Saturday, July 24, 2010

An Update on Nelson's Spiritual Condition

Friends,

My heart is breaking daily for my Nelson. We are all praying daily for his salvation. And, we have seen some progress, but Nelson's heart is still hard.

He knows that he is not a Christian. He knows that he is not born of God. While he does freely admit that he is a sinner, and he does admit that Jesus has saved Mommy, Daddy, and Rebecca of our sins - he does not want to ask God to forgive him of his sins. He cannot say why, beyond that he is "scared." Obviously, we have done all we can to encourage him. But, he is not yet ready to pray that prayer of desperation, humility, repentance that God loves to hear from his children.  We are waiting upon God to change his heart and bring him to salvation!
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.  (James 4:10 NASB)
Please, pray for Nelson. He is under great conviction. And, he says he wants to be saved... he just does not want to ask God to forgive him to acquire that salvation. This is so much the picture of the lost man! He is hungry for eternal life, but he wants to find it on his own!
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God (I John 5:1)
Nelson does believe that Jesus is the Son of God... but he does not believe that Jesus can free him of his sins. So, he does not truly believe that Jesus is the Messiah. Because, if he knew that, he would be running with tear-stained eyes to the One who forgives sins!

Bethany

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