Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Marriage Resurrected

Isaiah 61:4 NKJV
And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.

If you aren’t convinced that God still performs miracles today then prepare to be amazed. God stepped into my marriage and brought it out of the pits of hell to bring glory to His Son Jesus Christ.

Michael and I married in 1997 and our first blessing was already on the way. Neither of us was walking with the Lord. We were both headed straight for hell and I think I was driving the bus. We loved the world and sinned accordingly. I was a terribly selfish person and I could not understand why this man who said he loved me could not even attempt to make me happy. He didn’t do as I pleased and he didn’t care when I cried about my miserable state of being. I was pretty pathetic.

Our poor child had to suffer through our fits and pouting. We threatened divorce three times, each time the gap between us grew and the apathy crept in. The Lord was there watching and waiting.

When we hit the bottom He caught us. I nagged my husband that we could either get a divorce or start going to church. Either way I really didn’t care. He should decide. After four years of self-induced agony I gave up any hope of reconciliation. But God’s plan was so much greater than we ever imagined. My husband who had not been to church since childhood chose church over divorce. I firmly believe that the Spirit of the Living God convinced my husband to choose church. There was no reason for him to choose the petty brat he called a wife. God personally stepped in and chose for us.

We began attending a church where God worked miracles. We met people who God trusted to shine the light into our dark places. We attended small groups where we learned God’s true ways of operating in people’s lives. We listened to sermons that were directed right at where we were and directed us where God wanted us to be. We grew leaps and bounds and our marriage began a long journey toward God’s plan for us.

This path back to God’s heart was not easy. Our growth pains would soon begin. But everything has to have a beginning. Our marriage was born again in 2002.

Read Part II here.

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