No Longer A Pre-believer but a Believer
February 21, 2016
Today I have another amazing story that arrived in my email box. This is from Pam Anderson who has been a SUMite for a number of years. She is sharing what is happening in her home right now. I pray you are greatly encouraged and also find these breakthroughs she is experiencing are for you as well.
Lynn and Dineen,
I’m emailing you today about something God has placed on my heart to share with you. I don’t know why, but here I go.
I’d first like you both to know what a blessing you’ve been. In some of my darkest and challenging times, your prayers and words have been the encouragement I needed to hang in there and stay faithful! When my faith was weak, yours was strong. And I cannot thank you enough. It amazes me how closely my life, challenges and blessings, have so closely aligned with the two of you.
Anyhow, here’s what God has wanted me to share with you. Back in May 2014, God said it was time for me to take it up a notch in my faith walk. It’s then he showed me that I am to ask for something in prayer once, then after that, begin thanking him for it as though it’s already happened (claiming Mark 11:24). So I began a “thankful list” which basically converted my prayer requests into thankful prayers. Specifically, in regard to my husband spiritually, I began speaking and declaring the following:
In the name of Jesus, I thank you Father that:
- My husband has turned to you, humbly asked for forgiveness and has repented of his sin’s and has named Jesus the Lord of his life.
- My husband accepts the Holy Spirit’s guidance in all areas of his life.
- My husband has been transformed by the renewing of his mind, and is living a life that brings you honor and glory.
- Your will is being done in my life, my husband’s life, our marriage and our home, just as your will is being done in heaven.
- My husband and I love you Heavenly Father with all of our hearts, soul, mind and strength.
- My husband is sanctified through me, his wife.
- You have given my husband the grace and anointing to carry his responsibility as head of our home.
These are just a sampling of the prayers that I prayed. There are others that deal with physical manifestations of changes, such as habits. Ladies, I am in awe of what God has done! He’s bringing my thankful list to pass in front of my eyes. He’s been faithful to moving mountains with mustard seed faith! My faith increased and I started expanding my vision and asking/thanking. Praise you Father in the name of Jesus for your faithfulness!
Now God is speaking this to me: “Call your husband a believer, not a pre-believer.” I started having this overwhelming “knowing” that by calling my husband a pre-believer I was cursing him, not blessing him. I was locking him into that status. God showed me that it was time to call him out of pre-believer status, into believer status. That he’d be faithful with this as he’s been with the others thankful prayers.
So today, I ask myself, “What do I have to lose? Absolutely Nothing!”
Beginning today, I prayed:
Prayer Request: (Prayed one time)
Father, I ask that you bring my husband to believe in Jesus Christ as his savior and Lord, and make him a mighty force in the furtherance of your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name I pray.
Thankful Prayer: (Will pray this daily as of today)
In the name of Jesus, I thank you Heavenly Father that my husband is a BELIEVER in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and that he is being used mightily in the furtherance of Your Kingdom! Amen!
I know God is doing more than I can possibly ask, think or imagine. I’m keeping a daily log of all the things God is doing, his many graces. The more I look for them, the more I find. I’m so humbled by the whole thing.
Love you both,
I worked in the healthcare industry for 25 years and quit an executive position to support my husband in his writing career. A step of faith that has taken me, and my marriage, in directions I could never have thought, asked, dreamed or imagined (Eph. 3:20). I am humbled and in awe of God’s faithfulness.