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Accept the Lord Jesus as personal savior, does it work?


Mrs. Lam was a new immigrant from the Mainland China to Hong Kong. Her husband has passed away and has an only daughter. The daughter unfortunately met a bad guy in junior high school and became addicted to drugs. When her daughter was fifteen years old, when she threatened her mother with a knife at home for money, Mrs. Lam was forced to call the police. Four times were arrested in the Department of Correctional Services Addiction Treatment Center, four of these five arrests were made by Mrs. Lin herself


A mother is willing to call her daughter to jail and not want to see her wrong. In fact, it takes a lot of courage, but what is the best way to deal with it?


Mrs. Lam doesn't have many friends in Hong Kong. Her husband passed away from Alzheimer's when her daughter was in prison for the second time On the other hand, she didn't want anyone to be known about her daughter's status. I met Mrs. Lam daughter in a religious class when I was volunteer serving in a prison, and then I met Mrs. Lam during a home visit.


The above content is just a background, I am not trying to express how miserable and unfortunate Mrs. Lam is. I believe that everyone has difficulties time in their life. The so-called " Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard", I just want to tell how Mrs. Lam can overcome these difficulties with the help of Jesus.

I went to Mrs. Lam home with another sister in Christ , we prayed for Mrs. Lam and she did not refuse to see our enthusiasm. Prayer is also a kind of spiritual healing, but the healing power is not in humans, but in God. She keep tears when every time we prayed for her . Later, she began to pray for her daughter by herself.


Proverbs 18:14 『The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?


Before being arrested for the fifth time, the daughter’s behavior made Mrs. Lam being crazy. Except for drugs, life style is messy.

In the meantime, Mrs. Lam called me to tell about her suffer. The hateful sound of her keep complaining her daughter and she was questioning: "Should I believe in God ?!" More comfort is not as good as God. I didn't respond that night, I was just a listener, besides, what are people's words is just a piece of "massage stick"! Before cut off the phone, I said to her: "I already know there is a way to help you, wait for a few days, I will go to your house to do something, you will definitely get better..."


I went Mrs. Lam home with a sister in Christ , we pray and worship together , and read the confession scriptures for Mrs. Lam to abandon the idols. Mrs. Lin said she is willing to follow Jesus and accept Jesus as the only Savior in her life.

After that time, I did not receive her call for a while.

Later, I learned that Mrs. Lam was also listening to the pastor's sermons and gospel worship on the YouTube channel. God also responded and comforted her prayers.

Although Mrs. Lam daughter's matter has not yet been resolved, at least one person in this family is encouraged and motivated to live well. We never know what will happen tomorrow, nor whether Lin Tai's daughter will become a happy person in the future. This is just something that is currently invisible. Don't be fooled by the evil one and think that you or others don't have a good tomorrow.

Later, one morning, Mrs. Lam told me that her daughter had been arrested again. This time it was also for drugs. It was the fifth time! But this time her daughter was arrested herself, not Mrs. Lam to call the police. I prayed silently in my heart that Mrs. Lam could hand over her daughter to Heavenly Father instead of increasing the hatred of the two mothers and daughters. Of course, facing repeated disappointments and learning to let her daughter grow up is not easy.


Romans 5:3-5 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.


At the beginning, Mrs. Lam treat prayer as method of comforting herself , might be one of the idol in the world , the Lord doesn't show his true power . Later, when she treated the Lord sincerely, God's response to her was very real.


Mrs. Lam knew that praying for her daughter was only the beginning, and the most important thing was to take her back to Jesus. When she experienced God in person faith comes to her . Although we don't know what will happen tomorrow, it is better to live with confidence and joy than resentment.

To be sure, Mrs. Lam already believes that God is real, and that Jesus' salvation and grace are enough for her to sustain her.

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.


Summary:

For life to be changed, determination is the first step to let Jesus Christ enter to your life, but how do you treat him in the future? ”The danger past and God forgotten”? Or do you believe it while hoping for a return? While saying that he wants to make Jesus Christ the savior of life, but also following the world? It takes a certain amount of time for God to work on you.


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