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(This is a precious email that we received recently…)

Hi Beverly!

I don’t know if you remember me or not.  I spoke with you at the home school conference.  I came up to you after one of your workshops and talked to you about some difficulties I was having in my marriage.  You told me that I was “Princess Amanda”

(Bev inserts: Princess Amanda is from In the wonderful children’s books: “Tales of the Kingdom” in which the princess hides a forbidden dragon’s egg because she sees it as safe to harmless”, but in time it grows and turns on her) .

Well… I’ve been wanting to email you for a while now.  I  wanted you to know that I think of you all the time.  I don’t have the words to tell you just how pivotal that day, your workshops in particular and especially the conversation we had afterward, was in my life.

God spoke through you straight to me that day, and rescued me from a very dangerous situation.  I’m ashamed to admit it now, but my plans for those two days at the conference was very different.  I had two days when no one would question my whereabouts, where I didn’t have to check in with anyone… and I had plans to leave the conference.  I praise God, and I’m telling you it was a miracle, that I didn’t go through with that.  I took your advice regarding my husband… and I haven’t looked back.

Since then, God has done some amazing things.  He has been with me every step of the way.  He is changing my heart and my husband’s too… in ways that I never thought I would see.  And the best thing has been… that I can pray again.  For so long, I wanted to pray, I wanted to hear something from Him, anything.  And it just didn’t work.  I was trying to hold on to God with one hand and my sin in the other, and it just wouldn’t work.  Until I got to the point where I was desperate to hear from Him.  I don’t ever want to feel that distance from my Lord and Savior ever again.  It is the absolute worst.

I just wanted you to know that the kindness you showed me that day meant so much to me and was so unexpected.  When I came up to you, my intention was to encourage you and to tell you that your words had pierced my heart.  I never thought you would take the time, with the busy schedule of the day and so much going on, to talk to me and to really care what happened in my life.  Thank you so much.

I have been so looking forward to your new seminar ever since I heard about it.  My husband and I will both be there, and I’m so excited.  I can’t wait to see what God does.  I am praying for you both, that God would protect you and bless you and your family.  And I would love to say hello and give you a hug.  I hope to get a chance.

Well I guess that’s all.  Oh!  One other thing… I have been reading the Tales of the Kingdom series with my kids and we are all loving it!  We’re just about to start book 3.  Thank you for recommending them.  And you were right on the money about Princess Amanda…. I was her.  It starts off small and seemingly harmless… until it becomes something that will destroy you.

Thank you again!  God bless you!  Take care and I hope to talk to you soon.

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