I was reminded today of how much I hate sin and Satan. I spoke to my sister via phone, as she was on her way to a rehab center for her drug addiction in Birmingham, AL. My heart literally was breaking as I sat in my study weeping for her (and children) not so much for her drug addiction, but for her soul. My sister in unconverted and if she does not repent will spend eternity under the wrath of God. She needs Christ, she needs to be turned from her sin, she needs to experience the forgiveness and joy found in Christ. Thankfully, I was able to share the gospel with her again urging her to trust Christ, turn to God, and to enjoy him rather than herself and sin. Only God knows when or if salvation will come to her. Although, I am trusting God the Holy Spirit, which opened Lydia's heart in Acts 16, that He will also open my sister's heart as well. As one of my deacons often quotes, "sin will take you further than you want to go, keep longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you ever afford." Through all this I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thankful God can and will forgive those who turn from their sin trusting in the finish work of Christ. I know because He has forgiven me through Christ. Even today, I hate my sin more now more than ever. It was only 18 years ago I was exactly where my sister is. So, I know God is able to save from the uttermost for His glory. Some of you who read this are friends with my sister and love her, for that I am thankful. But, there are some of you who might not be in jail or rehab, but you are not at peace with God. I am urging you as well to seek the Lord before it is too late. Just by this post on fb, God in His mercy and grace is calling you to repent and place faith in Christ. If I can help you in anyway or if you have any question please in box me, I'll get back with you.
So if the Lord would would be pleased to place my sister on your heart, I would be honored to have you pray for her conversion. To God Alone Be the Glory!