How A Praying Cowboy Saved My Life

How A Praying Cowboy Saved My Life

By: Kimberly Dimick

Only six months into my marriage, I was already suffering under Joshua's abuse to the point of losing my mind. I had always been a such a joyful person, so when I grew more and more depressed it sent me reeling. I could not get a handle on the depression.

One night I was literally out of my mind. I had been wrestling with suicidal thoughts the whole day and decided I would take my car and run in to a tree or oncoming traffic. I left our apartment without telling Joshua I had taken the car. I was driving down this street in Pensacola, Florida and turned the wheel to go into a tree and turned into a driveway instead.

I had no idea where I was until I saw this tiny little Church at the end of the driveway. This was the smallest Church I had ever seen. It looked like an old fashioned one room school house.

I felt God tell me to go inside. Of course, I argued with God and told Him, "No way, I would not or could not go. My face is swollen from crying and I am visibly distraught."

I felt God keep pressing me and so I decided to go in. Well, there were like twelve pews and in the front of the Church, standing in the pulpit, was this very small man wearing a ten gallon cowboy hat praying his heart out. I laughed to myself because this guy had to be the most ridiculous looking man I had ever seen. His hat was as big as him!

As soon as he opened his eyes and looked at me, sure enough, he came down off that platform headed right towards me.

Well, what followed is probably one of the most supernatural experiences I have ever experienced. This man started out praying over me and was reading me like a book. He told me things that he could never, ever have known. I felt the presence and nearness of God so strongly. Everything inside me completely calmed down.

Then he started prophesying over me and I stood there and wept at what this man was saying to me . I was truly baffled at his incredulous, so beautifully impossible words that I thought this must be God.

He spoke words of love, affirmation, promises so profound and out of reach, I thought for certain this man had no idea who he was talking to. After all, I was broken, confused and lacked any kind of faith. I was nearly destroyed.

I was nowhere close or anywhere near being able to fathom the person God was talking about. Much of that word spoke about how God felt about me, which I could barely take in.

That word from, who I affectionately call, the Cowboy Prophet (as I have no idea his name or where he was from) has stayed with me for 27 years. I have memorized every word. I listened to it so many times over the course of my life and each time it is like the first time.

I can attest that every word in it has come to pass MORE THAN ONCE and has comforted me a hundred times over during the darkest times in my life. When I had no hope left at times in my life that Word from God just for me, sustained me.

That is why I love the gifts of the marvelous, wonderful, amazing Holy Spirit!! People who say that His gifts have ceased will never convince me of that.

I would not even be here today if it had not been for the Comforter and Guide not only rescuing me but infusing my spirit with the most special dialogue a Father could ever have with a daughter.



PS What I (Susan Schiller) love about Kimberly's wisdom is that she heartily embraces the Cross in her own life, and thus, she knows real passion, real love, and her wisdom forms a bridge between the deepest places of God's heart and becomes the hope and rescue of survivors.  For more wisdom from Kimberly Dimick, please click here :)

Kimberly Dimick and her husband, Joshua Dimick, know how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and careers, and so much more. Together and separately they have walked the path of Love, a narrow path, a path that is lonely and not well-used. They know the soul-shattering pain of separation and divorce and the know "The Way Home" to a life of choosing unconditional love.

The surprising answers to a happy marriage are shared in her posts, articles, and her book-in-progress. As you venture on this journey with Kimberly you will experience how God shines His most brilliant light in her darkest hours. Today her mission is to provide a voice to women suffering in silence, shining the Light of Truth into the dark places. As you journey with Kimberly you will witness a true life transformation that will shatter the misinformation and lies commonly fed to women that keep them in false submission.

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Liliana Marsden January 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Hi what a great post.  I really envy faith on people.  I am getting better day by day but I really would love to have the bling faith that, my husband, for example has.  

I am getting there and Belief is what I am working on in 2014.  Great post and had such an afininity with me.


Susan Schiller January 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Thanks so much, Liliana… you might not be surprised that my word for 2014 is “believe” 🙂

My friend Kimberly wrote this story and I published it as an encouragement for wives who feel they’re at the end of their rope. Thanks for sharing – Have a good week!


Raphael "Doctah" Love January 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm

You have to love the power of affirmations. They have such a wonderful effect when allowed to become part of who you are. Great post!


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