What Marilyn Hickey Did When Her Daughter Threatened to Leave the Faith

(Facebook/Marilyn Hickey)

You wouldn't know it today, but famed evangelist Marilyn Hickey once heard the words no parent wants to hear: "I don't know if I believe in Jesus anymore."

Her daughter and now partner in ministry, Sarah Bowling, spoke those words after studying in Germany for a time as a student at Oral Roberts University. Hickey shares the story with Dr. Steve Greene on a popular episode of the Greenelines podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. Her response in that moment reveals a spiritual key all believers can use today—no matter what situation they face.

After her bombshell statement, Sarah added, "I don't know if you and Dad are going to love me."

I'll never forget thinking, What has happened to you? Hickey says. "And the Lord gave me an answer. If you listen and just tell Him, 'I've got to have an answer,' He'll give it. ...

"So I said, 'Sarah, when you were born, you didn't believe in Jesus,'" Hickey told her. "'We don't love you by what you believe in. We love you because you're ours.'

"And that brought her through," Hickey recalls. "So I'm just saying: Learn to listen to God and to say what He says."

Its Not OverFor much more from Marilyn Hickey on how she has learned to listen to God and follow His leading, listen to the entire episode of Greenelines at this link, and subscribe to Greenelines on your favorite podcast platform for more inspiring stories like this one. Check out Marilyn and Sarah's podcast, Today With Marilyn and Sarah, on the Charisma Podcast Network, and find Hickey's autobiography, It's Not Over Until You Win: My Lifetime of Experiencing the Miracles of God, wherever fine books are sold.

Read articles like this one and other Spirit-led content in our new platform, CHARISMA PLUS.


To contact us or to submit an article, click here.


Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective