My daughter went to church!

InsuranceGuy

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So, my incredibly liberal 17 year old had a surprise for me last night. We've been best buddies since the day she was born, however, we HIGHLY disagree on Politics and Religion. Like many kids today, she has been indoctrinated by her school system to believe Liberalism is a good thing. She supports the LGBT movement, believes gender fluidity is ok, thinks Socialism is a good thing and started out not believing in God at all.

Last night, she dropped a pretty cool bombshell. She went to church this past Sunday. Not just a church, a real Bible preaching Christian church. Some of my friends invited her and she accepted. Not only did she go, but she liked it. Until she was around 13, she said there couldn't be a God as it didn't make sense to her. At 15 or so she was agnostic. At 17 she is positive someone created everything, but being very liberal, it couldn't be a God who would ever judge anyone. Now, she is slowly starting to see the light, I think.

We had a brief talk about it last night. I told her my ultimate goal is to make certain she and my best (only?) friend end up in Heaven with me so I have people to talk with. I explained there is only one way to Heaven. That's something she struggles with, so I didn't push the issue. The seed is planted and I think God will do the rest in his time. She stays angry at me a lot because I won't be around for her sometime in the near future, but it's not anger at me. It's just hard for her to understand why her best friend is going away. I think my Cancer has changed how some people are viewing life and God. It's not anything I'm doing, but I'm not upset about dying, and people consistently ask me how I can be so calm and never upset. I tell them I still do get upset from time to time, but I know where I'm going and I know what comes next, so it's not a scary thing at all. That leads to questions, which leads to me mentioning being a Christian and knowing I'll see Jesus. This has happened with my daughter. Now I have to work on my other friend. This is all going to be worth it (dying) if it means my daughter will be in Heaven as well, and my best friend. Sometimes a good thing can come from a bad thing. :)
 

Judy4Jesus

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That sounds SO PROMISING, brother!! Will be praying the Lord supplies you with just the right words and actions to help lead her along!!
And, btw...you have WAY MORE friends than just one!! You are prayed for by an entire army of friends Dan! We love you bro-friend! :hug
 

Cindy S.

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So, my incredibly liberal 17 year old had a surprise for me last night. We've been best buddies since the day she was born, however, we HIGHLY disagree on Politics and Religion. Like many kids today, she has been indoctrinated by her school system to believe Liberalism is a good thing. She supports the LGBT movement, believes gender fluidity is ok, thinks Socialism is a good thing and started out not believing in God at all.

Last night, she dropped a pretty cool bombshell. She went to church this past Sunday. Not just a church, a real Bible preaching Christian church. Some of my friends invited her and she accepted. Not only did she go, but she liked it. Until she was around 13, she said there couldn't be a God as it didn't make sense to her. At 15 or so she was agnostic. At 17 she is positive someone created everything, but being very liberal, it couldn't be a God who would ever judge anyone. Now, she is slowly starting to see the light, I think.

We had a brief talk about it last night. I told her my ultimate goal is to make certain she and my best (only?) friend end up in Heaven with me so I have people to talk with. I explained there is only one way to Heaven. That's something she struggles with, so I didn't push the issue. The seed is planted and I think God will do the rest in his time. She stays angry at me a lot because I won't be around for her sometime in the near future, but it's not anger at me. It's just hard for her to understand why her best friend is going away. I think my Cancer has changed how some people are viewing life and God. It's not anything I'm doing, but I'm not upset about dying, and people consistently ask me how I can be so calm and never upset. I tell them I still do get upset from time to time, but I know where I'm going and I know what comes next, so it's not a scary thing at all. That leads to questions, which leads to me mentioning being a Christian and knowing I'll see Jesus. This has happened with my daughter. Now I have to work on my other friend. This is all going to be worth it (dying) if it means my daughter will be in Heaven as well, and my best friend. Sometimes a good thing can come from a bad thing. :)
He works in mysterious ways. I've prayed whatever it takes to save my daughter. It just may take a health crisis to open her eyes.
 

Goodboy

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This has happened with my daughter. Now I have to work on my other friend. This is all going to be worth it (dying) if it means my daughter will be in Heaven as well, and my best friend. Sometimes a good thing can come from a bad thing. :)
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The good mentioned in this verse is primarily the eternal good.
 

ItIsFinished!

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So, my incredibly liberal 17 year old had a surprise for me last night. We've been best buddies since the day she was born, however, we HIGHLY disagree on Politics and Religion. Like many kids today, she has been indoctrinated by her school system to believe Liberalism is a good thing. She supports the LGBT movement, believes gender fluidity is ok, thinks Socialism is a good thing and started out not believing in God at all.

Last night, she dropped a pretty cool bombshell. She went to church this past Sunday. Not just a church, a real Bible preaching Christian church. Some of my friends invited her and she accepted. Not only did she go, but she liked it. Until she was around 13, she said there couldn't be a God as it didn't make sense to her. At 15 or so she was agnostic. At 17 she is positive someone created everything, but being very liberal, it couldn't be a God who would ever judge anyone. Now, she is slowly starting to see the light, I think.

We had a brief talk about it last night. I told her my ultimate goal is to make certain she and my best (only?) friend end up in Heaven with me so I have people to talk with. I explained there is only one way to Heaven. That's something she struggles with, so I didn't push the issue. The seed is planted and I think God will do the rest in his time. She stays angry at me a lot because I won't be around for her sometime in the near future, but it's not anger at me. It's just hard for her to understand why her best friend is going away. I think my Cancer has changed how some people are viewing life and God. It's not anything I'm doing, but I'm not upset about dying, and people consistently ask me how I can be so calm and never upset. I tell them I still do get upset from time to time, but I know where I'm going and I know what comes next, so it's not a scary thing at all. That leads to questions, which leads to me mentioning being a Christian and knowing I'll see Jesus. This has happened with my daughter. Now I have to work on my other friend. This is all going to be worth it (dying) if it means my daughter will be in Heaven as well, and my best friend. Sometimes a good thing can come from a bad thing. :)
I just saw this, brother, and had (have) tears running down my face.
 

kathymendel

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You know we are all praying for you, Dan............ and, we are also praying for your precious daughter (and your friend).
God is so good, and He hears our prayers and He answers. In His perfect ways and timing, yes..............but, He answers. The seed has
been planted, and He will bring the people to water and weed it, and our Lord will harvest it.

Thank you for coming back to us............ you were so missed. You have no idea how much your life affects all of us in a wonderful way.
We are so thankful to God for you.
 
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