Posts tagged ‘I don’t know if he confessed Christ before he died’

My Uncle The Agnostic by Elaine Davenport (October 14- 21, 2007)

Before we pray, I just want to put you in mind of my Uncle Herman.  (not his real  name) He was the center of our family for such a long time. He was so much fun to be around. Oh my goodness. He only had one major flaw and I wasn’t able to make headway on it to help him.   Yes, no faith leaves one spiritually lacking.  In other words, I didn’t know what to do at the time. Some of you may (more likely than not) have this same problem. Uncle Herman said he was an agnostic. I suspect it was what some might call a “popular” decision made by people in the “in crowd” who want to be different. Uncle Herman had been different all of his life, once he made a decision he stuck by it. I talked to him about that agnostic thing but I didn’t have the kind of ammunition that I have now. I found out after he died that he respected me so much that he never wanted me to know the extent of his bad habits. In fact, he went to great length to hide them from me. It is with great regret that I speak of this. My prayer for all of us is that we will be bold about God with our family members and our friends and not shirk back. I’m honest when I say I don’t know if Uncle Herman changed his mind and confessed Christ before he died. I sure hope that he did.

Dearest Heavenly Father, you know our hearts. We stand before Your throne in the Authority of Jesus Christ, our great High Priest and we stand in great humility. We stand fully confident that it is Your will to add to Your family in the earth. Today, we ask that every family member, every friend who has not committed their lives to You will get an unction in their hearts to join the Kingdom of God. It is our prayer that they begin to totally understand Your way of doing things. We pray Father that they will be drawn unto You by Your Holy Spirit. We pray that the eyes of their enlightenment will be opened. We pray that their spiritual understanding will increase with such an urgency that they will no longer put off the heavenly life, the heavenly way. We pray that You will send worthy laborers to cross their paths to minister to them. We pray that they’ll see miracles, signs and wonders and such Divine revelation that they will know more than ever before that You are Jehovah Jireh. We thank You and count it done. Amen

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