Wayward.

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8, NKJV

The extent of Grace that God gives the lost, wayward and the saved is immeasurable. He is long suffering, we are impatient. I’m glad God is God and I am not.

Here I am in church on Mother’s Day jotting down the notes for this post because I’m feeling very sorry for myself – only one of my sons bothered to call me for Mother’s Day. But more than that, I am much more worried for their souls. I want them to make Heaven. And right now, I’m not feeling very confident that they will. I see other moms feeling the exact same way, powerlessly seeing their wayward children purposely destroying their lives and not believing there is an expected end. As much as I hate seeing ANYONE go to hell for not knowing Jesus as LORD, I am inconsolable when it comes to my own children.

Eternity is a very long time to be wrong.

So many of us have grown kids that are either backslidden or not yet come to Christ. As we mourn for our lost and wayward kids, we tend to forget that we were also lost and needed a Savior. Someone prayed us in, as my sister likes to remind me from time to time.

For what took years for most of us to come to the Lord Jesus, we have to have patience enough for our lost and backslidden kids. We think we can’t afford to be patient in this vast, fast and evil world but we have to trust God to be God for them as He was for us.

The extent of sin that our kids are in is actually not as important as the danger they put themselves in every minute of every day that they continue their unrepentant lives. The danger of dying in the ‘world’ instead of the presence of God is ever prevalent to the backslider and lost whether they admit it or not.

Keep praying; someone prayed you in…and it took YEARS.

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