Friday, January 23, 2009

What Are You Learning


You can do much more with God, than without Him. People are limited in their own power. God is unlimited. When we are in unity with God through prayer, His power can flow through us, and do the miraculous! With God, all things are possible in our lives!
By praying, we are relying on God, and not ourselves. We are telling God that our source is Him. God answers prayer! When prayers go up, blessings come down. Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you.” All my life, I have been praying for a relationship with my dad. He was very unhappy when my mom told him she was pregnant with me, he told her to abort me. He never wanted anything to do with me, I think he was ashamed of me. He told me I would never amount to anything, he constantly verbally abused me, and he broke my nose when I was 15. Well, my prayers for him never stopped. Never think that God does not hear your prayers, or answer them. He may not answer them when you want Him to, but His timing is perfect. He always knows what you need, and He supplies that need. My dad is now living here in Tennessee, and he wants to be a part of my life. He has been calling me, and I went to see him. He is now in church, and is seeking after God. I am praying for his salvation.He has invited me to church this Sunday, I am so happy. To God be the glory. Thanks for teaching me about Your perfect timing.

23 comments:

April said...

Denise~

You have such a forgiving heart and it's only because of God working in your life. He, alone, can mend relationships and I can see that's what He's doing with you and your dad. I pray that this is only the beginning of great things to come! ♥ HUGS!♥

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, I love the Valentine decor you have here my dear.

Debra said...

Denise,

God's timing is so perfect. And your love for Him is so evident. I am so humbled by this new beginning in your life, my sweet friend. I am praying for you and your father. I know how important those relationships are.

Hugs to you!

luvmy4sons said...

The fact you are not only willing to see him but are kind and loving to him is such a witness...God is going to use that! Praise His name. I am so very glad for you!

hip chick said...

wow! that is an amazing story. God answers prayers but He answers them in His time and not ours.

Love Bears All Things said...

God has perfect timing! Your father is not the same man he used to be. I hope he'll ask for your forgiveness and that you will grant it. Then you can let go of the past and begin a new relationship with him. Keep us informed about the meeting. I am praying for you right now.
Mama Bear

LauraLee Shaw said...

I'll be prayin for you on Sunday, Denise. Only by the grace and through the love of Jesus can we love someone who has hurt us. I have done the same for my earthly father, though he will not turn to Jesus. I keep praying, though. You're life is a shining testimony.

Daphine said...

Precious post friend! Thank God for your forgiving heart. Not too many people (even other christians) could do what you are. What an inspiration you are!

Blessings to you friend!

Have a great weekend!

Laurie Ann said...

Denise, may God bless you for the shining example you are of true forgiveness and love. Praying without ceasing over this issue has clearly opened the door for God to do some powerful work in your life and the life of your father. May your relationship be restored and his salvation be at hand! Love ya! Am praying and cannot wait to hear the details on how it went.

Lady of Value said...

Denise, have a great weekend my dear! Nothing is imppossible with God! *smile*

Talk..to..Grams said...

Denise, I will be praying that healing can take place between you and your Dad!I will pray he finds Jesus as his Savior!! This is the Day you have prayed for, for so long!!
I love your Valentine look too! So pretty! Love and hugs Grams

Olivia said...

What a beautiful post. I'm so happy that you have this new opportunity with your father. Prayer is awesome! :o)

bp said...

Thank you for sharing about God's timing and His answer to prayers.

Angie said...

Yes...His timing is perfect...even when we don't understand.

I love how when I come here to visit...it's always spruced up differently! You are quite the decorator of bloggyville!

I love you dear sister/friend! :)

Have a blessed weekend!

Sharon Brumfield said...

I think this is awesome!
What a blessing from God during a hard time.

Gretchen said...

I just learned that my hubby has a Christian friend (an American who is living in China for a while) who he sees when he's oversees. God never ceases to amaze me the way He plants seeds and sows when the time is right.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

God has moved mountains for me this year....

I am so blessed..

and it is having people like you that shows me His love

I love you
Connie

Esthermay said...

Forgiveness begins when one heart is open - You are a beautiful person for allowing your's to be soft. :-)
LOVE the Valentine's Day decor'
~esthermay

Sandi said...

I have tears of joy over this blog. I say a prayer for his salvation.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Rom. 8:28 "... all things work together for good to them that love God."
I am very happy with the restoration of your relationship to your father. :)
To God be the glory.

A Stone Gatherer said...

PRAISE GOD! Oh Denise I know that this is something you have longed for! I'll be praying for tomorrow that it is a blessed time of healing for both of you!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Amen! It's great how you never gave up hope. You are a beautiful woman of the Lord with such a strong heart for Him. Thank you for sharing this. Yet again, another great testimony.
You're right, we can't go it alone. Praise God for your constant prayers and your dad finally transforming!

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

Thank you for sharing! YOu are so precious,and have a precious heart for God and people!!!
God Bless!
Gina