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Day 13, Week 2: Be Encouraged CLASSIC eVideo 1, part 3

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Supernatural Miracle

Good morning women of God around the world. Firstly I must apologise for this Praise Report taking so long, it is long overdue.


Luke 17:11-19 KJV

"And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. Always give thanks, always."

If come to realise that if we do not give our God thanks we are then saying it was by our own strength.

Philippians 2:13 13 KJV For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

I am currently separated from my earthly husband and have been since January 2012. To say my world fell apart is an understatement. Yet I can’t believe that I am writing that this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. You see I have found peace from the Prince of Peace who dwells inside me.

When my earthly husband left in January of last year I found out the following month that I was expecting our 5th child. Surely he will have to come back now. Oh how wrong I was.

Proverbs 21 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

I even lied to him saying that I had a job overseas. I use to call him none stop or get the children to call him. This all had no effect. It wore me out mentally and physically since I was pregnant as well.

James 5:16 KJV Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

After reading How God Can and Will Restore Your Marriage I could see my faults and stopped placing the blame on my husband. It was then that I found the One who created heaven and earth. The One whom I could call on anytime and Who would not avoid my calls. The One whom would never forsake me or leave me. The One who, in my time of need, was always there.

Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

I also read a book which was recommended by Erin called Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize. This book is amazing I can’t praise it enough (thank you Erin). I had a wonderful pregnancy, no sickness, no high blood pressure, no swollen ankles, and no pelvic pain just a supernatural pregnancy. Thank you Lord.

The delivery was just as amazing! I prayed to God that I would give birth upright and when I arrived at the hospital the bed was tilted up. I also prayed for a quick delivery like the Hebrew women did in the time of Moses. God delivered my beautiful baby boy in 18 minutes!! My son is an angel of calm and gentle in spirit, which was also my prayer.

When I gave birth to my other children I was always very tearful and sad. This, in part, was my earthly husband’s fear. But I now have my heavenly Husband and as such, I was filed with so much joy I could burst.

My Lord that dwells inside me He has taken care of my 5 children all under the tender age of 7.

Matthew 21:22 "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

You see ladies there is nothing He can’t do, we just have to trust in Him and to pray to Him without ceasing.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 KJV Rejoice evermore.17 Pray without ceasing.18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I hear you ask what of my earthly husband. Well he’s asleep in our bed as I type. He has been here since the 23rd December 2012 when he came to spend Christmas with the children. God who is so mighty beyond our understanding has softened his heart. He has taken care of me and the children. He also calls me to tell me where he is at all times. We are not yet fully restored, the way I hope we will soon be, but my relationship with the Lord is!! That ladies should be our ultimate goal, our restoration with God and our relationship with our Husband.

I would also like to thank all at RMIEW. May God strengthen us and our ministry.

Dear God, I love I thank You glory to you name Halleluiah, Halleluiah. Amen

Satan you are under our feet!!!

Psalm 138:2 KJV I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

~ Nana in UK


Staying Close to God

The story of Phil and Cindy goes back a long way with a lot of ups and downs. Our marriage was not built on that Rock that we are supposed to build our house and lives upon. Even though when we started dating I prayed a lot about it and my sister and my mother said that God told them he was the one for me I had no clue what the Bible said regarding marriage.

So after a bunch of hurdles and our daughter being almost 2, we were married, this was almost 12 years ago.

Well-let's jump forward. Due to a bunch of living outside of the life that I know God wanted us to live, our marriage fell apart. My husband couldn't tell me he loved me, rarely was intimate (I know we aren't supposed to degrade our spouse, just telling the story) and I sadly cheated a few times on my marriage. I knew I loved him, but didn't know how to feel better about myself. I know now that this is not the way to do it.

After he found out I cheated (my best friend of 16 years told him) I left and hooked up with an old boyfriend. That relationship was doomed from the start. He was an alcoholic, horribly dysfunctional children (one daughter had a 3 year old at 20 and she addicted to heroin) etc.

I learned very quickly that this wasn't how I wanted to live either.

As you can see, I had to be broken. I was a gypsy. Running away from one place to the next for a year. I finally came to stay at my girlfriend's house. I was always alone and when you are alone that much you really start to think. Too much.

It was SuperBowl Sunday and my ex husband was texting me from a party he went to. All the sudden he quit texting. I thought he had met someone or took someone home with him. Whatever the case my brain started working over time.

I looked up his cell phone as we still share the same bill to see if he was texting anyone and ignoring me and I saw he had been texting someone new. They always texted him first, but when he was telling me he was going to bed he was still texting this person.

(My daughter told me later that it was an old guy friend from his younger days, that he reconnected with) but the enemy knew my weaknesses and schemed to use them to further destroy me. However, God was using this to get my attention.

All of this put me in tailspin and I realized that I could lose what was most precious to me. My family.

I looked for prayer help online. I knew I needed to reconnect with God and quick. I needed to rebuild my marriage and my family and do it right.

Praise God I was soon found a site for prayer and someone left me the site.

All of the resources from this site were my saving grace. I learned how to keep my mouth shut (even though I failed at times), I quit texting and calling my husband but instead always let him contact me. And I drenched myself in the word.

In fact I somehow messed up my lessons in order and ended up doing a bunch at once, at times, trying to figure it all out. This was God helping me go over the same lessons again and again, the ones I really needed to renew my mind.

The whole thing, as you can imagine, has been difficult process. My ex went from praying and fasting begging God that I would return to him, to cold and uncaring. I would hear that we weren't meant to be together and are just made to hurt each other, etc.

When my dog died all I had was a text saying "I'm putting your dog down today." This is why this ministry teaches us to focus on the LORD and not on our circumstances. There is a spiritual battle going on and if we put too much on what we see or hear, we are doomed.

Yet, through all of this turmoil I finally learned a lot about prayer. I asked for a lot of prayer and then finally learned what was more powerful is when I prayed a lot on my own. I finally learned that my husband was not the one to blame for our break up, because even though he didn't say it, he was also blaming himself. So I had to pray for him to forgive himself. This is something he has a hard time with. He holds himself accountable a lot. I had to pray for him to have a soft heart for both himself and for me.

On Spring break I couldn't bring my daughter to my house because I found out that my roommate was a huge pot smoker. My ex is a cop and this was unacceptable for my daughter as you can imagine.

So I came and stayed with my daughter at my ex's house. Needless to say, we had a great week. No contention—nothing but fun. I made sure to have dinner ready when he would get home, bought flowers for the table, etc. It was a great time. We even went and had a date night, just the two of us and had a lot of fun.

The turning point was when my roommate lost her job and messed up her unemployment, which meant I had to move. I told my ex and he made a "deal" for me to live with my daughter at his home. This was to allow us both to get our debt paid off. Of course it was not ideal, but my hope was that after the debt was paid off, that God would turn his heart and not want me to go.

So this wasn't the reconciliation that I wanted. I would love to say he said "I love you, come home" but I am "home" yet, instead I am determined to make the best of of this opportunity to remain pure and hope that soon he will ask me stay together as a couple.

Due to living under the same roof, my husband said he seen the changes in me and I am going to continue to take each step and ask the Lord to guide me in each step I take.

The lessons are what helped me the most. It put the books in smaller doses, which help when you have a busy life and so much to learn.

In conclusion, I would say that whenever our husbands are telling us that they don't love us, or don't think we are meant to be together— that's when you need to remember that what God has brought us through, and that it says man cannot separate. Whether we see it or not, we are unified by God as a married couple, therefore we owe that union and be willing to fight for it by doing what is right.

Letting go is hard, especially when you love someone but, if you ask God for that faith, for that mercy and grace, get on your knees and make sure He knows that no matter what comes down in your life, that you will remain steadfast with God—He will not lose you or give up on what He promised.

~ Cindy in Arizona

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