Hello, as I said, it’s by the grace of God I’ve experienced a RESTORED Marriage and I’m helping Yvonne as another Afrikaans minister.
I wanted to follow up on my last Praise Report… God is sooo good and uses ALL bad situations, strife, upsets for His glory and Praise. We just have to learn to find the good in it.
Going back to my last Praise Report because I was feeling so terrible due to numerous staff coming to ask me am I OK and one particular staff member coming to question me regarding my EH friendship and telling me “once a cheater always a cheater” I spoke to a friend who is also going through her own Restoration Journey because I have learnt that it is very very important to NOT speak to just anyone regarding your troubles because you can be given the wrong information and worldly advice and I would rather be encouraged by someone who knows the word of God the way you do.
I told her that this situation had brought me closer to my EH… then I sat & thought & realised wow wow wow… The word of God is true, and all that I have learnt has changed me… I am not the contentious woman I used to be. Before my separation and divorce, a letter like that would have finished me! I would have cried and questioned my EH, fought with him, probably have been a dripping tap. I would have gone and questioned this lady… It would have eaten me up inside!
Praise God! Working in an office environment, people talk. Over the weekend I felt a bit upset thinking about the situation. Many people are wondering why I did not put a stop to my EH friendship with this lady in his department…. It is due to the word of God that says that the man is the head of every woman and Christ is the Head of every man & God is the head of Christ. He is Won without a Word by my behavior.
I told my EH from day one that I believed him.
I have this scripture pinned up Psalm 34:4-5 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. And written beneath it – As you seek the Lord in ALL your distress you will have the added blessing of looking radiant.
Now I really don’t worry about what people are thinking or saying…. All that matters is my HH, being obedient to my EH as unto the Lord, it is HIM that I trust, it his HIM that makes me radiant and through HIM I will never be ashamed! He is my redeemer and the lifter of my head!
Jeremiah 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose trust is the LORD.”
God is my trust, His word is my truth!
1Timothy 2:11 “Let a woman quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.”
It is not my place to tell my EH what to do, I trust Christ, my EH head to speak to him.
Psalm 34:4-5 “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”
I walk in no shame or fear of man. I am radiant knowing that He answers me and delivers me from every fear, He hears me as I seek Him with every situation, upset, problem or fear. He is right there!
Do you want to PRAISE Him for how He’s shown you how He’s delivered you from your fears? Aren’t you thankful thatAtarah shared this with you an Encouraging Woman?
Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”
And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”
Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!