2 Chronicles 7:14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
So as you might know I have been waiting for God to open the door to talking to my grandma about salvation. I went to visit her yesterday and He did just that.
She happened to have a care minister from her Church, St. Zachary, there to give her communion. I realized that was where I was baptized and asked my grandma if I was right. She said “Yes”, and started to tell me about it. The lady left and my grandma kept going on about my baptism. The whole time I am thinking “she would probably flip if she knew I was baptized again a few years ago after I was born again”, so I wasn’t going to bring that up. So then my grandma stops and says “you weren’t baptized again, were you”?
Wow, that was God opening the door. I told her that I was and asked if she remembered me telling her I was born again and what that meant. She remembered some, so I read her John 3, where Jesus speaks about having to be born of the Spirit to enter Heaven. We went over many pieces of Scripture and talked about how you can’t live a good enough life to get into Heaven etc.
She asked how she gets that (the Spirit). Tears (: She asked if she needed her priest to come over, I told her no, we could pray for it together and that Jesus is our mediator and we only need to go through Him to get to God.
So we prayed for grandma to receive God’s Spirit and to be saved.
I can’t believe it, I still had doubt that God would open any door and He always amazes me, no matter how many times He does this, I still see doubt creeping around the corner. I can totally relate to the man who told Jesus “I do believe, help my unbelief”.
So other than praying for grandmas salvation, I have been praying for God to restore the family before He takes her home. He is clearly doing that also. My mom says she feels no anger toward grandma anymore and feels just love and compassion, she also feels for the first time that my grandma actually loves her.
My Uncle is also being worked on and him and my mom had the best conversation in about 22 years.
I know God is healing our land, our hearts, He is restoring this family. To God be the glory, because after so many years of bitterness and anger in this family, it is amazing that not only are they talking but opening up to each other and loving each other.