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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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Are You Really Ready For
Your Spouse To Come Home?
In this high energy teaching Charlyne is asking the stander if they are really ready for their prodigal to come home. She also answers the question, “Why do prodigals come and go from their families?” You will be especially helped by this special teaching!
 
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SATURDAY TESTIMONIES
Below are excerpts from a few of the testimonies we have received in the past week, each shared with the writer’s permission. These are not to tell you how to stand and what to do, but are given here to share how God moves when people are praying. Do you have a testimony to share to encourage others?

“Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?”  Exodus 15:11

“I want to thank God for bringing my prodigal home. I never thought my suddenly would come and never expected it to be like Charlyne explained – suddenly. I am so blessed. After a few false starts my husband called me and said he was moving to the same state and was leaving the OW and coming back home; that he dreamed so many times about coming home. He made it really clear God was speaking loudly to him and he finally listened and came home. It’s been some time since he came home and he’s an amazing man whom God is still working with. God is faithful. Believe standers, never lose hope. God is working on the other side of the mountain. To Him be the glory.”  (Arizona)

“For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it.  He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.  He whispers in their ears and terrifies them with warnings.  He makes them turn from doing wrong; he keeps them from pride.”  Job 33:14-17 (NLT)

“I had a rough night last night thinking about my wife and what she’s doing for her birthday. I questioned God all night, wondering about my stand and the pain of the separation, the adversary is busy! But my fellow standers, remember God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble. Trust God even when you can’t see God. Keep praying and believing NO MATTER WHAT! He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we can imagine or think!”  (Ohio)

“I’m going back to another state to be near my husband. He said he wants me to come home. I must find my own place and he says he’s not moving in but instead will just visit. I praise God that my suddenly is coming soon. God’s Word does not return to me void. All of us keep standing!”  (Louisiana)

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

“My husband and I have little contact but he usually responds appreciatively when I send his mail and I include a card and encouraging letter (and cookies or small gifts for occasions). He and my sister weren’t in touch, but when she came through town a few months ago she wanted to see him and he said he couldn’t. He told her things weren’t going well and offered to see her on her return trip in a month, after he settled things with the OW. I didn’t know if he got things settled because my sister didn’t come here on her way home. A few weeks ago he called her for her birthday and expressed his love for her and her family and said he misses them. This week I mailed his birthday gift then fasted and he sent a nice text thanking me. We’ve had a few brief texts since then and he seems less distant. This comes at a time when I find myself less desperate for my beloved’s return and praying even more fervently for him to turn to the Lord and for his salvation. God’s timing is always perfect!”  (Arizona)

“I met a woman in my small group a few weeks ago. After the meeting she shared with me about her marriage. She went to our pastor for counseling and he told her she should have left her husband the second time he had an affair. I shared with her my situation and told her about RMM. She said no thank you, that the pastor gave her confirmation to end her marriage. Tonight I texted her asking how she was. She called me. Through tears she told me she didn’t want a divorce. I shared with her about standing and all the wonderful things I’ve learned through RMM and then I prayed for her, her husband and her marriage. I’m thankful to Charlyne and RMM for giving me the faith to put my marriage in God’s hands and then to help other people to stand for their marriage.”  (Virginia)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.  2 Corinthians 1:3-5

“After several years of separation my wife and I went to court and the judge granted her a divorce. It was very painful and my wife and I both broke down in tears. I could see the spiritual warfare raging within her. The next day I woke up crying and asking God to show me if I should take my ring off, give up, move on and leave her alone. During my quiet time, I read a devotional by Joyce Meyer entitled ‘Going Over the Mountain.’ In it she encourages us to refuse to give up no matter how difficult the circumstances may seem. That night at a church service the pastor had the same exact message and warned about people trying to discourage us from doing what God puts on our hearts. Coincidence? I don’t think so! God clearly told me to keep standing for my marriage and keep wearing my wedding ring despite opposition. I am obeying God and know that He will restore my marriage and family in His timing even though it looks absolutely impossible. Praise God!”  (Virginia)

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow. I received my divorce degree in the mail the other day, and I made up in my mind that I am going to continue to stand for my marriage. Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. The Lord told me that He’s going to return to me everything that the enemy has stolen from me and that is what I believe. I decree and declare that what God has joined together, no man can put asunder. This ministry encourages my heart each and every day of my life. For our suffering produces glory, and I believe that all standers around the world will go from glory to glory in their restored marriages. In Jesus’ matchless and mighty name, Amen.”  (Delaware)

“PTL! I was a low in spirit and asked our Heavenly Father for help. I needed to know if I was praying according to His will. After morning church, I went to the market to get some essentials and a lady stopped and said, ‘Don’t forget, Jesus loves you, read Jeremiah 29:11.’ I said thank you and asked her to pray for my family. She asked for my hand and prayed right there for me. Lord Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit (Blessed Trinity), thank You for the blessings. Thank You for sending someone my way when I sure needed it the most. I know my wife will be back in Your timing not mine, for Your glory.”  (California)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

“I accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior many, many months ago and recently felt led to be baptized at my new church. I informed my husband (we have been separated for many months) that I was going to be baptized and invited him to come. He said that he didn’t feel comfortable going. I zipped my lips and told him I understood. The kids and I went to church and 20 minutes into the service my husband walked through the door and stood next to me when I was baptized! Praise God for His goodness!”  (Texas)

“Praise God! I just felt the need to share how good God is! When my husband left me with two young children, I was at a job that the pay hardly put gas in the car to get back and forth to work. Since then God has opened doors for me to be in a job I enjoy that pays for gas and my bills! God has not only opened a financial door but also doors with my husband. When he left it was the same as many, ‘We are no more and never will be again.’ But God had other plans (don’t you love that?)! God has removed the OW and opened my husband’s eyes to the truth. Every time we see each other God opens the door for me to talk to him about Him and RMM which has opened even more doors with my husband. He comes for long visits now, we talk every day and enjoy each other’s company. The beginning of my stand was hard because my husband had such a hard heart but through God’s goodness it is softening. I will keep standing because our God is so good and His promises will come to be!”  (Kentucky)

Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.  Joshua 21:45

“God is so amazing and He has shown me just how much over the past few months. I have been standing for my marriage for some time. My wife wanted nothing to do with me and we hardly talked at all. She moved away with the children for a year but, praise God, she is back. My standing, praying and not doubting that God can restore is happening. The mountains began being moved. We began talking and the relationship we once had is being restored. Mountain after mountain, wall after wall, our Father knocked them down. We are closer now than we have been in months. There are no secrets anymore, trust is there. There is no more ‘We will never get back together’ but now, ‘When we do.’ God is still working and we aren’t there yet, but His timing is perfect. Standers, when you pray, believe and do not doubt. There is no doubt that God is bringing us back together and we are going to be stronger than ever. He will move those mountains. Standers, never doubt, but believe with all your heart that it will happen.”  (Texas)

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.  If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”  Matthew 21:21-22

“I did not want to get out of bed this morning. But I did get up and after my husband left for work, I forced myself to start praising God. Then all that depression lifted and the praise came naturally. I then signed myself up for ministry opportunities that I haven’t done since standing for my marriage because I had too much on my plate. By then, my heart was overflowing in praise. Next, I read Charlyne’s devotion ‘How Can I Help You?’ and I specifically asked God to lift all depression from me. He instantly brought to my mind Isaiah 55:12. That was a Word that came straight from Him! I know sometimes it feels like we are just going through the motions, but keep pressing through and God will keep meeting you wherever you are.”  (Arizona)

“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”  Isaiah 55:12 (ESV)

“Giving God thanks for finding this ministry. It has been a few years separated and being threatened with divorce by my wife. The enemy keeps fighting, using others around me. Even to the point that my wife says to me, ‘I’m not coming back to you ever, get on with life.’ Don’t quit my fellow standers, just know that we serve a greater God who hates divorce. I never understood what it meant at first by standing, but over time, as you lean on the Lord, you’ll find yourself stronger than what you think you are. Every time I wanted to quit, the Holy Spirit would speak softly saying, ‘Don’t give up.’ I firmly believe there is a blessing coming if we keep a hold of His hands and keep our stands. With God leading, our prodigals are worth the fight.”  (New York)

“I can’t thank this ministry enough for giving me the courage and strength to stand for my marriage. I would have walked away from my marriage due to all the lies the enemy fed me. This ministry gave me the tools to pray for myself, my husband and my marriage. The most valuable lesson I learned is that the Lord will fight for me, I just need to be still. After several months, I am happy to report that my husband has left the OW and we are committed to restoring our marriage!”  (Florida)

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  Exodus 14:13-14
God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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