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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Are you really ready for your spouse’s return 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 teaching! Are you ready?
 
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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?

“‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.  I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before.’”  Jeremiah 33:6-7

“All the glory to God my Father for restoring my marriage. It has been a hard year of battles, tears and prayers, but praise God. He is faithful and wants to fulfill His promise for every one of us. Thank you RMM for giving hope when I thought there was no hope. My marriage has been restored. My husband gave his heart to Jesus and from now on, each and every day, I give my marriage into God’s hands and seal it with His blood. To everyone, please keep on fighting even though it seems as if you are losing the battle. God is still on the throne and works behind the scenes to take you out of your desert into the promised land. God will never fail you. I will pray for every one of you, for a victory over Satan who wants to steal and destroy. I bind all strongholds in Jesus’ name. May you who read my testimony and feel the presence of God. Sit at His feet so that God can comfort you in your pain and battles. He is a good Father. Stay strong.”  (South Africa)

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”   John 10:10 (ESV)

“I just want to testify that God is indeed good to me. I returned from a trip to see my kids in another state. Before going, I prayed and asked God to be in charge and in control of whatever I say, do, or think. That the Holy Spirit would take control over me. He did just that. When I didn’t know what to say or do with either my wife or her family, God helped me. My wife treated me nicely throughout my visit, more than usual, and we got to spend more time together than before, talking like we used to. We even hugged and went out with our kids and it was fun. God truly helped me, as communication between us has really opened and improved and He gave me several opportunities to show love. Her mum even invited me to pray with them at night. God was all over this trip and I praise Him for it. Dear fellow standers, just leave it all in God’s hands, He’s definitely working. PTL. Hallelujah!”  (Nigeria)

“During a very difficult time in my marriage, the Lord told me my marriage would be a testimony. I held on to that, even when my husband asked for a divorce. We have now been divorced for several years and maintain regular contact as we co-parent our young child. He’s tried to ‘test the waters’ a few times, but I’d allowed my heart to harden. The Father told me to pray for my husband, and I had been praying that he would surrender his life to Christ. Two months ago, I was introduced to RMM and I learned the Father’s heart regarding covenant marriage. I asked that if He wanted my marriage restored He’d have to show me an undeniable sign. Over one week He showed me many signs, including a text from my husband mentioning us remarrying! Since then I’ve been standing, praying fervently for God’s promise to me from so many years ago to be fulfilled. Be encouraged that God’s Word never returns void, but it accomplishes what He purposes it to do!”  (Illinois)

“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)

“PTL. I have been longing to be able to write a testimony for quite some time. My husband and I have been separated for many months. After visiting family today, I came home to find my lawn mowed. This may not seem like much, but this is from a man who has done nothing for me since he moved out. I sent him a text to thank him. He said that I should not read anything into it. But, I know that God is moving mountains! This also came after several days of not wearing my wedding ring. I did put it back on this morning and look how God rewarded me! It will stay on my hand from now on. Standers, don’t give up and continue to pray!”  (South Carolina) Amen! Please wear your wedding ring so you can proclaim to everyone from a distance that you are not available. The enemy is trying in many ways to try and stop you from praying and standing strong for marriage restoration. I also must comment that when your spouse does something of kindness or cutting the lawn, God spoke to him to do it! Always keep your eyes and ears open for any some gesture of love, kindness or thoughtfulness from them and try to show them acts of love that they will receive. Don’t worry if they stop communicating or disappear, the Lord will bring them back! – Charlyne

“I just want to give God praise. I have been on this journey for several years. God has performed a miracle for me. I recently purchased our family home from my husband when our divorce was final. Every year I always bought flowers to put around my yard. This year I didn’t have the extra money and I told God this. I have a bunch of planters that I fill with flowers. All this season they have been empty. One day I noticed a petunia growing in one of the planters. Weird, they are annuals. A couple days later I noticed a few more coming up in the ground near my planter so I picked them up and planted them in the planter. A week later there were enough petunias in the ground to fill both my planters. It could only be God. Yesterday I was looking at my back yard and noticed the three planters there had things growing. When I went to look, they were filled with petunias. Praise God! I couldn’t believe it. God sent me flowers. God is so good and nothing is impossible for God. I will keep standing.”  (New Hampshire)

“Two weeks ago, I started praying Jeremiah 1:18-19 over my spouse, myself and our marriage. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land. Against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you, but will not overcome you, for I am with you and I will rescue you. Today I paged through the Bible and came across Zechariah 9:12 – Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope, even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. I have never read Zechariah. My Bible opened there and that was the first verse I saw. I was so elated. God sent me this verse to tell me that He is working on rebuilding my marriage and refortifying our marriage. I am still waiting on my prodigal, but I feel God is close to reuniting us. Praise the Lord! His Word will hold true for all eternity!”  (South Africa)

My testimony is about the goodness of God. He loves us, is faithful, compassionate and much more! When my husband asked for a divorce, I did not know about standing. I knew people everywhere got divorced as if it was just part of life. Even so, I did not want one. We all know of the total devastation that invades our lives when this happens. I believed in God, but didn’t even know I could have a personal relationship with Him. I searched and read everything on God and divorce and found divorce was clearly wrong. After reading Charlyne’s book on ‘A Spiritual Journey,’ I found RMM and it was awesome to see God healing broken marriages. However, when I read testimonies of how standers’ lives were changed and that this devastation is worth it, I had doubt and disbelief. After faithfully reading Charlyne Cares, attending a new church, and my standing for my marriage, a miracle happened. My eyes were opened! I am changed; it is worth it! And my suddenly is near. Praise God!”  (Nebraska)  Praise the Lord! That is our prayer for everyone that visits our website. Your salvation is most important, and now you can pray for the salvation of your spouse, blinded loved ones and friends. Your life will never be the same. May you read the Bible daily and grow in the Lord! You are a child of the King of Kings! – Charlyne

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  2 Corinthians 5:17

“Tonight, I went to the ministry I met my husband at. Men and women are not supposed to talk, but couples do and we were one of them. I saw so many old friends and was excited for the Lord to open this door so I can volunteer and be a light to this ministry. But the enemy attacked me and shut the door in an awful way. The Lord knows my heart. When I got home, I got on my knees and left it in God’s hands. Everyone asked how my husband and I are. I had just read a devotional from Bob about a ‘one-minute window’ and I had several of them all night. I kept it in mind and tried to speak life and encouragement. The Lord told me He would restore my marriage this week!! It seems impossible, given my circumstances. But He told me it would happen.”  (Arizona)

“I just wanted to give my Heavenly Father some praise. Yesterday was very hard and emotional for me between car trouble, car repairs and car tag renewal. My tag was overdue a day so I was stressed about getting a ticket. But today, what the devil intended for harm, my God turned it around for good. God shielded me all the way to the tag renewal office. The emissions guy gave me a wonderful discount, for absolutely no reason. I returned the blessing and gave him a much deserved tip. I was also able to get my tag without any problems. It was so fast. But the devil of course tried to take away my praise because I now have an overdrawn account. But I still praise God for His provision and faithfulness. I have faith that the Lord will provide some way, somehow. After all, if He will provide for the birds of the air, how much more will He provide for me? Thank You, Lord.”  (Georgia)

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”  Matthew 6:26

“I have been standing for a few years now. I had been praying to the Lord if I should keep standing. I grew weary because I felt He never answered. So, I told God I was giving up. My wife usually only texts me. After my prayer request, she has called me every day and tells me she isn’t happy. God is glorified in the fact that she said she has seen the change God is making in me. My wife says God is making me into an amazing man, and she regrets ‘divorcing’ the man God is turning me into. Our talks are usually some joking and we end them in a prayer as she never says ‘no’ to me praying for her. Her salvation is more important than our restoration. My walk with my Lord and the growing relationship I have with Him is the most important thing of all. I pray daily for the hurting spouses and prodigals. God does care about our families.”  (Texas)

“God is so awesome. My refrigerator freezer stopped working. I called a repair man and he said it would be cheaper to buy a new one than to fix it. First, I prayed to God and I felt in my spirit, you have authority. I rebuked Satan and told him he could not steal my stuff. I declared my frig was fixed. I had the entire thing empty and had put a bowl of water in the freezer two days ago. It didn’t freeze. But after I rebuked Satan, I went to work and then dinner with my son. I came home and was thanking God by faith that it was fixed. When I checked, the bowl of water it was frozen solid and the ice maker that had not been making ice was also full. Only God!”  (Ohio) Amen! That has happened to me with most of my appliances which are all over 10 years old. Lori had a refrigerator that made a noise that sounded like it was going to die every day, but God had it last for several years longer! Pray and believe that the Lord can make your possessions last longer as in the Old Testament. The Lord does not want us to waste our monies, but wants us to pay our bills and tithe to Him. – Charlyne

“Last week I was feeling down about the progress of my restoration and something my pastor said came to mind, ‘Don’t try to finish with your human hands what God has started with His spiritual hands.’ I give God praise for bringing this to my remembrance. I decree that I will not try to finish what God has started. What a mighty God we serve. I have questions that I am anxious to get answers for but I also, remember Charlyne’s ‘zip your lips and go to your prayer closet.’ As I sit here writing this testimony, my husband just pulled up and is unloading paint from his truck to give our house a much needed paint job. He has a list of things that he said he needs to do so our home is more comfortable. Standers, please don’t give up, the journey is so worth it. He is truly doing a new thing. The Lord answers the secret desires of our heart when we delight ourselves in Him Psalm 37:4.”  (Colorado)

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:4 (ESV)
God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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