and plans to propose on the slopes in February! All of those confessions, “God has set aside a Christian husband or wife for each of my children. They will not be unequally yoked with unbelievers,” is coming to pass! Praise my God!
I am responsible for intervention for all of the students that are not learning for whatever the reason. I work with over 100 students, and consult with parents and teachers for many more. I am also a key person in our school for school improvement, including improving state test scores. Since my salvation 6 years ago, I thought I had completely surrendered every area of my life to the Lord, but last year I realized that I was hanging onto control of my job. And it wasn’t going well. I was putting in so very much effort, and not happy with the results I was seeing. I was tired and discouraged.
Over the summer, I spent a lot of time in prayer about this. God revealed to me that my common prayer, “Lord, help me to get this work done. Give me short cuts. Multiply my time” was NOT a prayer of trust and of faith. I changed my speaking about my job. I finally truly entrusted God with this part of my life. I prayed, “Father, you have called me to be a teacher. I entrust this calling to You. I need Your anointing, Your wisdom, Your direction. I’m not going to try to figure it all out.”
Now here’s the beginning of my testimony! Just see what God has done!
- We have a new school psychologist this year who has great experience in Response to Intervention, and has led our school in this awesome process!
- We have a retired teacher who volunteers two days a week to tutor 12 children in math. The results have been astounding! (and she’s free!)
- Another parent called and wanted to help kids with reading. She’s working with 4 children in reading, for free! Her own kids don’t even go to our school any more. She’s an awesome person, a great teacher, and a Christian!
- A friend has been on workmen’s comp. for an injury that happened at school last spring. At the beginning of the year, we got approval to have her work in an area where she would not have the probability of stressing her injured arm. She was placed in my program, and has been integral in the Response to Intervention program, which involves hours of assessing, data collection and analysis, and working with kids!
- After Christmas, we got a message that she would be moved to another job within the district. Our program at Baldwin can not function without this extra help. BUT, God opened yet another door! Our state funding amount was given to me in January, and it was more than 4 times what we have ever gotten before, enough to pay her from our school monies, rather than workmen’s comp!
- A teacher who was previously at Baldwin contacted me and wants to do her thesis on Response to Intervention. She will be doing a lot of the research and data analysis that takes so much time that I simply don’t have. She will also come to school twice a week to do intervention herself!
- Another source just opened up for college students from Rochester College (a Christian college) to work with more of our children in targeting their specific learning needs.
I am simply in awe of how God has taken my job this year, and completely turned it around! I have this deep knowing in my spirit that I am truly helping the kids in a way that I’ve never done before, in 8 years as a learning consultant! Praise God!
And thank you Jesus for the Word of God that I’m being taught at Life Christian Church!
“Put Your Cape On”
Every kid wants to be a Hero.
Ask any kid what they want to be. Go back there and ask one of your kids what they want to be when they grow up.
To be completely honest, we all want to be something that makes a difference in this world. We all have an idea of what that would look like and it starts at a very young age.
To be a hero to someone. That’s a very powerful thing. We all have a vision for our life. However, a lot of us feel like we’re so far behind, we’ll never have the chance again. We are settling for something outside of what we were called to do. We’ve settled with the fact that our influence might not be able to be what it once was dreamed to be. We’re disappointed, but we’ve been able to pick up the pieces and at least survive with what seems like reality. Maybe it was other people not believing in you or circumstances that put you behind. You weren’t intended to be in this position.
We’ve funneled our hopes down to mere dreams that are never going to happen.
God doesn’t butt dial people – “uh, hello…” no answer on the other end – He didn’t call you with no answer.
He was called by God to be a deliverer for God’s people. His name actually meant “the one drawn out”, “the saved one”, “the delivered one”.
He knew it and God knew it. However, life threw him some interesting curves. Take the first part of his life for instance. He was delivered from the water and put in a place that Hebrews were never intended to be put. In the Egyptian ruler’s family. He was there. However, since he knew he was the deliverer, he tried at first to do it with his own hands. He saw an Egyptian beating on a Hebrew in the field and he took matters into his own hands and took him out. After a day or so someone mentioned that they knew what he had done. “So, what are you going to do, kill us too?”
Moses fled. Imagine the predicament he was in. He was now outside of the position that he thought he was called too. He wasn’t able to do anything from the thrown side of the fence any longer. He was out with his countrymen now, and had nowhere to go. Great deliverer, right?
“Thanks for trying, Moses, but you’re a loser just like us.” I imagine that is what he was hearing and thinking about himself. Where do you go from here? He saw himself one way and the circumstances of the times took him to a whole different position.
Maybe he started to think…I’m going to have to change my career path. I’m going to have to get real about the circumstances and get a real objective that I can actually accomplish. He probably started to lose hope. It would be like a little kid saying some things like this…
Moses could have hung up his cape in the closet and forgot about it
Video – monster.com commercial (watch the video sermon at the end of this message to see the clip)
Can you imagine that? Being a kid and having no hope like the ones in the video. It seems that the kids in this video have made it into the spot that a lot of adults took years to come to these types of conclusions.
Just because you have gotten to this place in your life, does that mean that God is in the same place? Did God give up on you and your dreams? Is God ok with where you’re at and fine with you dropping your dreams for reality as you know it? Or, does God want you exactly where He called you to originally?
Video – real life hero (Watch the video sermon at the end of this message to see clip)
Now this is a bit ridiculous, but I wanted you to see the picture of some people that ,although ridiculous, have started to dream. Do I recommend this? No. But these folks haven’t lost the ability to dream about a brighter future. In my opinion, they are not going to be successful, because they don’t have the powers that it takes to be a Real Life Superhero…but I know some people that do. YOU.
Maybe you need to bring the cape back out of the closet
God doesn’t change his calling for you because you don’t think you can handle it…He just adds some help to still get you there.
Moses and Aaron
Moses, the delivered one. The chosen one of God to bring His people out of bondage. started with a conversation with God.
Excuses from Moses
Exodus 3:6 and 3:11 and 3:13 and 4:1-3 – hid his face/who am I/who shall I say you are?/they won’t believe me
Moses was still wearing his cape in God’s eyes, but not in his own
Aaron – It comes from Exodus 4:16 – So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as God.
instead of God saying, “Ok, Moses. If you don’t want the job, then i’ll give it to someone else. You are a schmuck. Get out of here. God doesn’t change His mind. He called Moses, and He’s called you. Whatever you need to be successful, God will supply. He’s called you and from that time on…He is intent to see you successful.
If He has to send you an Aaron, He will. If He has to do the work for you…He will. He has plans in store for you, but there are some things to learn from Moses here. Because, if you think being a “hero” or being a “leader” is easy work…you’ve got another thing coming. Leading means that you have to work with others. That’s the hardest part. Working with others isn’t easy, especially when you have folks like Moses did.
Moses is defined in Numbers 12:3-9 as:
Humble – the most humble of men
Faithful – in all my house
Servant – God knew that Moses was all about serving Him, not himself.
He sees the form of the Lord – this doesn’t mean the part that you might think. This isn’t saying that Moses saw God. It’s saying that Moses was an imitator of God Himself. Moses was in the likeness of God. He operated that way, and God knew it.
Pieces of your cape
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Humble – The people of Israel continued to see Moses go back to the Father for direction. He knew that he couldn’t do it on his own and he didn’t mind if everyone saw that about him. Maybe we can learn from this humility, especially the guys in this room. It’s ok if you need insight from God and don’t have it all on your own.
Your wife will respect it more and feel safer.
Your kids will respect it more and feel at peace because they know that you are only a man, but you have divine guidance in your decisions for them.
Humility breeds confidence in those around us.
Moses always returned to the Father. And the Father, knowing his faithfulness always turned up when Moses needed Him.
The people saw his faithfulness toward God and toward them. Everything that Moses was doing was for the people. They knew this and this was one of the biggest reasons that God knew He could trust Moses.
Going to Sinai on the people’s behalf; Going to Pharoah on the people’s behalf
When the going got tough, Moses got tougher. Not just did Moses get tougher, he continued to follow God. His faithfulness to His call was one not seen very much any more. God you said something and I believe that since you said it…it will happen.
There is something in all of us that we’ve given up on. Or that we’ve left on the back burner. Or that we’ve decided not to pursue. If God called you to it, don’t you see that He will get you through it.
Moses got his people out of Israel, but they were chased. “God, I didn’t think it was going to look this way…I gotta get moving faster than I thought.” Just because you haven’t figured it out, doesn’t mean that God hasn’t.
Red Sea – Maybe your “Red Sea” is exactly what God wanted to use to show off in your life as a Believer.
“Uh, God…there’s an army surrounding us and a sea in front of us. This isn’t what we agreed too.” Who are you to tell God, “This isn’t what we’ve agreed too just because the situation seems to be out of your control?” Maybe God wanted it to draw more attention than you thought it was supposed too. “Red Sea, here’s the memo…you have to get out of our way. And not only do you need to part, but you need to dry up completely so we don’t get wet. Then, I’d like for you to fall back in when I say so.”
Maybe your Red Sea has stopped your progression, but God wanted to make a show out of it while protecting you.
Don’t stop. Your faithfulness will show your leadership and allow God to put on a show in your life.
When God asked, he went. He served God above all of his own understanding. When things looked crazy and impossible, if God asked, he still went. He served by going ahead of the rest to risk it all.
He took the people’s desires and interests before the Father before His own. He lifted up his people first and foremost. He even went to bat for the people that were calling him names and not trusting him.
Numbers 14:11-14 – God says that since the people have completely turned from Him and provoked Him, that He will smite them. Moses wasn’t hearing it. Moses went to bat for them. Even though, Moses wasn’t in the smiting, he stood up for the people the turned their backs on him and God.
He says, “Father, if these people are smited, then the Egyptians will look at you as a God that couldn’t pull this thing off. They will look at you bad, and that’s not what you are.” He defended his people and saved them once again.
Maybe it’s time that we lay some bitterness down and some rejection down for the greater good. Maybe it’s time that we put the past in the past and let God be God in even the people that we don’t like very much. Maybe it’s time to let God show off, even though our feelings are hurt.
It’s time to serve those around us, not dependent on how they’ve treated us or what they’ve said about us.
To serve them is to serve Him.
The Likeness of God
What Moses said, the people knew it wasn’t him speaking…it was God.
How many people know that you speak for God? How many people realize who you are in Christ?
It says 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
You are God’s representative. You are His mouthpiece to this dying world. You are His means of communication to this world. You are Moses to God’s people today. You are a new creation. You are in a great spot for a miracle to happen. You are a hero in the making! You aren’t the guy that lost the job, you aren’t the guy that’s trapped in the dead end job. You aren’t the person that just failed at his business. You aren’t these things. You are setup for a major miracle in your life. God wants to show off with you…don’t let the people around you or the Red Sea in front of you be your kryptonite. Let God be God through you.
You are created in His likeness before the foundation of the world. Act like it!
Put back on your cape
Exodus 3:7 – I am aware of their sufferings
Exodus 3:16 – I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you
Exodus 4:21 – All the wonders/power I have put in your hand to accomplish
I went to the dentist recently and they did an x-ray in my mouth. After seeing the results the dentist told my mom to take me to the oral surgeon to have him just look it over (not telling us what he thought it was). I told my mom that I am going to believe the best and that whatever it is it will not be there when we see the oral surgeon. We went to the appointment and the oral surgeon kept taking different x-ray’s of my mouth several times. We were there for awhile and my mom finally asked him “What does the dentist think she has”? He said that he thinks she has a tumor in her mouth. He says I see a couple areas here where it is possible but they all look the same and I do not think it is tumor at all. I think it is just whiter bone showing up. He checked each of the three teeth that had some white under it and put some cold on each one and he determined that they were fine. He sees no reason to do surgery. God is good!
The time I have spent in Life Bible Institute (LBI) these last 9 months is some of the most rewarding time I have ever spent in my 64 years. It has enabled me to come to know more of God and to walk closer with Him than I ever thought possible.
I look forward to Year 2 and all the amazing things of God that He still has for me.
Thank you Life Christian Church for who you are…a true representation of the Body of Christ!
So I thought I had been missing my son as our schedules sometimes do not mesh, then Saturday he told me he was in love and moving in with this girl that already has two kids from someone else and not going to California in November, this bothered me so I gave it to God like I was supposed to do, and mentioned to a friend at LCC to pray for my son. So last night we prayed over the phone for him and we get off the phone and he calls and says don’t lock me out I’m coming home tonight. I then got up this morning and he was sleeping in his bed, so I’m praising God.
I just got a call from my son who stated, I have decided that I am not ready for a family and I am still going out to Cali in November to get on with my life/career, I have put my life on hold for to long and if it is love it will be there down the road, I know prayer works but God is so faithful, God stopped it before anything happened. My kids all know the word so it upsets me when they do something wrong like this, but I gave it to God and put it out of my mind, I really didn’t even think about it until my friend texted me and said “lets pray” for your son, and look how well God took care of the situation.
Praise you Jesus!