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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Do you need to increase your faith?
Are you battling fears that are tormenting your mind frequently? In this teaching Charlyne discusses how you can increase your faith and remove all your fears so you may walk in victory as you wait for your miracle of marriage restoration.
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How much faith do you think you have? Do you have faith the size of a mustard seed?

You must have faith to stand and believe for your miracle of marriage restoration! What is faith? Two words can describe faith: sure and certain. Faith is believing in God’s character – He is who He says He is. Faith is believing in God’s promises – He will DO what He says.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.  Hebrews 11:1, 6
When was the last time you read the whole Chapter of Hebrews 11? May I strongly urge you today as part of your devotions to read this powerful chapter in the Bible. When I started standing, I did not know or understand faith. One Sunday, I went to the altar, praying and crying for Bob’s heart to be changed and for all the circumstances I was facing. An older, saintly woman, whom I knew, came up and started praying for me. She kept saying, “Charlyne, have faith in God. He will get you through all these circumstances. He can heal your wounded and broken heart. He can touch and change Bob. You just need to have faith!” I told her that I did not have ANY faith. She quickly responded, “Yes, you do! Do you believe you have eternal life?” I answered, “Of course.” She replied, “Then you have faith!”

“But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.”  Hebrews 10:38
Are you starting to see the picture I am drawing for you today? We get into our car, turn the key and have faith that it is going to start. We walk into our living room and sit on the sofa without checking it out first, because we have faith it will hold us. I may sound silly, but I am attempting to get you to understand that you and I walk around all day believing in things to function and work. Now, I want you to believe that you already have enough faith, to believe in what the Lord wants to do for your marriage. You may say it is as small as a mustard seed. Great, allow your Lord God to start increasing your faith!

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.”  Matthew 13:31-32
A mustard seed is very tiny and that is the exact size of faith that you need to start praying and believing for your miracle of marriage restoration. Do you have that much faith in God to believe that He can change you and the circumstances in your marriage?
I am going to say it again: You must have Faith! You need to have faith to pray for your child who has a high fever, confident that your Lord God will answer your prayers. You need to have faith to pray that your Lord will intervene and help you in your financial problems. If you receive bad news that your mother, father, or a loved one has an incurable disease, are you going to be the one to have faith for the Lord to open the door sometime that you will be able to talk to them about accepting Jesus Christ as Savior, and receive eternal life? Do you have faith that your Lord can touch and change your spouse’s hardened heart?

When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.” “O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked the demon and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment. Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  Matthew 17:14-21 (Emphasis mine)
What a powerful scripture! Read it again. At
Rejoice Pompano Bible Study, in my teaching, I taught on truth and how many times Jesus would say: “I tell you the truth.” May I challenge you to look up and see how many times Jesus says it and what the “truth” is after it!
You and I must have faith. You must take that leap of faith as you did the day you accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of your life. May you choose to live by faith every day of your life.

We live by faith, not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7
How can you continue to increase your faith? You need to read God’s Word daily, read Christian books and listen to Christian radio or television, growing in the Lord. Let me share a scripture that tells how to do it easily.

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Romans 10:17
Well, how big is your faith now? Will you choose to start increasing your faith by reading the Bible more?

Try it!

Start now!

God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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