Dear Brides – the Lord is waiting for you to surrender your hurts and fears so He can deliver you and create a deep trust and relationship with you. He is so wonderful, and never – ever leaves you in the desert alone. He promises to never abandon you!! All He requires is simple trust.
Really a wonderful lesson Chapter 12 “Your Best Protection“. God has been faithful to me (great example) as I’ve been a single mom most of my daughter’s life. He has always provided for us – always. Even now, without any support coming in, our standard of living hasn’t changed a bit. Why? ALL the LORD + I began tithing to my storehouse, RF.
Right now, I am desperately trying to please the LORD in every way – my speech, my words, my actions, my thoughts, my treatment of others, etc. I have a prayer closet (literally) that I sit in and pray – it’s so small and so great!! 🙂 I am not perfect, but the Lord knows my heart and how much I desire to make HIM my everything. I begin to fail when I try to figure out God’s work, especially when it comes to my EH. The hate wall is completely down and the communication is small (mostly text), but thoughtful and loving. Instead of my rejoicing, my mind goes before the Lord about “how …”. I think a lot of the pain (besides the obvious of the OW) is that I caused a lot of this myself – by awful behavior. This must stop, I plead for forgiveness and ask the Lord for healing in my soul. The Lord has truly made me into another person. He has and will continue to refine me forever, as I have asked Him too.
As I mentioned above, this lesson Chapter 12 “Your Best Protection” will help me to remember how faithful God is – because HE truly is. I have so much faith in His mighty power, and the only time I fail is when I listen to others and get into my “head”. Trust means also being smart. This, for me, has involved moving away from some friendships who move me to a bad place, either by their disbelief in the Lord and His ways, or overall just too worldly for me right now. The last thing I ever want to be again is a Pharisee, but as Erin states, we do need to separate ourselves from some people during our trials. I am trying to give to others what I’m seeking and need. I try daily to encourage others, and have given several RYM books out for others. I am going to order more just to have when needed. As I pray and ask the Lord to help me help others, I know He will be faithful in this regard.
Lets says a quick prayer! Dear Lord, the changes I desire you to make is for you to give me greater faith each day. Faith that overcomes all evil and all my desires that are not of you. Let your WILL be done in my life.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not not your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Prov 3: 5-6
It’s all about the trust. God is always faithful, the problem is us….often times being double minded and lacking faith.
Dear Brides – this lesson was a great reminder to me that I need to daily surrender my hurts and fears. He is waiting to take from me. I just need to drop them in His able hands and trust – He will do the rest! Isn’t that wonderful?!
Ladies – this book Finding the Abundant Life is a gem – a gem of how to live an abundant life today! The good news is you don’t have to suffer or wait another day. God is beyond GOOD!
Then, below a short Praise Report submitted by Mary in the same week!
GOD is BEYOND AWESOME!!!! I have tears as I write this report. I have not heard a WORD from EH for 6 months now. Yesterday, I did the lesson that talks about tithing to your storehouse. I changed my tithe from my church to RF and updated it from tithing net to gross. This morning I decided to fast and I was running late to work. I stopped to get coffee and my EH was right in front of me in line! He said I looked great and we hugged for about a minute. He asked how I was and I said “good” with a smile. I did not talk too much! And, as he walked away I did not look back 🙂
He then text me a few minutes later to say that was the best hug he had in a long time! I said “me too, I miss you.” He said “I miss you, too.” I KNOW the Lord is going to restore my marriage in HIS TIME. Today is NYE, and the LORD is tooo good for words. Still in tears of his goodness. Is it a coincidence that I tithed last night to RF and ran into EH? NEVER!!! Brides, do NOT neglect this critical part of your restoration. ALL PRAISE AND GLORY BE TO MY LORD JESUS!!!!
Delight yourself in the LORD and HE will give you the desire of your heart.
Ladies, I asked God for a “nugget” of encouragement to stay on this journey, and HE gave me a cake! You cannot outlive GOD and HIS goodness surpasses human understanding.