|Author Lisa Prysock|
A testimony of Overcoming Divorce & Finding Purpose
By Lisa Prysock
Twenty years ago I went through a devastating divorce after ten years of marriage. I had a three-year-old little boy with a heart condition. I was heartbroken that the marriage had not worked out.
I kept praying and reading the Word during this time, doing my best to remain faithful to the Lord. I had to start over and find an apartment after living with my mother during the divorce. The Lord basically had to rebuild my life from the ground up. About seven months after my divorce was final, I found an apartment in an old-fashioned Victorian house to live in with my little boy.
It wasn’t easy, but I continued to pray and trust God for a miracle and a new chance at finding love again. One evening, I found myself at the altar at the end of a Wednesday night service where a special evangelist had ministered to us. I prayed earnestly for God to give me a Godly husband, someone who would be a Godly father for my son. The evangelist prayed for me while I was praying and asked God to answer my prayers. That really strengthened me to know that the man of God was praying for me also. I had been praying at home too, knowing that the fervent, continual, effectual prayers of the righteous man (or woman) avail much. I had made a list of attributes I desired to see in a husband. I don’t remember much about my list, but I know that God likes to answer specific prayers. I also remember that I asked God for a man who would like to do gardening with me as I enjoyed gardening.
God works so fast sometimes! When I went back to my seat as the service closed and gathered my Bible, purse and keys to leave, I heard the Holy Spirit speak audibly to me. Some people don’t believe God can do this sort of thing. However, the Bible says that my sheep hear my voice and they know me. He said to me, don’t leave yet. So I stood still at my seat and tried to act natural as I slowed the process of gathering my things, wondering what was about to happen next.
The evangelist was turning off lights and most people were already spilling out into the parking lot. I had no idea what was going to happen but I knew I was supposed to wait. So I waited, expectantly. I knew God was up to something. Sure enough, the evangelist asked if I would be willing to give an elderly lady a ride home from church. He said she’s in her 90’s and doesn’t drive. So I said, “Yes! I would be happy to do that for her.” I knew who he was talking about. She was a Spirit-filled believer and mighty prayer warrior named Ezella Morris.
For the next three months I took Ezella to church and gave her rides home. She often prayed over my three-year-old son, who sat in his car seat next to her. One day, I asked her if she knew anyone who could do minor apartment repairs for some things I needed done at my apartment. She said her grandson had his own business doing home repairs and gave me his phone number and her name as a reference.
Today, I am happily married to her grandson! He is a gift from God! We met and fell almost instantly in love! He loves God, takes me to church, works hard to be a good provider, and the best part -- he is faithful to the Lord. He had two daughters (grown now living in other states), so we had three children right off the bat. The Lord blessed us with two more children for a total of five children! We have been going strong ever since! He still owns a handyman business and guess what… he used to be a landscaper. He knew everything about gardening a woman could want to know. We do lots of gardening together!
We eventually moved from Ohio to Florida, and then to settle in Kentucky where God revived my writing dreams. Last year, he built me my very own writing/sewing office. I’m so thankful for my writing office. It is such a blessing to me and my work! I am living proof that dreams do come true! This year will be our 20th wedding anniversary!
Lisa M. Prysock lives in the countryside of beautiful, rolling Kentucky just outside of the greater Louisville area near horse farms and four board fences with her husband of nineteen years. She homeschools the two youngest of their five children (three grown). She and her husband live in an average, two story, Colonial style home they are continually updating-- with a funny looking Heinz 57 dog; an adorably dainty lady cat; two teenagers; a vegetable garden; numerous flower beds; and a tree house undergoing a remodel. When not in teaching or writing mode, she is teaching herself to play the piano and violin.
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Lisa's most recent publication is a devotional, Arise Princess Warrior (October, 2016) and is currently available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble on line in a full color paperback version or black and white on cream paper. Also available in Kindle eBook format at Amazon.)
The Victorian Christian Heritage Series (also available at Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble online):