It was so fun to have the grandkids and my own kids here for the day yesterday. Just a week ago my 9 year old grandson was baptized and he was still rejoicing in this while here yesterday. He is on fire and very enthusiastic about it. My youngest two grandsons are sensing God/Jesus too. A week of VBS also has them inspired. It is so fun to watch and listen to them.
The talk I needed to have did take place. It was very unpleasant and ended with the one leaving. All I know is that I needed to confront this and leave it there. That much is done. At church yesterday morning I talked with my “prayer warrior”. She sent me some rich scriptures about confronting darkness and thanking God ahead of time for what I cannot see, but what He does see and does best–work with His children. I’m so grateful for His promises.
As I was starting to journal this morning I told God I don’t back away from confrontation, but in this case, I was extremely reticent. I began to see that confrontation I go into is that which has a door open and someone inside who wants to hear what is being said. The message may be confrontational, but one is willing to at least hear it. This is what I do entirely in my educational work. However, in the case of yesterday, the door is not open. I did take advantage of presence, but the mind is closed to the message. I need to now thank God for what I cannot see but what He sees clearly and is already acting on. So, I do just this. Galatians 6:9 says: “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.” I will continue to claim this truth.