Erin Meeting Tami 

I just wanted to let God know how thankful I am for bringing me to Restore Ministries! I have been a Christian for seven years, but before that I was a Meth junkie and my husband was a Meth cook. I thank God every day for delivering us from drugs, but walking out of the abuse has been a little bit harder for me. As we all know (those He has called He has prepared and those He has prepared He justified). We can come to the Lord by grace and mercy or kicking and screaming. I am so in awe at how much He loves each and every one of us!  

I was a "wife of the world" who spoke her mind and had to make sure my husband not only heard, but understood where I was coming from! So for years after my husband and I were saved, the abuse continued and as our child grew, she would say things that she heard my spouse say.

Please understand, I am not trying to blame him! It was my own lack of knowledge to know how to be a godly wife that fueled the fire the enemy used against both of us! After much prayer and help from our pastor the physical abuse, praise God, it stopped. But the verbal was so bad I decided to get a divorce against what I knew God says and against the advice of our pastor "A house divided against itself will not stand"— Matthew 12:25!

It did not matter what anyone said—I was going to a divorce! I decided that the pastor did not live in my house so how could he know what was happening?! And why was God not answering me anyway?? So I leaned on what the world said.

Then one day God sent me the answer I was looking for: a new friend (Glenda) who believes God will restore her marriage! She began to explain to me about her marriage and what happened and how it took her losing her husband to finally see how to be a Godly wife and mother. She prayed with me and listened to me and then, in February 2005, she helped me to become a member and I got my books from your ministry.

Wow, it was as if a light was finally illuminating God’s Word to me!!! I thought, “Could my pastor have been right?” I could now see that lots of what happened was my fault. But I am not saying that it is ever a woman’s fault that a man is physically or verbally abusive! Because I was pushing, antagonizing and belittling my spouse, I found out I was tearing my house down with my own hands: “But the foolish tears (plucks) it down with her own hands”—Proverbs 14:1.

Soon I could see that the devil had me blinded to what I was doing wrong and only showing me what my spouse was doing wrong. You may ask yourself if I was really a true Christian, but God would not have shown me all this on my own.

The enemy is a liar with your money, kids, health, work, marriage, and so he attacks, destroys, and steals any good thing in your life. I was just simply blinded to everything because if he could tear my family apart, then the rest of my life would be up for grabs also.  

When I married my husband I knew God brought us together and blessed us with health, finances and good children. Since becoming Christians we have stood together alone, with God. God’s word says, “Two are stronger that one and three are stronger than two,” also “Where there are two or three gathered together I am in the midst of it.”

I just thank God for this ministry to agree with me that my marriage, my family and the peace that God gives those He loves is going to be opened to me! “Seek and you shall be given, knock and it shall be opened”—Matthew 7:7

A.S.K. It is all right there: A=ask, S=seek, K=knock.

Words can never say how much I appreciate all this ministry has done for my family and me. I know God’s hand when I feel it and I know His voice when I hear it. I’ll always and forever be thankful for the day God said “Your godliness will lead you forward and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind them.” “When you call, The Lord will answer, “Yes I am here” Isaiah 58:8.

My life, my husband’s life, and my children’s lives will never be the same since coming here. So I say to each of you reading this, PLEASE "enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it but small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it”—Matthew 7:13.

I had the opportunity to meet Erin and visit with her when she was doing her “Meeting the Members Tour” in 2005 (I'm one of the women in the picture above) and I was so amazed at the wisdom she had! I was just in awe!! I felt alone in my situation living with my husband and still having some of the abuse, and she just was so wise in telling me that my husband was being influenced by the enemy and I know it sounds crazy, but it gave me hope: “For he has rescued us from the one who rules in the kingdom of darkness and he has brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son”... “God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has forgiven all our sin”—Col. 1:4. And it helped me to change!!

I now know that God is where my help comes from. I know to stop acting like a spoiled rotten child every time I don’t get my own way: “When I was a child I used to speak like a child and think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a woman I did away with childish things”—1 Cor. 13:11.

Now when things don’t go the way I’d like, I know how to handle it like a Godly woman and my husband is so kind and everyone is so much happier!! Now my five children have asked, “Who are you and what have you done with our mother?” I just laugh give them a big hug and kiss and say I was here all along. I just need to find myself in God.

With all my love and prayer for all of you who believe for restoration with the same God on earth as is in Heaven.  

~ Tami in Missouri, RESTORED and Delivered!!

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