Actually, Mike, it wasn't the loss of faith, it was causing one of His little ones to sin. (That would have it worse than being drowned with a mill stone).
We are faithless but He is faithful.
The Father sent us His Holy Spirit that we would be comforted and encouraged. In that, we do not lose faith.
The Father draws those that He wills to His son. This is my prayer for my husband, my son, my brothers and sisters. They do not believe in God. His light shines inme, though. They see that light. They know there is a difference. And I pray for them.
It is our responsibility to pray for the nation's, for unbelievers. It is our responsibility to let our light shine - that they might see the light and come out of their darkness. When they ask questions, then the Father is putting those questions on their heart... He is drawing them to His Son... then answer those question in the best way you can, trusting Him to fill you with His grace and wisdom.
Mike, my husband is an unbeliever... And he has a very serious advanced cancer. I want with everything I am to witness Christ to him to speak to him.... To try to convince him...
But that is my will. Not God's. I have to let go and BE who I AM in Christ and let God choose and do as He wills.
HE CHOSE the 12. They did not choose HIM. He did not have others bring the apostles to Him. He went to them personally.
It was his pleasure to do so.
please pray for me... it is hard to die to my will. Especially with my husband as sick as he is. But in dying to my will, I am not blocking the work of God.