God? I know this is a lot to ask, but this is something only you can do. It's something I pray for every day, but not like for my Sister Ruth to be blessed with a new liver. My Brother James to be healed from the Cancer. Our family to be safe and healthy. I know, through faith you can do all those things in your own time. What I ask may be a little bit more difficult.
See, I have friends and family that are blind and def. It's not something permanent and can be over come, but only if you intervene and remove the scales from their eyes and unplug their ears. You see, They won't look or listen to truth because of what men have said. They look up to most of these men and hold them in high regard. These men have been following the traditions of their fathers who have set themselves above their fellow men, causing many to become blind and stumble. They follow these men through obedience and can't see your word and your promises. These men choose to ignore your word. They instead choose to teach and follow tradition.
These are wonderful spiritual, devoted, kind people, Jesus. What I am asking is for you to intervene in their lives. Give them the courage to look at the things they have been told not to look at, by men. Give them the wisdom to read and study things on their own and use their God given gift of discernment to see things as you would have them see it. Remove the fog that many have over their minds that cause them to stumble while reading your Word so they can see the clarity of it. Remove the scales from their eyes so they can see the wonderful, full gift of Grace you have extended to them. Not only to SEE it.. but to reach out and accept it. Accept it NOW and not hope they have done enough after their death to hopefully receive it. Help them, Jesus!
Ohh what Joy they will have when they can say they have been saved!! When they are asked "Are you saved" they will say, without any doubts, "YES!" As it is now the answers they give are, "It's what we are working for"......
But the most important thing I ask.. Help them find YOU! You know each and every individual and know when and where they will be ready to receive your truth, because you are our creator. As you chose to snatch Brian and I and our Children at the exact time when you knew we would be sensitive to your word. I ask you do the same for our precious friends and family. Help me be patient with you. It's not about my timing. You will know when they will be ready. I will do my best to prepare myself to be your tool and have you work through me.
Lord, I know this is a huge thing to ask, but if even ONE person comes to your saving Grace it will be worth it. Thank you God for all you've done in my life. I can never thank you enough for everything. I know you know I have so much more to write but I can't find the right words. If you see fit to help someone find you this Christmas Season, I will fully rejoice in you. If you see fit to not, I will still Rejoice in you!
God Bless all my Friends and Family, in Jesus name. Amen.