An Open Letter...
You know I am a follower of Christ and that I pray you would be as well. I know there are days you don't want to follow Christ and there are days when you do but feel you can't. And I know the reasons are complex.
Nevertheless I'd like to share why I am a follower of Christ and why I am praying for you to follow Christ also. It is one of the deepest desires of my life.
It's certainly not because following Christ is easy or because you will then be in a majority position or have the respect or power of this world; no, following Christ is swimming against the stream...
Rather I'm praying you too will follow Him because I love you and I want the best for you. I want you to fully know who you are, the meaning of your life, to be fulfilled and joyful in your destiny. Yes, it's possible...
This is my prayer because God loves you. God continues to say, "I am for you, I love you, I delight in you." He does. There is no barrier on God's part, He has removed it entirely through the cross of Christ. And waits...
It is my prayer because Christ will enable you to love as you desire to love - sacrificially, powerfully, deeply, purely - as you know you were made to love. I'm not saying you don't love now, only that there is more...
It is my prayer because because eternity is long, God's love is rich and because separation from your Father's love is unimaginable. Please don't shut yourself away from Him or even consider continuingan independent path.
It is my prayer that you rest your heart in Him. I know you have questions, issues, that your struggle has been deep and long. But it doesn't have to go on. There is rest.
Please come home.