"Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus".
Many years ago, in the days when my oldest son had gone astray from what he knew to be truth, I found myself praying the above words numerous times a day.
God had begun a work in the boy I loved SO much yet things of this world pulled him away and caused him to make some very heart breaking decisions for his life.
Fasting, praying, standing on scripture and believing with all of my being that this young man would turn his eyes back to his Savior was my only focus for a couple of years. Yes, I worked and 'did' life on the outside, but my momma heart could only cry out to the Lord for restoration and healing of my boys' heart.
Many of you know that today, my oldest is a happily married husband and father of 3 beautiful daughters (my K-Girls). He has a great job and is serving the Lord at a great church in the valley.
My reason for choosing the above scripture this week is because I have recently met a 'new friend' whose precious daughter is where my son used to be. The other night I was able to share with my new friend some of what God did (not just for my son) but also in my heart during our season of desperation. I made a commitment to this momma that I would pray for her daughter and would not let up until I heard how God restored her.
Today I ask you to pray with me for "JOY", that is her 'AKA' name.
When God begins a work in the heart of one of His Kids, He does not leave them stranded.
I believe we will see great and mighty things come from this difficult season
in the life of a beautiful girl whose smile is contagious,
and whose life has purpose in God's Kingdom.