Sunday, November 16, 2014

woman chooses to commit to her marriage vs. walking away

Wouldn't it be great to see headlines like this one covering the popular magazine covers in the WM checkout line instead of what we regularly see? Read Stephanie's testimony below as she shares how she had an encounter with God in a recent Life Action conference.
"God has shown me in these days that my marriage IS WORTH SAVING!! I was not in a good place when we started our revival summit. I prayed all the way to church on Tuesday night that no one would ask me how I was, because I didn't want to have to lie. I was a mess. My life was crumbling around me and I couldn't see light. BUT GOD has shown me that I can lean on Him when I feel weak. I don't have to do this alone. I can be faithful in my marriage and leave a legacy for my children. Although it will never be easy and it will take alot of hard work, and there may still be dark days, I am NOT alone. Satan has told me so many lies!! He has told me to leave - to just walk away - but I know God has blessed my marriage and with God's help, we can make it! Thank you so much for what you have shown me and my family. God is so good!!!"

- a family is set free -

Melissa Manley - mom
"I lost my son in a tragic accident 12 years ago. Since then, it has been an ongoing healing process in my soul. What Life Action brought to me was revival in my heart. God revealed to me, that from that night 12 years ago, I had stopped really believing in His goodness. My bitterness in God not answering a faith filled prayer, bled through my entire life almost destroying my marriage, and my relationship with my only living son. He revived my heart, brought a deeper healing, and opened my eyes to how my grief was not mine alone. He showed me His goodness, His mercy, His timely healing. Praise God!!"

River Manley - son
"God found me in a deep depth of darkness between having a dirty tongue, hanging around wrong people, and being very mean and disrespectful to my mom. I have stayed angry at God for calling my brother home to heaven 12 years ago. He really opened my heart up and basically I surrendered all of those things to Him. I even admitted a sin to one of my friends that really had a lurking power over me for so long. After I put that sin out in the open, Satan lost his power over it. I miss my brother very much, but I know I will be united with him again someday. God's grace is enough for me. I don't feel angry all the time anymore and he has really worked with my spirit."

Dale Manley - dad
"God has become first in my life, not me first anymore. I have really taken in that I should treat my wife as a precious stone. I am willing to do that now, and look at my family through God's eyes. I also learned and soaked in to always and everyday to keep my family covered in prayer."