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God Cares About … Prodigals (Part 3)
"Your overwhelming desire to see your prodigal come home may be one of your greatest [spiritual] stumbling blocks."
- Praying Your Prodigal Home, Burr
A Very Personal Story… (a glimpse of my life)
When you love a prodigal, you have a laser-beam focus on the pain of his/her journey. Soon, your prodigal's experience becomes what Burr calls "a mountain in your life." After a decade of standing in the gap for my son, I realized that my emotional well-being and faith was suffering; as Burr suggests, I kept "crashing into that mountain until I [could finally come to the point] where I truly released him to God."
Pray: When you pray, do not pray horizontally concerning the circumstances of life, look up
to the One who longs for all to know Him.
Serve: Do not isolate in the pain of your prodigal's journey. Keep bearing fruit.
Give: ....the battle to Jesus. Stop chasing your prodigal; the father in the Parable of the
Lost Son did not go after his son, he stayed while watching for his return.
Challenge: As you endure the long wait for your prodigal's return, your faith may seem small.
Remember, it is because of Jesus that we can say to that mountain, "Be moved!"