In Church service Sunday, several ladies spoke about the women’s conference they attended this past week. It was a tremendous blessing to all, even if they had to demand to be blessed by God. (Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength.)
In the service there was testimony of how the Lord corrected their vision of themselves, that each and every one of us is beautiful inside and out. There were those that were stirred to seek God daily instead of only during the tough times. Countless stories of how God touched these women in different ways. And then, there was one testimony that literally screamed out to my heart.
The testimony was how this woman was abandoned by her mother at the age of 5, and she didn’t know the Lord until she was an adult. Because of the loss of the relationship with her mother, she had difficulty in many relationships including with God. When a child is abandoned by a parent, regardless if there is just cause or not, they are flooded with so many different emotions. This woman had her eyes opened and her heart healed, but my focus turned to a young teen I know that hurts because of her loss of a parent.
The Lord opened my eyes that because we have free will, none can be forced to accept God’s love. The testimony has renewed my resolve for praying for this specific teen, but also making sure I let God’s love be shown through me.
What it all boils down to is that God is there for us, we merely have to accept His help.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” Matthew 7:7 (KJV)
All we have to do is ask God for what we need and it will be given to us. If we need to be loved, we should turn to the Lord and accept the love from Him that He freely gives. In my simple thinking, I can’t imagine why anybody would turn their back on love.