Девять лет назад

The Lord appeared
to us in the past, говоря:
“I have loved
you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn
you with unfailing kindness.”
Иеремия 31:3
Каждое утро, когда дети пряжки в, even before we
back out of the driveway, мы вытащить книгу папоротника в: Мама Маленькая книга мощных Молитвы.
И мы молим один из них вместе.
God says His Word will never return void. I believe it.
Every scripture I pray for my children unleashes His will. Since I’ve been praying
with Moms in Prayer, I’ve been amazed. What a joy to watch as God moves in the
hearts of our children—and my anxiety and helpless feelings have been replaced with
дар молитвы.
Then I think back, just nine years ago.
Nine years back, we married in agreement that the
mention of the Lord would не be in our vows.
One man, denying
Эль-Элион, The Most High God.
Одна женщина,
running for years from Элохим, The
Three years back, Элохим grabbed my heartstopped my running, and pulled me out of
the miry pit. With tear-soaked cheeks, my prayer was short, "Бог, you can have all of me. I’m a mess. И
You know my husband. Do whatever You want. Amen.”
Two years back, my husband looked right at me and
“There is
no God!"
Fifteen months back, I walked into an unfamiliar home
and prayed with two other moms I’d never met before. After interceding for our children—holding
back tears—I shared that God was nudging me to “pray without ceasing” for our family.
The three children in our home were barely hearing the name of Jesus. Мой муж
still denied Him. A battle raged that only Love could conquer.
God whispered to me, "Моей благодати достаточно для вас, for my power
is made perfect in weakness.” (II Коринфянам
12:9a, NIV) я продолжил
meeting with those ladies week after week, offering up praise, благодарение, признание
and intercession before God.
One year back, my husband’s heart of stone was
replaced with a heart of flesh! By God’s grace alone, he asked and accepted Jesus
Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Six months back, we renewed our wedding vows, giving
honor to the Lord and celebrating outwardly what He had been doing in our hearts—and
in our marriage.
As I sit here
письмо, I’m overwhelmed that, “Surely your goodness and love will follow [нам] все
the days of [наш] жизнь; и [мы] will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Псалом
23:6, NIV) Praise God for His faithfulness! “And I am sure of this, that he who
began a good work in [нам] will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
(С Филиппийцам 1:6)
Nine years back, doubting.
Сегодня, believing and confessing, “My Lord
and my God!"
Tomorrow, our church will witness my husband’s
baptism in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
To God be
the glory forever and ever!
How did we
go from a marriage that began laden with guilt, shame, депрессия, unworthiness
and foolish choicesto the middle of a marriage passing in the halls as if strangers,
seeking selfish desires, one wanting to walk away from it all, just struggling to
stay afloatto a marriage that seeks to serve God and each other?
God’s Grace
and Mercy.
Мамы, мы
called to be missionaries in our own homes! Let’s love, pray and be passionate with
our husbands, as only a wife can be. Let’s freely worship God in our homes. Let’s
be patient with our husbands and ourselves. Let’s pray aloud with our children.
Let’s be part of a community of believers, like Мамы в молитве, where we come alongside,
pray with, encourage and carry burdens for one another. Let’s give praise “to him
who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his
power that is at work within us.” (Ефесянам
3:20, NIV)
Господь, you are my God; I will exalt
you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness you
have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.
25:1 (NIV)
Freida Hall, stay-at-home mom and wife of Jacob, resides in Temecula, Калифорния.
They have four wonderful and bold children, ranging in age from 4 в 19! Freida
enjoys days spent working and taking photos in the garden, loving on youth group
students as one of their leaders and noticing all the ways God brings grace into
her life.

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