Last week in our 1 John Good Morning Girls study we read:
1 John 5:14- This is the confidence we have in approaching God:
that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
That one verse came alive for me a few weeks ago. I had been driving through the night with my 3 young daughters and mom, we had gotten a call from my uncle earlier that afternoon telling us my grandma was dying and we needed to come home as soon as possible. My grandma lived in Indiana and I live in Texas. We got on the road at 10 pm that night and drove straight through to Indiana. At 7 am the next day we got another call from my uncle saying he didn’t think we’d arrive before she passed. I was driving at the time and started to cry and pray…begging God to let me see her one last time. I so desperately wanted her to know that we were on our way, trying our hardest to get there as fast as we could. I wanted to tell her one last time how much I loved her and thank her for being such a wonderful grandma to me. As I was praying this and crying out to God, I drove through an underpass and there on one of the columns someone had spray painted “Trust Jesus”……ohhh how sweet God is to us when we are hurting and crying out to Him! He so encouraged me to have faith that we would indeed make it there in time…which we did! I was reminded on this trip that sometimes we feel the closest to God when we are hurting. He does hear our prayers!
I had always struggled with knowing if my grandma was truly saved. I have prayed for her for YEARS and as I was driving to Indiana, I continued to pray and ask God for proof that she was indeed saved. The day of the funeral was hard, my grandma had asked that I speak on her behalf, which I did…..but the ceremony was hard for me. After the ceremony was over, I made my rounds thanking people for coming and came upon a sweet little old man and his wife. The man turned out to be a retired pastor and his ministry in his retirement was to go to my grandma’s nursing home every Sunday and give a sermon. He told me that one Sunday a few years ago he had an alter call and that my grandma had received Jesus as her Savior! Can you believe that!!!! Ohhh the goodness of God! I’m so thankful for that sweet man’s ministry, I’m so thankful he and his wife came to my grandma’s funeral and shared that story with me and I’m so thankful that God allowed me to hear that story and thus answered my prayer. He hears our prayers!
This is our last week for the 1 John study here at Good Morning Girls. Week 12 is our week of reflection:
Monday: Reflect on weeks 1-3
Tuesday: Reflect on weeks 4-5
Wednesday: Reflect on weeks 6-8
Thursday: Reflect on weeks 9-12
The main point of 1 John is:
I feel God wanted me to learn:
I will forever be changed by this truth:
For our winter session here at Good Morning Girls we will be studying….
Courtney and I pray you will join us again for our upcoming winter session.
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Winter session runs from: January 15th-April 15th
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Love God Greatly!