If you have a loved one that you've been praying for (praying that they would come to know the Lord), let me encourage you. Don't be angry with them. Don't be impatient with them and most of all, don't judge them because we've all walked that path before- that path where we have to acknowledge our own weaknesses and shortcomings and our need for God.
Know this: God has already planted seeds, God was already watered those seeds, and now it's just time to wait and let those seeds of truth grow and develop into faith. Don't rush it!!... Let God do it in His timing because when they are ripe (ripe for the picking); when they get to that place where they are desperate for God, You will not be able to...Hell will not be able to hold them back from pursuing God! So, just know that whatever God has started...He WILL bring it to completion. (Philippians 1:6)
Many times people think that 2 Chronicles 7:14 is referring to our struggling nation. I agree! However, sometimes we fail to apply this scripture to our own personal lives.
If you're experiencing disease (dis-ease) in your life, here's your prescription:
1) Humble yourself (Even if you think the other party is wrong or is "more wrong").
2) Pray and seek God's face/His will (Ask God what He wants you to do OR to stop doing).
3) Turn from your ways (Stop doing your own thing and do it God's way).
4) Then, God will hear from Heaven, forgive your sin and heal your land. ("Land" can represent anything that belongs to you i.e.; your marriage, children, physical health, career/ministry etc..)
I pray this encourages you and that you take the necessary steps to invite God's healing and restoration into your life.
Naifa White loves to encourage others. However, she knows her source of inspiration comes from God alone. As a wife, mother, author and inspirational speaker, she aims to point you to your only source of strength and hope - Jesus Christ.