We're so thankful that the Lord led Erin to begin writing these amazing and encouraging stories to share with our Restoration Fellowship Church members. While taking the time to focus on the Lord during the month of January, Erin said, He reminded her of these hidden gems, leading her to use them for this amazing course we could offer to encourage women—women who need the faith to believe He WILL lead each of our loved ones to know Him personally—especially when we begin living our life drenched in His love—becoming epistles (or letters) read by everyone close to you!
“Ye are our epistles written in our hearts, known and read of all men” (2 Corinthians 3:2 KJV)
“You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men” (NASB)
Each of us has a family member, either close or distant, whom we have a fairly good sense that they do not yet know Him to feel sure of their salvation. And there are also people with whom we work with and friends we've lost touch with who He's laid on our hearts.
Thankfully, this burden we're carrying can be lifted if we'd simply trust everyone to the Lord, our Husband, while we focus on becoming so drenched in His love, that everyone around us will be affected by standing in the puddle of His love surrounding us.
“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
This course will help lighten your burden to the point you can simply wait in anticipation for the next salvation story He will reveal in your own life! And when He does, please be sure to share your Salvation Story with us.
And, to prepare your heart and in order to really feel how desperate a loved one may feel due to feeling unloved and shunned, we'd encourage you to download this MP3 file of a song that you can sing "Say Something." Do this each time you come to read a chapter and anytime throughout your day.
Acts 16:31 NIV—
“They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—
you and your household.’”
“They replied, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved,
and your entire household.’"
The word "household" in the original was Greek or oikoß meaning“all the persons forming one family.”
No doubt like all of us, you have someone you love who you know is not saved or, based on how he/she lives his/her life you suspect they've never met the One who would change it forever!
I too had many, so many, that I felt burdened to pray for each, a burden that became simply too much for me. That's when I finally spoke to my HH about it, and the Lord spoke to me, giving me the verses above, that lifted my burden—but what also led to the MANY of Salvation Stories you're about to read.
This course is designed to give you ONGOING faith as you read one a week, or more should He lead you, and also as you pour out your concerns, prayers and also promises for each person(s)—allowing you to LEAVE that person with Him—trusting that He will finish what He, and you, started.
Be sure to first READ the week's testimony but then stop to ponder— letting the Lord speak to you. Ask Him questions, tell Him how you feel, what your concerns are, ask Him what He wants to teach you and take away from reading the testimony.
Then, take the time to pour your heart into the Journal form, leaving the burden of that person(s) salvation with Him—coming away with a sense of knowing it's only a matter of time before you submit a Salvation Story for this person(s) you love.
If you're currently taking one of our foundational HopeAtLast.com courses, we recommend doing a chapter each SUNDAY or as often as He leads you! 🙂