How did my Restoration happen?
It all began in the perfect timing of the LORD. It was just about a year after my husband left home, and it was not until I discovered that there was someone else occupying his thoughts and desires, that I knew I was losing him, which made me AWAKEN to my —that my house and marriage were Destroyed. And so, without hope, I was led to I find hope in THE LORD through the MINISTRY AyudaMatrimonial.com
It was an afternoon coming back from a wedding in the same church where I got married, with those memories of that day where we promised not to separate until death! I looked up in Google the words “marriage aid” and I found THE MINISTRY and the book HOW GOD CAN AND WILL RESTORE YOUR MARRIAGE and I listened to the audio in few days, I was so desperate.
I began to seek the LORD 3 times a day and there began my journey to the restoration that I thought would be only about my marriage. But not only that happened, but my life was restored by grace piece by piece, in every area of my life the LORD began to restore me and bring to light … I WAS THE CLAY IN HIS HANDS. I did not deny there was a lot of pain, but that same pain was what HE USE to turn into JOY!!
PSALM 126: 5 Those who sowed with tears, with rejoicing to reap … This promise became a reality in my life … Having been a daughter forgotten by the divorce of my parents, and abandonment of my father, this gave me the strength not to leave my 5 daughters and my eldest son to live the same sad story, and that was the push I needed to allow me to surrender to the LORD that work, since only HE is able to do it. He made me cry out day and night for help so that the sad story lived in my childhood would not be repeated in my own children’s lives.
The LORD began to remake me again after I had shattered myself. With HIS grace and mercy, HE began piece by piece to restore me, to heal me and to wash me in mercy … He began to bring to my memory my sin in my youth and with great mercy He restored me, cleaning me, with His forgiveness and grace … And there I can say that I started my LOVE STORY WITH THE LORD …
NOW AS AN ADULT I AM LIKE THE SINNER WOMAN WASHING HIS FEET WITH HER TEARS AND BEING GIVEN FROM THE LORD AND RECEIVING THE FORGIVENESS OF MY SINS, LUKE 7:36-47
I began to revive THAT FIRST LOVE IN ME … THAT I KNEW WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD … THAT WAS HOW THE LORD PRESENTED HIMSELF TO ME, AND WITH MY TEARS OF PAIN AND REPENTANCE, HE EXTENDED HIS MERCY TO ME AND IN THAT INSTANT MY HEART AND MY LOVE WERE REAFFIRMED TO HIM… FROM THAT INSTANT, I NEVER WANT TO SEPARATE FROM MY LOVE … FROM MY ONE AND ONLY TRUE LOVE, JESUS…
Then I could only see my condition and be focused on the complete restoration of my life for THE LORD… He began to show me and to make me know His promises, in which I could rest and hold on to during many times of anguish that came ( Psalm 119:49) Whether in trials and afflictions, He always carried me through with me in His arms. He has never left me since that moment that I was restored by grace. He began to restore every relationship destroyed in my life, including my relationship with my earthly father, and although we are a long way away from the relationship I believe we will have, THE LORD directed me, I obeyed, and He made it possible… working in the Heart of my father. The Lord allowed me to know the love of a FATHER IN MY HEAVENLY AND ETERNAL FATHER, AND TO KNOW HIM TOO AS MY HEAVENLY HUSBAND … this made my life discover the reason to live THROUGH HIM AND FOR HIM… And everything else was added little by little…
Putting a fervent desire in my heart to share His love with other women was how my FaceBook ministry Restored By Grace began, and by using the tools of the ministry AyudaMatrimonial.com. He led me and I began sharing the many remarkable things that He was doing in me and through me …
To GOD BE THE GLORY; He returned my husband home; But the restoration was not yet complete since THE LORD had much more to take from me, to teach me how to extract the precious from the evil. Jeremiah 15:19
It was days, weeks, and months that followed, although they were for me many times eternal changes, FOR THE LORD, this was what I needed to build and to restore myself completely. The tests were a preparation to live FOR THE LORD and His purpose.
Giving fruits of His love, and being able to sow first into my family, and then to sow in the lives of other women, ALL FOR HIS GLORY AND FOR HIS KINGDOM TO EXTEND IN THE EARTH is how I want to GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD!
THANKS FOR HAVING LED ME TO THE MINISTRY OF ERIN THIELE, AND THANKS TO ALL THOSE BRAVE SERVANTS WHO SERVE IN THIS MINISTRY … THE LORD BLESS YOU IN ABUNDANCE!
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