It’s Friday and time for another Life Change Inbox! I have been sharing some of the wonderful emails my husband gets, where people share the work God is doing in their lives through Elevation Church. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 3:2-4 that our lives are living letters written so that God might be glorified.
Here is Lori’s story of how her life and marraige have been restored over the last 2 years…
Dear Elevation Church,
I just celebrated my 2 Year Anniversary at Elevation Church- I received Christ during the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Worship Experience. When I walked through the doors of Elevation Church I was broken and weak and felt completely helpless and betrayed. A few weeks prior to coming to church I found out my husband had betrayed our marriage in a huge way and I had two small children. Feeling like I had no where else to turn I figured I would finally give this Church thing a shot- I was skeptical because of course – I thought I would be judged and that what I was going through would be written all over my face and everyone would know.
Well, the complete opposite happened – I was treated with such honor and love and my kids were in a safe environment and being loved on as well. I gave my life to Christ, immediately got connected and began attending the next level eGroup. I met some really incredible people. My Husband even went with me. Eventually I broke down in the group and this is where Elevation Church again blew me away and helped my husband and I get into marriage counseling.
I’ve experienced firsthand the devastation a wife feels when she realizes the most intimate area of her heart has been betrayed. I’ve seen over and over the same pain in others, and only those who have been there truly understand it.
I have learned to speak life in to my marriage now that I am finally able to recognize the work and transformation God is doing in my husband. We decided to stay together and act lovingly toward each other, and eventually our feelings caught up with our actions. We learned that married love is not a feeling, it is a decision — and we decided to love each other and put God in the center of this marriage.
I Thank God that Elevation Church and Pastor Steven don’t sweep real issues under the rug, but address them. Thank You – For pushing me to get connected, it has made all the difference in my life and has transformed our family. I became a Greeter because of the way I was greeted. I thought, “Wow, I want to make someone else feel the way I did”. Now, 2 yrs later I lead a Saturday Night Greeter team.