As serene as Marlie is, she is a powerhouse. Her fervency in prayer gets God’s attention every time. One of the biggest emotions that Jesus ever shown was when “He wept.” This happened because He witnessed Mary, Lazarus’ sister, the woman who lavished His feet with her hair and oil, was broken. She loved Jesus and when she was broken, He become full of emotion and willing make things better. Mary is the character in the bible that Marlie resembles. Together they are passionate for God and they understand the secret of prayer. Hardly ever has she manifested any anger. She produces meekness and self-control so well. It is praiseworthy. Should one ever be faced with any problem, she always has a way of leading them to the feet of Jesus. She is born and raised in New York, but a couple of years ago she relocated to Florida with her husband JB with complete submission to him and God. Her teaching career is not only limited to her classroom. She is teaching her three daughters, Bella Joy, Clarissa and Hadassah to be women of God.
Here is my virtual interview with Marlie:
- What do you do?
I am an Early Childhood Teacher, a wife, and full-time mother of three daughters.
- What is one thing you would you like the audience to know about you?
I would like my audience to know that the best decision I ever made in my life was to accept the love of Jesus/Yeshua in my life by cultivating a deep and personal relationship with HIM in absolute surrender. No greater love! This love is perfect, and it surpasses all understanding
- How do you deal with failures, hardships, judgmental and pessimistic people?
Failure doesn’t discourage me, but encourages and empowers me to work harder, and enables me to trust God even more. Since I am an optimistic individual with God’s DNA, pessimistic people give me a reason to be who I am destined to be even more. We are living in a world full of hurting people who at times intentionally and unintentionally offend those around them. I choose to be kind and loving because it is easier to succumb to the pattern of this world, but it only leads to destruction. It’s no longer about me, but about my heavenly Father who I represent.
- What is the one thing that you would say contributed most to your success?
A God-fearing mother, who paved the way for me to come to know the Lord in such a special way. She prayed for me, advised me, encouraged me, but most importantly she loved me without condition through it all.
- What advice would you offer women wanting to be like you and make a difference? The advice I would give to all women across the world is to never allow anyone to rob you of the strength, love, power, and peace of mind that God has instilled in you. May you utilize your many gifts, skills, and talents to better the lives of other women, people, and nations.
Over our 14 years of friendship I’ve assimilated so much wisdom and understanding. I’ve witnessed her outlast every challenge that ever stood before her. I’m stronger with her by learning to get God’s attention by simply doing two things, staying at His feet and submitting to Him.
Here’s to an unlimited blessing Marlie