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Thursday, June 1, 2017

In this teaching Charlyne explains in detail how prodigal spouses are brought home through prayer and the Word of God. This teaching packed with scriptures to guide you during your stand. Regardless if you are a seasoned stander or a struggling stander, you will be helped by what is shared in this teaching.
 
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ARE YOU THIRSTY FOR LIVING WATER?
 
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.” Isaiah 55:1-3
 
Here in South Florida we have had weather in the 90’s. It is hot! I had to water a few of our plants on the screened porch today as they were wilting from not having enough water in this hot weather.
 
When we work outside, in the heat, we can get so thirsty. A tall glass of ice cold water would be so refreshing.  When we thirst physically, we need water, but when we thirst spiritually what we really need is to drink from the fountain of living water from our Lord Jesus Christ. Do you know the difference?
 
Jesus tells us to come to Him when we thirst.  You who are thirsty, come to the waters. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. You and I need to talk and walk with our Lord daily, drinking from His living water, His spiritual water. He will quench your thirst. Let me take you to John Chapter 4 where Jesus talked to the Samaritan woman about His living water. As part of your devotions, please read the whole chapter in John 4.
 

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?…Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”  John 4:7-11, 13-15
 
That Samaritan women went back to her town:
 

Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him… Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”… And because of his words many more became believers.  John 4:28-30, 39, 41
 
I pray that we will all thirst for the Living Water. Your Lord can make a difference in your life and, as you tell others, they will accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives. Most of all, pray that your spouse’s heart will be touched and transformed. Jesus’ passion every day 2000 years ago, was to bring every person that He met to have eternal life. That is our passion in this Ministry; that you personally will come to know our Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of your life. Then you can pray for your spouse, your children and others to meet your Savior and Lord for them to receive eternal life.
 
Ask the Holy Spirit to prepare loved ones, friends or co-workers who need to know the Lord so you can share at just the right time that Jesus is the answer for their problems. The Lord will give you just the right words. Make up some cards or put scriptures on sticky notes and put them in a few common places in your home, so you can start memorizing a few words at a time. In fact, try memorizing a few other scriptures the same way.
 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”  John 3:16-18
 
One of our main Ministry goals is for every stander to know Jesus Christ as Savior. We are praying and believing that many men and women will come to know our Lord Jesus Christ through the crisis in their marriage. Your Lord God can touch and change your heart and life completely. He will give you hope, faith and trust with a power that you have never known before!
 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.  Romans 15:4
 
Seek your Lord to follow His will and instructions for the healing of your marriage. The water that Jesus was talking about was spiritual life and the Spirit of God. Now may you drink from our Lord’s living water and pray that your husband or wife will thirst for the true living water.
 

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.”  Isaiah 12:2-4
God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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