One of the reasons Hitomi wanted to come to America was to learn about her father’s faith. He was an American Christian from Miami, FL. Before he died, he took Hitomi to church with him on base in Japan. She doesn’t remember much about her father’s faith; just that it was important enough for him to share it with her.
Hitomi’s interest in our faith has been easy. We don’t have to bring the subject up or drag her to church with our family. She’s full of questions and she loves church! She has even asked for a bible! That’s a blessing. Now, all we have to do is pray for God’s grace…
Grace for spiritual understanding.
Grace for her to have believing faith.
Grace for her to receive God’s gift of grace.
And for grace to commit to Christ as Lord.
Did you know that if you have followed those steps above it’s because of God’s grace. It’s a gift God has given you. The bible says that we didn’t choose Him, He chose us. (My paraphrase). That means you and I only believe and trust in Christ as our Savoir and Lord because God poured out His gift of grace upon us enabling us to believe. That truth stirs my heart to praise Him. In fact, we should thank God each day for the love and favor He has shown to us by His grace.
Why not do that now. Thank God, for opening your eyes to His grace and ponder the impact His amazing grace has had on your life. On the other hand, perhaps your praying for someone’s Salvation. Then ask God to pour out His grace on that person and open their spiritual eyes to their need for forgiveness through Jesus Christ. And don’t forget to pray for Hitomi, too.