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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Words I Was Longing to Hear

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him. 1 John 4:16

I mentioned in a post about a month ago that I felt that since my dad's health is declining that I wanted to ask him more about his faith. He would only share a limited amount, since he feels this is a very personal thing and doesn't appreciate people prying into these matters.

At that point, my dad gave me a yes and a no about his faith that Jesus is our Savior. Of course, this was extremely concerning to me, since this is the what our Salvation is based on. At that point, Christ let me know that it was counterproductive to continue to pursue the topic, at that point.

Fortunately for me, God always knows the perfect timing. We were out of state visiting family and were in our hotel room. I had read something that a person had written into the Bible about sharing your faith with others-definitely not one of my strong points. You might find that a little funny in that I write five different Christian blogs. Well, I feel Christ gives us each special talents to do His will. In the past, it's been more productive for me to share my faith through writing than through face to face interactions.

This time, being prayerful about it, I tried to explain that knowing that he believes that Jesus is his Savior would give me a lot of comfort some day when he passes on, but I didn't want him to say it just to make me happy. We had a kind of heavy discussion, with lots of tears from me, but my dad agreed to shed his cloak of silence and let me know that he does believe that Jesus Christ is his Savior.

Yeah! Those are the words I was longing to hear! God knew the right timing to talk with my dad further on this topic. It wasn't the day after the initial conversation or the day after that. Actually, it was a couple of months later, but God's timing is impeccable! I feel so blessed to have my dad living with us. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him. 1 John 4:16

Since these are examples of how I've applied these Bible verses to my experience, they may not reflect the whole meaning of the verse.

I'm including You Tube Video clips on caregiving that I found interesting, inspirational, or might be helpful to others, but am not responsible for the content in the videos. Always check first with a physician before trying any suggestions mentioned.
By: Dr. Don Wilton via You Tube



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