I am married to a CHRISTIAN man! ;)

Praise God! My hubby got baptized today!!!! I have been praying, praying, and praying for this for 5 years!!! I am so proud of him. It was a long, faith-testing road but God prevailed! (I mean, honestly, if you have faith-He ALWAYS prevails).

Ohhh...Satan did plenty of attacking. Miguel and I have had one of the most strenuous relationships I have ever heard of. And thanks to all of those problems and God's help we are only stronger for it. I just know in my heart that we had so many attacks because Satan knows the tremendous impact Miguel will have as a Christian. He is so charming, so friendly, so honest, so fun... I can't imagine the things that are in store for him.

Today was great but we are going to need tons of prayers. I know that there will be a lot more attacking now and it will get pretty tough at times. But, don't worry too much. I know Miguel. That man just made a decision, and NO ONE messes with his decisions. Before, he may have been weak or ignorant to Satan's plans...but now, he is not gonna let anyone or anything take away this new-found confidence and wisdom. God just got an awesome player on his team!

It's like Christian said today in his sermon...there is some convincing worldly wisdom. There is no way that a non-believer can tell the difference. That's why we need to be different ALL THE TIME! We need to show those people our wisdom. Miguel had been living his life trying to search for any truth, any wisdom, that he could truly believe in. There was nothing. He was restless. Now, I have never seen him so calm since I have known him. He knows the TRUTH now. He has confidence in his God's WISDOM. I honestly get giddy thinking about the impact Miguel will have on others. I am so excited I can hardly sit still. (Hence, I am not sleeping and am blogging instead!!)

For some reason Christian's sermon today really got to me. I don't know if it's because he is close to my age or maybe it was the fact that every single one of my immediate family members was in church today (not normal). But, I realized I really need to try extra super duper hard to live my life (ALL the time) as a child of God ESPECIALLY in front of the people I am trying to be a witness to. We all fall short, I know that. One "slip" I am human, twice I am an idiot. The negative impact it has on a non-believer is just not acceptable to me, and certainly not acceptable to my Father. I have had so much guilt about not always doing what I preach, because then I am a hypocrite to non-believers. (And of course, enter Satan & whoever I was witnessing to just lost respect for what I believe in.) Whether it be one swear word or skipping church for a lame reason, I need to make better choices if I want to witness to anyone (my siblings, especially).

I will just keep praying. I know that since this is the first time I have really tried to be a witness to my family (out loud!) that I am constantly being attacked. Mainly anger and hurt "triggers". I need to think before I react, and I need to not be so easily offended by things that are unimportant. Satan knows just how to play us, folks. We can't ignore attacks. We have to fight them. Instead of arguing to whoever just made me mad or hurt me, I talk crap to Satan. Tell him "nice try, didn't work buck-o!" It works every time. I just gotta DO it!

So, any advice out there on witnessing to people you are extremely close to? I don't want to (and I am not going to) stop trying because these are the people I love the most in this world. I really can't stand the thought of not having them with me for all eternity. I just need support bc this is the hardest thing I have EVER done and I need all the help I can get.

On that note...night, night ya'll!


Cara said...

Since my family doesn't want to persue any kind of relationship with Christ, I am viewed as the "prude" in my family. That is perfectly fine by me. That means I am living my life as an example to them. I don't go to bars, or party, I don't swear and I pray all the time. Not all my family but some think that is weird that I don't have much aof a social life, but honestly, I am the one who has to answer to God when the times comes. Just love on your family, show them Christ's love through your actions and words.


Anne said...

Its exciting to hear how God has been moving in the life your family! I can't wait to get to know you guys better!