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Are You Ready to Share What God Has Done in Your Life?

If you believe the Lord may be leading you to share something that you learned or something that has happened on your journey to become the woman and wife He calls you to be, I’d love to hear about it. Each of us glean special treasures from God as we walk this road that the Lord may want to use to bless others in the body of Christ. The more stories the better, in my view!

I’m looking for some posts or comments about topics like (choose the one that means the most to you):

  • light bulb moments
  • evaluating disrespect in your life
  • dealing with tendencies toward passivity or control
  • understanding your husband and his perspective better
  • yielding completely to the Lordship of Jesus
  • laying down your fears
  • giving up control
  • learning to respect your husband in God-honoring ways
  • taking your thoughts captive for Christ
  • real life examples of biblical submission
    • what you had to do
    • how you depended on the Lord
    • the challenges
    • the results
    • any blessings
  • obstacles along the way
  • how you have grown closer to the Lord and grown in your faith
  • how your husband responded when you began to allow God to change you
  • things you know now that you wish you had known at the beginning of this journey
  • specific posts that greatly impacted you and how they helped you

Thanks so much!

I’d love for the posts to be about 200-1200 words long. Β They can be completely anonymous, if you would like. There is no specific deadline. You may leave me a comment that you have something you would like to share and I can contact you via email. Or you may leave your story in the comment section here on this post or on my contact page.

Much love to each of you! I am praying for you all. πŸ™‚

19 thoughts on “Are You Ready to Share What God Has Done in Your Life?

  1. I would like to share what God did in my life and my topic would be ” God Changed My Husband When I Surrendered Full Control to God”.

  2. I would be happy to share about giving up control in regard to getting engaged. God has used this time of waiting to change me and teach me things. In addition, I am seeing new “good fruits” in my relationship with my bf because I am willing to trust him and take this at his pace, and not rush ahead or demand that it’s done my way. Perhaps this topic would be more suited to the Peaceful Single Girl blog? Whichever you prefer, if it’s something you’d like to post. πŸ™‚

    Love,
    Flower

    1. Flower,
      I would love to share something like that. It would be perfect on Peaceful Single Girl. And I am sure it would be a blessing on this site, as well, if you are interested.

      Much love!
      April

  3. Can someone write a post on how they dealt with natural disasters or economic collapses?

    I’m thinking about all the people in Venezuela who are going hungry because of widespread food shortages such that the average Venezuelan has lost 20 pounds in the last year. I’m also thinking of the people in Barbuda, Dominica, Puerto Rico and Mexico who now have no homes, electricity, water or food because of the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.

    How can a relationship with God help someone in such awful and desperate circumstances? How can someone have hope and faith in God, when they don’t even know where their next meal is coming from or where they are going to sleep or how they will protect themselves and their children in a desperate environment marked by looting, protests and chaos? I can’t imagine having no way of meeting my basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. I have a full-time job and I still get stressed out about money sometimes.

    My husband is from Cuba and he tells me that most Cubans don’t think much about God or church because they are so busy struggling to meet their basic needs on a tiny salary of US$20 a month, which barely covers the cost of food. He says that it is easy for people in prosperous and stable environments can focus on God because our basic needs are met.

    If anyone has survived an experience like that through their faith in God, I would love to hear their story.

    1. Nikky,

      All of these millions of people in dire need have been on my heart and mind so much in the past few months, too.

      If you read about strong Christians who have been in such situations, or you have friends who have been through severe trials like this, you realize that their faith grows in times like this, that they learn to depend more strongly on the Lord than ever. That He provides in miraculous ways many times. And that He gives supernatural strength, peace, and endurance.

      Paul went through quite a few very tough trials. So did the church in 70 AD when Nero began killing and severely persecuting Christians. The whole book of 1 Peter is about suffering and trials. James 1 is about suffering and trials.

      Actually, scripture describes that God has given greater faith to the poor and those in need because they are not as distracted by wealth and they know how dependent they are on God and that it is much harder for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.

      I don’t know if many who have been through the recent events have internet access – but I would love to hear their stories and pray with them and see how we could help.

      As we look from the outside – there are a number of things we can do:

      – Pray for God to bring great good from this, thank Him for His sovereignty and that perhaps He may use this to wake up many people and to bring a Great Awakening.
      – Fast and pray for the people who are suffering. Ask for God to miraculously provide for them.
      – Give to organizations that are trustworthy, as your husband agrees, to help meet the many overwhelming needs.
      – Realize that the Great Tribulation is getting closer and that most of the world will be facing such situations in that time. Ask God to prepare you spiritually and to bolster your faith so that you are ready for trials that we may face.
      – Repent of any sin in your own life. Stay as close to the Lord as you can.
      – Study about the power of intercessory prayer.
      – Ask God how He might want you to help.
      – Pray for God to cause His church to rise up to meet the needs and to share the Gospel and praise and thank Him for the way He may use this to cause His church to shine for Him in the darkness.
      – Pray for unity in the church and for the church to be responsive to the Spirit.

      I can get you some stories of people in the past who have survived similar situations and who depended on the Lord and who have incredible testimonies because of it.

      Much love!

      1. Nikky,

        You can also check out the Old Testament. Every time Israel lived in prosperity – they ended up forsaking God and turning to idols and sin. God would warn them to repent. They didn’t. He often warned them for decades, graciously giving them time to return to Him. But it was only after His people experienced great disaster and were in desperate need, that they returned to Him.

        Whether the things happening are warnings, or whether we are already beginning to experience some of the judgment that will be coming in the Tribulation time, believers are to be ready. Ready to be in the center of God’s will. Sharing the gospel, ministering with God’s Spirit’s power, loving God wholeheartedly, loving others. And we are also to be ready for Jesus’ return which will come suddenly. We don’t know when exactly, but scripture does give us many clues about what will happen around the time of the days before the anti-Christ and the 7 year Great Tribulation. Then after that, will be the 1000 year reign of Jesus physically on earth. During that time, Satan will be bound in an abyss. He will be released once more at the end of 1000 years. Then he will be completely defeated once and for all. And the New Jerusalem will be presented. New heavens and new earth.

        God is sovereign and His purposes will stand.

        May He empower us to be faithful!
        Much love!

      2. Hi April,
        I love for you to share some inspiring stories about how God provided for people in those types of situations. My heart just breaks when I read about what is going on. I definitely would benefit from some stories of hope.

        1. Nikky,

          Check out the biographies of many of the strong believers in the past and present…

          George Mueller’s book Answers to Prayer is an incredible real life story of how one man decided to trust God for all of his earthly needs and the needs of (eventually) over 10,000 orphans in England in the 1800s.
          Jim and Elizabeth Eliot’s story
          Read Hudson Taylor’s story – the first Western Christian missionary to China in the midst of a terrible war and great tragedy and poverty.
          Read the stories of modern day believers who are being persecuted severely in Africa, the Middle East, and China at sites like http://www.opendoorsusa.org and Voice of the Martyrs.
          Read about Dietrich Bonhoeffer – a German pastor in days of Hitler
          Read about Corrie Ten Boom and other Christians who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

          Here is a post with verses about dealing with natural disasters and how to pray.

          There are many, many biographies of missionaries and strong believers from the past centuries that are extremely inspiring. Lots of them faced persecution, famine, war, plagues, disease, tragedy, natural disasters, etc…

          Much love!

          1. Hi April,
            These articles remind me that we need to fix our eyes on Jesus alone to provide for us, rather than the economy, our employers or our governments. I’ve been so worried and upset about these situations. I went to a special church service for Venezuela just after the protests started and it was absolutely heart-breaking. Amid all of the prayers, almost everyone was crying bitterly about the situation there and I started crying too. Every day I’ve been reading articles about the situation there and it seems so hopeless and desperate. All of the recent hurricanes and earthquakes have deeply affected me as well. I will fix my eyes on Jesus and cry out to him to protect and provide for everyone who is suffering in these countries.

            I pray that those facing hunger, homelessness, poverty and the loss of their loved ones will trust in Jesus and choose to give their entire lives to him.

            I pray that God would provide for them in miraculous ways and bring transformation and healing to their countries.

            I pray that God will strengthen them in their trials and work everything out for their good.

            I pray for a mass conversions to Christianity throughout the whole world.

            I pray that we who have not been affected by natural disasters and food shortages would generously open up our hearts, wallets and even our homes to those in need.

            Amen!

          2. Nikky,

            There is not a good human remedy for the situation in Venezuela or for the devastation across so many island nations and across Texas and Florida. Or for the famine impacting 20 million or so people in Africa. Or for the refugee crisis in Europe. Or for the danger we face with North Korea, Iran, and the tensions rising there. The problems are severe – and, it may be that there will be many more equally severe issues spreading across the globe in the days ahead. We are likely living in the time of the Great Apostasy and coming close to the end of the church age and close to the rapture of the church. The “birth pangs” Jesus described will come in greater frequency and greater intensity – wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, famines, persecution for believers, etc… And Luke 21 describes how “the nations will be perplexed at the raging of the seas.”

            Ultimately, our problem is a spiritual one. We all need Jesus more than anything.

            It may be that God will use even these awful disasters to wake up His people – to get the church into gear – to purify us and to help us see how short time is. It may be that He will use these disasters to reach millions with the gospel who may not have heard. It may be – in a way that we can’t see yet – merciful in an enteral perspective that these things have happened as they did.

            In the meantime – we will pray fervently. We will be available for God to use us wherever He wants to use us. We will repent of any sin in our lives and we will seek to share the glory of the gospel with a hurting and lost world.

            The USA economy is extremely fragile. We cannot depend on the dollar to save us. Or a president. Or the global economy. I can’t count on my bank account or my job. I can’t count on anyone or anything but the Lord.

            The disasters have greatly impacted me, too. They have brought me to more intense prayer and fasting than ever before. I see that there is a greater urgency needed.

            Ultimately we remember – God is sovereign. His kingdom and His purposes will stand. He is our source and supply. He is the reason we have homes, food, air, water, and all the things we need. Let’s live lives of thanksgiving and praise to Him. And let’s entrust all of these awful situations to His goodness, His love, His justice, His truth, His sovereignty, and His omnipotence. He has not lost control. The world looks totally chaotic. But He remains in control. And He will be greatly glorified.

            We will look with great anticipation to see how His will might be accomplished. And we will seek to love the hurting ones with His love.

            Much love!

          3. Nikky,

            I do think we have to see that we are not in control. We can’t fix anything.

            On the subject of Venezuela – we can pray for God to intervene – to remove evil leaders, for example. We can pray for freedom and relief for the people who are suffering. We can pray for godly leaders and for God to use those who are in power to accomplish His good purposes. And we can pray for all world leaders – for peace – for God’s wisdom – and for them to do their job wisely and well in God’s sight. They cannot be in power unless the Lord allows them to be there.

  4. I’ve been coming to the blog (sometimes more often, sometimes occasionally) since I happened upon it with perfect timing about a year and a half ago, and so much has changed since then πŸ™‚ I have been looking for a good reason to write out all that has happened in my heart and my marriage. I don’t have a ton of free time but would enjoy the challenge… where should I email it?

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