Charlyne Cares


Charlyne Cares is a daily reminder that God cares and that we care about your marriage. Each morning Charlyne sends a devotional and Bob does a Prodigal Perspective on Tuesdays. These come from someone who has experienced the tragedy of divorce and the triumph of a family restored by God speaking to Charlyne's heart not to give up on their marriage after she divorced Bob.

Today's Charlyne Cares Devotional

Sunday, February 1, 2015
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.  Proverbs 2:1-6
Are you going to church this Lord’s Day to worship and praise the Lord? Do you need answers? Today will you seek God’s wisdom, knowledge, understanding and insight? When men and women come to our ministry, they are looking for solutions and answers to all their marriage problems. That is why we write devotionals with God’s Word in the midst of our testimony and illustrations. I pray that today you will spend time with the Lord to seek Him for His personal insight and understand His will and way regarding all of your personal problems. He wants to help you 24 hours a day.

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.  Proverbs 21:30
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’S purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21

I pray this Sunday you will seek the Lord for His divine answers. May you and I pray that your spouse, who may be involved in adultery or is very angry, will choose to hunger and thirst for God’s answers for their problems,pick up a Bible and seek God’s divine wisdom. Dear stander, don’t think small solutions, and never forget that God can do immeasurably more than you can imagine; bring your spouse to “their senses,” resurrect your dead marriage, rescue your rebellious teenager or a precious child who is now a young adult. Nothing is too hard for our Lord God to do who created the Heavens and the Earth.
Pray this prayer for today:

“Lord please reveal God’s Word to my beloved husband or wife about the lies that they are believing and reveal Your truth to them wherever they are to set them free right now. May you open their deaf ears and blinded eyes to hear Your voice and to see the way of escape from their life of sin and lies. Lord, soften their hardened, calloused and rebellious heart quickly and suddenly to bring glory to Your Name. I believe in Your mighty power. Thank You, Lord, for all that You are doing behind the scenes every day in both of our lives. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.”
What should you do while you wait? You must seek your Lord for His divine wisdom and knowledge. Imagine the variety of circumstances that you are going through. You need to start learning to ask your Lord for His wisdom, His knowledge and insight for your marriage and for your entire life. How much better will you feel, when you know God is giving you the solution or answers to every one of your problems?

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.  Ephesians 1:7-8
What is the meaning of the word “insight?” Let me share from The American College Dictionary: A sight had or given into something; penetrating mental vision or discernment; faculty of seeing into inner character or underlying truth. Wow! That is what you and I both need every day.
In today’s society, people are denying God’s truths, His power and His Word. People around the world are choosing to do what they want and believe that there are not consequences to right and wrong choices in their life or that it may be called sin. Men and women want to believe that if they do not believe there is a God they will not stand before Him on judgment day. Many people are being destroyed by their sinful lifestyles and living in their own small sphere of knowledge. “If we do not read the Bible, we do not have to know or believe what the Bible says.” But God says:

You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.’ So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.”  Romans 14:10-12
May I challenge you as you are on this spiritual journey with the Lord, to seek God’s vision for your marriage, His plan, His wisdom and His knowledge. As you read and study the Word of God, you will be surprised by all that you will learn. You may go to a pastor or a counselor and they may speak some scriptures in the Bible, but often they do not take you to all the scriptures that are in the Bible regarding the subject of marriage or adultery. Your friends may know only a few scriptures on marriage and divorce. May I urge you to read ALL the scriptures on this subject. Then seek God’s will and way. The Lord wants to give you wisdom and insight regarding your marriage.

Reflect on what I am saying, for the LORD will give you insight into all this.  2 Timothy 2:7
Do you know how many marriages could be restored and rebuilt and divorces never happen, if God’s people would share God’s truth? We must believe in God’s mighty power in breathing new life into dead marriages, and reigniting a husband’s and wife’s romance and love back into their hearts. I pray that our pastors, Bible teachers and counselors will remember the love and power of our Lord God and not just keep looking at a spouse’s hardened heart.
Today, will you join with me in praying that many sinners, prodigal men, women, teenagers and young adults will surrender their hearts to our Lord Jesus Christ and turn their lives over to their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ today?

Nothing is too hard for the Lord to fix and rebuild your marriage. Nothing!

God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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