God Orchestrating

Monday, August 10th, 2020

I want to encourage you, never give up because he is out there.  And that’s the best part.
Teri Secrest


Hello, my name is Teri Secrest with Joy Of Living, welcome to God Today.  Is there anyone out there watching that you are just believing to be married?  And you are just not sure if God is ever going to answer that prayer?  Well, I want to encourage you because I had my prayers answered after many, many years.  I was a single mom for so many years, raising three children all on my own.  And my heart’s desire was to be married.


I became so convinced that it was God’s will for me to be married.  I wrote out my prayers.  My first prayer was all the things that I wanted to desire to do to be a good wife.  All of the things that I could bring to my husband to bless him. My second prayer was praying for my heart’s desire.  What is the kind of man that my heart desires?  I had them on my mirror, which you could easily do.  I felt that God wanted me to be specific in my prayers and I think God is a God of order.  Then I would walk on the beach every day, I live on the ocean, so I would walk on the beach and I would remind, “Papa, did you forget about me?  Did you remember the prayer, Papa?”  And I just would say, every day, and I never let it go.


Well, lo and behold, I have had a spiritual father by the name of Jack Taylor, for three years.  He is in his 80’s now.  And he had a spiritual son, Reed Grafke, that had been his spiritual son for 30 years.  And Reed was a widower.  One day, Jack called up Reed, and said, “Reed, you know what?  There is someone I want you to meet.”  And Reed said, “You know I don’t think I am ready yet.  I don’t think I am ready.”  And he said, “Okay, that’s alright.”  And he called him the next week, and he called him the third time.  Finally, on the third time, Reed said, “Alright.  I am willing to meet her.”


Our first phone conversation was 3 hours and 15 minutes.  We had another phone conversation which was 5 hours.  And then we agreed to meet.  Only, I was a little scared so my daughter came with us and we met in Texas at some really good friends’ home.  And everything that was on my list was absolutely in this beautiful man.  And we were married on June 15.  And I, every day – a day doesn’t go by, that I don’t thank my blessings.


I want to encourage you.  Prepare yourself.  There were so many things that I had to do to prepare myself.  It wasn’t just about praying in the Prince Charming.  It was about becoming the woman in order to attract a most wonderful man like Reed Grafke.  I want to encourage you, never give up because he is out there.  And that’s the best part.