Roll Away Your Stone

Posted on April 10, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Do you have a huge stone that is holding you back from the fullness of the destiny God has prepared for you? We did. Praise God…..the gift of the death and resurrection still can roll away that huge stone.

Let me tell you a little about our story. A little more than three years ago my husband recognized that he could not set himself free of an addiction to alcohol. He had been battling alcohol for most of our married life. I had asked him to go to America’s Keswick but he always had the same answer……..He just could not go away for four months and leave his job.But God is good and with all my heart I believe God wanted to see Glenn healed even more than his children or me.

The alcohol was keeping him from a rich relationship with God. It was keeping all of us from the destiny God had prepared for us. God had a future planned for us. The plan was good and was filled with hope. (Jer. 29:11) I believe God allowed things to get so bad that Glenn had those four months available without any work to go to.

Months before God had told me I would not have to go through this anymore. I didn’t know how but whatever it would take, I was ready.

Glenn entered Keswick in March of 2008. The Spirit of God began to work. I have a journal of his time at Keswick that is marked with anger, resentment, bitterness, tears of fear, worry, then tears of praise, joy, thanksgiving and more praise. While at Keswick Glenn was fed the Word, the Word, the Word. The things of the world did not distract him; he was set apart from the world for those four precious months. Our Pastor, his wife and a team of intercessors faithfully prayed for Glenn and me. I joined the Women of Character and through that was directed into the Word, the Word, the Word. I believe the Word is true. The Word is never returned void. The Word began to tear into that huge monster stone that was literally killing Glenn and our marriage.

Passover came on April 19. I cleaned our home and asked the Lord to clean Glenn and me. The intercessors and I proclaimed the power of the blood of Jesus our Passover Lamb who paid the price so that death had to pass over.

Death did pass over. Soon after when I saw Glenn he told me that he wanted Jesus to fully be Lord of his life, not just his Savior. He understood the difference. Praise God!! He was making progress. On June 8, 2008, we celebrated Pentecost and with all of my heart I believe the Word washed Glenn and that stone broke into tiny pieces. When he came home in July he was one new man, filled with the Word of Truth and committed to staying faithful to the reading of the Word. There continues to be no greater joy for me than seeing my husband reading and walking in the Truth.

The Word is the not-so-secret reason America’s Keswick is a place where God is free to speak to hearts and transform lives.

Is there a stone separating you from the destiny God has prepared for you? Don’t wait another day, another hour, another minute. Get into the Word. As one of my favorite authors, Dutch Sheets said, “God never intended that Adam should function intellectually apart from His influence and instruction. Jesus is called the Logos, the Word of God……He is God’s message to us.”

May I encourage you to submit yourself to the Word, dear one, for the Word will set you free it can still roll away your stone.

Written by Pat Wenzel: Rev. Patricia Wenzel is the founder and director of a statewide prayer ministry, PRAY New Jersey Inc. since 2002.  The ministry is committed to praying for and blessing those serving in authority positions in our state, particularly in government.  The ministry is also committed to equipping the saints to pray for those serving in government.  The vision and ministry is guided by the Word of God, in particular, 1 Tim. 2:1-4 and Is. 61:11.  Pat is thankful for the ministry of America’s Keswick.  She graduated from Women of Character in July 2008.

Think About This: “The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today. ― Max Lucado

 The Daily Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 28-29 , 2 Chronicles 1-3| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. – Proverbs 1:7

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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