The Story of Ruth
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE FOR EVERYONE AT ANY AGE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE SINGLE AND PRAYING FOR A GODLY MATE!
Deborah's Testimony about her BOAZ.
I am writing this page to encourage each one of you who are praying for your Ruth or Boaz (wife or husband). Years ago, after my accident, I was starting from scratch, on total disability, and barely making ends meet. I still had a lot of pain and health issues from my accident, but I knew God was healing me more every day. I was very frustrated because I had to go through so much alone, and I desperately needed help. My situation seemed hopeless. I was a woman in my 50's, with many horrible scars, and I had nothing but my faith in God and my Bible.
After I had totally surrendered my life to the LORD, I still had a desire for a godly husband. I had prayed all of my life for a godly husband. But, in my case, the prospect of finding a truly godly man was just a dream that was fading. I prayed for years, but it seemed hopeless. Finally, I told God that I was not going to pray anymore for my Boaz. I made up my mind that God was all I needed and I accepted the fact that I was probably going to die a poverty stricken old maid. I decided that I was going to spend the rest of my days worshipping God and seeking His face and no longer be distracted by a dream.
But, I knew the story of Ruth in the Bible and had watched this movie many times over the years. I still had a desire in my heart that just wouldn't seem to go away. I watched this movie many times and each time I asked God, knowing He is the same yesterday, today and forever, if He would do the same thing for me that He did for Ruth. But, I told Him that if He didn't, I would still praise Him anyway.The more I just began to pray and seek Him, the less I worried about my future. The more I began to focus on Him and appreciate His love for me and the fact that He had become my EVERYTHING, the less anything else mattered. He was my Provider, Healer, Great Physician, Best Friend, Savior, Deliverer, Protector, my Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Husband, my EVERYTHING.
Then, it happened. I had all but given up on the possibility of ever meeting a truly godly man, my Boaz. But God. He promised to give us the desires of our hearts. When I least expected it, he sent my Boaz practically to my door. From the moment we met, the supernatural became our new natural and the impossible became our new possible. We were prayer partners. I did not know it but at the time, he had been going through the same trials and had given up. All I can say, is that if God will do it for me, He will do it for you. I never dreamed I would ever meet a truly godly man like him. He never even tried to hold my hand or kiss me until after we were married. In fact, after I got to know him, I thought to myself: Why can't I have someone like that? I thought he was too good for me. He was an angel sent from heaven. Remember, my ex-husband who left me was the son of a pastor that grew up in church and worked for the church, but he left me for a 20 year old girl who was 9 months pregnant. He was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
I can honestly say that I feel like the most blessed, highly favored woman in the universe. I am living the dream. He is the most godly man I have ever seen. He loves God, He knows the Word, He is a mighty prayer warrior, and he doesn't talk it, he walks it. I praise God with every beat of my heart for answering my prayer, exceedingly, abundantly, above all I could have ever imagined. I have the utmost respect for this man. I know many preachers that are not worthy to tie his shoelaces. He is proof to me and the world how much God loves me. God pours His love for me through this man. There is nothing he wouldn't do for me. He is the most unselfish, wise, godly, precious angel I have ever known. Being with Him is like being with Jesus. It's been 4 years since we married and I still have to pinch myself.
It took years. It didn't happen when I was young. I had nothing to offer, I felt. All I know is if God has put the desire in your heart for a godly spouse, don't give up. Know that if He can do it for Ruth and He can do it for me, He will do it for you. Nothing is impossible. His timing is perfect. It is written when you seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things will be added to you. I am living proof that every promise He ever made is truth! My cup runneth over. He answers all of our prayers. He provides more than we could ask or imagine. He blesses us daily with supernatural blessings that money cannot buy.
I just want to encourage you to WAIT ON GOD, AGAIN I SAY, WAIT! NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR OUR GOD! WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
I pray my supernatural testimony is a blessing to you. If you want someone to stand in agreement and encourage you while you wait, feel free to contact me. I've been there. It's hell in the hallway. I waited and prayed for years. I know what it feels like. But more importantly, I know what GOD HAS DONE! GLORY TO GOD!
(© 2016- Deborah Taylor – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE! The character that played Clark was a truly godly man. MIRACLES HAPPEN IN THE WORST OF CIRCUMSTANCES!
Years ago, I received the above sermon by T.D. Jakes as a gift for an offering I sent in. When I was single and praying for MY BOAZ, I watched this video over and over. I kept repeating: HE'S COMING TO ME! I'M NEXT IN LINE! IT'S MY TURN NEXT! I watched this video to encourage myself to hold on and wait on God. I pray it blesses you as much as it did me. I watched it over and over for years!!! GLORY TO GOD! MY BOAZ was WORTH THE WAIT!!! YOURS WILL BE TOO!