Boys Arguing, Fighting, Scowling
And it’s SUNDAY! We’re on our way to church!!
Asking them, “What do you need to do to make things right?
Answer: “I don’t want to.”
More praying – a little more intense
Parking. He sees friends.
Now he can smile.
That’s not an attitude change
it’s a circumstance change.
Still unresolved, unconfessed sin.
“I don’t care.”
“I don’t want to.”
Still a hard heart.
More Praying – God I need WISDOM!!
Do I push to resolve the issue?
Do we sit in the car and miss worship and the message?
I can’t change the heart anyway!
God reminded me – Praise makes the enemy SHUT UP!
OK. In we go – l a t e – with arms crossed and a scowl on one face
I’m struggling with FEELING the worship in the middle of battle
We sing “I love You Lord. I worship You”
And I raise my hands in the discipline of worship
“You are our God. You alone are good.”
And I continue to pray more urgently
Claiming God’s character, claiming His strength as we sing
You ARE God
You ARE Good
You ARE LORD
I am wavering in my faith
I ask You to break the will and soften the heart
I need You!
“HOPE WHICH WAS LOST
NOW STANDS RENEWED”
and the tears fall at that sweet whisper to my soul, as I surrender.
God, my hope seems lost, but You will renew!
And I keep praying through communion,
through the rest of worship,
as the message begins.
Halfway through the message he leans over and says, “I’m sorry.”
As I look at my notes, I realize God softened the heart
Right before the point He needed him to hear!
And I’m overwhelmed beyond words!
“HOPE which was LOST
was absolutely FOUND”!!