The Prayer Cloth – what can I say? This was something completely new to me and, although new to me, I still received it and willingly placed it into my husband’s pillow case.
A few weeks passed and I became more and more aware that I was telling God that to sit together in church with my husband was such a strong desire building up within me that I was prepared to give up where I was attending if it was His will for it to happen. To give up on what I was comfortable with, to allow my husband the chance of hearing about him and getting to know that God loved him. I came to repent on how selfish I had become, coaxing or manipulating my husband on several occasions to accompany me.
My will was preventing God’s work; it was quite a shock, it was as if I had had a sudden growth of maturity, I was being led gently into a new awareness of how God does the work, that to pray was fine but to learn to let go and trust Him needed to happen first, that my heart needed to be in tune with His. This realisation was so liberating. I was being prepared, for almost immediately my husband suddenly told me he thought he would like to give church another go, his words not mine, and suggested a place to go.
Now, a few months on we are still worshipping together, having laid down my own will, and my husband has shared that he misses the fellowship when I am unable to take him. After thirty three years of interceding and almost giving up on him, God has heard my groaning’s and is allowing us to receive His blessings together as a couple. Not only do I sense a releasing from a bondage I had created to see my husband saved, I feel cherished and snug in a new relationship with him, and strangely enough we are both, for once, equal to each other in Christ, just as it should be! God has come to heal the nations now is the time to heed His voice. This is how it happened to us; others will have their own testimonies. Notice God dealt with me first, then the other followed.
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