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John 15:11-14 TLB— “I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your cup of joy will overflow! I demand that you love each other as much as I love you. And here is how to measure it—the greatest love is shown when a person lays down his life for his friends.”

Many are due to women tithing:

Malachi 3:10-12—
“‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be [spiritual] food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts. “All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts.”

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“A Love I Never Felt Before”


Good Morning sisters in Christ, it's been a long time since I last submitted a PR and I would like to share something AMAZING that happened last night. I got to learn how much God and my HH loves me throughout this journey, and I can't thank this ministry enough for giving me the right tools to learn the TRUTH and to fall in love with the Husband that has been waiting for me my whole life. I know His time is right and perfect and I know He only wants good for me.


Last night EH came by to drop off our dog and a lot of things happened. First, EH mentioned that he thought I didn't want to talk to him or see him or the dog anymore. BUT, I already have a HH that loves me and cares so much for me. He shows me every day His love for me - a love that I never felt before - no one will ever love me the way HH loves me!!!


AND, I have been busy looking for a new place to live since my lease expires in 3 weeks (I have to move out on my marriage anniversary date :) Praise the Lord for His timing again, and I have to confess that I have been excited looking for a place where HH and I can be happy together :))


Then, after dinner EH asked me if I had any plans for the night and when I said no ... he took a short nap on the couch. I know it's because God is here with me making this apartment peaceful. Then he wanted to talk about us (which I knew it was coming because my LORD has been preparing me for this - Sunday He put in my heart that I needed to start reading WW again and so I did.)


I need to say that last week HH gave me a week filled with His Glory and blessing... He saved me from an accident that could've been horrible and He also had a perfect plan for me at work - I had a meeting with my manager to ask for a pay raise and for my surprise He already had put that in my manager's heart since she told me that a week before she had already put in a pay raise request for me since I have been doing a great job at work. ALLLLL PRAISE TO HIM!!!!!!


What brings tears in my eyes until this morning it's to know and feel the love HH has for me. I truly never felt this loved before.


EH told me a lot of things and I don't ask him questions (I learned not to ask here in this ministry). He said he's been thinking a lot about us and he thinks we could make things work again, but he was scared and afraid. I know it will happen if it's God's will - but I'm not afraid in case it won't happen because my HH is already taking good care of me. This is God's decision to make and I'll respect and honor whatever He wants for me)


But the best was to hear from my EH mouth's that he knew that being in a relationship with another person while we're still married is wrong! How not to give all the Praise and Glory to GOD!!!!


While EH left without making a decision about our marriage, I'm in peace because I know God is watching over me. He kept me under His wings this entire time and I'm so thankful that He is giving me this time to fall in love with His son.


I love my HH, I know He loves me more than anyone will ever love me. I hope you all have an amazing day filled with love and peace.


“And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.For thus saith the Lord; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.” (Jeremiah 32:40-42)



“Overlooked the Blessing”


I had to take a moment and share how thankful I am that the Lord speaks to us in so many ways. Yesterday I was having a rough day - allowing the enemy to attack me with self-pity and wondering why I couldn't hear the Lord speak to me. Now I am sure the Lord is working through my patience issue with me.


I still allowed the enemy to make question if He was really there. But faithfully as He is, on my mornings after a day like that I opened up my Encourager to find "He was Trying to Find Me", and as I read it, I picked up on her blessing of being restored to family members and friends whom were removed from her life. It was then that I realized My Beloved is working in my life in a similar way and I have overlooked the blessing.


About 2 weeks ago, I was contacted by a family member whom I have had very little contact with over the last 10 years and he will be coming to visit in a couple of months. And then last week I was invited out to lunch with a could of friends whom I haven't seen in almost a year.


It is the beautiful restorations in our lives that can easily be missed if we aren't paying attention. I am so thankful and blessed to have read this Encourager this morning so that I could recognize these wonderful restorations.


“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.” (Psalm 71:20)


As the journey continues and sometimes we wonder why He has removed people from our lives, we must focus on the blessings that He will bring back those that were meant to be in our life at a later time.




“Helping Women Build Their Houses”


Today I want to share with you how our God can move when we pray. I've been trying to share the word with some friends that are married to maybe help them to not destroy their house the way I destroyed mine with my owns hands. (PTL He didn't let me reveal my EH nakedness to any of them).


I bought a Bible for her and asked her to start reading Psalms and Proverbs every day. God is sooo good!!!!! I received a call from her today, she was feeling bad because she tried to help a person and she got in trouble - she confessed she didn't know it wasn't at the right time, but had good intention (then she also confessed that one of the verses in Proverbs came to her mind). She said she asked God’s forgiveness, then I told her to not let the enemy take away her peace. She asked why God would let her fall into the trap and I was able to share with her that everything that happens to us - the good and the bad happen because God allows it to happen. He wants us to recognize Him in every circumstance. I told her that He wanted her to learn a lesson with it and once she had repented to Him she was already forgiven.


I share with her Lamentations 3:22-23 "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness" She said she believed in it and then was in peace.


Then she shared with me the other day that her husband is seeing the changes in her. I told her to PTL because through her God was already changing her husband's heart. My friend told me she would love to start going to church as a family and I told her to ask God for it, because God wants all families to serve Him and He would make it happen.


I have some much joy right now, because I know the TRUTH and I know what I had to go through to learn it. I know how God had to break me for me to be where I am today - I thank Him for being my God and I thank my Lord for being my husband and my everything.


I want to help other women to build their house on the rock before something bad happen to their families. I believe that my friend and her husband will serve our Lord, I believe they will teach their son to follow the word, I believe God doesn't want to let the enemy to destroy the future of their son. God is good!


"If God is for us,who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns?No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:“For your sake we face death all day long we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:31-39


~ Dani in Colorado


“Restoring So Many Lives”


I Praise the LORD and all the women that work in this website. I confess that some days are better than others and it's always good to know that GOD restored and is restoring so many marriages and above all so many lives.


“He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.” (Psalm 105:8-15)


HE remembers the covenant HE made with all of us.


~ Dani in Colorado



"Wholeness Filled the Room"


My life is filled with Joy and Peace! Today was my middle daughter's baby shower. On what was supposed to be a rainy day, we sat in a beautiful sunroom, sun shining through, and my daughter was surrounded by many women who expressed love and encouragement. My daughter-in-law and her aunt hosted, and I had been able to laugh and bake with them the day before. My oldest daughter, who has been disappointed with infertility, was kind and loving and joy-filled throughout the day. My sisters-in-law who have often been at war were happy and chatting. My mother, who can be negative, was grinning all day! Even my former husband's sister-in-law (his brother's wife) surprised me and showed up, and she gave my daughter the booties that had been my father-in-law's. (There wasn't a dry eye in the room!) Finally, I gave the gifts I had long dreamed of giving: the blanket that my mother brought me home in--that I had brought each of my children home wearing, a shawl perfect for nursing that I had bought years ago, my daughter's favorite baby books, and then I pulled out some beautiful cotton newborn outfits. I explained that these had been given to my mother by her mother for me to wear...and then my mother had given them to me for my daughter to wear...so now I was giving them to her for her son to wear--beautiful cotton knit outfits that his Great-great grandmother had chosen in Germany and had shipped to the United States 58 years ago! It was even better than when I had dreamed of giving them!


My Heavenly Love surrounded me with His love, and that love and a feeling of WHOLENESS filled the room...a continuum of mother love down through the ages. Two years ago, I thought I would never again feel such joy and peace. I was sure that my family would be destroyed, torn apart by my impending divorce. I didn't believe I could ever be happy again. But that wasn't true. My Heavenly Love never left me. He stayed with me at all times, and He has blessed me over and over and over. He has shown me that He will NEVER forsake me!


"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NKJV)


If we will rest and be content IN HIM, He will show Himself, and we will have peace and joy!


~ Beverly U. in Iowa



“Now That I Need Him More”


I want to praise Him today because I have been struggling a lot lately with everything that I do and think. Then suddenly, He gave me a song that is so powerful and that I use to listen to when I was pregnant and attending church. He reminded me that this specific period was just before my RJ started (and maybe the reason why my RJ could started). With that song, He reminded me that I had asked Him for answers… He brought me back to the day I have asked Him for help.


Now, today that I need more of Him, these specific words touched my heart in a way that I can’t described : “take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger.” Thank you, my Savior! I've share this with my son so that we can "... praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving" (Psalm 69:30 (NIV). :)


“Now write down this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them." (Deuteronomy 31:19 NIV)


"I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me." (Psalm 30:1 NIV)


"The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy." (Psalm 65:8 NIV)


~ Valerie in New York



“It’s That Simple!!”


Praise the Lord for revealing to me today in another way how letting go works. He showed me that longing for an EH or FH is mainly because he has let go!!!


Now apply the reverse to self. If you haven’t let go he won’t long for you. It’s that simple!!


“Therefore, thus says the LORD, "If you return, then I will restore you-- Before Me you will stand; And if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman. They for their part may turn to you, But as for you, you must not turn to them.” (Jeremiah 15:19 NASB)


~ Kopano in Namibia



“Much Needed Time to Be Alone”


My Jesus is turning my EH's heart to our children and giving me time to be alone with my just Him. My husband asked me if he could take our boys out swimming, which he never wants to do things with them or take them anywhere. I told him of course and that he doesn't need my permission to do things with them since he is their father (and still my husband, though I didn't say that). The best part..... he even followed through. He picked them up and took them to the aquatic center and then he took them out for pizza! He hates taking them to restaurants. When he brought them home he made sure to bring me some pizza as well, even though I told him he didn't need to, and asked if i had enjoyed my alone time and mentioned how very good the boys had been the whole time. Praise the Lord! He is working good things in each of us and it shows and giving me much needed extra time to just be with Him.


“He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will cause those who are rebellious to accept the wisdom of the godly.” (Malachi 4:6)


~ Kimberly in Wyoming



“How Glorious!!”


I was so blessed when reading the 'How to Be Blessed in 2016' Encourager sent on January 24th which answered the question of what it means to be double minded. In this Encourager, Erin expanded on what it means to be double minded and also reminded us of what intimacy means with our HH. It was such a timely prompt for me because as I read it, I began to want more of my HH and the love and intimacy that Erin so wonderfully outlined. I thank God for using Erin and blessing her with the ability to communicate spiritual things so easily and simply.


As she spoke of the intimacy with our HH and related it to having 'another' in our lives, I had to smile because that is exactly what it is like. And it is this love and intimacy that helps keep our focus and propels us on in this RJ. This Encourager helped me to remember that once we have Him we have everything. It is so easy to take our eyes of Him when circumstances show something different to what we are believing, but as outlined in the Encourager, once we know Him and have that intimate relationship with Him and He has told us what He will do, then we can weather any storm with Him - how glorious! As a result of being reminded of this amazing love and relationship I now have with Him, I was so motivated to continue to press deeper into Him for more intimacy and devote the time to do it. He has an appointed time for everything but we do need to stay close to Him, hold His hand and never let go. It is in those quiet times, sat by His feet that He gives us the peace and confidence to continue on. His sweet voice and gentle confirmation is enough. Today I praise Him for the opportunity He has given me to get intimate with Him so I can know Him and have life abundantly!


“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10.10, KJV)


The abundant life begins now; it is our relationship with Him that is the abundant life while we are here on earth, and continues into eternity.


“...so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.… (Ephesians 3:17-9, NASB)


Only by spending quality time with Him will we really know Him and the depth and height of His love for us. Let us hold fast to Him.


~ Nellie in Scotland



“Children Sharing What They Learn”


This week has been such a blessing with my children. I was able to restart homeschooling and by God's amazing grace have been given the lessons and words to speak through the Holy Spirit in a way my boys can understand and enjoy. The Lord directed me to start with the Armor of God. It is such a fun lesson for them and one that is so very important for them to learn. I am not a crafty or creative person, but with the guidance of our Beloved Spiritual Leader, Husband, and Father, I have been able to give them fun activities and crafts to do pertaining to the lesson and they have enjoyed every one. Amazingly they are able to remember and share back what they have learned.


His love for us shows through each morning we spend together in the Word and I just can't express what an amazing wonderful feeling it is to spent that time together.


“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)


My Love is teaching me and guiding me to guide and teach the children he has blessed me with in His ways and truth so that they may follow His path for them as they grow.


~ Kimberly in Wyoming



“My Old Self is Over”


Dear sweet sisters I did my first fast. It was only a 24-hour, one-day fast, but I have struggled for 3 weeks, I could never follow through. I prayed to the Lord, I knew He wanted me to fast and petition. As I went into my fast, I sobbed for almost the full 24 hours. He showed me how sinful my past was, how it caused such destruction. My smart mouth, my thinking in general. I felt such sorrow. But joy came as well. Through my fast, I can honestly say I felt the Lord say my old self is over. I can start new. With Him! I feel I was handed over for a time, to be sifted. I need to keep praying, pray at all times, but He has also uprooted my old ways :). YaY! Now, I am just flesh and I will stumble, but with the Lord I can accomplish anything. I was also shown I don't need to be so hard on myself. If things don't seem to be moving along, I start to blame myself that I'm possibly doing something wrong. Which isn't the case at all, it's just not the right timing. He says... "Be still" :) I am never still.


"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it" (Matthew 16:25)


“Jesus told His apostles, “But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting” (Matt. 17:21)


Pray at all times.


“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18)


"The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins, and You [Lord] have uprooted the cities; the very memory of [all of] them has perished” (Psalm 9:6)


~ Crystal in Washington


“Wouldn’t Change It!”


I love to sing worship, I love to worship the Lord with my voice. When I was asked by RMI to stop attending church I thought to myself that i'm really going to miss the worship because I truly loved it. I tried to get music onto my phone that I could listen to but to no avail. Eventually I would copy the lyrics of songs I loved to a songbook and listen to the melody and start learning the song. So every day I attend gym, I walk a 30 minute walk to get there and I have my songbook and sing all the way there and generally I would talk to God all the way back. This is the fellowship with the church that I have now replaced with fellowship and worship with my HH. And I tell you ladies I wouldn't change it for anything. As I end this PR I have the words of my favorite song in my head (Rooftops)."All that I am I place into your loving hands, and I am yours, I am yours. And that's exactly how I feel!


“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise” (James 5:13)


~ Mercy in Botswana


"Able to Help Another"


Cancer free! Giving Him all the praise and glory! Doctors recently found a mass in my cousin during her routine check up. Right away, I watched her cling to God! = ) Of course she had her days of fear and doubt, however she pushed those thoughts away with Him on her lips. Once the mass had been found, her doctor immediately ran tests and from there a hysterectomy was scheduled within a matter of weeks.


She just went for her two week post operation check up and was told that she IS cancer free! He answered prayers and is amazing! Through all of this, especially the time He’s taking to heal her body, we have been able to really reconnect. I have expressed to her that I give Him all the praise for this reconnect and it is amazing how He works! He also has lead me to give her a copy of the RYM Book, as she’s expressed some marital issues. Instead of dwelling on all my circumstances or even hers, we’ve been able to reconnect with my Love as the center focal point. I’m grateful to Him for also answering my prayers to be able to help even just one other woman….He guided me back to my cousin ♥


Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. (Exodus 23:25 NIV)


Lord my God, I called to Your for help, and You healed me. (Psalm 30:2 NIV)

Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. (Exodus 23:25 NIV)


Trust in and lean on Him and Him alone! He WILL fulfill His promises!


I love that we can just ask Him to help us and heal us, trusting that He will, and He does.


~ Vickie in Wisconsin



"It Was for Me"


At times, I have been unsure of what to write or what to say as there was never a huge change in my situation or my life. I am sitting here thinking how ridiculous that was, I have many many things to praise about. I am healthy, my children are healthy and my current situation had to happen to bring me out of a slump and into the Lord.


You see I was never depending on my Lord and if I continued on the same path that we were on, we would have been headed for disaster both in my marriage and financially. I can only thank the faithfulness of our Lord that he knew what had to be done in order to stop my self destruction. I would have continued on with a half life and never known the power and the Love our My HH.


I have been complaining and not content in my life as I felt it was not fair that I have to be the one to suffer. I now know that it was “me” My HH was protecting. It is “me” my HH is looking out for. He needed to remove me from my situation to open my eyes and see clearly where we were going.


I can only wait with hope and joy to see where my HH will lead me, knowing it will be much better for me than were I was. I will continue my journey as he sees fit. I will go where he directs me and will be in awe of the life I am about to live.


“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.” (Matthew 16:25 NIV)


This he shows me that I need to leave my selfish ways and follow his direction and he will lead me to a life that will bring him glory.


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3: 5-6)


This is a perfect scripture, as we may not understand why we are going through the trials until after we have come out the other side. We can see that if we follow his lead it always is for our good.


~ Laurie in Canada



“Fasting for Time With Him”


Fasting was not a practice in any church I ever attended. That is strange, because many of them were focused on scripture, and we read scripture ABOUT fasting. Somehow, it was treated like an ancient tradition that had ended. So it is no surprise that when I began to have marriage troubles NO ONE--not one person--suggested fasting. When I came to RMIEW, I read about fasting and how Jesus said, "WHEN you fast..." That seemed like a clear statement, so I tried my first fast for a day. That was a little hard, but very doable. The hardness was mostly reminding myself NOT to eat. That one day helped me realize that I often ate just because the food was there. So I tried a 3-day fast. The first day was the same sort of difficulty, but I was surprised that I wasn't really hungry on the second day...nor the third day. I assumed I would be "starving" by day three. Nope. I did have a few back spasms, and after praying, I felt the LORD tell me that it was OK to drink some coconut water, for the electrolytes. (I don't like coconut water, so doing that was an obedience too.)


Last year, two weeks before my son's wedding, I chose to fast for the week, for God to bless my son's wedding to a lovely Christian young woman. My then EH had filed for divorce just weeks before the wedding. I was a bit in shock, and I had prayed that no one would find out until after the wedding, to prevent my family from anger and disruptions. I had the rehearsal dinner preparation, and all the numerous wedding things to do, but most of the prep work was done at that point, and I had a quiet week ahead. I had never done a week-long fast. Strangely, it was one of the nicest weeks I had had in a long time. I was increasingly tired and more quiet, but I was surprised that I was not particularly hungry. Being alone most of the time, I wanted to eat more out of boredom than true hunger. I spoke with my HH throughout each day, and he told me to take some magnesium after three days, which relieved some muscle cramps. I drank much water, and I felt mostly peaceful. My whole family, including my then EH, stayed together in a rented home...that is five kids, three with spouses, my EH and I. The LORD blessed us with peace and joy, quiet, loving conversations and even laughter. Many intact families have squabbles and stress at times of travel and weddings. We had a lovely time. My HH answered my prayer!


I believe the quieting of the fast enabled me to be joyful and quiet during the time of the wedding events and out of town stay. I confess that dumb things were done and annoying things happened (as they do at every large gathering) that in the past would have had me reacting. My HH instead planned for me to be calm. This week, though, was different. My last one week fast had me focusing on a goal...a desire that the LORD enable something. This time, my goal was time with Him. I want Him to continue to change my heart and mind toward His will, but that includes me fasting to please Him, rest in Him, have quiet with Him, not with some desire to be met via the fast. It was a lovely week, unexpectedly NOT hot, so I was able to go for short, slow walks without it stressing me. I could sit on my patio and enjoy the flowers and birds and talk with Him. It was a quieter, peaceful, grateful joy. I look forward to doing this regularly!


Matthew 6: 16-18 NKJV Jesus speaking: “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly." If Jesus told people HOW to fast, it seems to me that He expected them to fast! “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” Matthew 5: 6 I never thought of this verse in regard to fasting, but it works well that way, too.


~ Beverly U. in Iowa




“Giving Away What I Needed”


I asked God to give me someone I could be a help to. Today He did just that. I have a client that was served with divorce papers last night. She stepped out on her upstairs deck today and accidentally locked herself out. Thankfully she had her cell phone and called me. I have a key to her home. God is so good. Only He would arrange for me to have a key...


I went to open the door for her. She spent time telling me what happened. I was able to encourage her. I realize that the enemy has no new tricks. As she told me her story, it sounded all too familiar.


When I look through spiritual eyes, everything is different. God is so good. He used my own encouragement to someone else in need to encourage me.


Only God could arrange that. I praise and thank Him for ALL that He is doing.


“Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.” (Luke 6:38)


I wasn't necessarily looking for encouragement for me at the moment. But, when I gave it, God gave it to me in abundance!

~ Brenda in Oklahoma



“Don’t Doubt For a Second”

A few weeks ago I was running low on food and money. I knew there was people to ask and to reach out to but the Lord wanted me to trust in Him alone. After six days of waiting and praying and crying out to him I said out loud " I will die of starvation waiting on you Jesus, because "I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”(Psalm 37:25) He heard me and soon after a friend knocked on my door with chicken, and another person gave me $200.00 a day or so later. PTL.


"I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” (Psalm 37:25)

He will always help you and give you what you need when you look to HIM alone.


God showed me that I don't need to call anyone but Him alone. He is there and ready to help when you use your faith. Don't doubt for a second. He will help you.


~ Tiffany in Canada


“Perfect Timing”


I had an appointment today, and while waiting a man started to talk to me. He was waiting for his wife and "son" to get done with their appointment. He was telling me many years ago his wife and him separated for a time. She had met someone else. During this time she was being abused and returned to her husband with a child from this relationship. Many years later, he raised this child like his own. He couldn't stop talking about how much he loved this son as his own.


As I sat there I was praising God for allowing me to be at this place and time. How did this man know that I needed confirmation about how often restoration happens. Only God!! He always confirms His promises even with people we don't know. I love how He places us right where we need to be. PTL!!


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)




“It Was God Who Restored!”


Wow! The Lord reigns! He is above all, NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR HIM and NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM.


I am just in awe at what HE has done! It is unbelievable! I'm excited about my restoration, but you know why? For me restoration became not so much about my EH and me but became about more than that:


1. In my family line, the women never get married at all. I'm the first to get married, so the curse had to be broken. And I didn’t want a new curse (divorce) to replace the old one (never getting married at all).


2. I have 2 small daughters, one was born during the separation and I didn’t want her to never experience the love of her father.


3. In my country, marriage has never been honored. I think in all African countries, Botswana is possibly one where marriage is taken lightly. I feel that my testimony is necessary to help others in Botswana to save their marriages. And the fact that the drama of my separation from my EH happened so publicly, and literally EVERYONE felt it was HOPELESS, I'm glad because now it will really show that it was GOD who restored!


I needed the restoration so that satan would be shamed! They actually were rejoicing when the divorce was filed, so my prayer to God became, Lord, I told many people that You were going to intervene and give me victory, please give me a testimony

that ends in victory. And HE DID IT!


So, that's what this restoration means to me! That my GOD sits enthroned FAR ABOVE ALL RULERS and PRINCIPALITIES!


Thank You so much my LOVE, the LORD JESUS who loves me with an everlasting love and has made sure that I am not ashamed nor humiliated nor disgraced!


I praise You my Love, my Darling. Oh, how charming He is! No earthly man can EVER compare to Him! Ever! He is victorious, always and forever! There arent enough words to praise Him! My heart is all I can offer to Him and I am thankful that He accepts it, though it is but just a heart!


“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” (Ephesians 1:18-19 NIV)


“[Christ is] ...far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” (Ephesians 1:21 NIV)


Trust Him, believe Him, love Him for He is CRAZY about you! He will NEVER disappoint you.


~ Kopano in Namibia



“Divine Connection”


As my relationship with my Heavenly Love matures and becomes more intimate, I find that I have so many praise reports to choose from each week, which of course is amazing! I thank my HH for that.


The praise report I have chosen to share with my lovely sisters and friends is how God always provides for us at the right time when we walk according to His will.


I have been seeking the Lord in a family matter that I have perceived to have disastrous effects if it continues. It involves my EH but rather than speaking to him directly, I chose to speak with my HH as per the principles I have been taught. After speaking and seeking Him for days and weeks, the situation actually got worse. I was beside myself but continued to push through and used the opportunity to get even more intimate with my HH.


Unfortunately, in my sheer frustration I did then share the problem with a person I know I was not led to but my HH quickly spoke to me about that and so I stopped. I knew I needed some more support from somewhere to join in prayer but I was at a loss who to share it with. There was no one I felt peace to share with, and also, when I did try to share it with another, the timing was always wrong (a sign in itself).


Then one day, not too long afterward I received a phone call from a dear friend I had not spoken to for a long time. She said the Lord had laid me on her heart to call. As our conversation progressed, she informed me of a struggle she too was going through, and would you believe the situation was identical to mine! I immediately knew this was a divine connection set up by my HH and so did she. We both bore witness in our spirits. As a result, we have connected regularly at appropriate times on the phone (as she lives very far from me) and continue to encourage each other through our struggle. We not only encourage each other but go to our HH in prayer and believe and trust that He will work things for His good. I am able to share the principles that I have acquired and practiced for the last year or so to encourage her also, so it's a double blessing from my HH. In addition she is able to share and encourage me also so it is a reciprocal spiritual connection. Our God is great!


Although our situations have not yet changed (in the natural) for the better, we know that our HH is on the job and it is our faith in Him that will carry us through to victory. We do not doubt because of what we see, but believe by faith that all things will work together for good because we both love Him so. And we know according to His Word that He hears us when we pray (according to His Will), and if He hears us, He will answer us.


“Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” (Matthew 6:8)


He knows exactly what we need, when we need it and He will supply all our needs according to His riches. When we are operating in His will, He will give the provision at the right time. So much so that it will be amazing for our natural man, but it is a sign that we are operating in His will and the provision is then given (because we are in His will). Amen.


~Nicci in United Kingdom



“He Knew”


A few months ago I had found a new job. Actually, I was blessed with a new job!! Before I left I still had 2 full weeks of paid vacation. I hoped and prayed that they would allow me to still have the hours allotted to me. Yes, I know that I was entitled but I worked for a very small company. They didn't always "play" by the rules. Two weeks after I left I received a check in the mail for those 2 weeks of pay!! This summer I was planning on using the money to take some time off for some much needed RR. But my HH had other plans. He knew I was going to need this money for something else, something unexpected.


On my way home from my parents, my car broke down. I was driving down the freeway and all the power started to shut down in my car. My speedometer stopped and then my power steering shut off. But thankful my HH got me off the freeway safely and into a park and ride. There I prayed that I wouldn't lose my peace that I have had for months. I prayed that I would be able to get my car fixed and not be without a car. My biggest worries was that I just started my new job and I couldn't call in. After I prayed I contacted my friends who I live with and they came and were going to help me. Before they got there my car wouldn't start. We were able to jump start my car and drive it to the closest mechanic. Within a week my car was fixed and the cost was almost to the dollar of what I had in savings!! I was also able to borrow my friend's car for that week!!

He provided!! He protected me!! He allowed this to happen to show how much He wants to provide for me! It's always so amazing that He knows what I need to see Him at work in my life. I am blessed. I am loved. And I am watched over!! I am so thankful for His love!!


“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4:19)


He knows my needs before i do!


~ Leslie in Ohio



He Is Enough!”


There is joy in the journey.


A year ago, approaching the precipice of divorce, I wrestled fear daily. The worst thing imaginable to me--divorce-a total failure at my life's work-was about to happen to me. I could only see loss and ruin and failure. Truly nothing good could come of divorce! God hates divorce, so how can anything be good if it happens?


I sit here today, still with feelings of quiet sadness over being divorced and gentle loving sadness at the choices my FH has made. But I have never felt such peace and joy!


I grew up in a tumultuous home, surrounded by negative attitudes. I hid at school as many hours as possible, excelled and built my own family on my own foundation, unaware that I was rebellious or contemptuous. I pushed biblical values and followed all the rules. I even submitted in BIG things to my FH, but in the day-to-day I nagged and pushed and dragged everyone along, until my FH had had enough. My own home therefore was also not a place of peace and refuge. :-(


Now I am divorced, live alone (our children are grown), and "should" be miserable. It is NOTHING that I wanted. But I'm sitting on my porch with my Bible. My home is de cluttered and neat. My flowers are blooming, and my solar fountain gurgles (an amazing find). The birds sing. I have joy in my heart.


I only want to follow my Heavenly Husband and ask Him to show me the way.


Many around me now nag me and push me, sure that they are right about what I "should" be doing. (Increasing my empathy for my FH). I smile at them, agree when necessary to keep peace and move on, and then turn to my HH who is always with me for HIS guidance.


I'm still not sure if he wants me to use my nursing skills somehow, or write, or volunteer... But that's OK. He says "Wait and be still," and for now I rest in His arms and He provides for me, showering me with peace and joy.


He is enough!


[My phone rings as I type-one son is visiting town and he and my other son and wives are coming over tonight with meat to grill. I have lettuce and cucumbers my neighbor gave me and chips left from my middle daughter's visit last weekend. My youngest just now calls from Ireland excited about her studies there. ]


He is enough. AND He always gives more.


“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭33-34‬ NKJV)


Live IN each moment, trusting Him. He will provide. Don't miss the joy and beauty around you!


“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6-7‬ NKJV)


I used to believe a lie: that those who worry care more than those who do not. I was a fool. That is a lie of the devil to those who tend toward DOING and outdoing others. Those who know HIS peace are the wise ones and have hearts and minds filled by the Spirit of God.


~ Beverly U in Iowa



“Seeking His Face Not Facebook”


I would like to start by praising the Lord! Our Wonderful HH. The enemy will use whatever it is to get you off track. One morning I woke up very discouraged and instead of focusing ONLY on God I still had my Facebook page, which I haven't used since my husband left but it was still active, I logged in and I started looking at pictures of my husband and I and our kids together, it only brought me lower than I was and I decided in that very moment that it was enough, enough of self pity. I disconnect my Facebook page and I was able to let go. Immediately after i disconnected Facebook in the middle of feeling down I took a 360 degree turn and I focused on praying and encouraging all the trouble marriages prayers request on a website , this was the key God revealed to me at that moment , first that I needed to let go of Facebook and that when I'm most down that I must pray and encouraged others which opened the door for joy and peace . My Lord is so amazing I cannot stop praising Him for teaching me.


“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)


I read this verse many times before but not until the Lord fully revealed to me the true meaning of it I was able to understand the power in it. The Lord showed me repeatedly (it took sometime for me to get it unfortunately) that every time I was in a hard situation the moment I just let go and trust in the Lord and do nothing, He performed miracles for me. After a few times Him trying to show me to be still , one morning I was looking for my birth certificate that I had to send to an attorney that is dealing with paperwork for my sister to become a resident of the US that I could not find anywhere, I would find every other important document but my Birth certificate, there was a time sensitive deadline to turn this document in so I panic and in the midst of me looking for this paper can you believe I almost texted my husband to see if he knew where it was or if he took it with his belongings, but instead I said no! No! , I will trust you Lord that You will help me find it ( it was a trap from the enemy to text my husband!) after praying to the Lord and just letting go and be still I found it! I learned that I just have to trust God only and he will deliver me from whatever situation I'm in. I encourage you to only trust God and resist the temptation of texting your husband which is most of the time a trap from the enemy, let go and be still and know that He is God. Praise the Lord!


~ Daniela in Arizona


“Answered Prayers”


I prayed to God that my daughter who had dental surgery would be ok and safe since she had to get put under. I also asked that he would protect my nephew undergoing surgery the same day. God answered my prayers and they are both in recovery. Both surgeries went well. Praises be to God..


“God is near so no need to be anxious about anything, or worry. Cast your cares on him because he cares for you. I did not have to worry because I believed that he would see them through.” (Philemon 4:5-6 NIV)

~Valecia in Arizona


HE is Restoring ALL


I have a water system for my sprinklers. At the end of the season the system needs to be blown out. This way the pipes don’t crack. As the season began to change I had asked everyone I knew to close my system for me. I never was told no but nobody came to help.

Now that the weather is getting nicer, I was concerned that the system would have cracked and I would have to start over.


We turned it on and by His grace it works!! :). I just felt Him say to me that HE is restoring ALL not some but ALL that the locust has eaten. Praise Him.


“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.” (Joel 2:25 ESV)


He will this is His promise to us :)


~ Heather in Massachusetts



“He Cares for the Smallest Things…”



Praise Him! Praise Him!! I have had an earring in my ear for 4 years now. This earring belonged to my late grandmother. After taking my shower, I noticed it was missing. I looked all around and could not find it.


During the day I went out with my family and had mentioned the earring and asked for them to pray that He helps me find it.


That evening when I got home I had asked Him again to help me find this small earring. As I walked into my room there it was laying on the floor. :) Thank You so so much my Lord for opening my eyes :).


“Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.” (1 Chronicles 16:24 NLT)


Continue to give Him all the glory in everything He does. I love this ministry so much. Here we get to PUBLISH His glorious deeds!!


~ Heather in Massachusetts



“I am Weak but HE is Strong”

I am so very thankful that nothing I do; even my mess ups; won't stop my Lord from loving me. I give to Him all my weaknesses and desire to live by faith. I know that His great strength will always carry me through. I'm thankful that my reputation doesn't depend upon what others may think about me; but that I am in right standing with my Lord. Blessed Jesus, thank You for loving me!


"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)


Thankful that my God has walked where I have walked and He sympathizes with my weaknesses.


~ Pam in Kentucky



“She Smiles at the Future


Danielle's testimony on May 1st was quite refreshing. I love when another encouraging woman is able to come from a place in her life and be lifted up by our Lord. It makes me smile to know He is working on so many of us and bringing us back to our first True Love.... Him! I know we go through trials and it is tough... but the reward is so good! The thing is, situations I never thought in a million years I could go through, I do with a smile because of HIM! I am not going to act like my walk with my HH is all roses and galloping along in a white, billowy dress. It is hard at times. I still cry, wallow, and feel sorry for myself... but not for very long because I have HIM! I am able to ask for forgiveness and forgive others because I am no longer of this world, I am in His image. I am not super glad I have had to go through this trial but it was the only way my sweet Savior could get my attention! I so badly wish someone would have said, "Wake up girl! This is how you should be living!" (I believe He tried so hard.... but I thought I knew everything)

I love my relationship I have with my HH and I only want to be closer! I want to live my life the way He intended me to! I pray everyday for His will to be done... and I pray He will never let me slip away from Him again!


That is why we are here, we have to make sure if those people have not lost their husband on earth, that they will not. So many of His people "perish for lack of knowledge". We have to profess His word and let others know what so many of us have experienced, and that they can have it too!


If you can't tell... I am so on fire for my Love! I want to do His work and be a testimony of His wonderful works! I know He has great plans for me and I look forward to a future where He is always first!


“She smiles at the future” (Prov. 31:25)


I will because I have Him by my side... and with Him, how could I not!


“You have [God has] removed my acquaintances far from me; You have [God has] made me an object of loathing to them. You have [God has] removed lover and friend far from me; my acquaintances are in darkness” (Ps. 88:8, 18)


He needed me to come back to HIM!


“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do NOT lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5)


He will lead you in the most perfect way... Only He can do


~ Candy in Indiana



“Sowing Hope”


A close relative of mine called and decided to share with me that she is having marital problems. I listened and offered to pray and ask God to guide her to restoration and healing. I also sent her the link for restoring hope. She contacted me a couple days later and stated that they are doing ok and working things out.


God is good...all the time. I know that God led her to contact me and I am glad that I had the resources and guidance from God to help her.

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18,19)


God is working in so many of our lives and communities transforming lives and families. He is great!


~Valecia in Arizona



“A Heart to Help Others”


I praise the Lord because He gave me a heart to help others in need. I have really been led to listen to Him and obey His nudge for me to help others. He has led me to talk more openly about my faith, refer to my ministry and share with others, and just talk about Him!


While at my son's basketball game- which cost $10 to get in, I was talking to another mother about hardships, etc. Like most of us, I have to be careful in my spending. However, I had $20 and I paid my way in. The Lord placed on my heart to pay for the other woman's way in as well. It is all His money, really so I obeyed.  We were both so blessed!! I thank you hh for always knowing what is best in every situation!!


"To sum up, let all be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit . . .” (1 Pet. 3:8)


~ Candy in Indiana



From Danielle in Maryland who’s taking Course 1 RYM "At Last There's Hope"


For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. (1 Tim 4:8 NKJV )


God is showing me that I must pursue spiritual health above all things, bringing to me the awareness that I have been on "spiritual life support" for the longest time, and now is my time of awakening from my death.


For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth. (Isa 54:5 NKJV)


This scripture is a Word that was prophesied to me about five years ago... At the time, God was warning me. Now He is showing me his faithfulness and that in the absence of my natural husband, God is my Husband and always will be. I need to make Him my first Love. He is the first love that can love all the pain away, I've been there - leaning on my husband or subsequent lover to do it, but only God can.


But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Mt 19:26 NKJV)


Anything and everything is possible when you put your trust and faith in God. He has shown Himself able and mighty through this struggle and I am a believer. When I begin to want to worry, if I whisper this to myself, it is an encouraging reminder of his ability to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can hope or ask.


1 Peter 1:13 NKJV - Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.


I believe God is dealing me with me and beginning to uproot some things that are not approving of Him; such as drunkenness and wayward thinking, doubt, and fear. I believe he truly wants us to understand that through the sacrifice of Christ we will always have hope in His grace which is truly sufficient; I am amazed at the joy he has given me in this struggle, but in Him we must abide, meaning spending time in his Word and in our prayer closet..


Philippians 4:4-9 NKJV - Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.


Now God is pruning me through this promise and what I’m learning. Keep my mind on spiritual things is always my struggle, but I am relying more heavily on his grace and faith to allow me to meditate of the goodness of the Lord. Gentleness is a trait for which I strive and am Asking God to bloom in my life. It is this gentleness that will be attractive to my husband and bring about restoration in all situations.


NKJV 1 Peter 3:9 - not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.


In the last 5 years I was a tit for tat kind of person.... not wanting someone to get the one up over me. This was a symptom of the spirit of pride that has made its home in my heart for too long. Controlling and selfishness is all mixed in there as well. God promises that if I bless instead of curse or repay others for what they have done to me, I will inherit a blessing, however he chooses to bless me. We have to learn to bridle the tongue - out of it springs life or death.


NKJV Joel 2:25- 25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you."


God gave me this Word as I was reading one of the testimonies, two paragraphs before she said it. So sure as the last 5 years that I have been apart from God, my Husband (and my natural husband), I am so comforted to know that he will allow me to get the time I have wasted back... also promises of His undying love for me, how I could sin against Him and He still restore to ME the years I CHOSE to waste chasing after ungodly things. My How Great is OUR GOD. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy and we have the power over him and will be rewarded in our faithfulness to God.


I chose to do a partial fast this week. Mind you, I have not fasted nor cared to fast, nor cared to pray, nor cared to spend time with God in over FIVE years. I was felt led to fast for my walk with the Lord, the restoration of my marriage, my sister's mental health and my career. This week has been such a blessing to me... my kids were visiting their fathers for spring break and I had time to just be with the Lord, rest, and pray. I am grateful that my walk has grown closer to God & my spirit man is being fed to again crave the things of God and not the things of this world. Its like night and day My flesh wants to go parties, but my spirit now is not willing; my flesh wants to listen to all sorts of cruddy music, but my spirit is so open right now I don't think I could handle it.


I am even curbing my tongue and stop cursing it is not by my might in the least! I notice that i am content and more happier this week than I have ever been. Normally I am faking it til I make it, depressed, frustrated and irritated. But I feel a calm and peace this week in trusting and knowing that His grace is sufficient to get me through all trials. He is teaching me to count it all joy and the joy of the Lord is my strength truly! He is teaching me so many things and shown me so many wrong areas of my character, mistakes and sins that I needed correction for. This is all owed to God! Only He could get me out of the funk I was living in for so long. 


It is definitely a work in progress and I am ecstatic that He is showing me to trust my journey and wait on Him. I am more hopeful and renewed and I am so grateful. I did receive some devastating news today, that, had I still been the pre-restoring Danielle, I would have wanted to give up, gotten so frustrated, resentful and balled up in a corner crying my eyes out... But the only crying I did today was cry out to God in prayer, praise and thanksgiving because I TRULY BELIEVE that this is the enemy coming against my prayers because of the stand I am taking for my marriage and my family, and TRUE CONFIRMATION that God is in control! I am so blessed because I even surprised myself. Praise the Lord! 

God is also working on spiritual arrogance and not thinking I am better than others because I know God (which sounds ridiculous), obedience and submission. This course has really helped me put the mirror on me and what things I need to change and ask God to help me change. It is a blessing and only by God's grace and mercy that he kept me so close to him. I am so glad he loves me.