Freedom isn’t about picnics, parades or fireworks displayed
It’s about the day that I knelt and prayed
The day I asked Jesus into my heart
Is the day that my freedom really did start
Thank You Lord for dying on the cross just for me
Because of your sacrifice I am totally free
copyright 2005 Lelia Chealey
And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!
Got a praise report here from my previous posts!
Last night my husband met with our daughter Alyssa and just talked with her and told her as a family we were done. I was at my parents praying God would give him wisdom and the words to speak into her heart. I prayed she would listen. Gene told her we would continue to pray for her and love her, but we were done watching her go down this path of destruction a minute longer. He told her how much he loved her. He told her she is always welcome to come home. Then he left and cried his way home.
God had a breakthrough in this young teen mom’s mind and within two hours she was at my sister Michelle’s home. I was at my parent’s still with Amiyah when my sister called to say they were on their way to Mom and Dad’s. Gene came over and as a family we cried, laughed and prayed. It’s been decided she is going to live with my sister for now and Amiyah will stay with us. When she asked my sister if she could stay there she told my sister, “But if I stay here, I need rules.”
Please pray for a continued renewing of her mind and a willingness to give up some stuff that will only draw her closer to God. Last night I saw a broken child who desperately wants to be with her baby girl and wants a different life. She even has asked to talk with someone, so I pray God leads us to the right person for her. I don’t think I realize the hold the enemy has on her mind and just how much he has destroyed her self esteem.
I pray she allows God to show her just what He thinks of her.
For the last 3 years she has told us that she wanted to be a nurse. Last night she said she doesn’t want to be a nurse any more, but rather a counselor so she can help other teens avoid what she’s going through.
Who knows besides God what she’ll be in the future. All I know is that the prayers you said over her went right to our Heavenly Father’s ears. He heard them and He responded. I saw such a softening of her heart last night.
Today I am one joyful Momma and last night I fell asleep at 2am in the middle of whispering praises to Him. Whatever comes my way this weekend there is no way I will let the enemy steal this joy. God is just too amazing to short Him any of the praises He is due.
You knocked the wind out of me and my family with your responses of prayer for a teenager you have never met. Renee Swope had a post the other day about prayer and I want to follow her lead. We should never be too busy to pray for each other.
So I ask, how can I pray for you?
Please let me know in the comments and if it’s too personal to share here then e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, let’s not forget to daily keep these brave guys and gals in our prayers. I can’t begin to imagine how their family members must feel. I only had a few days of agonizing over my daughter’s safety knowing she was on the enemies playground.
Let’s pray and be thankful for them and their families.
Have a blessed weekend dear friends.
Go visit my friend Kelley to see what her Red, White and Blue treats are.
Is all I got to say!