Meet Faith Brockers.
WHO ARE YOU?
My name is Faith, I am married to Michael Brockers whom is in his 5th year in the league with the Los Angeles Rams. I am a God fearing woman, striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman everyday. We have a beautiful daughter named MaKaela and a son on the way named Makahi. I am the oldest of three, and was raised in a Baptist based household. I am also a blogger and a host of a podcast on woman's issues.
WHEN DID YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
I grew up with a minister as a father. He always instilled Christ-based teachings at an early age into me and my brothers, Isaiah and Jeremiah. I got baptized at the young age of six, but I rededicated my life countless number of times -- most recently after my first year of marriage with my husband during a Christian retreat. I then realized that I never fully comprehended what being saved meant and how truly applying in my life that God is my Lord and savior was supposed to look.
Though I was saved I didn't wholeheartedly trust in Him nor His timing -- especially after the death of my father when I was thirteen. During this time, I rebelled and acted out towards God and my mother, who sought out Christian counselors to help me. In my time of rebellion I met my husband at 16 years old through mutual friends. Though I wasn't originally approved to date at that age my mom compromised and agreed to chaperone our dates. I was so embarrassed at first because none of my friends’ parents went along on their dates but during our high school days I grew to respect and love my husband for his maturity and will to want to just hang out with me (& my mom for that matter).
SHARE A TIME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN GOD WAS THE BACKBONE FOR YOUR TRIAL.
I always knew I wanted to start a family, however upon attempting to do so my dreams were soon crushed. The day after my wedding, I soon started to prepare to be a mother. However, a year and a half in, my husband and I were shocked with the news that one fallopian tube was blocked and the other being partially blocked (meaning it would be extremely difficult to have children). Though I was devastated by the news we still needed answers so we sought out a fertility doctor whom recommended IVF. During this emotionally and physically draining process I prayed to God to bless my womb and pondered on the scripture about Sarah in 1 Samuel 1:27, also I was reading Psalms 113:9 daily. It gave me such peace and trust in my Lord that all my prayers would be answered. Sure enough, three months later we conceived our daughter through in vitro fertilization. My husband and I were so thankful to God for trusting us with this precious gift, August 2015 we welcomed our baby girl. Just seven months after the birth of our daughter we found out we had naturally conceived our second child. I have to admit at first I was extremely nervous because it was an unplanned pregnancy. I now realize that nothing is unplanned with God, & now I take pride in carrying my baby boy. When man said it was unlikely, God said other wise. Oh the blessings my God has given to me -- I am so very thankful and am joyful that He is a merciful God who loves me so much.
WHAT IS YOUR GO TO SCRIPTURE AND WHY?
Psalms 139:14 "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well." This scripture resonates deep, because though it took me my whole childhood I now know that I am made in His likeness and that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am a black woman of a darker skin tone and my whole childhood I was mocked and teased for it to where I too believed I was not beautiful because I was "too dark." Today I revert back to this scripture often when I need reassurance, peace or to thank God for bringing me so far in life through my many storms. His works are indeed wonderful and marvelous. I thank Him for not only healing all my emotional scars but also sending me a Godly man who loves me with all of my flaws. Additionally he lives by the Bible as a priest over our household and loves his family just as Christ loved the church. My God is truly an amazing God!