A monthly Devotional Guide to help couples to continue their faith in marriage restoration.
Inspira Ministry gives hope and inspiration through our own marriage restoration and personal experience with God. We live through the principles of Gods words and we want to share our knowledge from our marriage mistakes and how God led us to an individual restoration and later to a marriage restoration. We want to share our testimony to the world so that through it hope, faith and love is restored and replaces all pain and sufferings caused by a marriage crisis.
We are here to give hope and inspiration and together we can fight the devil that is trying to break up or attack your marriage. That’s why Inspira ministry was born by two points of view in the restoration process. Daniel (husband) the prodigal point of view and Beverly (wife) the standard point of view to be the guide through Christ in your matrimony restoration process.
You are not alone in this and we are here to be Gods instrument to be your support and guide. No matter the situation and even if you’re feeling hopeless in your marriage there’s nothing impossible for God. THROUGH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, IF WE BELIEVE. Prayer is a very powerful tool.
By being obedient and being faithful to God He will lead you to His truth because you’re a child of God and He loves you dearly. When we go through tough times in our marriages, God allows it because He is working in you and your marriage.
DECLARE THAT YOUR MARRIAGE WILL BE RESTORED every morning when you wake up and pray to our Father.
Together we are stronger as God said in Matthew 18:19-20 again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my father in heaven. For where two or three are gather in my name, there am I among them. So join the Inspira family so that we can stand together in your restoration through the power of Gods word and promises that He has for your marriage.
Hi we are Daniel and Beverly O’Leary a marriage that has been together since January of 2006 and later got married on June 20 of 2009. We have two beautiful kids along with a great life that was not always this way. Since the beginning we took matters into our own hands. We both had great jobs and a career that kept us comfortable, busy and distracted in which we hindered God to be the center in our lives.
Let me tell you briefly about our story: Beverly was my market trainer while working for the same company. We started to date and finally after 3 months we became boyfriend and girlfriend. You would think that in the beginning we would have a honeymoon stage but that was not the case for us. We both had brought with us our past experience from our previous relationships. So pretty much we didn’t really trust each other to give the love and respect that was required to make our relationship work as we were too busy trying to protect our hearts. This was the cause of our relationship being on and off and even in most parts of our marriage because of the insecurities.
Beverly had the fear of being abandoned and I had the fear of not being loved. We expected that once we got married each of these requirements would be the “other person’s” responsibilities to fulfill. Emptiness’s we found out later we both had in our hearts.
We had a lot of fights and arguments throughout our relationship. We separated many times before and during our marriage.
Every time we were restored in our marriage we would separate again and again never really understanding why this kept happening. Until we hit rock bottom! Finally we understood! It was because we never really trusted God and we always put matters in our own hands.
We both had gone through so much counseling, from pastors, leaders to even professional help and they all gave up on us. They said that we had no hope in our marriage. The last time we were separated we were apart for 14 months. At this time I was with another person while Beverly was standing for our marriage.
Beverly was feeling distressed and found a couple of ministries online that gave her hope in her marriage. That’s when she found God truly and realized that only God could restore our wounded hearts and marriage.
While she found marriage restoration ministries that helped her she also contributed back to these. She realized that she wanted to help other woman even before her own marriage was not restored yet. She felt in her heart that she needed to use her talents that God had given her to be an inspiration to those who were going through a marriage crisis as she knew the pain. Once she hit rock bottom she realized that she was more sensitive to Gods words and she could feel Gods direction for her life. God told her that her marriage would be restored and gave her many promises she could wait and find hope on. She learned about spiritual warfare that the devil attacked her marriage to break her down to get to our kids. That the devil had deceived her husband making him believe that the grass was greener on the other side. Through God’s grace and through the many prayers and support of those who walked with Beverly while she was serving in many ministries our marriage was restored. One marriage that looked hopeless but not for a God who is the expert on impossible situations. God is God of miracles and wonders. God called me to go back to my family and to start a ministry, which is now Inspira (Inspire). God wanted for us to share our testimony to be an inspiration and to give hope to others who are in a marriage crisis, like when we most needed and obtained it.
God had restored our marriage for good this time and not just a temporary fix like we had tried on our own strength. It is permanent because this time we both learned that this is Gods will and calling for us to serve in His restoration ministry.
Since I have been back we have been working through our marriage fully understanding that the devil wants to destroy our family, however now that we submit to God we will never give what the devil wants. As the head of the house it is my responsibility to lead my family as the spiritual leader and to protect them from evil. As husbands we have a tremendous responsibility given by God who will ask what you have done with the family He gave you. What would you say? Remember how God went to Adam and not Eve when she ate from the forbidden fruit? It was because it was Adam’s responsibility to lead her. The glory be to God who called me back to my family and gave us the honey moon stage that we never had since the beginning. God is a God of wonders who is fully compromised with us in the battle to restore marriages around the world.
The enemy hates marriages because marriage is a strong force and God's gift for us. Just like any good thing that God gives us the enemy wants to destroy it. The devil is jealous and wants us to suffer in our pain and depression. That’s why most marriages are going through a crisis because they are deceived just like Eve ate the forbidden fruit of life. Because our mouth has power, to bless or to curse, our mouth is our weak point to destroy ourselves and our marriages. It’s not the other persons fault but what we need to work individually first before we can understand the marriage crisis and address it.
The devil is always seeking to tempt and destroy as it is his full time job. The worst part is that we enable it. Let me give you an example: Have you ever put down your spouse and later realized that you didn't mean to put him down? Have you ever said things that you really didn't mean, like I hate you, you are a loser, why did I ever marry you, I could find someone better than you! Have you? Well, those actions come from the devil manipulating you to do these things to your spouse because he knows it will lead to a divorce. You might not realize it but your actions are a way for the devil to attack your spouse directly. We need to close these doors so that the devil does not walk into our lives to destroy, rob and kill. We can do this by praying and fasting and rebuking the devil from entering our lives. If I could describe our God I would tell you He is a God of restoration no matter the situation! If you are separated, your spouse is with another person, or you are in the process of a divorce or even if you are divorced: God can make the impossible happen. Because God created marriage to be the covenant between your marriage and God. If you doubt God then you are doubting His power that He can do for your life. God’s desire is to give us abundance and blessings in our marriage so overwhelming that you would be so amazed of how much God loves his children. Trust in him and rebuke the devil so that we can live our lives with Jesus and have peace and love in our marriage.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. (NIV)
3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. (ESV)
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (NIV)
4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. (NIV)
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. (NVI)
3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character