Praise Reports From our Encouraging Men:
My God, I have had experiences that become more intense, but the Lord has been with me. Though this week was very hard, my God has held me in His hands for several days, and when I was distressed, I always asked for the Lord to send me a word, and He always answered me. Today He led me to read Name Them [Blessings] One by One and it was so appropriate since I am not with my family this Thanksgiving for the first time in many years.
Sometimes, this week as everyone was speaking of their plans, He would encourage me through a song or even a verse He’d lead me to read in the bible. The Lord is wonderful, and if not for His defense and encouraging me, I think today I would have given up this fight since every day is coming at me stronger, but I know God is in control, and that in His time He will act in my favor.
I often find myself afraid to continue because of how very difficult this journey is, but if I keep myself in obedience I can be sure that God will not fail nor forsake me.
God my refuge and my fortress, without the Lord I am nothing. So I beg You my Lord, teach me, and lend Your ear to my plea and continue to meet my every desire, which is the desire to continue with something that the Lord has greater interest, and the Lord cherishes, and what I believe I should do. Here I am! I am confident in You in this battle. And no matter what, I have my Lord, and every day I am clinging to You, to tell You that I trust only You, my Lord.
So I speak in faith and I continue, both in this life-changing course and mainly in the Word, seeking His guidance and love of God more and more daily. And with unshakable certainty, faith that everything God said He will restore and give me back what is His to return to me.
So brother just believe, do not doubt. Thank God for everything, and simply begin to rest in His arms. Only then will you be sure of victory, and of His plans for your life.
Oh how I love my God, I praise You and magnify You Lord.
Genesis 18:14 “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen and help you, and you keep with my righteous right hand.”
Psalm 23: 4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you this to me; acts rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Jeremiah 18: 6 “Can not I do with you as a potter, O house of Israel? … Behold, like clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”
Good afternoon. This is the first time I write a report. In fact, I already finished the course at the end of the 30 days and also the 2nd course too. I do not know why I was touched to submit a praise report, since today, once again, my wife, did something so low that I will not share the details. But God has been very gracious to me. My financial situation was desperate 6 months ago. I was even threatened with a death threat by a moneylender. Today, to the honor and glory of God, I can already see I will be paying all my bills! And even more beautiful, I believe I was used by God to teach a young man, who was heavily into alcohol and soon after his wedding, the world had destroyed. Today this man is taking his wife to church and says he wants to change his life.
“And I said you told him, have heard your prayer and your supplication you made before me; hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name forever; my eyes and my heart will be there every day.” 1 Kings 9: 3
Job 6:8 “Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for”
“Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant my desire” “Oh that I might have my request, and that God would fulfill my hope.”
When I saw this verse it was something that caught my attention because it is something that I really wanted God to do and He has. While I was on the internet researching how to fight for what I believe God can solve, my marriage, I came across this site. I downloaded the book (only it was the women’s), read a few pages and stopped …then I continued to do as before (fasting, prayer and reading His Word) but something did not satisfy me.
Then one day, I almost gave up this journey (restore my marriage, and my relationship with God), but I returned to search the internet, and asked Him one last time, giving me some hope, and God directs me straight again to the site! Right there right away I see the same book but this time, the one for men (though I was unable to purchase; I wanted to be able to buy them, How God Can and Will … and A Wise Man, but I don’t have a credit card) but then I see something— I found the free courses, Oh my goodness !! I was so happy because as I read everything. Right there I see everything I believed was not in vain and that God will, yes He will restore all that is rightfully mine!!
And there I saw the true meaning of the verse: Matthew 19:26 “For men it IS impossible, but withGod all things are possible” It was as if God said directly to me, “I want you to do this.”
Oh, how I praise God for His greatness, to be my mine and for always keeping me close to Him every day, for showing me how much I am nothing without Him, He has molded me every day, because He is merciful, for always being near me, inclining His heart to my prayers. Since this knowledge I’ve learned, I have been recognizing and admitting my mistakes. I thank God for the intimacy that I have every day, more and more with Him.
My God and my Father, I love You more than anything in my life, I have been given the love I need more and more, from You. I know that you’ve been reserving the best for me and that one day You will fulfill the desire of my heart. This desert was designed to strengthen me and be every day closer to the Lord and You. And my victory is more than coming, it has happened. Amen.
~ Lucas in Brazil
I have learned a lot from this course and certainly believe the Lord Himself brought me here. Looking at the condition I’m in seems impossible, but I found the promises I receive each day I come to do these lessons a relief and comforting to my heart. I practice what I learn in the lessons while putting all my hope in the Lord, and as a result, I have been told by countless people how impressive the changes have been in me, even my children have said so, thanks to you.
These words have renewed me in a special way and given me hope and faith. So many of my friends say that they are witnesses of God’s power in my life. The times I have not seen my wife not even remember her features is His blessing to protect my heart. My faith has been renewed and I feel confident of victory in Christ ….. Amen, peace and blessings to all of you on this journey.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved and thy house.” Acts 16:31
~ Eric in Brazil
I am grateful to my beautiful great God, exalted supreme, the only One worthy of praise and worship!!! He has given me this experience to pore over His truths!! He has provided the opportunity…For nothing I paid !!! All I’m feeling at this moment is that I am eternally grateful to this great God !!
“Delight yourself in the Lord and it will satisfy the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37: 4
~ Jamerson, I’m now doing Course 2