What a glorious and wondrous way to start off the New Year…WITH THREE SUDDENLY RESTORED MARRIAGES!!! And there’s no doubt that more will manifest very soon based on the awesome praise testimonies shared on the private FAM Fellowship site over the past few weeks and days! So, since we know that the devil is defeated, overcome and hurled down by the word of our testimonies (Revelation 12:10-11), I thank all three FAM members for their permission to share much of their Restored Marriage Testimonies and some of their After Marriage Restoration Testimonies here; which I believe, hope and pray will be a great source of enlightenment, support and encouragement for every man and woman standing for marriage restoration. Our God IS faithful and He will do EXACTLY what His Word promises when we just trust and obey! So be blessed and encouraged as you share in the joy and amazement of these families and remember that God is NOT a respecter of persons, and what He does for one, He will do for all! This will be VERY long, but I don’t really think anyone will mind that much! ?
The following Restored Marriage Testimony was posted by Becky on January 20th, and it came after a lengthy divorce process in which her husband was hindered at every turn, which ONLY happened by the hand of God considering the no fault divorce laws of their state!
I have wanted (and often started) to share what God has been doing for quite some time now, but things have been happening so quickly that it’s been hard to keep up with it all! I hardly know how to begin, but my husband is home now after being separated for over a year and a divorce process that was miraculously stopped on numerous occasions by the Hand of God. God has made a way where there was no way. And He has done for me what I could not do for myself, and I am so thankful for what He has done and what is to come.
It’s funny how we imagine how restoration is going to happen, and then when it happens, it is nothing like we expected and thought it would be. After obvious signs that his heart was softening, my husband just called last week to tell me he wanted to come home. I had always envisioned some “big bang” effect where SNO (spouse name omitted) would have a dramatic encounter with God, fall to his knees in repentance and be instantaneously changed. That would have been nice, but God’s ways are definitely not our ways!
Thank God for the things I have learned in this ministry over the last year and that I welcomed my husband back unconditionally. But I have to admit to being very nervous about it; especially since he is still dealing with some of the same issues that led to the breakup of our marriage to begin with. Yet, I felt in my spirit to love him unconditionally and now I have the opportunity to put into practice the things I have been learning about being a submissive wife with a quiet and gentle spirit, and truly loving and accepting him unconditionally as Christ loves us. And even if my husband does not obey the word, I know that without a word he may be won by my conduct. Wow, that is a tall order, but I am praying and asking God to strengthen me to be the wife I need to be; the wife I am called to be.
Sadly, many counselors (including Christians) would insist on placing stipulations and conditions when our spouses return. In fact, I told a church leader on Sunday that my husband was home now and all she had to say was, “You did make stipulations, didn’t you?” Thank God that HE doesn’t put us on “probation!” As I sat and read my Bible, the Lord led me to Colossians 3:12-15 (NKJV), which says Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. And the commentary portion of my Bible describes Forgiveness as follows: “Forgiveness is made possible through Christ, who forgave us. It is an act in which one person releases another from an offense, refusing to enact the penalty due him or her, refusing to sustain consideration of the cause of the offense, and refusing to allow that offense to affect the relationship. Such forgiveness releases one from a sense of unresolved guilt, restores a clear conscience, and restores relationship. To forgive is not to condone the sin as acceptable, to say it made no difference, or to license repetition of it. Rather, forgiveness is a choice, a decision made to no longer hold an offense against another person.”
… I am so very thankful for this ministry and the encouragement it brings in how to stand for our marriages. I truly believe that if we will follow the principles we learn here, we will have the marriages God intends for each of us to have. I will speak life into my marriage, and I will reject the negative thoughts and anything that is contrary to God’s word!
I’d also like to share what the Lord showed me leading up to the return of my husband. As I shared recently, God led me to read Nehemiah and Ezra about the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Ezekiel 22:30 says, So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found no one. So we are called to make a wall and stand in the gap–interceding for our loved ones.
In Nehemiah 4 (NKJV), the wall is being rebuilt in spite of great opposition, and in verse 7, those who opposed the restoration of the wall became very angry that it was being restored and that the gaps were being closed. Likewise, the enemy is not at all happy with the restoration of our marriages and families. And as revealed in verse 8, he tries to confuse us and make us question what we are doing and our ability to do it. But we learn from verse 9 that the right response is to continue standing in the gap for restoration and to continue praying and set a guard against the tactics of the enemy. So we have to put on the whole armor of God to withstand the wiles of the devil. This passage also reveals that the enemy works through discouragement and threats, but as Nehemiah declared; we can’t be afraid of what the enemy is doing, and have to keep our eye on what God is doing!!! If God be for us, Who can be against us? And just as He did then, God will bring the plots of the enemy to NOTHING! As Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV) says, ”No weapon formed against you shall prosper. And every tongue which rises against you in judgment, You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.
So I am determined that through the strength of the Lord, “I’m not coming off the wall.” No matter what tactics the enemy uses, I will remain at my post–a watchman on the wall, and I will continue to stand until I see complete restoration and deliverance as my Lord has promised. We are called to stand in the gap and as we encourage and admonish one another, the enemy will not be able to stop us and the wall will be completed in Jesus’ name and our families will be restored!
So I humbly ask for all of your prayers during this restoration process. Please pray that I mirror the love of God to my husband and will not be distracted by the tactics the enemy would like to use to get me off the wall–especially now.
Then Becky posted the following seven days later, making it very clear why it’s so important to continue seeking support and encouragement AFTER MARRIAGE RESTORATION, and she has had to pass some BIG tests since that time. But she’s NOT coming off the wall and God is blessing and rewarding her mightily! And as with all of our After Restoration testimonies, sharing her experience and insight has truly been a blessing to other FAM members as well.
I just want to say how much this ministry and all of you mean to me. SNO has been home for eleven days now! And I know for certain without the support of this ministry, I would not be prepared. I knew the real challenge would just be beginning, and it has, but my Lord is helping me to do what I was unable to do in the past.
Our first challenge was when my husband had been home just a few days and he announced that he wanted to go back to the other house to say goodbye to his friends. I was not happy about that and quite honestly I laid awake all night in anger and bewilderment wondering if this was going to work. I thought about just telling him if he was going to do that, he might as well take his things with him. Thank God, I did not take the bait! And when the time came for him to leave, I remained calm and surprisingly at peace. I prayed the whole time for him and actually enjoyed a little rest as things have been such a whirlwind since he came home. And I ended up falling asleep early. The next morning, I got up for church and noticed that he had left me a message on my phone that night saying that he was missing me. I just cried. And after church he had called to tell me he was on his way home. I welcomed him home and asked no questions and made no comments, which is a first for me! And we had a pleasant remainder of the day. I’m so thankful I didn’t shoot from the hip.
He called me yesterday at work and asked me to call my attorney and ask him to prepare the papers to have the divorce dismissed! I actually hated to call him as that is a part of my life I don’t ever want to think about and I didn’t want to hear any lecture or warning from him that I am making a big mistake. I did call and tell his secretary what I wanted and she told me she would have him call me.
Then later in the evening, SNO told me he is concerned that maybe we are moving too fast and wonders if it was a mistake to come home. And he was sullen for the remainder of the evening. When we got up for work this morning, he began to tell me his concerns and asked if I knew what I was getting into. He began to tell me that he had no intentions of giving up drinking; that he was not an alcoholic and all that stuff and that he didn’t want to fight with me. He wants his marriage to work, but he just doesn’t want to fight. Instead of giving him a lecture and arguing with him that he shouldn’t be drinking, I just told him that I will leave that between him and God and I am not here to be his judge. After that, things began to lighten up.
Now, saying that is one thing and practicing it is another. So I’m praying diligently for wisdom and an abundance of the fruits of the Spirit and to just concentrate on what I need to do and leave him in the hands of God. I keep reminding myself that God is big enough and capable enough to speak to him and tell him what he needs to do. And I remind myself of 1 Peter 3:1, which says Wives, likewise be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives. God doesn’t need my help. In fact, I more than likely have been the obstacle by interfering and playing Holy Spirit. Actually when I think about it, I think it’s a pretty tall order just making sure I do what God wants me to be instead of obsessing on SNO.
Mark, I took your advice about the book “Love and Respect” and I ordered it and should have it any day now.
Thank you for all the words of encouragement, prayers and admonition. I feel so inadequate in myself to make these changes, but Paul said, When I am week, then I am strong so I will trust in God’s mighty power to transform me.
Since Romans 4:17 encourages us to SPEAK things that are not as though they are, we believe in the importance of claiming our marriages restored before the actual manifestation in the natural realm when it’s obvious that our spouses’ hearts have turned back to us. And the following praise testimony from MNO (member name omitted), which was posted just a little over a month ago demonstrates the power of that and the importance and power of walking in humility and NOT leaning on our own understanding.
WOW, I am so excited to type this right now, I am nearly shaking! God is SO good!! Praise God!
… When SNO moved out of the house, he agreed to continue paying me for his share of the household expenses. He usually stops by twice a month to drop off his checks. I was not expecting him to stop by until later this week, so I was surprised when I received a text message from him this evening asking if he could stop by to drop off his check. And as he was writing out the check, he started asking me about how to handle the finances in 2009. He does not feel that he should continue paying me the same amount as he is no longer living here.
My heart sank because I knew this conversation was coming soon. … He agreed that he will still pay me for his car and phone expenses, but he wants to reduce the amount he pays for the mortgage, utilities, and other household-related expenses. He said that his brother is moving into a smaller apartment next month, so he has found a new apartment for himself that he will be moving into at the beginning of February. He will not have the money to pay for his apartment and to continue paying me. I have comfort because I know that this is all part of God’s plan, He is in control. SNO can make all of these plans, but it will be God who directs his steps.
The “old” me would have tried to argue with him and justify why he should still be paying what he is paying me. His thoughts were posed as questions to me, as though he were looking for guidance. But my only response to his concerns was to ask him what his thoughts were and that he should do what he felt he needed to do. That part of the conversation ended with him requesting for me to give him a breakdown of the expenses so he could decide what he should pay me each month.
Then he brought up the attorneys. Ouch. We have not discussed divorce or legal separation for almost two months now. But he wanted to know where we stood with that. I was honest with him and told him that I have spoken to four separate attorneys and met with two of them in person. And the final consensus was that there was no benefit to getting a legal separation. I told him that for that reason I had dropped it because I knew that we have a mandatory separation period in our state before we can divorce. … He proceeded to tell me that we can start the paperwork soon. The subject was changed and was never brought up again.
He then went into the spare bedroom to pick up a few things. While we were in the bedroom, he told me that I can donate all of his clothing to Goodwill and that he has already purchased everything new. He said that he will eventually come back to go through everything, but he basically told me that he didn’t really want anything from our house. He also told me that he is planning to sell his bicycles. This broke my heart because those bicycles used to be his prized possessions up until a year ago. He was an avid cyclist and spent countless hours riding and racing those bikes, not to mention working on the bikes.
Despite everything that I mentioned above, the night was an overall good night with lots of catching up and laughing – BUT it got better! Before he was getting ready to leave, God nudged my heart and I knew this was the night to ask my husband for his forgiveness. I asked him if I could share something with him and he said yes. I had to pause for a minute or two because I felt myself getting emotional. But I managed to squeeze out an “I’m sorry.”
Then, it ALL came out. I told him that I am sorry for not being a good wife and for letting him down. I told him that I am sorry that I was so controlling with everything and that I did not give him the respect that he deserves. I apologized for shutting him out during the miscarriage. I told him that I get it now and that I don’t blame him for leaving! I also told him that I knew that my apologies do not change anything, but I wanted him to know that everything I was saying was coming from the bottom of my heart and that I love him no matter what happens. But I told him that I want to be his wife. I want to be the wife he deserves. We both started crying.
We held each other for a very long time and there were lots of tears. He kept telling me that there was no reason to apologize, that he was the one who is sorry. He told me that he should have been here for me and that he should not have walked out the way he did. He told me that he is very confused and that he has had many breakdowns. He told me that he misses me so much and told me that “you have no idea that you are the best.” He said that shortly after he left, he panicked because he realized what he had done and he didn’t know how to “undo” it. When we were holding each other, he told me that it felt so good. PRAISE GOD!
He also told me that it has been very hard for him to come over to the house because this is still “home” for him. He said he was very impressed with how I kept the house up (Christmas decorations, etc) during his absence, and that when he first saw the Christmas tree, it broke his heart because he wasn’t here for it. He also told me that he has noticed EVERYTHING, right down to the new earrings I have been wearing. I am wondering if I am living a dream right now! Praise God!
…He wanted to stay for the night, but this is the only night that he couldn’t because he has an important early meeting tomorrow morning and needed his suit. The night ended with me asking him if I could take him to dinner tomorrow night and his response was that he would really like that and he will contact me tomorrow. Praise God! I also want to praise God that his cell phone kept going off, but he didn’t take it off his hip once!
I give God ALL the glory, honor, and praise. When I first learned that he was coming over tonight, I prayed to God for a miracle and He certainly gave it to me.
I thought I might add that as I was driving home from my mom’s house last night, I passed a truck with one word displayed on the side, “steadfast”. I felt like this was a word from God. As I thought about it more, I slowed down and let the truck pass me. Sure enough, it said “steadfast” and then I noticed that the Bible verse John 3:16 was displayed on the back. Yes, God was speaking to me and telling me to be steadfast. I hear you God! I did not fully understand it last night, but today my thoughts were definitely under attack. And the word that kept me going was “steadfast” because I knew it was a specific message from God. We all must have unwavering faith.
All I can say is Praise God! He is in control! He has definitely been working on the other side of the mountain and I know He is going to complete all of the good work He has started!!
Linda, after we talked, I prayed and meditated on everything that has taken place, and I would like to faithfully claim my marriage as restored. So please move our names over there to the RESTORED MARRIAGE list! I have put all of my trust in God to complete what He has started. I know that He is not a half-way God;, He is the God of complete restoration!
And four weeks later, with little contact from her husband in the meantime and numerous trials and tests, MNO posted the following praise testimony! She has known about the NCP from the very beginning, but her husband was not aware that she knew. And when the NCP started calling her and sending her email messages confirming what she already knew, MNO did NOT take the bait and still didn’t say anything to her husband until she felt led to do so that night. As it turns out, the only reason he was hesitating to come home was because he was afraid of how she would react when and if she found out! God is just SO good!
I continue to lift my praises up to God for all of the miraculous work He is doing in this ministry. The sermon at church on Sunday was on praising God in all things and praising Him for victories, even before the victories have been revealed to us. So we should always sing and SHOUT out to the Lord!!
God has been doing a lot in the restoration of my marriage and He deserves all the glory, honor, and praise! Things have been happening quickly, and I am excited beyond words to share some praises with everybody. I apologize for not posting sooner, as I have been struggling a little bit with time management.
My husband is now HOME!! PRAISE GOD!! When we apply God’s word, the enemy will always be defeated!
I posted last week that I felt the Holy Spirit telling me to get our house ready and I admit that I did not move as quickly as I should have. But it all worked out because SNO and I had a great time on Sunday re-organizing closets, cleaning, and donating some old clothing to Goodwill. And I think he is excited about actually having closet and drawer space in our bedroom. This is embarrassing to admit, but I have always taken up all the space in our room, forcing him to keep his clothing in the spare bedroom. So it’s about time that our bedroom becomes “ours!”
It is awesome how God works and how He orchestrated everything that led to our restoration. God used something that brought so much strife into our relationship in the past to ultimately pull us back together. …
The enemy really does attack furiously before a big battle is won. On Saturday night, SNO informed me that he would be moving into his parents’ house, instead of moving back home. That news hit me like a ton of bricks because it seemed to me that all of the lies and deception that the enemy had been feeding me in the days that led up to that moment were coming alive and it completely contradicted SNO’s actions. So I started questioning everything in my mind. I was very upset and although I tried to hide it from SNO, I am sure he noticed. A part of me felt like I should not have done this, but I gave in and brought up the NCP.
Without accusing him of anything or giving him details, I mentioned to him that I had received a few interesting e-mails from the NCP. He was surprised because he didn’t know that she had contacted me, but he seemed very relieved and he even thanked me for bringing it up. He said that he wanted to discuss it with me, but he didn’t know how to bring it up. I praise God that He gave me this opportunity to tell SNO all of the GOOD that has come out of every aspect of our situation. I praise God because he told me that the day the NCP contacted me was the day that he broke things off with her and told her that he would be moving back home with me. I praise God that he told me he can clearly see how much I have changed. I praise God that he told me that he has been telling people that I have been reminding him of the “old MNO,” which I took to mean the MNO he fell in love with.
Even though we had that great conversation, while SNO was sleeping that night, the enemy’s lies consumed my thoughts and I spent time alone crying my eyes out because I felt that things were moving backward and I was questioning everything in my mind; despite many actions and words from my husband that clearly showed he would be moving home.
I attended church on Sunday morning and I praised God for everything! And shortly after I got home, SNO told me that he wanted to spend the day moving back home! HALLELUJAH and thank You, God!!! As we were packing up his belongings and moving them out of his brother’s apartment, I couldn’t help but think of Karla’s post describing all of those boxes as God’s divine erasers. And I can’t even describe the feeling I had when SNO handed his apartment key over to his brother. That’s when it really hit me – SNO is home! God is so good!
And I praise God that my husband has gotten over the worry of “What will people think?” I had not seen his brother for months; yet he gave me a big hug and a kiss on the cheek when he saw me and we interacted like nothing had ever happened. And then I heard SNO tell his friend during a phone conversation that he is working things out with me and he has moved back home! Praise God!!! And what is even more amazing is that I found out later that nobody even knew that we were talking, so he said this is going to come as a shock to everyone. And he said that his brother was probably very surprised when he got home and we were loading up my car with his belongings!!
I know that the enemy is now going to attack even stronger and in ways I probably have not yet encountered, so I am prepared to put on the full armor of God every day. I praise God for the trials that I have been through because He has shown me over and over again that the enemy is so easily defeated when we just lean on Him and not on our own understanding. When I look back to what happened over the weekend, I could have very easily undone so much of God’s good work if I would have listened to my thoughts instead of focusing on God and on what His word says.
Thank You, God!!!
Then MNO (member name omitted) posted the following testimony and awesome praise over the weekend, and we are all rejoicing with her and her family too, especially since they have two precious little ones! MNO was unfaithful in her marriage and divorced her husband and he initiated another relationship as well. But we have seen the Lord working and transforming both of their hearts in amazing ways! What a powerful example of just why we can NOT afford to lean on our own understanding and why we have to trust God with ALL of our hearts and acknowledge Him in ALL of our ways as instructed in Proverbs 3:5-6! NO matter what we see and hear, we just have to believe and have faith that God is doing and will do EXACTLY what His Word promises!
First of all, Linda, I am sorry you are reading this instead of hearing my shout on the phone; it is late and I wasn’t sure if you would be up or not! I AM CLAIMING MY RESTORATION!!!
This week has been a week of uneasiness, confusion and some doubt on my part. I have had every emotion I think possible. I even told God I wasn’t ready because I saw the “Yuk” that I still had in me, and asked Him to break me and change my heart. The enemy has really been at work on me this week, but he gets no more credit than that in this post. This post is dedicated to my God…The God of the universe, the Most High God so Mighty on his throne. My Comforter, Savior, Redeemer, Restorer, the lover of my soul!!! He is so faithful and worthy of my praise! I sit in utter amazement as I try to put into words what my heart is feeling.
After an awful week with what seemed like nothing but conflict with SNO, I even prayed for him not to call me because I was scared of the outcome, BUT GOD turned it all around. Monday is our son’s birthday, so we had his birthday party today at the local park, and God gave us a beautiful day full of sunshine and temperatures that weren’t too cold. Thank you, God.
On Friday, my other son got sick with the virus his brother had last weekend, and I still had lots to do to get ready for the party. But I had to leave work early Friday to pick him up and take care of him. Needless to say, that through a kink into my plans for shopping. SNO had offered to keep him, but my selfishness and pride rose up and I told him I would get it done. I was obviously not being a submissive wife at that time; nor as Linda pointed out, very appreciative. So I took my son home and he slept for several hours and ate a little when he woke up. He held it down, so still being obtuse and hard headed, I took him shopping with me instead of letting his daddy keep him. I know…but God has ways of breaking us!!
We arrived at the Wal-Mart, … and just as we pulled into the parking lot, my son began throwing up again. I got upset and God spoke to me and said, “Why are you upset? You knew he was sick and had someone to keep him.” I knew God was reminding me that my behavior and the consequences were my own fault. I felt awful and now had vomit all in my truck! I cleaned him up and we made a very quick run into Wal-Mart and got what we needed.
… I had not talked to SNO since earlier and only sent him a text to let him know that our son was ok. This morning I only had a few minutes and logged on to FAM. I knew I needed some encouragement after the week I had and knew that I wanted God to be in control of this day. I had not been on long when Linda called me; saying that she just wanted to “check in” with me. But I believe God had her call me for a reason. … Thank you, Linda. I cried and told her I was scared of SNO all of a sudden and I didn’t understand my emotions this week. She reminded me how the enemy was working hard to destroy and steal my peace, witness and testimony, and how he attacks like that right before restoration. So we talked and she helped me a lot! So I prayed as I got dressed that this would be a day that God would orchestrate.
Some of the mothers called me about the party and I got behind on time, so I called SNO and asked if he could help me by picking up the cake and ice cream. He said yes and then went off on me like World War III! Of course, again not being very godly, I went on defense. I had missed a call from him earlier while I was in the shower and didn’t realize it with the other calls coming in and he was upset that I could talk to others, but not him. I tried to explain that I didn’t know he called, but it didn’t matter what I said and then the war was on! I even told him to stay home and I would get the cake! Yep, another not so good. But my God is! He called back and I started not to even answer, but I did and he apologized before I could. I told him I didn’t want to do this and he said he didn’t either.
The party was great, but my husband kept his distance. I tried to offer him food and something to drink or cake and he would only say no thanks or nothing at all and just shook his head. So I prayed for God to take over again. After the party, we all left and I didn’t hear anything from him.
Around 9:00pm tonight, the boys and I were at a gift shop my sister and I own in town, where we’ve been working to get ready for Valentine’s Day. And my sister does not believe in my stand. She does believe in God, but does not understand living by faith at this time and has questioned my stand several times. So she started questioning me about my stand again tonight; asking if I was sure that I had heard from God and saying how she didn’t agree with my beliefs concerning marriage and divorce. She was doing that when there was a knock on the back door. We just looked at each other since neither of us was expecting anyone and she went to open the door. It was SNO and he asked for me. I told her I would be back in a bit and shrugged my shoulders at her because I had no clue what he wanted. I got in his truck and thought we would sit there in the warmth to talk, but he drove off and rode around. He immediately began talking about how he hated his life and how he was living! He said he was tired of the lie and how he had tried to fill the void, but could not. He even said that he loved me! I was crying and kept my mouth shut and praised God while I listened! I thought I was dreaming. This…after this week and this morning!!! Only God! We ended up at my house, which was only a few minutes away and we talked. He said he didn’t know how it would work or if it would, but he was tired of not having his kids and he had tried to make it with someone else and he could not do it. And I didn’t question anything about the NCP. He had already made the statement that he would not question my past and did not want to be questioned about his and I said I would respect that. He did say, while he was holding me, that that part of his life was over. We held each other for a long time. He told me he missed me and asked if I had missed him. He wants to take it slow, which I completely understand. And he asked that I not preach to him and said he wasn’t being ugly, but he didn’t want to hear about God right now. … He told me that he loved me, but there were things that he despised about me too; yet he had fought his feelings as long as he could, and he was at his breaking point. I just listened!! Linda, as you once told me…God sat on my tongue! I couldn’t say a word. After he finished, I did say that I wanted to talk about that one day. He just shook his head and told me how hard it was for him to talk to me. I just sat in tears again and thanked him for sharing with me. Then he said he didn’t want all the tears and sorrys again and to stop and I just chuckled as I was wiping away my tears. We held each other for the first time in what seemed like forever. Only God gets the glory for this miracle!!! He is awesome and I am shouting from my rooftop tonight!!!
SNO is not back in our home YET, but that is coming. He asked me not to say anything to the boys just yet and I agreed if that is what he wanted. I know we are both still healing and have a lot of catching up to do since we have been divorced for three years. So I pray that God will continue the good work that he has begun and that nothing will change our path! I know I still have a lot to learn, but know my father will continue to teach me. Please pray with me that I will say and do the things that only God would have me say and do. My husband is not ready to submit to God, but he is almost ready for the harvest. I feel it and God has already spoken it, so I am just waiting for that to come to pass as well. My God is faithful and worthy of my Praises. I am so excited and wanted to share my miracle with you!!! So don’t give up, give in, or give out!!! It will happen when you least expect it! Believe me; this was the last thing I expected today!
God, I praise you and thank you that you are a God that hears our cry and answers prayers! Thank you for healing hearts and restoring families. I don’t know how, but I trust you and your ways that are higher than mine to complete this restoration and that my husband will be home. Thank you for allowing me to tell him again that my door was open and for the words he spoke of trying to find his way back. God, your word says that you order our footsteps, so I pray that you light SNO’s path to the door you have opened for him; the door to his home, his kids, his wife. May he find the door to walk thru to you and find himself in you and walk in the path of righteousness. May you heal his heart of all the pain. Only you know his heart and know what he needs at this time. Lead me to know what to say and do that will show him you and your love. Continue to change me and transform my heart into what you created it to be! I love you, lord, and will tell the world of your love and faithfulness to your children who know you. Thank you, Father, as I try to put words to the excitement that is in me. Give it to others as they stand; may they have strength to fight and walk in Victory. May you give them a double portion of faith and strength. Yes, this is difficult at times, so help them know that it is so worth it in the end!!! To you, Lord, I lift my hands in worship, my heart in song and now my restored marriage and family to you to complete. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord today and forever!!! AMEN!
As you read the above testimonies, please know that when each of these ladies came to the ministry, they either had no contact with their spouses, or next to none, and the contact they had was far from civil and pleasant. BUT we serve a great and mighty God and we need to know and understand that marriage restoration is Not done in the natural; but in the SUPERNATURAL power of our God when we learn to humble ourselves under His mighty hand (1 Peter 5:5-6) and just TRUST AND OBEY Him! As Jesus declared in John 15:5-7… “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.