MY GOD CAN NEVER BE LATE....................HES ALWAYS ON TIME.
Hello sister! Well, it is an amazing story (God really surprised me with this one, and I am not easily surprised! smile emoticon
This would be better in email format but lets try it. To be honest, in order to understand my marriage testimony, you would have to understand my past/history ... if that is something you would like to hear by all means, let me know smile emoticon.
I was single pretty much for about 5 years - long hard desert filled years. Alot of pruning. Alot of tears. Alot of fear and doubt that didn't seem like it would end. Was I doing something wrong? Was I cursed? Any ways, lets fast forward a bit. I got saved in a church in Chicago and at one point God had told me he would take me out of that church. I did not expect what he planned next. I spent a good amount of those 5 years travelling to many places in the US. My favourite among those places was and remains Florida. I began to desire moving there. Soon after, the Lord led me to a Pastor that happened to be based in Miami. As a result, I transitioned into that church and began to visit Miami off and on for about 3 years. Became as involved as I could from a distance and would stay weeks at a time hoping and praying with my friends that "this would be the year" God would move me and i will be married. Years after years it did not happen,what was going on as pretty as i was. It was in this time frame that almost every word I got started to be about "my husband who was right around the corner" That was the Word I consistently got. It actually became a joke because that was a word about 3 years in the making and he never came. I started to get upset with hearing it, because I just didn't understand why God was taking so long. In October of 2014, I went to Miami for 2 weeks for a conference with my best friend. We did not have hotel money for 2 weeks but we were moving on faith that God would supply our need. We ended up getting free suites and food and many other accommodation as God moved greatly! As we neared the last day of the conference, we had no more money but still had about 4 days left to our stay in Miami... We could not figure out why this whole time God moved greatly and all of a sudden we were stranded. I called some friends from church and we went to dinner where other pastors and people from the conference prayed with us. It was close to midnight and we had still not seen God open a door. A girl that we did not know stayed with us and prayed. People were leaving and sowing to us in faith that God would supply. A few of us started praying and worshipping God, and the Holy Spirit took over. People passing by got healed and God touched them ( I have photos) Another girl, who was a close friend of the girl we had just met who stayed and prayed with us said she was driving past to go somewhere else and her car died. It just stopped working. Knowing her friend was near by, she came to where we all were and we told her about our situation. She said that we could stay with her. This was a stranger! Now, I would not normally condone staying with a stranger but she was a sister in our church and friends with many of the friends I knew there. She could not accommodate us until the next evening, so until then, another sister said we could sleep over for just the night. The next day, this girl came to pick us up so we can stay with her. She also mentioned her cousin was going to come along and help us with our bags. She said he doesn't get out much and she wanted him to have more fellowship. Long story short- this man is now my husband smile emoticon And that young lady who's car broke down became my cousin smile emoticon Interestingly enough, neither of us were attracted to each other during this. I actually had my eyes on another man who lived in Chicago( that is where I was living at the time) The enemy really tried to throw confusion in there and make me think it was the other guy. But God kept me! Gus ( my now husband) and I would fellowship almost everyday when I went back to Chicago and from there went to watching movies and praying very night through SKYPE. Three months later,I moved to Miami and 4 months after that we got engaged! Just this past March 5th- we were happily married! God's ways are not our ways and I often preach on the possibility of us missing our blessing because it does not look like what we thought it would. There were other great details that belong in this story but for the purpose of trying not to make this even longer... jsut know God does like to surprise us sometimes! Since then, God has put us in ministry, given us our first home, helping us start our business and much more!
I AND BESTIE
HUBBY AND BEST MAN
Now here is the testimony of what God did before our wedding.... I contacted SwagP few months back asking for prayer. I was engaged and we were getting married in just 5 months. 2 months before our wedding date March 5th- every possible attack and thing that could go wrong,did.... I was very upset because I would have never thought that we would not have the money to pay for our wedding just days away from it! On top of that, I had gotten fired and my fiance's hours had been cut at work. His car got hit badly in a car accident. People who we thought were close to us showed us their hearts. Bill after bill piled up, we lost friends, and stress levels were very high. I cried out to God constantly in faith but I had to admit I was a bit scared. This was my wedding! Finally I was getting married! God why? Help us ! A few sisters prayed with me and I began to go into prayer and praise everyday even when it didn't seem like it was working. I then took a note card and filled it with scriptures that applied to my situation and wrote done what our needs were for the wedding. I read that note card out loud everyday and stood on those scriptures because God's word does not return void! And I just kept saying .Then SwagP, told me to join the midnite praise and also engaged me in some psalms,she declared from above that the God who she serve will disgrace those attacking my celebration and told me to remove fear and declared everything i will use will be payed for and i will be the next to get on the BLOG. and swag sistas ,My God is not a liar! Things started to shift and my faith started to go higher. Let me tell you what we did not have just a month before the wedding. 5k to pay off our venue. another 1k to pay other wedding expenses, a home, and money for our regular expenses. It seemed impossible but that is where we saw God move! We got our first place which had a waiting list of 15 people! Somehow we got pushed to the front of the waiting list and was approved by a woman who we later found out did not work there but was a "temp" smile emoticon My now husband started to get random side jobs. There was even one gig God brought to my husband that paid 800 dollars every week to work from home on a project. Slowly things continued to get crossed off of our list. I had even prayed for a dessert table I wanted but they are very expensive . One day, a man approached my husband ( he was an old client) and offered to sow a 3 thousand dollar desert table! God is amazing- things just started to move as a Swag sista. Al the way up to the night before our wedding I was fighting in prayer as my husband who barely ever gets sick got very ill and had to go to the ER. I was setting up our wedding until the late hours of the night and at the same time interceding for my husband who was released an hour later smile emoticon He recovered quickly and we were married the next day God even took care of our honeymoon and more. He is faithful! I met my husband after 5years of delay in the place were we were stranded and began to evangelise,hes cousins car broke down near us......... God is great.....The God we serve in Swag made my wedding a day not even my enemies will forget.
Am proud to be a SWAG SISTA. I hope this encourages someone!
That faithful day i and my bestie was stranded,we began to pray for people and that day i met my husband.
I and my bestie ,so much joy even when they was no place to sleep,when you have God,no matter the circumstance ,let joy feel your heart.
AND GOD BEGAN TO DO HES WORK.............
THIS CAN ONLY BE GOD...............
IT IS DONE.............................
THE DEVIL COULDN'T STOP US....MY MARITAL DESTINY WAS SETTLED AS A SWAG.
THE DAY I BECAME A SWAG AND OBEYED TO FOLLOW ALL MYSTERIES..............
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AM SPEECHLESS..............HOPE YOU LEARN TO FIGHT...SPIRITUALLY.