Today’s Encourager really speaks to my heart and gives me such an appreciation for how much my Lord and Savior truly loves me and how far He’s willing to go to mold and shape me into who He’s called me to be. He is truly amazing!
Isaiah 54:6-8 For the Lord has called you. Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused,” Says your God. “For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment. But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the Lord, your Redeemer.
The more I am on this Restoration Journey with Him and the more I spend time getting to know Him, I begin to love Him more and more. I used to be sad concerning all that I had gone through in my marriage and all the pain and suffering I experienced. But I wouldn’t change one thing because everything I went through helped me find a love that is so wonderful and so complete. I lack absolutely nothing!
God was not content to leave me in that sad, hurting,and hopeless state. When I first came to RMI in 2001, I was defeated, abused, frustrated, and a total mess. I was looking for love and acceptance in my marriage and from my earthly spouse who was and still is ill-equipped to fulfill any of my needs. But through this ministry, I found the love I so desperately was seeking all of my life. I found the Lover of my soul and I haven’t been the same. God is so awesome and so loving and so kind. He pursued me when I was still pursuing my marriage and a relationship with my earthly spouse. He never gave up on me no matter how many times I took my eyes off of Him and messed up. I am so eternally grateful that I am His and He is mine!
Nothing else and no one else is as important to me than my HH “Heavenly Husband”. My life is so full of joy because of my relationship with Him. He has taught me so much and is still teaching me. I have an intimacy with Him that is sweeter than anything I’ve ever experienced with anyone. He is the greatest and will forever be first in my heart! I am so grateful for the ladies He’s brought into my life to share all that I’ve learned about Him through this ministry. I see myself in a lot of the hurting ladies that I encourage to seek and trust Him. I was once where they are, but God’s incredible love lifted me out of despair. He is all that I want, all that I need, and all that I am living for! 🙂
Psalm 36:7 How precious is your steadfast love,O God!
It is the love of God that saved me and the steadfast love of God that keeps me. Nothing and no one else compares to Him! I want to share Him with the entire world because He is truly awesome and so worthy of praise!
Rita’s ““Restored Twice!!” Marriage Testimony
Who I Need the Most
I just read today’s HTTB “How To Be Blessed” and I want to thank the Lord for all the trials in my life. Interestingly, I have talked about it with my younger brother few days ago. I told him how grateful I was to the Lord for all my trials, that I may not be the “ideal lover” to my HH, but that I was a changed person. I am no more as ignorant as I used to be. I can understand those around me because I have been through intense suffering myself. Now I know who I need the most, my Lord, my HH.
I came to this Ministry praying and hoping for restoration to a man, a husband, children, a better job position… But none of those earthly things could have filled the void in my heart. I thank You so much, My Father, for the delays in your answers. Thank You for directing my steps to the best and double portion, my HH. You know the intense fight between my flesh and my spirit. You know everything Father. You know my weaknesses and I beg You this morning to protect me from temptation. Jesus is all I want, all I need and Who I want to live for.
Hebrews 12:11 At the Time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who finds themselves mature in their relationships with God.