June 2 and the Worldwide Prodigal Prayer Day will be here in a few weeks. Those of us who love and pray for prodigals prepare our hearts to bring our wandering loved ones and the thousands on the “pray-for” list to the throne of grace. This year our theme will be By the Spirit and this week we look at Truth. You are welcome to join us.
Our theme verse is Zechariah 4:6: “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit…”
Dear Lover of Prodigals,
One of the realities of living with and loving prodigals is lies.
How many times have you heard, “Why don’t you trust me?” Or “You can trust me.”
If our prodigal is an adolescent, a driver’s license opens the door for deception. We don’t really know where they are going or what they are doing.
If our prodigal is using or abusing, we can be sure of one thing: If he is saying something, he is probably lying.
They become masters of partial truth, deception, manipulation. They lie to our faces with utmost sincerity.
We lie to ourselves…
They are not the only liars: We lie to ourselves. We deny the severity of their addictions.
We are sure our good training will cause them to make good choices. We choose to accept their explanations rather than face unwelcome facts.Continue Reading