Rodney Howard Browne says that since I started The River School of Worship, God has really been doing a lot in my life. I had so much hurt from the past that God just took away. At one point in time, I found it very hard to trust in men. At the same time I still wanted to be loved. I realize that people will always let you down, but God is, and always will be there for you. What I have learned since I have been here is to become dependent on God for all my needs. I’m usually the kind of person who worries. Rodney Howard Brown I always wonder how things are going to turn out, and how I can fix it. I don’t even know why I bother going through the unnecessary emotions because God always, always, ALWAYS, comes through. He provides time and time! It made me repent because I had put God in the same category as the people who have hurt me in the past, by not trusting in him.
Through this experience God has also opened my eyes to the way I was treating certain people. Because of my past I would not handle situations very well. God is really teaching me to be patient. I was really set in my ways, and thought that if I wanted something done right I would have to do it myself. My way is not always the best way, and my ways were not Gods’ ways. Rodney Howard Browne stated that God is really working on me because he has put a multitude of people in my path that all have a different way of doing things. I really thank God for those people because I’m learning so much from them.
I guess the point is, I have tried my way of doing things. God’s way is the only way and no matter how uncomfortable I feel, I’m going to do what he tells me because I know that I’m nothing without him. He is really changing my way of thinking, and I want to be used by him. I want my ways to be his ways, always! He is making me a mighty woman of God….Tanyta B.
Rodney Howard Browne indicates that where to even begin, I realize that you wanted us to sum up what the last three weeks have meant to us; however, not filling you in on how and why we’ve even come to be here seems like jumping in midstream. When my husband and I came to the River for Summer Camp Meeting in July, we were coming to have you pray with us for God to open up doors and reveal His plan for our lives. Rodney Howard Brown says that my plan consisted of His plan starting us in the school of ministry at RBI in 2012, giving us enough time to get our ducks in a row and our bank account padded to make us self-sustaining and secure.
Little did I know that you would, without hesitation I might add, offer our family FULL scholarships to the school of ministry for 2011 – with school starting just seven weeks from the time of the offer. What looked like an impossibility in the natural, God made happen. Rodney Howard Browne says that and not just happen in seven weeks, but in three. I knew that God had called us, but was still struggling with the how’s and the securities; trying to figure it all out for myself. God asked me what my Isaac was, to lay it down before Him and to let Him be God. My Isaac was security. Moving to a new place, establishing our family there, being prosperous and financially stable with sufficient income to sustain ourselves and our family was huge! I knew what our bank account said and that was certainly NOT going to cut it. The Great Awakening Tour
Rodney Howard Browne says that my Change started before I left Canada. My husband had more faith than I had because we drove our car down to Tampa 23hrs. God did a miracle for us because we would have never been able to make the trip in the natural.
When I arrived at RBI I thought it would be impossible for me to go soul winning. For eleven days I was worried. During RBI Revival the Lord showed me that I had anger and bitterness. That same day, I was able to go soul winning with no more worries. That day I won twelve souls to Jesus. That night I shared my testimony by Rodney Howard Brown.
Rodney Howard Browne says that last week when the giving broke-out God continued cleaning me. He told me on to give up the new clothes that I bought since I moved here. Sunday morning, God said the same thing about giving up my new clothes plus the shoes. So, I sent my husband home to get me some more shoes and when He gave them to me to put on the Lord told me to take them off too. I obeyed, but after I gave I started to cry because God was showing me about myself. I needed to change and trust God and not to borrow money to shop. When I don’t have the money would I go to the bank line of credit and borrow money in Great Awakening Tour.
When I moved to Florida, I went to the bank and did the same thing because I didn’t trust God. I was making sure I had what I need, so I don’t have to depend on anybody. I cried out for God to do a cleaning the same way He did for the soul winning. This is good for me to trust God and not the bank. It is painful and not easy, but I know that with Him everything is possible. Rodney Howard Brown says that I believe that I am changed and I want to continue to change. I never had a problem to give money away, but I’ve had a problem giving ‘stuff’ away.
Finally, last night Pastor Eric and Jennifer prayed for me and my shoulder was healed and all the pain left.
Thank you Jesus for your healing and thank you Pastors Rodney and Adonica and God bless you!
Rodney Howard Browne says that since the start of school and the river school revival at R.B.I. the Lord has made some major changes in me. I have made a decision to press into the things of God like never before. It actually started in my second year at R.B.I. I had made a decision then to do whatever the Lord told me to and the result was awesome blessings from the Lord. Rodney Howard Brown says that as I have made myself available to him, he has made himself more available to me also. He is growing my faith and showing me who I am to be in Him, a strong prayer warrior in the call center for this year is just the start of his ministry for my wife and I. I am becoming more and more patient and more humble before the Lord. I am also finding myself becoming more hungry and thirsty for the things of God.
Great Awakening stated that this is my third year in R.B.I. and God is showing me how to take everything that comes my way, the good the bad and the ugly and to use these things to my advantage, to learn from these circumstances to flow in the Holy Ghost and take it all in stride not in strife. I never thought I would have come back to R.B.I. after my first year back in 05-06 but the Lord has a way of making us see things his way. (Thank you Jesus!) The best decision of my life so far was coming back to R.B.I. for my second and now third year. This is just the start of the school year and I am so exited to see what God is doing in not only my life but so many new students that have stepped into the call that God has placed on their lives it is going to be a Great year at the River Bible Institute. Thank you Pastor Rodney and Adonica and all the Pastoral staff at the River, you are a Great blessing to everyone you Minister to…..Marty L.