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My brother is moving out of state

Post by Christa on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:47 am

He's my baby brother. He, his wife, and their son live here at my parent's house with me right now. I think it's cool that they're moving, but I'm really sad that it's to another state. My daughter and their son are like brother and sister, as they're around the same age. I'm dying with grief on the inside. My brother and sister-in-law are not saved. My brother was raised in the Christian faith, but he's been away from God for a long time. My sister-in-law was a Mormon, and she despises church now. Please pray for them to come to know Jesus. My heart is so incredibly heavy that my brother is leaving the covering of my family. I want Jesus to draw him back so badly. I want to know that he and his wife are going to be ok and heaven bound. I'm sad about them leaving.

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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by princessdelia on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:07 am

God has a plan for them, keep praying sis Christa ok

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Post by Cholette on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:20 am

Why do you feel like your brother has to be in the house to be under the family covering? There is no distance in prayer. Interceding for your brother, no matter where he lives, will still produce the same amount of power than if he was living there. Your brother is married so he is to leave his parents and cleave to his wife. He will be okay.

My son is in a different state while attending college. For some reason it seems as though I can see my prayers working more, now that he's away, than when he was in my house. Maybe it's because it's a lot clearer the further I am from him...who knows.

Praying for you...


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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by Christa on Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:15 pm

I know....it's the best thing if he goes. It's interesting that you can see your prayers working more that your son's away Cholette.

About the covering.....I think I was looking at that the wrong way. You know how when your married....because you're a Christian, your husband is sanctified because of your relationship with Christ. I don't know...my brother leaving feels a little bit prodical son-ish, that's what I'm concerned for I guess. IDK. I've had dreams that my brother and his wife were on their way to hell and were involved in satanic cults....maybe this is where this is stemming from.

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Post by Cholette on Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:30 pm

A husband is sanctified because of the wife's relationship (or vice versa) because the two have become one. I know where you are going with the "covering" statement as it relates to your brother, but the thing that will bring your brother and his wife to Christ is prayer....no matter where they are. God hears it and will honor it. Don't go by what you see because what you see is temporal...what you cannot see is eternal. When it "looks" like your prayers aren't working, keep praying, because they are. God cannot and will not lie. He will do it because of His covenant with you.

Come back with some updates, because there WILL BE some.


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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by Mia Sherwood on Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:14 pm

I don't know if your grief stems from the same source that mine has come from in the past but if it does I hope this helps....

One day while I was praying for my dad I was sobbing because I love him so much and I'm so worried for his salvation. I was begging God to do everything he could to help bring about my dad's salvation and I felt this despair that my dad would never get saved.

God said to me:

You would cry fewer tears if, when you prayed for the salvation and well being of someone you love, you would recognize that I love them MORE than you do.

Trust that when you ask, I am on the job. You don't have to beg me to do it, and despair and wonder if you've got my attention, and wonder will I do it, take comfort that I love them more than you do and I WANT TO DO IT.

I cannot tell you the immeasureable comfort that I STILL receive from that Word.

Love,
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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by Cholette on Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:56 pm

Beautiful!!! That's It!!!!!!!


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Post by Mia Sherwood on Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:20 pm



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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by Christa on Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:50 pm

That does help....thank you for that.

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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by Christa on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:31 pm

My brother moved out. He left two rooms of the house a complete disaster. The rooms literally smell. Not only do I have to deal with the sadness of them leaving, but guess who's going to be the one cleaning this junk up?! Yup...me.

My dad has been especially picking on me since the day they left too. I didn't even go to church today...I was too bummed out to even go. My dad kicks me off the computer constantly. He calls me names consistently. I won't go to a halfway house because I don't feel that God is leading me there, and it's not very safe to do that here in Los Angeles anyway, but I want my daughter to have a quality life. I feel stuck in a miserable environment.....and have been for decades now no matter where I go.

My dad needs God you guys. He claims he's a Christian, but he cusses at God saying things like, "I hate you God," and "F-you Jesus." I feel like throwing up when he talks at all sometimes. He's probably undiagnosed bi-polar. He's completely narcissistic. Part of the reason that I'm upset at my brother leaving is that my brother was a bit of a buffer from my dad verbally abusing me and my mom. My brother broke his finger once and after that my dad didn't mess with him. He has a very dominant personality, and he barks orders like we're all in the air force under his command or something. He literally screams at the top of his lungs (no joke, he can get extremely high pitched and blasts everybody's ear drums out). He's a real jerk most of the time, to me and my mom especially.

Ugghhhh. I'm in a bad place right now emotionally. Too many things are hitting me this week. The only thing that seems to be going right is the way my husband is acting.....which was the main thing that was wrong for the majority of the past 5 months. Why this reversal? I'm just a little weary this week I guess. I know that God is good and that His love endures. I know He's going to fix my dad. Can you guys help me pray for him? When I get really upset at people, I have a hard time praying for them, although, it's what I really need to do RIGHT THEN. In fact, he's picking on me right now you guys. He's provoking me by asking my mom whether I'm sitting around doing nothing right now (like I "have been all day" he says). It's really bad you guys....he doesn't let up. He'll keep pushing and pushing and pushing, even if I pray, it's like my prayers are ineffective. Please help me.

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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by Christa on Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:29 am

I know I haven't gotten any recent comments on this post, but thank you if you have prayed for me and my home situation. Things are much better, and I've felt in my bones some changes taking place in my home. Thank you all for putting up with my freak outs. God bless you all. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by Cholette on Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:42 pm

I'm sorry Christa...I didn't see your other response.

I am glad that the Lord is fixing things for you at home. This is the season for you to REALLY cling to the Lord like never before. Remember this...

"We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.” (Romans 15:1-3)


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Re: My brother is moving out of state

Post by Christa on Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:08 pm

Thank you Cholette

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