From the desk of Steve Shultz:
I can?t even imagine the horrible, INTENSE, unfair feelings of what a divorce must feel like.
One night a number of years ago, God gave me a dream to seriously correct me and my critical attitude. You see, I?d often judged in my heart someone who had gone through this pain of divorce.
In the dream, I had to live the awful, horrendous feelings of a family split up?the loss of a wife and children. It was beyond horrible.
Even in the dream, I shouted, ?So this is what a person feels like when going through a divorce!?
I can tell you I never again have judged like that! I won?t say every last ounce of judgment has been lifted from me. Of course it hasn?t. But I can tell you this . . . I dare not enter that place of judgment on purpose -- ever again.
God is FOR those people who have had to suffer this pain. And if GOD is for those who have suffered, who are we to be against them?
Yes, divorce was never God?s plan, but neither was sin. And if it can be stopped, certainly we should help. But if not, we should come alongside and love those who are victimized by this pain. The devil meant it for evil.
God will bring good through the pain, but there is a healing process and it should start with the understanding and love of the Father and fellow Believers.
This year my wife and I will celebrate 30 years of marriage. But I?d say we are also celebrating about 10 years of putting off the intentional judgment toward those who were not able to avoid this pain of divorce. Our 30 years of happy marriage is highly important to God. However, the NOT JUDGING those who have had their families blown apart and can hardly recover from the wound?is even MORE important to God, I personally believe.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. KJV
Read what Ruth Graham and Max Lucado have to say about this CD by Kim Hill-- about divorce recovery for the single parent.
We also have included some very VERY healing devotional SOAKING music, by Alberto and Kimberly Rivera and Kirk Dearman.
Steve L. Shultz
The ElijahList & ElijahRain magazine