As I reminisce through the years past this morning. I thought of the years where Christmas was just about partying, and Jesus was totally not in my holiday. It was years of let downs, unhappiness, and depression. Satan was having a field day with my marriage and my life, in fact it was at an American legion in East Liverpool one evening six days prior to Christmas that I heard a voice say, “Leave here, I have plans for you. Go now.” Did you ever feel as perhaps you losing your mind hearing things? This was definitely how I felt...
During this time....
I had been sitting on a bar stole next to my husband listening to my friends husband (She was home with their four sick children) ask/beg another girl next to him to go on a date that night with him. I was so disgusted and heartbroken for listening to him, while thinking of my friend who loved her husband dearly, and how his children adored their father. That voice had told me this life is not what I want for you came again, “Leave now.” I told my husband I wanted to go home, but he didn’t understand. Before I left though I had to tell the husband of my friend, that he should not to go through with his plans and destroy those that loved him dearly.
As we pulled out of the American legion parking lot, I shared with my husband about the voice, and how my heart longed for something. I told him how I just didn’t understand all that was going on, but the voice did not want me to go back there. Then the words in my conversation with him said maybe it’s God wanting something different, something better for us? Maybe its God saying I need Him in my life? I told him I didn’t want that life on a barstool by him anymore. I wanted us to have a purpose, and wanted to know God.
That was almost thirty years ago, and we never went back. It was a long journey to get where my husband and I stand firm in our Faith today.
Now Christmas brings tears of Joy and thankfulness. I thank our Heavenly Father for the absolutely most precious gift He gave us all - His Son Jesus.
Thank you Abba Father! We praise You and love You!
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