The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise.

January 21, 2023 2:13 am Published by

3 Day Fasting Challenge: Fast your favorite! (A food or drink item, entertainment, etc…)


2 Peter 3:9

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

Early on in my grandparents’ marriage, my grandfather was not living for the Lord. He was a good person, but didn’t have a relationship with Jesus. My grandmother loved my grandfather fiercely and she knew that it wasn’t good enough for him to just be a good person. He needed Jesus.

She began fasting weekly and praying often for his salvation. I don’t know how long this went on, but after a while my grandfather came home one day and gave his life to the Lord right there in their home where my grandmother had so diligently been praying for him. He lived many years for the Lord and was a loyal, unwavering support to his local church. He died 18 years ago and I know, without a doubt, that he is in heaven and they are both now in the presence of their Savior.

This example of fasting is one that I have stood on for many years and I have seen my own answers to prayer through prayer and fasting. I currently have loved ones in my life that need Jesus and I’m sure you do too. Let’s believe together for them to be saved! This is the year!

HOW TO PRAY (taken from the book How to Pray for Lost Loved Ones by Dutch Sheets):

– Pray that the person’s heart be prepared, so that it will be “good soil” for the seed (Mark 4:8).

– Pray that Satan not be able to steal the seeds of truth (see Mark 4:15), and that nothing else will be able to destroy the seeds (Mark 4:16-19)

– Pray that the Word becomes revelation through the lifting of the veil (see 2 Cor. 4:3,4). An excellent verse to use in prayer is Ephesians 1:17: “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.”

– Pray that the root of pride in them be broken (see 2 Cor. 1-:3-5).

– Pray that the person comes to true repentance (see 2 Peter 3:9). 2 Timothy 2:25,26 is a wonderful passage to pray over individuals in this regard: “God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.”

Written by: Dana Owens

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