I am just so thrilled and excited because God has answered my prayer! I will explain what happend.
I made a decision not to celebrate Halloween after hearing my pastor in Illinois preach against Halloween. Landon was not even a month old at that time. At first, it was a struggle for me to accept this change because I was already so used to it growing up. I even considered Halloween to be one of my favorite holidays. I loved being scared while I was growing up. But after I heard the truth, I couldn't consciously go back to my habit of ever celebrating Halloween again. Every year, my convictions grew stronger and I can finally put my foot down and say that I am against Halloween.
I was very concerned and worried about my boys this year because they were going to be with their father on Halloween weekend. He does celebrate Halloween even though we both originally decided against it. I came before the Lord and prayed from my heart for God to prevent my sons from celebrating Halloween. I didn't want them to take any part in this satanic holiday. This was beyond my power and I gave it to the Lord. I pleaded with him and then I just believed he would take care of this.
And he did. :)
The day after I prayed, my ex husband came unexpectedly to my door. He showed me his work schedule and he asked if we could change the weekends to the next instead. That would mean the boys would be with ME during halloween weekend! I couldn't believe it! I felt my heart light up and I am just in awe of the power of the Lord. God STILL answers prayers and he is STILL in the miracle business!! Praise him!!
And I knew for certain that the Lord had answered this prayer specifically because he supports my decision not to allow my family to celebrate halloween. God answers prayers that are inside his will. So, I know for certain that God does not want his people to partake of the devil's holiday.
I wrote an article about the truth behind halloween and it is called "Hell-oween." It will be at AgMinistries very soon so keep an eye out!
"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." 1 John 5:14-15
(God seeks after prayers that are sought after his will, so we need to pray for the right things. When we pray, we need to believe with all of our hearts that the Lord has heard us, because he will answer our prayers. Remember, God is faithful.)