Once upon a time, a grandmother longed to see her grandson and have a relationship with him. She did not know why she was not able to establish a relationship with his mother. One day while she was doing devotion, she asked God to show her how to build a relationship with her daughter- in -law so that they could be a family. It seemed that her prayers for her family would never be answered, but her faith in God remained unmovable.
This was her prayer:
Lord forgive me for my sin, I don’t want to hinder anyone from making it in, Lord show me what I did or said that did not come from my heart, but my head.
Teach us how to love unconditionally, and fill our hearts with unmovable love that will outlast all troubles of the past. Teach us Lord, only your love will last.
I pray that my son will grow in your love and grace, not rapidly, but at your pace. Give the right words to say, so my daughter-in-law will seek your face. Heal us Lord, don’t let us be comfortable in sin, sin won’t win.
Let our suffering not be in vain, but to honor you Lord, and bring you no shame. Let the words of our mouth, and the mediation of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight. Lord you are our redeemer, and only you can redeem the time.
Thank you Lord for our family, thank you for restoring, rebuilding, renewing, and reestablishing our life. Thank you for restoring us to pray.
When the grandmother was telling this story, tears began to stream fast on my face. We don’t know always know why people don’t accept us, or why we don’t accept people. Even when we try with all our might to make things work, it often turns out a mess. However, when we pray, God pays special attention to a clean, broken contrite heart, and when we come humbly before God, He sends angels out to bring rapid answers, without being hindered. Have you asked God to clean your heart today, or did you say Lord, if it was not for them, it would not be this way.
Open your heart to God, and ask Him to fix you, don’t worry about the other person; something that you have prayed for is being hindered, delayed, the angels can’t get through. Make a change, and let it begin with you!