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Never Too Far Gone – Porn Star Turned Pastor
Joshua Broome spent years in the adult film industry. To the world, he looked happy, but he was silently suffering with shame. A praying mother and grandmother never gave up on God’s ability to rescue Joshua from the enemy’s grip. God redeemed Joshua, and He can do it for your prodigal as well. Don’t ever think your prodigal is too far gone.
Below are excerpts from a few of the testimonies we have received in the past week, each shared with the writer’s permission. These are not to tell you how to stand and what to do, but are given here to share how God moves when people are praying. Do you have a testimony to share to encourage others?
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18
“0 I prayed and believed in my ‘impossible’ circumstances…BUT we know that IN HIM ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!! The Lord gave me my suddenly! Stand strong and don’t give up on the Word He gave you! He says he will never get married again but that’s not what my God told me. I’m praying for COMPLETE RESTORATION! And it will be so!” (Texas) I loved this testimony as this wife is walking in faith and believing in God’s Word and in the promises from God! Do not listen to your deceived spouse but listen to God Almighty as He knows everything! – Charlyne
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27
“My mother was recently diagnosed with dementia. It sounded bad. Well, we set to praying. We broke curses over her, bound and loosed, and prayed some more. I spoke with her just tonight and she had had an MRI done. She said the neurologist told her everything looked great, and she could see no signs of anything but natural aging! They even conducted blood tests for six different things and found she is only deficient in B vitamins. What a praise this is! All glory and thanksgiving and honor to our God who hears and answers our prayers. Be encouraged, and don’t give up. God’s report always trumps man’s.” (Nebraska)
“I want to share how the Lord has used journaling, prayer, Rejoice Marriage Ministries, and His Word to help me tie together and refocus on three key words: GOD IS ABLE! As Charlyne teaches us, to pray scripturally by inserting names into God’s Word: (Your name/your spouse’s name) ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3. (Your spouse’s name) ‘I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.’ Ezekiel 36:26-27. I marked these excerpts from June Hunt’s devotional in my Bible titled ‘A New Heart,’ based on Ezekiel 36:26. ‘Slowly after this divine transplant, healing begins; and as promised your new heart becomes capable of perfect love. Your self- centeredness is now Christ-centeredness. Once you have a changed heart, you have a changed life. You can love the unlovable, be kind to the unkind, and forgive the unforgivable. All this because you have a new heart…you have God‘s heart!’ Then, a recent Men’s devotional by Dennis Wingfield in which he wrote, ‘Most often standers attribute their perseverance to the belief that God is able!’ Thank You Lord for prompting RMM to create Men’s devotionals as well, another helpful resource as we wait for the glory of the Lord! Lord, please help each of us (our prodigal spouses and families) persevere in this season of waiting (Malachi 4:6). GOD IS ABLE! (Texas) Do you believe God is able? Have you surrendered your heart and life to the Lord? God is able to do immeasurably more than you can ever think, imagine, or dream, according to His power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20. You must be a child of God, read God’s Word daily, walk in faith, hope, trust and believe in Him only! God is able! – Charlyne
He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” Malachi 4:6
“I have been standing for some time now and my husband keeps talking about how we need to separate and maybe can reconcile later again. I was struggling and hurting a lot and thoughts were trying to come in. Fear and anxiety were trying to come too. I knew it was the enemy attacking me. I prayed before I left work and asked God to help me with my husband because I don’t want us to be divorced or separated. When I waited to cross the road to drive home, a car with a trailer went by that said ‘(Property) Restoration’ on it. A couple of days later at another location I saw a sign with ‘Restoration’ on it and the same trailer at two different locations. A work van went by at another location with huge letters on it, ‘RESTORATION.’ Isn’t our God Amazing!” (Michigan) Yes, our God is amazing! God does speak to His children in so many different ways! The question is are you listening? I started experiencing the Holy Spirit was speaking to me when I started standing, praying for marriage restoration and it continues to this very day! Are you hearing from the Lord speak to you in so many different ways as you are at work, at a park, in a store, or anywhere? God does speak to His children! Now pray, “Lord, open my spiritual eyes and ears to hear you speak to me! I love You so much, help me to see and hear You in every area of my life! In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.” By the way, God does speak to prodigals! Bob has written about this in his devotionals and books also. Bob heard the Holy Spirit speak to him so many times, but he chose to disobey God! Pray for your spouse’s salvation or if they are a prodigal that they will be obedient to the Holy Spirit speaking to them daily as a child of God who is living in rebellion. – Charlyne
“First, I’d like to brag on God. I just received two job offers today which will enable me to stay home with my children and work. I also get to take college classes for free to finish my theology degree. Second, I was speaking with a friend today who has been divorced for many years by her choice. Her prodigal spouse didn’t want it. She tried to convince me to give up my stand and divorce my hubby. I held on to my stand telling her that I could not break the covenant vows I took regardless of what my husband is doing. Then I went silent. She then tells me that she admires my love for God and my husband. Two hours later she calls me back to say she spoke with her husband while he was with his non-covenant spouse. She told him she would always have love for him in her heart. She thanked me for being bold in my stand and not giving up. All I can say is God is so faithful even when we are not. He will call our prodigals home to Himself and us. He can restore marriages and heal families.” (Texas)
“I have been standing for our marriage for several years now. We are still married, but my husband lives in another state to work. We see him maybe once a year. He calls daily to speak mainly to our three children. I have been praying, fasting, and believing so long for his heart of stone to be turned to flesh. A couple of weeks ago, we had a video call with him. The children actively pray with me for their dad. During our call, he made several comments referring to us as a family, me being a godly woman, and the biggest surprise was his comment to the kids at the end. He said, ‘Let’s always try to lift others up instead of beating them up… always be kind to others.’ I know this wasn’t, ‘I’m coming home,’ but it’s a BIG sign that his heart of stone is turning to flesh. The kids and I praised God SO much! A week later, on the interstate, I saw a Covenant Transport truck out of nowhere. I have never seen one, ever! GOD IS MOVING! NEVER GIVE UP! We must keep our eyes on Jesus and trust His timing.” (Tennessee)
“I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’” Isaiah 46:10