“For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.” – 1 Corinthians 7:14
I am writing this reflection because I know that there are so many brethren out there who are fervently or they once prayed fervently for their family members, both immediate and extended ones to come to Jesus.
This is a call not to give up on them. Jesus wants ALL your family to join His flock and scriptures states that:
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
Yes God wants you wife, husband, children, mother, father, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles and even your best of friends to come to HIM. We who have the blessed assurance of eternal life should not stop seeking the most high GOD and intercede on their behalf.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
God will answer. The next key duty element is to shower them with love and ask the Holy Spirit to give us opportunities to show them Jesus in our actions towards them.
With this kind of attitude the veils of deceit with be tore off and that day will certainly come when you will see your dear loved one/s surrendering his or her life to Jesus.
Our all loving Father did not give up on your loved ones and in view of this, today I decided not to give up on them too, will you?
This reflection was written with all my unsaved family members in mind but particularly for a very dear friend who is like a brother to me, who once got to know and acknowledged the Lord as he tasted His healing power but the cares of this world snatched him away from His only way to salvation. “I love you bro and I fervently pray that one day you will realise that God did not give up on you and so I will keep on hoping for your to come back to HIS flock, as nothing out there is more worth it than what HE offered you through HIS Son Jesus.”