Too Powerful to Keep

Since Friday night,  I have received numerous testimonies that are too powerful to keep to myself.  God is doing a work in the hearts of so many, and I wanted to share (with permission) with you because God can use the power of someone else’s story to encourage you today.

“Martha, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been struggling these past few months with honoring the authority of my boss.  I had been praying that God would do a work in her instead of me.  Then a few weeks ago, I started praying for God to work in me to help me get along and work with her better.  Since that time,    I have seen a great difference in our interactions.  I no longer have the stress and frustration that I had been feeling.  Your message was the icing on the cake.  I know God spoke through you directly to me.  It’s an awakening that I know as long as I ‘trust’ God and give honor to my boss and others, I will see the true blessings in life.”
“Martha, I came to Chick Night Friday night and my night started off rough.  I didn’t really know anyone and I thought to myself that I should just go home.  A little (big) voice spoke to me and said ‘Don’t you think the enemy wants you to go?  And if he wants you to go, don’t you think that maybe there is a reason I want you here?’  So I stayed.  I am so thankful I did.
My husband and I have had a very eventful year – lost a business, gone without a job for 6 months, given birth to a new baby boy, and moved 8 hours away form all our frieds and family to start a new job.  I started to resent my husband for our situation.  This led to me disrespecting him, tearing him downn, and falling out of love with him.  Luckily for me, I have two women that have no problem telling me the truth I need to hear, not the words I want to hear.
I knew I had to start praying with and for my husband, and I had to get back in the Word.  So I did all that even thought at first I had absolutely no desire.  I have seen God take sitatuions that usually would send me through the room and give me peace.  God has renewed my love for my husband.  I see him as a Godly man, a provider, a protector, and a champion.  I know I am very fortunate to have a husband like mine and that God for him everyday.
Your message was the confirmation and encouragement I needed to continue to re-shape myself back into the woman I want to be, the woman I am called to be.”
“Martha, I was right where you were preaching on about 3 years ago.  After my husband’s affair was revealed, I thanked God for his infidelity.  It showed me where I wasn’t being the woman God had created me to be.  I was selfish, independent, and hated the man God had blessed me with.  I didn’t honor him and I was all about me, myself, and I.  I was consumed with my kids, my schooling, and anything else that didn’t have to do with my husband.
But Martha, instead of throwing my hands up completely, God pursued me.  He worked in me to want my husband, and He gave me the strength to rely on Him and to pursue Him first.  I was a born again woman after God’s own heart.  God revealed to me that my husband needed to be respected, he needed to be valued, he needed me to honor him , and he needed a Godly wife.  God healed our home.
I am honored to be part of a God led church.  God is using me to step up to lead a Connect Group of women. I see His will to use me to reach those like I once was, those who need guidance to honor others.
Thanks for preachin’ it!”
Do you have a testimony that could encourage someone else?  I would love to hear it!  Feel free to leave a comment on the blog.  God can use your story!
  • Kristi Servies

    Is the Chick Night on podcast?

  • Cathy Fallon

    Thanks Martha for a such a powerful message. It encouraged me to take honoring my husband to another level and confirmed to me that God wanted me to take the Power of a Praying Wife at the co-op. I know as I honor him and pray for him specifically, God will take him to another level.