A restoration of a covenant marriage was imminent. The covenant was restored, but the foundation on which the marriage stood had to be repaired, and it would only be repaired by the healing of individual souls. God began to do the work as they allowed Him to, but this didn’t happen overnight—this transformation required faith.
Not In My Own Strength by Charlotte Patterson is testament to the fact we can do nothing in our own strength. In this memoir, of a military wife comes to realize that every one of her struggles were the result of her refusal to yield to God’s will. It wasn’t until she vowed to give everything over to Him, and meant it with every fiber of her being, that God began moving on her behalf within twenty-four hours.
Though troubles bombarded her as a child, God protected Patterson from death and constantly reminded her that He was always with her, as He is with us all. There is always something more for us when we enter a relationship with God, despite what our wildest dreams concoct as the limit of blessings for our lives. Even if we are turned upside down, God shows us there has to be a right side up. It’s Patterson’s prayer that Not In My Own Strength will encourage you, as well as give you some ideas on how to let God be the strength of your life. Let Him do the work as you are obedient and faithful.
My name is Charlotte, my maiden name is Martin. I grew up in a small town called Enid Oklahoma. After graduating High School, one year later I was married to my now husband.Billy Patterson Jr. God shared with me that I would marry someone that would travel around the world. He joined the Military. I have five children, four girls and one boy, and four grandchildren. I love to serve people in the way of cooking. My business plan for my Cafe is on its way. It was important to me to get my story out there, there is much more to come.