God has a will for each and every one of us, and it’s on His time table. When I first met my husband, he didn’t know who God was, nor did he know God’s grace. He was one of those people who acknowledged that there was a higher power, but he didn’t have a clue what that meant. At this time, I was what we call a “baby Christian.”
I myself was just learning about the mercy of God and how beautiful He really is. As I grew closer to God, I began to study His Word. I started to become frantic. I realized that I was starting to fall in love with a man that did not know Christ. We were not equally yoked.
I know that God wanted me to marry a Christian. I knew that this man I loved needed to know God, and he needed to meet Him soon. As anxious as I was, I began to forcefully push Christ on him. I wanted him to go to church, to pray, read the Bible and to accept Christ as his savior. I was desperate. Everyday, I asked him to do at least one of those things.
The more I forced it upon him, the more he pushed the issue of salvation away. I couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t become a Christian for me? After nagging him for a couple of months, I realized that I couldn’t keep on forcing God on him. The only thing I was doing was annoying him. At this point, I gave it to God with all my heart.
I loved this man and wanted to marry him; I wanted him to know Christ. I prayed everyday for a long seven months that God would reveal Himself to him. The more I prayed, the more secure I felt that God would answer my prayer. One day, my boyfriend came home from work and began to ask some questions about God.
He said that God was showing him things about his life that could not be coincidental. I knew by the glow in his eyes that God had revealed Himself. My boyfriend saw signs that only he and God knew about. Wow! Look at what prayer did. Prayer saved a soul. I am so glad I gave the man I love up prayer and allowed God to do the rest. I know that I will see my husband in heaven.
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
– Luke 11:9 (NIV)
Dear Lord, I praise You for answering my prayers. Please help me to stay patient while I wait on Your will. I pray that I don’t grow weary of prayer and that I remember to pray for everyone and everything. I want to pray right now for…”