Monday, January 9, 2017

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What a wilderness experience – but God honors His Word. 
The Word says He’ll fight our battles if we keep still. I tried my ways to win my husband’s love again. It didn’t work, BUT when I let go and gave it to Jesus small things began to happen. My faith shifted from myself and man onto Jesus.
You see, my husband was ready to begin a new life. He’d proposed to the other person, he introduced her to family and friends. I was living in turbulent times but God sent me Rejoice Marriage Ministries! Ms. Charlyne has ministered me to sleep many nights when the only strength I had was tears. Her messages encouraged me to study and establish a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior. I read Bob’s books and I purchased CDs to share with a friend whose marriage was also under attack.
I prayed endlessly for Jesus to soften my husband’s hardened heart. Our three kids were emotionally depleted but we began having family Bible and prayer time. We have even walked around our home like Jericho! When praises go up, blessings come down. Now every time they hear the story of Jericho, smirks of joy fill their little faces – they have their own testimony about God honoring His Word! 
I spoke life to my marriage every day through prayer. Many told me to move on. I was accused of being crazy because of the magnitude of my pain, I was mocked and ridiculed. But the blood of Jesus covered me and my children! I noticed that my husband’s hardness towards me began to dissipate and was replaced with a gentleness.
We went on a family vacation to the beach and upon our return he and the other person were scheduled to go out of town. At that point, I cried out to Jesus secretly to take the pain and cancel the plans! A turn of events came suddenly! While sitting on the beach, his boss called and he received orders to transfer to another state. That was our breakthrough! I felt a shaking in the spirit!! Yet I remained calm, silent and I waited on Jesus. 
Seven days later, my husband came to me early one morning and said the God-filled words, “Will you marry me again? I realize you and our children are my blessing and I can’t leave my family behind.” He said he was wrestling with himself because he didn’t want to hurt the other person. I prayed for her. Together, we took the steps recommended by Bob to end that ungodly relationship. 
We were divorced on Nov. 7, 2012 and remarried on November 26, 2015, Thanksgiving Day!
Jesus is the center of our marriage and we are so thankful for a second chance! The naysayers see us and they are in disbelief!! We are blessed and highly favored!! As I type this message to you I am being greeted with the sweetest good morning kiss from my husband! Hallelujah in the Name of Jesus it’s a new day!!

God bless,

LaKenya in Virginia

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3 comments on “Charlyne Cares – WHAT A WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE!
  1. Megs Gannaban says:

    God wants me to see this! What a great story of love , faith and hope.

    • Bina says:

      Thank you for sharing your testimony it really helps me stay stable and strong in faith knowing that God will turn my situation around in his perfect timing.

  2. Ovie says:

    Praise the Lord!!! Your story’s encourage everyone of us.. I pray for you and your family always in God’s hand. Blessing will be every corner of your house. Amen, hallelujah!! 🙂

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