Feedback We’re Surprisingly Grateful to Receive

"Frustrating."

"Shocking."

Those aren't usually the words a ministry likes to hear related to their resources. But in this case, we couldn't be more thrilled.

Kesha Griffin, a pastor's wife near Los Angeles, emailed us about her experience taking several women through Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival.

It wasn't easy for her to find the study. First she had to wade through self-help book after self-help book, all disguised as Christian literature. But then one day, God "dropped" Revive Our Hearts into Kesha's lap as she was researching online.

When she and six other women began this study, "It was shocking," she told us.

"All the content of the book was new," Kesha explained. "It was foreign to us all. It was very frustrating to know there is so much about the Word of God that we were never taught."

But God provided for Kesha and the women she leads at just the right time.

The study stepped on their toes and had many of the women in tears. Some sobbed through the chapter on grace, as they learned how God had "wooed" them in such an intimate way.

"I was really, really impacted on the chapter on forgiveness," Kesha added.

What began as six women grew into nearly thirty women, as participants told friends, family, and even coworkers about the study.

Kesha and five other women then attended the Revive '15 Conference this past September.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to equip Kesha as God raises her up "for such a time as this" in her community. Kesha couldn't be more grateful, either.

"I'm so thankful God led me to your ministry," she told us. "Honestly, as an African-American woman, I was desperately seeking resources to help equip women to be godly and to 'seek Him.' There are a plethora of resources available from Christian authors to learn how to be successful, land the man of your dreams, start a business, or climb the career ladder. Sadly, not many resources are available that teach sound biblical doctrine, that encourage biblical womanhood and holiness, and that ultimately point to Jesus Christ and living for His glory. Thank you so much for being used for God's glory, His kingdom, and His people."

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About the Author

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller

Paula has served with Revive Our Hearts for thirteen years. She is the author of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom. There's nothing she loves to share more than the gospel-centered truths that have so transformed her own life: what it means on a daily basis to be "dead to sin, alive to God, and in Christ Jesus." Paula, Trevor, and their son, Iren, make their home in New York.

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