Tell us a little about yourself. What is your name?
My name is John Rivers. I come from a loving home, but like most people I ventured off and found out the hard way that you reap what you sow.
You won’t learn much about my past in the beginning, other than my mother and father being active in the church. So you already know what kind of environment I lived in. My grandmother was worse than them, at least I thought so. To be honest, if it wasn’t for her prayers, I don’t know if I would’ve made it. I was drowning in fear. Her persistent prayer life, actually changed me. I can look back and see that it was all a part of God’s plan for me to move in with her. If I would’ve stayed in college, I’d probably be in a terrible regretful place right now. I have come to realize that prayer changes things. I thought my life was complete until I meet the one who holds eternal life. I don’t want to give away the plot, but angels are real. And having a life without purpose will ultimately reach a terrible end. Lust, in its various forms is constantly robbing people of hope. The future gets dim when there is no hope. My life took a drastic change the day I walked up to the altar at church.
Do you have any goals?
Now that I’m married to a beautiful woman, I take it as my personal duty to love, cherish, adore, protect, and provide for my wife. The more we grow closer to God, the more our love for one another flourishes. It was her relationship with Jesus that drew me. Now, the God she served is the God I serve.
So I guess “A Husband’s Love” is your autobiography?
Well it’s more like the story of a man walking through the valley of the shadow of darkness toward the marvellous light. I allowed the love of money to become my passion, by any means necessary. At one moment, I feared for my life. I thought Tank was going to kill me when he saw me at the store. I thought I was in too deep. I didn’t think God could help me. Tank is a ruthless man. He is controlled by evil desires and doesn’t take no for an answer. He thought and actually believed I was guilty of something. Regardless to what I said, it’s like he only heard what he wanted to hear. When you’re living in darkness, it will consume you and contort your thinking. When you’re living in that type of lifestyle, you’re not concerned about the livelihood of anyone. For me to go through all of the things I’ve endured in order to meet my bride, was all worth it. I didn’t know at the time, but my journey was not alone.
Do you have a favourite scripture and why?
Psalm 23 & Proverbs 18:22. Those that read my story will understand.
How is Emma doing?
Wonderful. She is truly a gift from The Lord. Our meeting was a bit rocky, but I continued to climb that mountain until I reached the top. I believe our union was predestined.
What does the future hold?
Blessings & Favour. I have discovered the power of faith when you trust The Lord totally. To trust is to have confidence. Confidence is established through relationship. God showed me how to actually walk in faith. Emma, my beloved wife, demonstrated a level of character that is unmatched. The way she endured the hardship that struck our home is amazing. You’ll find out in “A Husband’s Redemption.” I think it comes out around Valentine’s Day of 2015. Emma is my heart. I love her because of her relationship with The Lord. Her strength gave me strength to endure when all hope seemed lost. When everyone I loved vanished, I had my God and my faith to keep me. A Husband’s Love is the joinery to love to salvation. A Husband’s Redemption is understanding what faith really is. I implore you all to take this journey with me and learn from my mistakes, experiences, and demonstration of faith.
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A Husband’s Love “A story of hope, redemption, and sacrifice.”
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