Once again, I thank God for the transparency some of the "new generation" Christian ministers exhibit. For example, You've likely read my post about Joni Lamb and her inspiring testimony through personal pain. Now, I learned about another sister - PW - that is also making God look really good to a dark and disillusioned world. Thank God for those Christian leaders that build up the Kingdom in their lifestyles, personal choices and even in their mistakes.
While watching a sermon by a preacher (Isaac Pitre), I did as so many people do nowadays, I Googled him. I know, I know, we can't always trust the Internet, but I can tell a whole lot about a pastor by his website. Really.
Anyway, I happened upon an article about Pitre's divorce and re-marriage to his wife Denisha. The interview brought tears to my eyes. The couple humbly opened their hearts to the Christian magazine, Charisma, and unashamedly confessed, explained and detailed their road from brokenness to wholeness.
Pitre's wife, Denisha made the following life-changing statement in the interview:
"For all wives, but especially for pastors’ wives, you should learn not to be a clone of what you think a pastor’s wife should be. I urge women to look inward and discover who they are. Focus on developing that. Everything you need for your spouse is wrapped up in who you really are."
Praise God for women that know God's voice and know how to trust Him. Her tender heart towards God brings to mind the song "I Surrender All".
Being in this role requires so much more than a pretty face, a good singing voice or nice suits (did I hit all the stereotypes?) It takes an ability to rely on God in the most difficult of times and trust His call, not only on your husband's life, but also on yours. This ability has a little to do with you. Sure, you must take responsibility for your own spiritual growth (i.e. prayer and study of God's Word), but there's more to it than that. Still, there is an anointing, a presence of God, that comes from His Spirit. It gives us the power to have a sort of blind, bold faith that we [all] need to trust God for HUGE ministry goals, enormous prayer request and divine direction. As my husband would say in his country swagger "it's more than a notion", but God is able, and in His power so are you. Read 2Peter 1:3.
So, amen, Sis. Denisha! Shes now part of my hall of hero! Go, Godsy Girl(tm).
Read the article http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/inspire/28130-love-and-remarriage
P.S. I don't know any of these people. Just offering honor where honor is due.