Saturday, October 10, 2015
Have you read Bob’s first book?
Bob wrote this book based on Luke 15, the prodigal son. He writes as a prodigal who lived in the pigpen of life blinded and deceived. This book is a must if you are wanting to learn “how to stand” for your marriage restoration.
This is the book we are using for our inaugural Bible Study Online that starts on Monday October 19th. If you still need the book for the study, you can now get it at a discount and have it delivered before the study starts.
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?
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7
“Praise the Lord. My husband has been back home, recommitted to our marriage, for a little over a year. Our God is so amazing. I can never tell Him thank You enough. We celebrated our anniversary by seeing War Room. We have also started attending a weekly Bible study. The one thing that God has shown me over and over since I began my stand and drew closer to Him is how He can turn bad to good. Standers, have faith and trust in the Lord and He will do mighty things.” (Florida)
Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. Psalm 118:15-17
“Praise God! Praise God! I posted my court date on the RMM website and it has been postponed. I was only a few days away from possibly being divorced, BUT GOD! I am still a married women! My suddenly is coming soon.” (Arkansas)
“I have been standing for several years. My husband married another woman and is now headed to another marriage. My God has been so good to me during this process. Charlyne Cares on the Seven Secrets to Successful Standing… when I read number seven, I shut my mouth and said thank You Jesus. That was written for me to stop complaining. In His time we will have the twins we prayed for after two miscarriages. Standers, God is good. Although we may complain and have our down days, do not stay down too long. Rise up and continue to praise God for what He is doing, not just in our lives but our prodigal’s also. I know this third marriage is not going to last or it may never come to pass. Either way, I am trusting my God to give me the victory because the battle is not mine, it’s the Lord’s.” (Virginia)
“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:47
“My wife’s mother passed away last month and her brother committed suicide this month. She’s been hurting so much, but through it God has allowed me to share His love. She called me two nights in a row last week to come pick her up to talk and she even stayed the night with me and our son. She was extremely affectionate and attentive to both of us. She asked for forgiveness for some things and told me she wished she wouldn’t have had a child with the OM. She asked if she could still come home. I showed God’s love and shared that no matter what, the door is always open. Like RMM says, she is extremely double minded, but I can see the cracks in her relationship and how much she needs God’s love right now. Praise God! So many prayers were answered and my suddenly is at hand. PTL!” (Oklahoma)
“I thank God each and every day for filling me with his Holy Spirit! I thank Him for peace during this most difficult time in my life and my daughters’ lives. Standing can be one of the toughest things you can do and also one of the most rewarding. I have struggled with doubt, fear and rejection. But God! My God always shows up right on time. I was struggling with whether I should continue my stand and out of nowhere my husband called. He talked to me for an hour and asked about our daughters which he never does. I praise the Lord because we have had no contact with him. The next morning he came by the house and chatted for a minute with me and one of our daughters. Thank You Jesus!” (Georgia)
“I just wanted to share such a sweet song about marriage called ‘The Marriage Prayer’ by John Waller. I have been uplifted countless times by songs others have shared that I wanted to share this one. May God bless marriages and bring spouses home in the name of Jesus! Amen.” (Mississippi)
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. Psalm 27:6 (NKJV)
“My wife and I have been separated for several months now. She claims to be a Bible-believing Christian and says God had made it clear to her that our paths are to be apart from each other. I know this is not from God as it conflicts with His Word. A couple months ago I was led to pray for her and our family in the middle of the night. I was very specific in my prayers. A couple hours later I was awakened and a Scripture reference began running through my head. I got out of bed and turned to Isaiah 46:11 (NKJV). ‘…I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed, I will also do it.’ In the midst of all the grief, attacks from the enemy, and deception reigning in my wife’s heart, the Lord was gracious by giving me that verse. Praise Him for His love, compassion and presence in all our circumstances. Standing and believing in faith!” (Tennessee)
“After 20 plus years, God opened a door of communication with my prodigal. After a few months of dreams about him, constant reminders about him, etc, I picked up standing again. I had given up several times over the years. I had not seen him in over 20 years, and a video popped up of him in a band. Once I got over the shock, a few days passed and I looked up a mutual former friend asking if they would contact the prodigal with a ‘forgiveness and seeking forgiveness message.’ He sent me a reply message; he was sorry I was so affected by our split and wished me well. This may not seem like much in the natural, but this is a miracle. God is amazing. Can’t wait to see what happens next. When God closes doors, you can’t open them with dynamite but when He opens them . . . it’s a miracle.” (Illinois)
“Praise God, I am a faithful stander. It’s been some months and my Father is awesome. I have received blessings, Hallelujah. During my stand I have learned that it’s not about my marriage, my spouse, or the circumstances I was facing. It is about me and my family coming back to my Father in Heaven and our Lord and Savior Jesus. Things were going so good, but God wasn’t getting His glory. He allowed these circumstances to happen, so one of us would fall down on our knees and recognize who has been watching over us. I thank Him for this because I have found a new love for Him. He answers me through His Word. Salvation and repentance and forgiveness for my husband and him returning to the Lord is first, then everything will fall in place, because God works things out for good for those who love Him. Read the Word, praise, worship, pray, glorify and submit to God!” (Alabama)
Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! Psalm 147:1
“I had lunch with my wife yesterday. It went great. She wants to be friends. She needs to work on her and needs a true friend she can trust. She thinks she can be with me someday. She mentioned ‘someday’ a few times. Thank You God!” (Nebraska)
“I got the opportunity to go to Dallas to the Rejoice Ministries conference. It gave me such hope! I miss my husband with all my heart. We were best friends. I have realized since my standing that I put my spouse before God. I’ve confessed my sins of doubt and fear and anything as far back as I remember. I have asked for signs from God and I rarely see anything…but I’ve also realized I’m not being still long enough to hear God speak. I am finding hope and peace in Charlyne’s devotionals and all the testimonies. I stay in the Word and I have my sister who is standing with me and prays for my husband. I’m praying every day for all standers who are in as much pain as I am. Please pray for me as well. I know God hears our cries!” (Arizona)
“In the course of a week, God spoke to me saying that ‘it would be over as quickly as the sand shifts,’ (referring to my husband’s non-covenant marriage). I spoke with my mother-in-law whom I hadn’t spoken to in many years. While in prayer, I said, ‘Reassure me,’ because I have no idea how God is going to bring my husband back and heal all of the pain. He said, ‘Isaiah 43:19’ which says: See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. I have been so at rest all week and continue daily to speak verses over myself, my marriage, and my husband.” (California)
“I was sitting in church thinking doubtful thoughts about how maybe God is only rebuilding me, not both of us; that I am tired of my husband’s silence and lack of mercy and I would be happy with God leading me another direction. God showed up and right after my thought He spoke to me through the pastor. ‘God is not in the business of replacement but of restoration. Remodeling is more challenging than new construction, but God is asking us to believe He can do it. Sometimes in our life experience it looks hopeless, but He is still asking us to believe it is not hopeless with Him. God is looking for people that He can point to and say His plan works.’ Praise the Lord, I know this is what He is doing about marriage restoration in our life.” (California)
“Contact stopped completely several months ago. This month I’ve become weary, struggling in my prayers despite wanting to keep standing. And there are two jobs that need doing in the house that I know I cannot physically do. After reading the Saturday Testimonies, I began to pray with renewed faith and strength for contact during my birthday week. Out of nowhere, my husband stood at my backdoor one morning. He stopped for coffee and it was wonderful to catch up. I realize the courage and humility it took for him to call. Furthermore, without me mentioning a word about the house, he has offered to do both jobs for me this week. How could he know? Only God. I’m truly in awe. How much He loves us. How much He cares about the details in our lives and our hearts. And it looks like I may see my beloved on my birthday after all.” (United Kingdom)
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31
“My husband has told me he doesn’t care about me anymore because of the affair I had some years ago. I have been praying hard for his heart to soften. There has been no physical affection in this time. If I would hug him he would just hold his arms limply by my side because he didn’t feel like hugging me back. One evening as I was going to bed, he stood in the hallway and said he wanted to give me a hug. He wrapped his arms tightly around me, and we stood there with our arms wrapped around each other for a good minute or more. Thank You God!” (Illinois)
“Praise to my Lord and Savior. In the last several years of our separation, my beloved has only attended our home church twice. Both times, the Lord has spoken to us. Last Sunday, she was there, and the sermon was based on Mark 10:2-27. I sat in awe of how my God used the pastor to minister to my wife and me, on the teaching of the permanence and sanctity of Holy Matrimony. He also spoke of how divorce is to be avoided at all costs, and that there is always hope. Thank You Jesus for strengthening my stand, and allowing my beautiful, covenant wife to hear a powerful teaching that was not of this world.” (Florida)
“But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mark 10:6-9 (NKJV)
“Glory be to God! My spouse and I have been divorced for a couple of years and have had several false starts. During that time he moved the OW and her children into his home. Now that he wants his marriage back, she has nowhere to go. We recently went to see the movie War Room and God touched his heart instantly. Both of us cried throughout the movie. He says that he is going to do everything he can to help this woman get back on her feet in order that our marriage can be restored. My God has strengthened me in so many ways and when I wanted to give up He would not allow me to. Standers, no matter what, hold on because God will indeed restore your marriage because He does His best work in impossible situations. Stand strong!” (Alabama)
You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. Psalm 18:28-29
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