Sing!!

Begin your day, wake up, with a song on your ♥

"My strength is found when I wait upon you. Watch over me, God, for you are my mountain fortress; you set me on high! But as for me, your strength shall be my song of joy. At each and every sunrise, my lyrics of your love will fill the air! For you have been my glory-fortress, a stronghold in my day of distress. O my strength, I sing with joy your praises. O my stronghold, I sing with joy your song! O my Savior, I sing with joy the lyrics of your faithful love for me!" Psalms 59:9‭,16‭-‬17 TPT

The one secret that will help you enjoy your journey—is having a song to sing along the way. What we've discovered is the absolute best song is choosing a love song to sing to Him. By singing a "love" song, rather than a "praise" song, which you may be used to—you'll discover how much it helps you understand the deeper relationship the Lord wants to have with you.

And, by singing, it will also help you to travel along joyfully, as you begin understanding that your Husband is right there—right next to you!

You’ll understand that He is not far away, looking down from heaven, but instead, He's right with you!!

So, again, rather than singing praise music, begin singing a love song, which will help you feel Him there beside you, deepening your relationship with Him even more—helping you heal, feeling Him guiding you. And if you listen to it over and over again, you'll find yourself singing it throughout your day and even when you wake in the middle of the night—leaving you with a smile on your face!! “She smiles at the future” (Proverbs 31:25).

The song we'd suggest for each part of your journey is below. However, if any song is familiar to you and it reminds you of your EH or another man, then we ask that you stop and ask the Lord to show you another song. The last thing you want to do is to be unfaithful to your Husband by being reminded of another man, right?

If any we suggest isn't really your music style or if English isn't your first language and you'd prefer another song, it's wonderful when you let Him show you "Your" song. Be sure it's a love song, and be especially conscious [mindful] of the lyrics, the words you'll be sowing into your mind and emotions. Emotions are the key to feeling your heart swell when you think of Him. So, for the song to fit, you might ask Him if another performer sings the same song that will make you enjoy hearing and singing it to Him even more!

*So, to prepare your heart and in order to really feel how close your Heavenly Husband is to you, we'd encourage you to download the following MP3 files.
We'd suggest beginning your morning with a song on your heart, "Your Song" with Him. Just be sure that each time you come to read a lesson and anytime throughout your day, you listen to your Love song (either this one or another one He says is "Your" song) so your journey is as wonderful as He hopes it will be.

Course 1: At Last, There's Hope To set the mood, we'd like you to stop to listen to a song. The song we'd suggest for this part of your journey is "Roads." It will help you remember this is a journey the Lord has called you to travel along and understand that no matter what difficulties you encounter HE will bring you through, leading you home. So wake up early, set out early, and allow Him to lead you.


We'd encourage you to download this MP3 file of a song that you can sing each morning to keep you moving forward. If you'd like to see the Lyrics.

Course 2: Renewing Your Mind To set the mood for this portion of your RJ, we'd like you to stop to listen to a song. The song we'd suggest for this part of your journey is "Because You Loved Me." We chose this song to help you think of and remind yourself of everything your Heavenly Husband has done for you. Sing it to Him and we promise, it’ll make your heart soar and will bring tears to your eyes as you realize how precious He’s become to you.


We'd encourage you to download this MP3 file of a song that you can sing each morning to keep you moving forward. If you'd like to see the Lyrics.
 

Course 3: Rebuilding Wisdom. As we hope you've experienced by having a Love Song to sing to our Husband who now you know is right there—right next to you— no longer seeing Him far away, looking down from heaven—but right there with you!! Again we have a song for you.

The song we'd suggest for this part of your journey is "Unforgettable." Yet again, if this song is familiar and should it remind you of your EH or another man, then we ask that you stop and ask the Lord to show you another song so you never are unfaithful to your Husband.

 Why this song? Read the lyrics and the explanation, Song Chosen for Course 3/4

Now take a moment to Read Testimonies for HH LOVE Songs ★★★★★

Testimonies of HH LOVE Songs  ★★★★★

Get help Over Your Hurdles and Fears

If singing Love Songs to your HH has blessed you, we'd encourage you to submit a PR that may help another woman find her HH too!

 

★★★★★“A Love that Lasts Forever—That's all!” 

I found the most beautiful song last night. It is so beautiful and right now I am just struggling to tell you beautiful Brides how wonderful it is 🙂

Ah it is lovely and simply called "That's All". I found it in the Moving Mountains Abundant Life Course. I have been looking for more HH Love Songs and would look for songs on Youtube but never quite found what I was looking for.

This song just speaks to me or should I say it is my Love, my Beloved speaking to me and singing about how much He loves me and how the only heart he owns is mine... That's all...

You have to listen to it to understand. It's the Michael Buble version. I totally love the words and the type of music. It reminds me of old black and white movies and gallant gentleman and dancing. I imagine Him spinning me around and around. It speaks of Him only being able to give me a love that lasts forever. And do you know what is amazing? Only He can give me a love that lasts forever. Country walks in springtime... And the promise to be near each time I call.... That's all...

Oh how I cried this morning listening to this, it was like He was singing it just for me. I have a very romantic heart and LOVE all things romance. This song has become the TRUE romance in my life and the best thing about it is... It TRULY is a LOVE that WILL last a lifetime!!

That's All

I can only give you love that lasts forever

And the promise to be near each time you call

And the only heart I own is yours and yours alone, that's all, that's all

I can only give you country walks in springtime

And a hand to hold when leaves begin to fall

And a love whose burning light to warm the winter night, that's all, that's all

There are those I am sure who have told you

They will give you the world for a toy

All I ask for these arms to enfold you, and a love, time can never destroy

If you're wond'ring what I'm asking in return, dear

You'll be glad to know that my demands are small

Say it's me that you'll adore for now and ever more, that's all, that's all

Oh, dear Bride, He wants to romance you, yes you, and He wants to be everything you will ever need. He wants to give you a love whose burning light warms the hurting places in your heart and He wants to hold your hand as you walk each day and into the future.

If you have been abandoned, forsaken, grieved then let Him be everything you need. Ask Him to show you. Maybe what I type here sounds a bit strange or weird to you? But I promise you that if you ask Him about all that I type here He will show you and start filling you, healing you, comforting you and become exactly what you need. Because let’s face it and be truly honest, no-one and nothing can truly give you what you really need.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7, Set me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm...Its sparks are fiery flames, the fiercest blaze of all...Mighty waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away.

The love He has for you is so strong that it burns like a flame, mighty waters cannot kill the love He has for you and rivers cannot sweep it away. I used to pray this for my EH and I when we were separated, pleading with Him to allow this type of love to bloom between my EH and I but... I did not know that THIS was the love I was to experience when I came to know HIM as my Beloved. Ask Him to set you like a seal over His heart, as a seal upon His arm so that you are that close to Him through each day and everything you are going through.

You won't imagine just how much intimacy with Him changes your circumstances and just how wonderfully He works in your favor because you are that PRECIOUS to Him!

~ Atarah Restored Testimony “Better for Me Then, than Now

 

★★★★★ Make Your HH First

After my husband came home, since his heart was still for the OW, I continued to apply the principles that Erin teaches, such as letting go and winning without words, and continued unceasingly seeking to improve my relationship with my HH. I found our Love Song, told Him over and over how He was all I needed and wanted, and asked Him (like Erin suggests in FAL) to ask Him how we could get closer (me and Him) and sure enough, I began to fall deeply for my HH and no longer longed or needed or was desperate for my EH to get rid of the OW. And HE did!!!

God is Faithful! He changes the course of the universe when you decide to let Him fight for you. Once you make your HH first, begin to focus on helping other women, and give Him time to work—trust that God works miracles! He can turn the murky water of your life into fine wine! As long you strictly obey the Word, follow the principles, there's no reason victory will not come to you. Without a doubt anything is possible! God guarantees what He says in His Word!

~ Violeta restored!!OW Beat Him Badly

 

★★★★★ My Hero and Valentine!

Lord, will You be my Valentine??

For the past 10 years, more or less, in our culture we have started to celebrate Valentine's Day. I have never liked it because I think we should not copy customs from other countries. But since the commercial sector gets a benefit from that, people have started to celebrate this day.

Today, I read one PR in which she talked about singing songs to our Beloved. So I remembered that we were asked to choose a  love song. But I have struggled with that because how I am going to sing a secular song? But reading some of the Testimonies of HH LOVE Songs in how to Get help Over Any of Your Hurdles and Fears about this topic, I got encouraged to do it. I found this song called "Hero." The song invites you to find that hero that is inside of you. Well, I have a Hero in my life, who lives in me. A wonderful Hero. Who gave His life for me.

"And then a Hero comes along

With the strength to carry on

And you cast your fears aside

And you know you can survive

So when you feel like hope is gone

Look inside you and be strong

And you'll finally see the truth

That a Hero lies in you"

My Beloved is my Hero. He lifts me up when I am sad, He gives me the strength that I need, He fights for me every day.

"Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice." Psalm 63:7 NKJV

~ Camila in Argentina

My Restored Marriage Testimony “I Just had to Let HIM Work

 

★★★★★ He Picks a Song that Sings to Me and Speaks to my Heart

Today I just wanted to share how amazing and faithful my HH is. I have been praying for more intimacy with Him and I know how important it is to spend time in His presence. As an active RMIEW Minister on the Ministry Team, I wanted to share my answer to this prayer. Faithfully He has been giving me the strength to wake up early before the sun is out to be alone with Him. I love to put on music and used to pick the songs but now, it is different. I ask Him to pick them out. I use Pandora and it amazes me when He sees my heart, He knows the exact song to play.

When I need to hear from Him he picks a song that sings to me and speaks to my heart, like how He forgives and loves me. Others are played so I can sing to Him giving Him praise and Glory. I also love to ask Him to speak to me through His word. I just open the Bible where He leads and read. Doing this has truly strengthened me in ways I can't even explain. It has meant health to my flesh and strength to my bones. This past week for the first time, although I have read it before elsewhere, I just opened the Bible and He led me to the book of Song of Solomon. I felt so loved and blessed as I read each word. I am truly His beloved and He is absolutely mine! He is the best Husband anyone can ever have and I want to be the best bride so He is always honored.

Song of Solomon 7:10KJV "I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me."

~ Lota is our Spanish Restored Marriage Minister who has been used by God to work closely with RMI’s Spanish Español ministry since her marriage was restored over a decade ago.

CLICK HERE to read my Restored Marriage Testimony.

 

Do you want to PRAISE Him for how He's shared a love song that's helped you feel more like His bride? Aren't you thankful that Lota took the time to share her PRAISE and answer to prayer with you an Encouraging Woman?

Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”

And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”

Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!

 

★★★★★ He Showered Me with So Many Love Songs

God changed my situation by allowing so many things to happen in my favor, all that happened at the same time. He gave me work opportunities without having me to do much. He gave me a group of women at work with whom I was able to share a part of my testimonies and His word. He showered me with so many love songs and I have received more a double portion; instead of humiliation. When I've discovered music that suited me, so many things changed in my life. I was able to talk to Him while studying, waking up every morning singing to Him, walking to work and back home with songs in my ears. This music made it possible for me to spend more time with Him while having less time to sit, read and pray – I founded a new way and I think that my situation changed a lot at that moment.

~ Valerie

Valerie is French Speaking, though amazingly reads and writes English very well. So the resources she had were from our French ministry. Read her RESTORED MARRIAGE testimony: Married to My Son’s Father

 

★★★★★ Double Blessings for My Sins?!

As a fellowship member and now that I have a restored marriage, I've been going through Erin's Weekly Messages and this week's message was such an answer to my prayer I had to submit a praise report! I have been SG and crying out to Him for help for such a long time. There's no doubt that I came to this ministry by the Holy Spirit's leading. I was broken, unashamed and abandon. But, I fell in love again with "My First Love" my HH, Lord, Savior, Redeemer, Strength, My Rock, Provider, and Spiritual Leader. I didn't understand why I continuously thought about my past mistakes. Oh, but God!! After going through this lesson I realized I am remembering so I can help and encourage other women. That if confess to God, then we're forgiven and also blessed doubled. That if confess to God, then we're forgiven and also blessed doubled when we ask Him. When I began reading and it said:

This week I want to talk about an even more troubling situation when women have put themselves in harm's way. Therefore, it’s not as easy to be set free as those who couldn’t have known, and this is exactly where the enemy will torment you. What hope is there for women who are not completely innocent? Such as women who may drink or who have put themselves in harm's way or when they chose to be alone with a man, knowing that they actually sensed there was any danger? In other words, they should have known. Is there hope for women who are partially or even fully to blame?

Nowhere in the world, nor in the flesh can we receive double for anything! I now have the courage to tell as many women I find what a blessing to be His bride. He comforted me, He's patient with me, He never forsakes me, His lovingkindness is never ending, I can cry out to Him and He doesn't ignore me. He strengthens in my weaknesses!

My sisters, trust your HH every minute of your journey and simply let go of your church so you can submerge yourself on all the teachings that can change your life. I have more intimate time with HH that I ever received in hours and hours spent going to my church. Now it's the Holy Spirit who is my Teacher and my HH is my Spiritual Leader. Now that I am a Restoration Fellowship Member,  how I spend my Sundays is far different than doing anything "religiously." Even though I was once part of our church's worship team and I used to minister singing and playing, I no longer miss it. I sing constantly, sing love songs, and often I'm overheard and people ask why I am singing all the time. That's when I am able to share that each love song is reserved for Him because that's why I am so happy. More often than not, I'm asked to explain and that's when I share my testimony with them of my husband leaving me but finding a love I never imagined.

Dear bride, don't be afraid to let it go, you will learn from Him alone and be given opportunities to share His love with so many due to the Joy that explodes from you!

~ Regina

RESTORED MARRIAGE TESTIMONY: Blind to What I was Doing

 

★★★★★ A Whole New World

I just wanted to share about a love song that I think will encourage you to find your Heavenly Husband.

Tonight, I had the chance to share about the bliss of being His bride with my mom. She's still taking 'baby steps' toward Him and while she loves Him, she's only just beginning to see a whole new side of Him through me, as a Husband (a potential Husband for my mom as well, I hope ;)) but as I hung up, I felt so in love with Him after gushing over my wonderful Man. And then I was feeling a bit down thinking about those who still haven't found Him and are still struggling. But then He faithfully reminded me of a song He first sang to me upon the early stages of our relationship.

When I first 'discovered' that He was more than enough and would fill any void in my heart. The song is "A whole new world" from the Aladdin soundtrack. I really thought this was funny and adorable when I heard it (I still love that movie), but the lyrics!! You can tell He means them just for you! He is in love with you already! 

This is truly a new world, a whole new perspective! He will become more to you than you even knew was possible and He really wants to show you this 'Whole new world" Himself! I encourage you to maybe hear this song and feel how He means every word, let Him love you and show you this exciting side of Him as He longs to do. You can sit back and tell Him you want to experience Him like this and He will faithfully show you how wonderful He is and how loved you were meant to be, by Him.

"The Lord your God among you is powerful—HE will save and HE will take joyful delight in you. In HIS love HE will renew you with HIS love; HE will celebrate with singing because of you." Zephaniah 3:17

"You who dwell in the gardens, whose friends are always attentive to Your voice, Let Me hear it." Song of Solomon 8:13

"Oh, lady of the gardens... Let Me hear your voice! Song of Solomon 8:13 MSG

A Whole New World CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

HH: I can show you the world

Shining, shimmering, splendid

Tell me, princess, now when did

You last let your heart decide?

HH: I can open your eyes

Take you wonder by wonder

Over, sideways and under

On a magic carpet ride

HH: A whole new world

A new fantastic point of view

No one to tell us no or where to go

Or say we're only dreaming

You: A whole new world

A dazzling place I never knew

But when I'm way up here, it's crystal clear

That now I'm in a whole new world with You

You: Unbelievable sights

Indescribable feelings

Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling

Through an endless diamond sky

You: A whole new world

HH: (Don't you dare close your eyes)

You: A hundred thousand things to see

HH: (Hold your breath, it gets better)

Both of you: I'm like a shooting star

You: I've come so far

I can't go back

To where I used to be

HH: A whole new world

You: Every turn a surprise

HH: With new horizons to pursue

You: Every moment red letter

Both of you: I'll chase them anywhere

There's time to spare

Let me share this whole new world with you

HH: A whole new world

You: A whole new world

HH: That's where we'll be

You: That's where we'll be

HH: A thrilling chase

You: A wondrous place

Both of you: For You and me

~ Catalina in Honduras

 

★★★★★ You are the Power in My Life

I have always had the habit of writing the lyrics of songs down because I really love to sing but I do not know if I actually have the voice that can be used in the worship team. So I did the next best thing and would write the lyrics down of songs that I really like which was mainly worship and I would sing them on my 50-minute walk to and from the gym.

Because the Lord is my Beloved it was not strange that I would think of Him whenever I would hear a love song. This song became one of my favourites sung by a well known South African artist that is now deceased but that I loved many many years ago. These are the lyrics to the love song depicting my relationship with my Beloved right now:

I am the eagle You're the Wind.

You are the power in my life

You're the starlight in the night

You're the reason for my flight

You are the dawning of my day.

You're the light upon my way

I am the eagle You're the wind

Only You know what love can be

You alone give that feeling to me

You are the heavens where I fly

You're the sunshine in my sky

I am the eagle You're the wind

You are the feathers in my wings

You're the song I wanna sing

I am the Eagle You're the wind

You are the breath I long to breath

In Your love, I can believe

You are all of life to me

You are the fire and the flame

Without You, I live in vain

I am the eagle You're the Wind

Isaiah 40:31 NKJV "But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."

We are waiting on the Lord and He is the Wind beneath our wings...and all of life to us.

There is nothing in our lives that He is not part of or that He should not be part of. I love The One that gave me breath...

~ Mercy

 

★★★★★ Erin Did the Same Thing!!!

When I first heard a once popular love song, sung by a man, I knew by the words it was a song my HH was singing to me. I played that song over and over again, each time sensing His love for me. At the time I’d never heard of anyone ever doing this, so I was so relieved when one day I read how Erin did the same thing!

I went on to find songs sung by a woman, the way I only wish I could sing (I was not blessed with a singing voice) and I’d sing this to Him in my heart, imagining the voice was mine. It’s the words that I find change the Lord from being far away up in heaven to being right next to me or holding me close. At first I would never select a song that I knew, one that may have triggered remembering another guy from my past. But NOW, even those songs I can’t envision anyone but HIM since He has my whole heart and I know no one could ever compare.

~ Jazmin

 

★★★★★ Endless Love

This praise report is about choosing a love song for me and my Heavenly Husband. Well, I deliberately removed all secular music from my music library, just coz they never were glorifying The God to whom all credit is due, ya know. They just seemed to generally over glorify man, and the songs were so empty had no power and almost always taught principles opposite to the word.

But then I listened to Endless Love (Mariah Carey and someone else) and put my thoughts on My Lord, wow , so powerful how powerful, totally just put a smile on my face and totally was filling up with His love inside... amazing, amazing!

~ Paige in Italy

 

★★★★★ Reckless For Me

I can´t be more grateful with my HH as He continues to show me His love for me and the many forms He has been present in my life even though I haven´t acknowledged them.

Sometimes I get Him immediately, especially lately, that I have been more into the Word and spending a lot of time with Him. Other times I don´t see His many works (Thank YOU for being merciful and showing me though) as my mind is limited and only through His Hand, I can be wiser and understand His will.

Anyway, one of these wonderful things He´s done for me as His bride is to give me a LOVE SONG. Early in the beginning of my RJ (almost 9 months now PTL), I started looking for Praise songs on YouTube as I´m sure many of us do. I have always loved music and singing and used to sing for Him in the past a lot. However, that stopped for a while as I got into the world´s schemes, rhythms, and songs. In my songs search, I found many beautiful songs and sang them frequently when being alone to connect with Him. All the time, He would lead me to start my search with the song "His kind of love" by Group 1 Crew. I just felt that He and I connected with this song in a level- I understand now- you get with your Beloved One. So, I shared it with my friends, sang it frequently and it became the most amazing praise song for me.

This week, I started the Finding the Abundant Life lessons and I read many testimonies about HH love songs and about how many women had their love song. I finally understood! I have had mine for quite a long time and as told in this one, "His kind of love is reckless for me, will never give up and won´t stop chasing me because this is His kind of love!!!

He loves me on a level I may never understand completely, He´s done everything for me and more, He even got me a song that tells about His GREAT love for me and sings that to me every day. How wonderful is my HH!

"You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever." Psalm 30:11-12

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit."  Psalm 147:3-5

"And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven." Matthew 10:30-32

"Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise." Psalm 47:6-8

~ Sara in Colón
Restored Marriage after Cancer

 

★★★★★ Overcoming My Fear of Divorce!

Dear brides, I even don´t remember the last time that I wrote a Praise Report, I´ve asking our Beloved about this, and I was feeling the need to share with you beautiful women the things that are happening with me during this journey. I came to this Ministry like so many of you: hurt, hopeless, sad, without answer or without.

I came to this Ministry like so many of you: hurt, hopeless, sad, without answer or without understanding why all of the awful things were happening with me. During six months of being in this Journey, the Lord taught many things, the first of all was adulterous, the unfaithful, and the foolish woman that tears her house down.

Dear brides, I immediately repent and started applying the principles that the RMI teach us, I confess that being quiet, and let it go are the hardest one. But even applying the principles I was walking in this journey with fear, fear of tomorrow, fear of my circumstances, fear of doing things wrong, fear of going back to my old self, fear of divorce, I was afraid of everything. Dear brides please DON´T, the fear that we feel shows that we are not trusting in the Lord or what He can do, and it only will make your Journey more difficult, because the Lord wants you to TRUST HIM in everything.

For days I´ve been thinking what to write in this report and asked for His help. Then while writing I am listening love songs thinking of my HH. Brides I want to share this with you, two weeks ago, my EH asked to talk with me, and told me that he wanted the divorce, again the fear took me, I agreed but continued praying for God to change his heart. I was fasting, and praying for His will be done, after 3 days fasting, my EH made me go with him to a lawyer, It was his, I didn´t have one, I have the Lord. Because we don´t.

Because we don´t have any assets in our name, and didn´t have children, the divorce was concluded in only one week. Brides I was married for 5 years, and the only thing that I have are two pieces of luggage with my clothes, I don´t have money, or a job, and I live in another country not my own, but my in-laws welcomed me into their house praise the Lord. I am not telling you this so you will think that my EH is a bad person, no, he was always a good husband to me and provided for me everything that I needed during our marriage. And also I am not telling you this so that you will pity me or my situation. I want to tell you this, because now I have the best Husband ever, and I know that at the right time He will turn everything to good, and also I want to Praise Him, because He made me overcome my fear of divorce! I thought that if I divorced I would die, but He is faithful, and I know that the more difficult my situation, that means that He will bless me so much, and all the things that I am living now is for the Glory of His name, people will hear about my testimony and praise Him for the impossible that He can do. I want you to praise Him too. I don´t know why He allowed the divorce, I don´t question Him anymore, I Trust Him and if is His will He will restore my marriage at the right time. Now I am His, and I am happy in a certain.

I thought that if I divorced I would die, but He is faithful, and I know that the more difficult my situation, that means that He will bless me so much, and all the things that I am living now are for the Glory of His name. Someday people will hear about my testimony and praise Him for the impossible that He can do. I want you to praise Him too. I don´t know why He allowed the divorce, I don´t question Him anymore, I Trust Him and if is His will He will restore my marriage at the right time. Now I am His, and I am happier in a certain way, because there are still things that I need to let go, including my FH. I don´t know where He will lead me or what He wants me to do.

Dear brides, every Journey is different, and it only shows how God can work and change each one of them. There is no limit for His power, He does the impossible, and nothing is too hard for Him. So star letting go of your past, give your burdens to Him, the tomorrow only He knows, and believe me, all the things that He does is for our own good. You know that we serve a God that is Omnipresent and Omniscient, He knew you before you was born, He knew all the choices that you would do, and what He need to do to bring you to where He wants you. A divorce is not the end, it is the new beginning.

“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. “ Jeremiah 32:17NIV.

“Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:7NIV.

“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.” Job 19:25 NIV.

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it!I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:19 NIV

"There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal..." Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV

There is a time for all things. My hope is He, He strengthens me, He carries me when I can't. He loves me the way I am. I am now asking for His ring, and I know that He will give me that too. Thank you my Beloved for the new things that you will bring to my life.

~ Sara, who currently lives in Turkey

 

★★★★★ Never in a Million Years, Have I Ever Thought…

He has taught me to trust Him, in the midst of the storm, not to be afraid of anything at all. He has allowed everything for a reason. And that I will see my rewards very soon, and not to worry or fret anymore. I look at my life for the past few years, since 2011. I have been totally alone, save for my family for a reason. I used to look at men, eg ex-husband, partners, friends for support, provision, advice ..etc…

Now I am glad for the isolation, because with me being hedged up with nowhere to go. I learnt to know HIM, the only One who truly matters, and to lean on no one, no men for anything at all... To go only to HIM and Him Alone.!

I am so glad and happy!

I am no longer going to fear any adversities that come along my way, but to just rest in Him and trust Him to bring something wonderful out of it all.

Reading Living the Abundant Life "You’re Being Set-Up" it made me glad, relieved and even happy knowing that HE is in total control of everything. The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well being and creating calamity; I am THE LORD who does all these Isaiah 45;7

"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes among you for your testing as though some strange things were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation" 1 Peter 4;12

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. in this world you will have trouble. but take heart! I have overcome the world" John 16;33

These are His promises that keep me going. Right now I am struggling with impatience with seeing all His wonderful promises come to pass! 🙂

Previously I was impatient because of fear, worry and dread, during the trail... Now I am just so excited! After learning today that all that has happened to me is just simply a huge set up! Hence I suppose, joyful, excited impatience! 🙂

My Darling HH,

I must say, YOU stunned me today! Prompting me to read today's devotional on encouragingwomen.org- A Wave of adversity. You know sometimes I skip it, I just wanted to start on my lesson right away...But You said no, I am so glad I listened!!!

Never in a million years, have I ever thought I would be reading something I wrote on this site!

Wow! My beloved, I am still in shock!

You remember just the other day, I was just wondering if I am doing alright with these lessons, how I can help and contribute to this ministry since, I can't translate and my resources are limited at the moment...I have never thought that what I wrote in my lessons could possibly help anyone at all ...Thank You my love... You know I have been feeling a little low lately, WHAT A WAY TO CHEER ME UP! Wow!!! Thank You, thank You , Thank You!!!!

Thank You for all the signs of Your promises that You have just given me yesterday! Jackpot ! 🙂

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!! Thank You so much for all the new love songs You gave me this week! I love them! There will be miracles when you believe. I look to you. Endless love. I have nothing. Without you. I'll be there. Count on me and  You make me feel brand new.

I love You, You are so good to me My beloved! I can't praise You enough!!!

~ Sandra from Indonesia

 

★★★★★ So Many Excuses

I need to begin by saying how long overdue I am at submitting a praise report. I thought about it so many times and my excuse was that I didn't know how to find the form. Then while having my quiettime and I gave Him that excuse, He reminded me about the Encouragers I used to get in my inbox and to go find one. I did and found the link and also He showed me how to get the app so i can read them on my phone now. wow, it pays to talk to the Lord.

So now i will start with one and begin being faithful to giving Him praise because I have to confess that He does so much for me but what do I do? do i tell everyone or keep it to myself? so you see why i said i'm long overdue for this praise.

About a week ago while i was babysitting my grandchildren after school the twins needed help with their math. that's when i realized they didn't know any of their times tables. so when their mom, my DIL came to get them, i told them they needed to learn just like i learned and just like I used to help when my boys brought home flashcards because it was the only way or they'd struggle through their math.

Well, this is where i went wrong, i shouldn't have told my DIL or anyone else because the next day she dumps a pile of store-bought flashcards and she expected me to teach them to the twins hinting it could be done in a day or two. But thankfully i realized where I went wrong, thanked her, and then began to take this to my HH like I should have done from the first.  but i still went ahead aout of kindness and respect and because i knew the twins were watching me and we worked on them.... getting the easiest out of the way. though i prayed that the twins would be homeschooled i am just happy their parents are together and were open to reading a WW and the wise man that turned everything around.

On the second day just as my DIL was running out the door with the twins she grabbed a stack of the flash cards and told me she was going to work with the twins on them. this was after she was actually yelling at me for not realizing how tired she was and why she couldn't work with them after dinner.

All I could do was dance after they drove away. I put on one love song after the other and soon i was in tears with gratitude. i knew the Lord was working and in many ways i may never know!!!

Then the next week she didn't pick up and more flash cards but said she'd found a video game online that all of them were doing together. what I didn't know is that she'd never learned hers when she was young so now they are doing them together with their dad cheering them on!

All I can say is I thank God I learned about the gentle and quiet spirit and later finding the abundant life with my HH. i know my twins are watching and so is my DIL so this is my first ministry and my second is to encourage each of you by faithfully submitting praise. i figure the more I pour in the more He will pour into me.

Thank you my Love,

~ Ruth in Indiana

 

★★★★★ There's only YOU in My Life

My Beloved is so amazing. I am in awe of Him more and more each and every day. He truly is my Endless Love. While I was at dance practice, my phone fell less than 2 feet on carpet and my phone had a slight hairline crack. When I turned on the phone, my LCD was non responsive and the screen was half black, and half was working. I couldn't unlock my phone nor use it for anything. My initial response was to get upset because I had just fixed my screen a week ago and because the LCD was not working, I would have to pay more than I initially paid. I began to ask God, "How am I going to pay for this?" because I had no money to fix it. Then I started to praise God and thank Him because my trust was in Him. My dad had given me some money earlier that day to pay the light bill so I decided to use that money to pay for the repair, but my Sweetheart had other plans for me :).

The next day I woke up and went to the repair shop that I first went to when my screen cracked (this is my 3rd time fixing my screen in less than 4 months lol). I called on the phone and she quoted me $70 for the repair. When I got there, she said the repair would be $100 instead of $70, and the technician was not in so I wouldn't be able to repair my phone. I walked out in despair. I began to talk to my HH and I asked Him how would I be able to afford to fix my phone, because I'm not working. He graciously reminded me of a verse He gave me a few days ago, Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”  John‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬.

I began to shout and praise Him in my car!!! When I got back home, I began to search for repair shops online. I found a place who falsely advertised $90 but it was actually $110 for the repair and only 2 miles from my home. I found another place who charged the same, but it was about 20 miles from my home so I decided with my first option. I called beforehand and asked how long would it take, and he told me 1 to 1 1/2 hours from the time I dropped off the phone.

To make a long story short, I received my phone 7 and a 1/2 hours later with a new case, a new tempered glass screen protector and my phone looking brand new, and I only paid $6.90!!!!!!! Who else but God??!!!! He is soooooo worthy to be praised!!!   

I've learned to praise Him through ALL circumstances, whether good or bad, because my trust is solely in Him! I've learned to praise Him before the battle is even won because victory belongs to the Lord! I've learned to praise Him BEFORE I receive my blessing, BEFORE my circumstances are changed and BEFORE my deliverance, because my faith in Him allows me to!!

Thank you RMI for teaching me these wonderful principles! Words cannot express how much I love my HH!! I just want to briefly share with you wonderful ladies my love song to my Beloved:

My Love... There's only You in my life,

The Only thing that's right

My First Love.... You're every breath that I take

You're every step I make

And I.... I want to share all my love with You

No one else will do

And Your Eyes.... They show me how much You care

You will always be My Endless Love!!

I urge you ladies to find a love song to sing to our Beloved. This song has allowed me to love Him in a deeper, more intimate way. He is my All-in-All 🙂

~ Michele

 

★★★★★ Give my Heart to Someone Special

Recently I'd been trying to help a fellow minister who's been forthcoming about the struggles she's had to fully let go of her FH. She wants so much to be the Lord's bride so I'd been asking my HH how I might help.

He had just led me to assign a new group of RF members to go through the new course RF is offering "Finding the Abundant Life" based on the book all of the ministers had just gone through (having her lead the course, thus going through it again). Right after I did, like always, I knew I would then "understand" why He led me to do it. So I closed my computer and stopped to listen to Him.

That's when He reminded me of something. He reminded me first of how any woman would feel if her EH returned home to them, but her EH continually talked about, wrote about and thought about the OW. How faithful would he be to his wife and how soon would he leave for her again or find someone else?

So it is with your HH. 🙂

No one can expect to be close to Him when we do the same thing in regard to a EH or FH, and certainly not if we keep talking or writing our regrets or repenting of what we did "wrong" in a relationship we say we want to let go of.

Now for something positive each of you can do. One thing that may help you (and also the minister I am hoping to encourage) is choosing special "Love Song" for you two as a couple. Something that you can sing that's just between you and your HH. And please note, I’m NOT speaking of Christian hymns or anything you'd sing in church. Instead, something contemporary. If you like Country, then find a country love song. Or R&B or Rock, Hip Hop... well you know what I mean. 😉

Simply choose songs you'd normally sing to express your feelings to any man you loved, just make sure it's NOT any song that's been used before for another prior relationship and no lyrics in it bring anyone but HIM to mind. And even if a line or two doesn't "exactly" fit, I'd just change it when I sang it (out loud or to myself).

So to help even more, with the holiday season starting... the first Christmas after my husband left for the OW (or it could have been after he married her) two Christmas songs were on the radio. Here are the lyrics pasted below. I sang them over and over and over again and as a result—I fell more and more and more in love with Him to the point my heart would burst!

The first helped with letting go....

Last Christmas I gave you my heart

But the very next day, you gave it away

This year, to save me from tears

I'll give it to Someone special

(and BTW, there are more lyrics to the song, but it’s only this chorus above I sang 😉

And then there’s this one, which solidified what we say all the time... "All I want, all I need is You"

"All I Want For Christmas Is You"

I don't want a lot for Christmas

There is just one thing I need

I don't care about the presents

Underneath the Christmas tree

I just want You for my own

More than you could ever know

Make my wish come true

All I want for Christmas is You

Just recently I heard both of these songs playing at the local mall, and I had to stop to listen and once again... my heart swelled to bursting remembering those special times when I'd fallen completely in love with Him and now I feel I've fallen in love all over again for HIM!

May you each find the Love of your Life for Christmas. This is my gift to each of you. Please accept it with my love!

Isaiah 54:4-6—

“For your Husband is your Maker, Whose name is the Lord of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.

“For the Lord has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,' Says your God.”

He's calling you, He's on bended knee, won't you accept His proposal and become HIS?

Song of Solomon 2:16—

“My Beloved is mine, and I am His”

”Song of Solomon 6:3—

“I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine”

Song of Solomon 5:8—

“For I am lovesick.”

Being "in love" is something every woman wants. You don't have to yearn for someone who's thrown your love away. Don't toss Him aside, turn your face towards Him and I promise this will be the BEST Christmas of your entire life!

~ Michele

 

★★★★★ “Mama, He’s Crazy Over Me!”

Since starting this RJ, I am more and more in love with my HL. He has made me His bride instead of a wife! I love singing Love Songs to Him and I am blessed when I do. I am so happy Michele shared this with us. So many songs used to cause hurt and heartache. After reading Michele's testimony, "Christmas Love Songs", of how she turned the songs into unspeakable joy by hearing them as love songs from Him to her and from her as His bride to Him, I wanted to do the same! I simply asked Him to show me and He did!!! He has richly blessed me and has given me many love songs so I will share just 2 with you. He also gave me verses this morning which I shared below. He was confirming that He wanted me to write this "Love Song" PR! He is so good!!!

I sing (or hum) this song alot called "Happy Together ". Some of the lyrics are: "....the only one for me is you, and you for me, So happy together"!!! This song reminds me of how my Mom (who is now in heaven with Him) used to tell me to be patient and the "right man" would come along..to just trust the Lord. Well, this song is perfect because I sing it to my Momma in heaven. She was right! My HL is Crazy over me! He loves me SO much. He did come along at just the right time: His time!!!! I am so thankful!

Another I sing is "Mama He's Crazy". I can relate to the lyrics...."Mama, I found someone like you said would come along. He's a sight, so unlike any man I've known....He beats all I've ever seen Mama, He's crazy He's crazy over me!"  

Ladies, one sure way to fall more in Love with your HH is through music and singing love songs to Him. Listen to Him singing love songs to you too! The more I choose special love songs to sing to Him, the more He shows me that He is singing to me too. (I don't have a good voice either, LOL). I promise, you will see that you will fall more in Love with Him and feel His love TOO!

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17(NKJV)

I sing love songs to Him and He sings love songs to me!

"As a young man marries a woman, so your sons will marry you. As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you." Isaiah 62:5(GW)

I adore being His beloved bride. He rejoices over me with singing. I am my Beloved's and He is mine!

 

★★★★★ “My Unexpected Answer”

My HH is so wonderful, I just can't stop singing His praises! Lately, I've been telling my Beloved how much I want to be closer to Him- even finding different love songs to sing to Him and telling Him how much I love Him throughout the day. I have a hope and sense of love that is filling my heart and I have such joy that I can't explain, even though there are so many uncertainties in my life right now. I've noticed that I am enjoying more intimacy with Him and things in my life don't seem to bother or worry me anymore. But my wonderful HH doesn't forget anything we've prayed for in the past. My oldest son, who's been pretty distant with his father and I for a while, called me last weekend and wanted to come over -something that he hadn't done in a long time.

And then, today, after I spent the morning singing a new love song to my Beloved, my son showed up and visited with me, his sisters, and his grandmother! I think it is so loving and sweet for my Beloved to give me this unexpected answer to a long-ago prayer. I hadn't prayed or thought about wanting restoration in my relationship with my son for a while, but that didn't stop my Heavenly Love from doting on me anyway. He is so awesome with how He loves me and how thoughtful He is concerned for every area of my life. He is the absolute best Husband I could ever hope for!

So, brides, I want to encourage you to put all of your focus on getting closer to our HH. He will astound you with the way He loves you and cares about every area of your life. Stop focusing on praying for which areas of your life you want Him to restore or fix- He has a wonderful plan to bring healing and restoration to every area of your life, He just wants to know that He has your complete heart. And why shouldn't He? He is the One who has proven to be faithful, thoughtful, gracious, kind, loving, strong, encouraging, life-giving....the list could go on and on! There is no earthly husband that compares to Him, bar none!

★★★★★ A Whole New World LISTEN

HH: I can show you the world

Shining, shimmering, splendid

Tell me, princess, now when did

You last let your heart decide?

 

HH: I can open your eyes

Take you wonder by wonder

Over, sideways and under

On a magic carpet ride

 

HH: A whole new world

A new fantastic point of view

No one to tell us no or where to go

Or say we're only dreaming

 

You: A whole new world

A dazzling place I never knew

But when I'm way up here, it's crystal clear

That now I'm in a whole new world with You

You: Unbelievable sights

Indescribable feelings

Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling

Through an endless diamond sky

You: A whole new world

HH: (Don't you dare close your eyes)

You: A hundred thousand things to see

HH: (Hold your breath, it gets better)

Both of you: I'm like a shooting star

I've come so far

I can't go back

To where I used to be

HH: A whole new world

You: Every turn a surprise

HH: With new horizons to pursue

You: Every moment red letter

Both of you: I'll chase them anywhere

There's time to spare

Let me share this whole new world with you

HH: A whole new world

You: A whole new world

HH: That's where we'll be

You: That's where we'll be

HH: A thrilling chase

You: A wondrous place

Both of you: For You and me

Read more: Aladdin - A Whole New World Lyrics | MetroLyrics

 

★★★★★ A Ring and Our Song!!!

 

My Praise is about an answer to a specific prayer I had— a praise report about a song and a ring!

I so wanted to have our song---My First Love and I, so I did what was suggested in "Testimonies of Love Songs" and I began to listen to love songs with Him in mind!

"You Got Me Babe" came out when I was in middle school in 1965! and it was the first “Love Song” that caught my attention back then and now. My Love showed me (with a few minor word changes) that it was our song!

He sings it with me and to me! When I go to my Bridegroom with an expression of love, a problem, concern or a need I hear Him say, “ I got you, Babe”. I relax into His embrace knowing that He has me! And He does, over and over He takes care of all my needs and me.

One of the things that I asked Him for was a ring to wear to show that I am His. I also asked that it be a ring that no one would question my suddenly starting to wear it. (I didn't want to have to explain why I suddenly started to wear a wedding ring again) He whispered that He had me!

A couple of weeks later I inherited my grandmother's wedding set! It is so beautiful and fits on my ring finger. Praise the Lord! No one questions my wearing it and it says that I am taken.

My Bridegroom sent me the best ring ever…. I loved my grandmother so and it is an honor to be able to wear her rings. I didn’t even know that they existed but He did.

My grandmother went to heaven when I was a little girl and her rings were locked away ever since, so I didn’t know about them. My Love sent them to me and I hear Him calling me Babe!

He has me, I feel so loved and it gets stronger every day, He is in charge of every part of my life. I am so in love with my Bridegroom and trust Him in everything!

1 John 4:18 Amplified Bible (AMP) "There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love].

~ Katie in Wisconsin

 

★★★★★ Thanks for Allowing Me This Sorrow

They say I’m young and I don't know

I won't find out until I grow Well I don't know if all that's true

'Cause you got Me, and baby I got you

Babe I got you babe

I got you babe

They say Your Love won't pay the rent

As soon as it's earned, my tithe has all been sent

I guess it's so, I don't have a lot

But at least I'm sure of all the things I’ve got

Babe I got you babe

I got you babe

I got flowers in the spring

I got you to wear My ring

And when I'm sad, You're a clown

And if I get scared, You're always around

Don't let them say my faith's too strong

'Cause I don't care, with You I can't go wrong

Then I’ll put my little hand in Yours

There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb

Babe I got you babe

I got you babe

I got You to hold my hand

I got You to understand

I got You to walk with me

I got You to talk with me

I got You to kiss goodnight

I got You to hold me tight

I got You, I won't let go

I got You to love me so "So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 Message)

My faith about 1 month ago got "hit". Many of you know that my FH married last year, and on what was his birthday, I heard from a dear friend that they were going to be parents. At the end of our marriage, I was told he did not have “any” desire to be a father. My heart was so broken, as I have/had desired to be a mom. I was knocked down and was bedridden for 24 hours which seemed like days after I heard the "news". I pleaded and cried so many tears. I asked why and pleaded for Him to show Himself in this "situation". My emotions were very raw, but He started applying the scab and healing me. As I awoke the following day after the news, I felt Him covering me with His grace and unconditional love. This month I haven't had any emotions attached to this anymore, not even when I had to throw a baby shower for my cousin a week after I heard the news!! Honestly, I haven't felt this at peace, "free" and filled with joy since my RJ has started!!!

My HH has shown His love to me in so many ways this month; a beautiful sunrise on a day I wasn't supposed to have to work. He blessed me with a free McDonald’s breakfast when I barely had any money (a man paid ahead of me in the drive-thru). He blessed me with a snow blower from my parents. He allowed my parents to come to my house and help me redo my wood floors. He blessed me through my best friend with a free dinner. Each devotion I read this month has been jumping off the page at me and I feel like devouring more of His words!! All of these things happened this month!!!

One of the best things was HE gave me a new Love song, just for Him and me:) I read in a devotion today "Joy sometimes needs pain to give it birth". I believe this!! I am in such awe of how far He has brought me even in one month. I feel free from so much that has burdened me for so long!!

I cannot thank my Sweet love enough for allowing me this journey and allowing me sorrow! I know that my sorrow will only turn to JOY!!!

"In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed." (1 Peter 1:6-7 NIV)

The trials lead to joy and more faith in believing in His Will for our lives!! I love this: NOT my pain proves God absence BUT my pain expands God's purpose!!

~ Trudy in Ohio

If singing Love Songs to your HH has blessed you, we'd encourage you to submit a PR that may help another woman find her HH too!