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Marriage Restored and True Salvation Found PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 May 2010 10:24

 

Marriage Restored and True Salvation Found

 by Christian Faith 

I grew up baptist, and was "saved" at the age of 12. However, I never made Jesus LORD of my life. That was apparent in the way I lived the next 18 years. In July of 1999, I became reacquainted with the man who was to become the love of my life, my husband, my best friend, my soul's mate. We were joined, by God, in a beautiful ceremony six months later. I was a self-professed "Christian", outwardly living totally for God, but "you will know them by their fruits". Inside, I was a jealous, vain, selfish, contentious woman; bitter, hateful and manipulative. And God allowed me to tear down my house with my own hands.

My husband left our "home" in October of 2000. Never thinking he would NOT come back, I let him "stew" for about two weeks. When I finally did get in touch with him, I was told "It's over, I'm done, I want a divorce". I was floored. No man had EVER turned away from me, and I couldn't believe that THIS one would. But he meant it. Something in his voice told me those words were from a heart that had closed itself off to me.

I went back home, in the worse possible pain I could've ever imagined. I hurt so badly, I assumed DEATH would be a welcomed relief. When I walked back into that cold dark house, I hit my knees and cried out, REALLY cried out for God's presence, telling Him that I knew only He could take this pain that threatened to swallow me up from the inside. I vowed that I would live my life for Him, allowing Him to make necessary changes in me, if only He would save me, deliver me, and change me.

Over the next year, I prayed daily, almost constantly, for change, for peace, joy and love, and of course, for my marriage to be healed and restored. I prayed earnestly for my husband's heart (and mine) to be emptied of the bitterness and unforgiveness, and for revival of the deep, true love we had for each other in the beginning. I've begged God to USE ME to give others hope and help in their trials. I've asked God to continue to change me into the wife my husband needs, the gentle and quiet spirit precious in His sight, the Proverbs 31 woman. True changes, I asked My Lord, not "surface changes".

I'm SO grateful to be able to testify today to God's MERCIFUL faithfulness. He has answered EVERY prayer in my heart, above and beyond ALL that I have asked for or imagined. I am NOTHING like the vile woman I was a short year ago; I have been delivered of pride, vanity, selfishness and worry, PRAISE GOD! I get excited to find that I even THINK differently! My beautiful, beloved husband's heart has been turned back, and we're working our problems out for the Glory and Honor of our Heavenly Father. The love has been restored, our marriage is being healed, and we are in church together, praising, worshipping and praying side by side. There is still more we'll go through for Our Lord, but it's comforting to know that God DOES hear and DOES answer our prayers, giving us our hearts deepest desires when we delight ourselves in (and live for only) HIM! Amen!

Michelle White
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A Personal Challenge For You

The people of the world can be divided into two groups. The first group are those who can clearly point to the intervention of Jesus Christ in their lives. The second are those who cannot. If you are in this latter group PLEASE don't let another hour go past before you get right with God. He loves you and has a great plan for your life! But there must be change. If you are religious but can't point to a definite work of God in your life YOU NEED to get born again in the Bible way. To find out how to get right with God, click here now.

If however, you are in the first group and you have a testimony of Christ's working in your life, God wants you to share it. Read HERE about the power of your testimony. You can overcome Satan by the Word of your testimony, and help others to find faith in Christ.

Would you like to do this? If so, start writing your testimony as soon as you can, and THEN, e-mail your testimony to me here so we can publish it for you online. Post it on the testimonies bulletin board here. In this way you are helping to fulfil the Great Commission. Some testimonies on this site are reaching 10 or even 20 people per day. Our team wishes to help people share their testimonies through the internet. Let us together bring hope to those who don't know the reality of our wonderful Savior Jesus Christ.

Michael

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 May 2010 10:35
 
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