The 7th of September marks the 5th year since my brother left home.
Each year I try and write him a letter. This is the first year writing him a letter on this blog.
We have been praying all these years that he would rightly follow the Lord in his life and we will continue to pray as long as we have to. We all know how amazing prayer is!
I humbly ask that you all would please pray for my dear brother too. Pray that his eyes will be open to the love we, as his family, really have for him. Pray that his eyes will be opened to Christ. That he will one day experience the true joy, love, and peace that comes from following God and His Word…and that he would stand strong in the battles he will come to as a Christian.
If you have said a prayer for my brother or want to encourage him in the Lord please comment below!
Here is my letter:
First off, I love you and I always will.
The other day I was watching some siblings goof off and have fun together and it reminded me of all those good times we’ve shared.
Those crazy bear hugs- squeeze until the other is out of breath.
Sword fights, with sticks and anything else we imagined were swords.
Putting Bionicles and Lego together. (Yes, I did spell that right! 😉 )
Going shopping together- while I dragged you all over the store to random places, hehe!
There really are so many special memories.
I pray we will be able to, as a whole family, make more good memories-not just some memories, but memories that bring God the glory. Memories that show forgiveness not resentment, love not hatred, peace not argument, and understanding not confusion…Memories that we can all thank God for.
Through these years I have learned so much. A main thing I have learned is that without Christ I am NOTHING. So many times I have tried to fix things by my own strength. Every time I do so I fail. Why? Because I was not relying on Christ for my help. Christ needs to be our Rock- not just during hard times, but the good times too.
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” ~Acts 3:19
So, in this letter I want you to know I love you and am praying for your well-being, not just physically, but spiritually as well. May the Lord guide you in the path of righteousness for the growth of His kingdom!
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” ~Ephesians 2:8-9
Love your little sister,