My son is 11 years old and has high functioning autism. He does average in school, poorly in social settings, and excels in the area of art. While he is not mentally disabled (therefore “unaccountable”), he is not quite fully “there” either. He seems to understand enough but when I try to tell him about Jesus, it’s like I’m talking to a wall.
At Sunday School he just sits there silently without interacting with anyone, even the teacher. When I talk about Jesus, he forgets everything I said within a matter of minutes even when I explain it as if he was five. When we pray, he never has any idea how to pray so I have to lead him every time. He is very underdeveloped.
I’m so scared for him. I want to know he is saved. If the rapture happens in our lifetime, I want him to be included. He is my heart and it terrifies me that I will fail him in the one area that matters more than anything. Spiritually, what can I do other than pray? I just bought some children Bible story books so I am hoping those will help him learn but nothing has worked yet.
I have always felt very close to Jesus as if He is always sitting right beside me.
When I think of God, he seems further away somehow. I look at Him as I do my earthly father who is stern and strict. I always address 99 % of my prayers to Jesus, even though I love God, I don’t feel that same one on one connection. I am afraid that he is going to punish me for this, but I don’t know how to change my way of feeling this way.
I have been listening to all your mp3 studies and they kind of make me understand a little why I feel this way. I take them as we are all children of God, but He will be concerned more with his covenant people than the Church. When the final judgment comes, will we be united with God and his covenant people on Earth, or will we still be in the New Jerusalem hovering above?
I love your site & am blessed by it all the time. Thank you for all you do. I know you can help me with my question and worry. I love the Lord with all my heart & my mind. I always want to please Him. And pray everything I do & say will give Him the Glory.
But I’m a smoker & can’t seem to quit. I’ve prayed that the Lord will take the addiction away & I pray for Him to give me the strength to do it. But I still smoke. I don’t want to because I know my body is a temple & the Holy Spirit dwells in me. I’m truly upset about this because I know I’m grieving Him. And I don’t want to be smoking & miss the Rapture because I know it can happen at any moment. I want to please my LORD in all things. Please help with any advice & Please pray for me. I pray to be close to my Father & my Lord Jesus & I know smoking is hindering this. Thank you for your time & will be looking for your answer.
What do you think is the best way to approach a family member who is an unbeliever and is so angry about losing a loved one that she has cursed God. She has also been utterly indoctrinated in a liberal college Theology course that scoffs at true Christianity and is anti Israel. I pray for her daily but fear she is very close to being lost forever. I am grateful for your ministry and any thoughts.