Transformation Tuesday with Candice Scurry, MA, LPC, CART
I hope this brings hope and encouragement.....In 2013 I had an annulment, divorce and marriage.
In this same year, the Holy Spirit led me to pray for my now husband. It didn't make any sense in the natural, meaning, it didn't make any sense to me or anyone else. I trusted God with all my heart and leaned not on my own understanding, in all my ways I acknowledge Him to direct me, Proverbs 3:5-6. This scripture brings me comfort because I do ask myself consistently, "Do I REALLY trust Him?" However, I am still leaning on Him today. I ask many times, what is the lesson here. The Holy Spirit revealed this so far:
1) Obey Him
2) Remain Joyful in Hope
3) Patient in Affliction
4) Faithful in Prayer (Romans 12:12)
Faithful in prayer, that's it! All of my trials and your trials are for us to remain faithful in prayer. No matter what you are going through, I encourage you to, pray, pray, pray, and then pray some more! We NEVER STOP ASKING, SEEKING AND KNOCKING (Matthew 7:7-12). We pray all types of prayers; And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people (Ephesians 6:18). No one, no man, woman, mother, father, child, girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, money, career, material items, can fulfill the intimacy we desire as human beings, except the relationship with Jesus Christ. Prayer is to develop a relationship with Christ. It's our ship to the relations of life. Jesus Christ loves us soooo very much, He gave His life so you and I can live. Now that's love. He descended to the depts of the earth, defeated satan and ascended to Heaven and is seated on the right side of our Heavenly Father on the throne. Jesus Christ is King.
For 4 years, God impressed on me to pray for my God-ordained husband. During this time, the Holy Spirit downloaded a ministry and appointed me to be the steward of it named, My Sacred Beloved, because we are ALL His sacred beloveds. The premise is to prepare the hearts, spirits, and minds for the sacred wedding which is going to take place when Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom, returns for His bride, the church. We do not know the date or time, we just need to stay ready. The Lord blessed me and my dear friend with a radio show titled God Sessions on 100.7 The Word, based on this. We were to share with our listeners what Father God revealed to us through His Son Jesus Christ. In the same year, 2016, another ministry was created called, The Bread of Life on my job of all places. Our eyes were opened to many miracles. I believe this occurred because God wanted to reveal Himself, show us His love for us, and it was our reward for remaining faithful in prayer as a group. Another ministry that was birthed during this time is a facebook page I created called 40 days of prayer for your husband/future husband. We pray for ourselves and our children as well. We are currently on day 38 and the Lord said, "I am going to do a miracle in this place" and "Do you trust me?" I don't know about you, but I need a miracle. I believe God is answering prayers for all the women connected to the group, just because He is a good God.
As for my husband and I, now I know why God needed me to start praying for him in 2013. It's warfare. We needed them and still do. We met in October 2016 and married on 7/7/17. The Lord revealed this date in 2016 as well. Again this was through prayer. The enemy can't have my children, husband or marriage or most importantly, my relationship with Christ, because this is what satan is after. It all belongs to God. This battle, God has already won through His only begotten Son, Jesus. I'm excited about our future. Don't stop praying! He will open your eyes, He will answer prayers, either instantly or little by little. Pray the scriptures, when you go through something, pray when things are good. It builds faith, endurance, perseverance, patience, and strength. God is good! God is good!
Candice Scurry, MA, LPC, CART
Licensed Professional Counselor
Living In The Light Wellness