Praise Report: Prodigal Son Returned To God

I am a minister and run a ministry today. I have been in ministry for more than 50 years. When my husband was alive, we pastored for more than 20 years and so our kids were raised in the ministry. Since their dad walked out on us and walked away from ministry, we have never been the same.

I have been praying for years for God’s healing and restoration of the family after this crisis but Jason, my oldest son, is about as far away from the Lord as you can get. After our divorce and his dad’s death, Jason has been having a real crisis of faith and he hates the church. He told me that he loves God but hates His people. Jason’s lifestyle has been about women, booze and drugs. I know that he is extremely wounded and all those things were meant to medicate the pain and struggle he had about his dad.

I support my church and a number of television ministries and Trinity Broadcasting Network is one. They always send me little monthly gifts, which I either throw or give away. This month, they sent me the book, Destined To Reign, by Joseph Prince. I thought, “Great…another book to read,” and tossed it on the table. Just then, the Lord spoke to me and told me to give Jason the book. I thought, “Are You crazy, Lord? He hates reading!”

I heard the Lord say again, “Give him the book to read!”

So I did as I was told, although I was sure that Jason would never read the book.

I knocked on his door, went in and said, “Jason, this book came today and I was wondering if you would want to read it. It is simple to read and I heard it’s a good book.” He took off his headphones, gave me a disgusted look and said, “Sure.” He then took the book, threw it on the bed and went back to his video game. I walked out and said to the Lord, “He is not going to read it but there, I gave it to him.”

Two days later, I took the mail to Jason and he was lying on the bed reading the book. I almost passed out! I walked out and closed the door and said, “OH MY GOD! He is reading the book!” A couple of days later, I took in his mail and he was on the bed, still reading. I could not believe it!

After a few days, Jason came into the living room and said to me, “Mom, I thought that God was not healing my back because I don’t live right but God is going to heal me because He loves me!” And he told me he wanted to give the book to his friends and I agreed to buy him six more to give away and I also bought one for myself.

What an answer to my prayer! I’m expecting God to continue the work He has started in Jason’s heart and for my other children!

Time for the prodigals to come home and the hearts of the fathers to return to their children! GOD IS SO AWESOME!

The writer has requested to remain anonymous | Washington, US


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