And Bro Randy Answered Back…

Is this man wonderful, or what?  He has a way of advising you without making you feel like some kind of dork, or something.  Besides, he JUST MAY have something here.

Read on, from Pastor Bro Randy…

Barb…like I have shared with you before, my “stubborn” sister (said with all the love in the world), I firmly believe that you are holding on to something God is BEGGING you to LET GO of!  

Terry divorced you and freed you and he is married now to his wife. You are not his wife any more.  I know that hurts but it’s the TRUTH.  LET HIM GO and watch God show up in UNIMAGINABLE ways in your life relationally.  God so desperately wants to bless you with the CURRENT desires of your heart, but He cannot because you won’t surrender this part of your heart that you keep reserving for Terry.  Love ya!

Randy
 
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One for Bro Randy

Today, because of verses I’ve been led to of late….I wrote the following to my brother in Christ, Pastor Randy….an Awesome Dude of God, if there ever was one….

 Since you are aware of my divorce, and my diligence in ‘standing’
for the resurrection of my marriage, and the healing of my husband,
even as I have been transformed by the Lords healing hand……I have
a question for you (because no matter where I attend church, you
are The Bro To Ask.)  See?  You have a reputation.   ; )
 
If I were to stop ‘standing’, basically give up on his ever coming to his
senses and coming home….would that be giving up on God? 
 
To me….it seems that if I stop standing for Gods healing then that’s the
same as throwing in the towel on God, and where’s the faith in that?
 
The Word says, if we faint not…..but endure and run the race, that we will
reap the reward. 
 
What of us who get tired of waiting for something good to happen, for our
“sudden” break-through?  Does that mean that I would ‘disappoint’ my Lord?  Would it mean just another ‘trip around the same ol mountain’ again? 
 
Terry’s been gone nearly 4 yrs, and remarried for 2.5 yrs, and even though there is zero contact, he just gets more and more mean (he recently took me back to court to have alimony reduced and THEY DID IT FOR HIM.  Cut by 75%.  He claims ‘financial hardship’ that’s why he never has to actually show up, even though they’re buying their home, has a near new car, dual incomes, and 6 computers.  What does anyone need with SIX computers?  But…..you know, financial hardship.  So, now I’m barely scraping by, but GOD is my provision and my all.  So…..so there, Terry! 
BUT……still I cling to God and the Word and promises of God, and what of those songs we sing every Sunday morning?  Are they just words, or heartfelt worship?
 
Just wishing/praying I knew what the right thing to do is.  Bro Randy, it wasn’t supposed to be like this…..but I just thought this morning….egad, what if I’m ‘hanging onto” God for a miracle when what my problem really is ….is that I was with Terry my entire adult life…..33 yrs is no short amount of time…..what if I’m hanging on because of sentimentality? 

To be honest, I like my life.  I’m so blessed, God and I are just awesome together. 
 
So, am I standing firm….because of sentiment, or because he’s supposed to be home, or because it’s what God wants me to do.  Good question ain’t it.  Frankly, I’d just as soon say to heck with him, and waltz off into the sunset with Jesus.  Hands down!  The most awesome husband goin, is my Jesus!  I love this peacefulness. 
 
I just don’t want to give up on God, and yes, I’ve asked and asked and asked.  What I really need is angelic visitation.  But so far, He’s not seen fit to accomodate that request.  ; )
 
Any advice?
 
Hugs in Jesus,
Barbi Buttercup (Bro Randys nickname for me.)

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I had to cancel my sponsorship of the children through Compassion Internaltional.  That’s where my tithe went.  I loved those kids.  But, since Terry asked a reduction in alimony, conveniently called ‘spousal maintenance’, and the court ruled a reduction by 75%, I can no longer afford ‘my’ kids.  Please pray for the Lord to provide another sponsor for them as quickly as possible.  Pray also for Terry please, for conviction of all he’s done to his wife and family.  I’m just here, trying to make ends meet, and live on my own, with no one else near me, minding my own business, and he goes and does this.  You know, the longer he’s gone, the meaner he gets, which I don’t understand.  He has two incomes (his and his wifes)…..they’re purchasing their own home, he has a nearly new car, and 6 computers, pleads ‘financial hardship’ to the court so he doesn’t have to show his face to me, continues to hide, will not even communicate with me on anything, but goes whining to the court, instead of just talking with me.  I don’t understand, nor do I need to.  God knows all these things.  He knows the bank balance and why this happened. 

Today was payday, and no more money comes in for a month, since the second payday of the month goes to rent.  I’m left with darn little for food and gas….but it’s enough.  Can’t diet, that’s for sure, not enough money to diet.  But God knows my needs.  He will provide, He always has. 

I went to a rear, vacant office here at work, and prayed.  Thanking the Lord for everything and all He’s provided, and praying for Terry too.  This is not right.  God is a God of justice, when will justice prevail?  I will go home tonight, to my nice, little apartment and my two little cats, and dinner, and prayer time and time with Jesus.  And that folks, is what it’s all about.  Jesus and me. 

Thank you, Lord.

Yes Lord.

 

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August Should Be Banned…

8/1/11 Well, its August. Not a month that I prefer, living here in the desert. But it’s not only a matter of sunshine, heat, and humidity. It’s that my Dad passed away on August 1, 1999. My beloved husband and I had a quiet ‘heart to heart’ on August 1, 2006, wherein he told me he wanted to ‘dissolve our marriage’.

He never would use the term: divorce. Guess dissolve sounds less messy. In the same way Pro-Life sounds better than Pro-Abortion. Just change the term to make yourself feel better. Goodness knows we don’t want to face the truth and feel……….guilty, now do we.

August 15, 2007…..He walked away. Hugged and kissed me goodbye went to work and never came home again. I never saw my husband of 33 yrs again. Later that day, he sent me an email declaring his new independence (truly surrendering to satans bidding), and left me for dead. Choosing the worlds way, over Gods way. When it came to the divorce, all he had to do was plead ‘financial hardship’ and the courts allowed him to ‘phone in’ his divorce from his new living room 2,000 miles away. I had to appear in court, driving 120 miles, round-trip through desolate desert….seven times, but he never had to appear once. It’s all a game to him. A game of Make Believe. Because, its been said, I’ve been told any number of times, that he was far too much of a coward to have to look me in the eye and face the ‘wife of his youth’, whom he betrayed and abandoned. There was no closure. I only just wanted to see him one more time. I just wanted to see my husband….one…more…time.

I never got to.

Looking back, though the sword was sharp and cut deeply, it was the best way, according to God, who allowed all of this to happen for His own reasons. I know He was rescuing me, from what entirely I’m not sure, but I know for a fact, that my Lord rescued me. I was being led away and swept away by a torrent of sin, both self-inflicted and that which was put upon me by a husband who professed to love me, but could not. He does not love himself, so how could he love me. I loved him, and would have borne it all. But that wasn’t to be. So you see, I’m not a big fan of August. But yesterday, August 1, 2011, something different happened. I got down and dirty with God. So to speak. In my evening prayer time, I got very serious with God. ‘What’s going on here? Are you healing my husband and bringing him back home again, or not? Lord, whatever you say, goes. It’s ok with me. I just need to know!’ I know God is big on wisdom with understanding and that’s what I sought! Fervently.

And I was freed, if only for a matter of time. I sat down with the Bible and opened it, randomly…..the first few verses were as follows:

But the wicked will die. The Lords enemies are like flowers in a field — they will disappear like smoke. Ps. 37:20

I will bless those who have humble & contrite hearts, who tremble at my word. But those who choose their own ways — delighting in their detestable sins — will not have their offerings accepted. Is. 66:2b – 3

I will send them great trouble, all the things they feared. For when I called, they did not answer. When I spoke, they did not listen. They deliberately sinned before my very eyes and chose to do what they know I despise.” Is. 66:4

Then the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for these people anymore.” Jer. 14:11

Say to them, “This is what the Lord, the God is Israel, says: “Cursed is anyone who does not obey the terms of my covenant!” Jer. 11:3

“You have abandoned me and turned your back on me,” says the Lord. “Therefore, I will raise my fist to destroy you. I am tired of always giving you another chance.” Jer. 15:16

They will not conquer you, for I am with you to protect and rescue you. I, the Lord, have spoken. Yes, I will certainly keep you safe from these wicked men. I will rescue you from their cruel hands. Jer. 15:20b, 21

And lastly, one that didn’t fit in with the rest:

For the sake of your reputation Lord, do not abandon us. Do not disgrace your own glorious throne. Please remember us, and do not break your covenant with us. Jer. 14:21

To summarize what we have here were several verses shown to me that said that I am rescued, protected, safe and blessed. No doubt about that! And that my beloved mate, because of his waywardness will be cursed, have fears, trouble, be destroyed and die, which is why I chose to ‘stand in the gap’ for him.

And finally, one verse that seems like us pleading with God to not break covenant with us, to not leave us to our own ways, but help us! Are you keeping score yet? I thought not.

Have to admit that Jeremiah 14:11…brought my jaw dropping open. Oh, I know there are those who say you can’t take a verse out of context. Yeah….yeah, I know. But I also know that God speaks to His children through His Word, and this was one of those times! And sermon after sermon, and devotional after devotional all take verses ‘out of context’. So, its like when you’re all frustrated with life and He shows you, “Be still and know that I am God.” Yeah, out of context, but He was using it for you at that moment, applying His Word to your heart and life for just what you’re going through right now. It’s all good with God. And I’m ok with that. Was God really telling me I no longer had to bother to pray for my one-flesh covenant spouse?  What?! Could it be?

I have to tell you I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I felt freed, at last! I was giddy! I got out my DVD player and turned on my Anthony Evan’s music, to “Could It Be” (lyrics below):

“Could It Be” by Anthony Evans, Jason Ingram

It wasn’t worth it to give myself away                                                       They didn’t deserve it but they had all of me                                             I tried to find myself in someone elses eyes                                             A broken heart is all they left behind                                                       And now the question that was haunting me                                           Is somehow comforting                                                                             Could it be everything that I was looking for                                         Could it be everything that I was missing before                                 Could it be everything that I could want and more                                   Is only You Lord                                                                                        Could it be the only one who really satisfies                                           Was always standing here right before my very eyes                         Could it be You my Lord                                                                               It felt so perfect I thought I had it all                                                    For a moment and then it all went wrong                                  Captivated by the all the lies                                                                They used me and left this soul to die                                                        And now the question that was haunting me                                            Is all I’m holding                                                                                            I wanted so bad to be loved and to love                                                     I wanted so bad that I gave myself up                                        Everything I had it could never be enough                                       Could it be, could it be you.

Man, I love that song! And how so true! Jesus just wanted me to love Him, and walk with Him the way I was meant too. As all children of God are meant to. But how many really do? ALL of Gods Word is to be obeyed, don’t pick and choose which commands fit your lifestyle, wants and needs. It is all to be obeyed. Can you do that?

How surrendered are…you?

So this is where I’m at: Lord, I want to do your will. I want to walk in your way, no matter what you ask of me. My life is for your glory, and my good. Is the question to stand, or not to stand? Stay true to my covenant, or look for loopholes in God’s Word, thereby giving me an easy out? Now I understand all about this ‘childlike’ faith.

Bottom line is, can God do what I’ve asked of Him? We sing about it all the time in church, every Sunday. Are they just words, or do we sing from our hearts, embracing the words and glorifying God with our songs of love and devotion to Him, and Him alone. Does He really have the power to save? The power to heal? The power to restore? Is He not all powerful? Is He not all knowing? Is He not ever present? Barb, you say, it all comes down to this: “How big is your God.” It all comes down to faith like Abraham’s. He knew that God had the power to do what He had promised. Do you? Do I? The Word says if we ‘faint not’, meaning, if we do not give up. If we hold fast. If we stand firm.

And this is the confidence we have……..

Lord, I stand here ready to do your Will. What would YOU have me to do.

Thank you, Lord.

Yes Lord.

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Life in a Far Country…

Notes from a far country…the life of a Prodigal Mate. “When the prodigal was married, he and his spouse became one flesh. Separation and divorce is a futile attempt to divide that one flesh back into two separate people and our God says that doesn’t work.”

“The prodigals’ attempt to divorce a spouse is an attempt to remove part of his own flesh. The results can’t be successful because it’s contrary to God’s perfect plan for His children.”

“The solution will never be found except through Jesus Christ, the prodigal explores new directions looking for that which will bring meaning back to his now meaningless life.”

“Regardless of the circumstances involved, the spouse that can continue to exhibit unconditional love for the prodigal is one up on satan and winning the battle.”

“Unconditional love allows us to exhibit one of the ways of God HImself, in that we can hate the sin but continue to love the sinner.”

“No marriage or family situation is too complicated or too messy for Jesus Christ to straighten out and clean up.”

“Our Creator knows that as human beings living in a sinful world, we often fail Him. He is ready to forgive us and rescue us and our marriages from satan. Reconstruction of a marriage after a divorce has been granted is not uncommon unless we’re listeining to satan’s crowd. There is a reason that the Lord has you exactly where you [both] are right now.”

“No matter how low the prodigal has sunk, his homecoming is still possible to the glory of God.”

“At some time you will feel the need to share with your spouse those words that make all the difference, “I am praying for you.”

“If you’re the spouse waiting at home, please don’t let the presence of another person discourage your waiting for your prodigal. There’s good news for you inspite of the hurt. First, other person’s fear the prayers of a spouse standing and praying for the marriage. Second, our Lord has a miraculous way of removing the other person in His time, which is always at the right time.”

“The Bible tells us that God will not be mocked. There is a price to pay for sin, and there is a reward for doing His will.”

“There’s no long-term future with a prodigal when a spouse is praying and standing for the marriage.”

“The wise prodigal is the one that recognizes that God has a special claim on his life and his marriage. He observes the unconditional love of a spouse standing for their marriage and realizes the spouse is demonstrating love that goes beyond human reasoning.”

“Unconditional love combined with prayer goes far toward setting the stage for return of the prodigal.”

Standers have heard frequently, “…that standing and praying for [their] marriage was an easy way out. An escape from having to deal with the trauma of divorce. Nothing could be further from the truth. Making a commitment to stand for a marriage is declaring spiritual warfare against satan.”

“The worthy individual is the one who takes a stand for what is known to be right in the sight of God.”

“The individual who can’t understand how a spouse can be waiting with unconditional love for a prodigal seems to be saying they can’t understand the love that our God had for them before they came to Christ.”

“God’s principle: One man for one woman for one’s lifetime.” Standers “have chosen not to live the sinful lifestyle that society seems to encourage following divorce. Their decision is to remain alone with God, praying and standing for their one-flesh mate to make his peace with God and then return home to the family.”

“Standing for a marriage teaches our children that no problem is too big for our God.” As for former prodigal, Bob Steinkamp says: “I can, however, testify that the spiritual life of a prodigal begins to be affected, although perhaps unnoticed by others, as soon as the spouse declares her purpose for the marriage and becomes serious about the Christian life.”

“Only when the standing spouse declares a complete abandoning of human plans and schemes to bring the prodigal home, is God’s power able to be effective. Why keep trying when you can be trusting?”

“I can testify today that prodigals come to appreciate and then to embrace their spouses who stand for their marriages. They begin to love them anew.”

“The spouse who acknowledges a continuation of that marriage is being obedient to God and His Word.”

“You are not denying what has taken place [divorce]. You are declaring a covenant marriage.”

“The preparation continues. Please, don’t give up, even for a moment, standing for your marriage. There is coming a day when you will see your prodigal coming back from the far country. Not until eternity will you understand how far-reaching were the effects of your having taken a stand for God’s solution to divorce.”

Excerpts from “Prodigals Do Come Home”, by Bob Steinkamp Rejoice Marriage Ministries

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Powerless Christianity…

Powerless Christianity.

Oh, pullease don’t get me started.

Too late.

Powerless and Christianity are just two words that do not mix, and should not even be heard in conjunction with one another.

How can one profess Christianity and be powerless?  Our power, however much we’re trusting God to give us, is straight from the Lord and is His power within us.  How can a Christian be powerless? 

Lack of trust.

Too willing to charge head long into the fray…….in your own power. 

“I can do it, I don’t need anyone else,” we are eager to declare.  People actually believe that they have to do everything in their own power, and on their own.  Ridiculous.  God made His children, His church…..we are all a part of the body of Gods church, we’re here for each other.  When one part is weak, the other is strong.  We help to hold each other up.  That’s part of the whole gig.  Yet, there are those who feel that if they have to depend on someone else, then they are perceived as being weak.  Nonsense.  God never made us to go through life on our own. 

But people persist in wanting to be strong, in themselves.  Whatever for, when you have full access to an Omnipotent God?  People are flawed, strength ebbs and flows.  Bodies fail.  Emotions fail.  God never fails.  So why not tap into the power He has for you.  It’s the ultimate win-win situation. 

But, I digress…this all began when I was crying out to God, early in this renewed walk with Him, and I was praying for Terry, my mate….a fervent, vocal prayer if there ever was one, and I’m positive I may have equaled some of David’s pleadings from very long ago.  But, I was put in a position of not being able to do anything.  I couldn’t see my mate, I couldn’t talk to my mate.  He would have nothing to do with me, and in fact, he’d moved 2,000 miles away, and shut me out completely.  I couldn’t run into him at Wal-Mart, or the gas station, we couldn’t get together to talk over lunch.  Zip.  Zilch.  Nada.  Bupkis.  Nothing.  In short, it sucked.  Now I wasn’t used to this, and I didn’t llike it.  I’m an ‘in your face’ sort….let’s talk about it, let’s fix it, let’s get’er done.  Bim-bam-boom, no worries.  Huzzah, all is taken care of. 

Not.

I liked leading, and my spouse didn’t know how to lead.  This was a bad situation.  Us both falling away from God, didn’t help matters any.  Our getting caught up in the ways of the world, also didn’t help.  Once sin and self climbs in through the window, or the television, or books, or the internet….with armor in a state of bad repair….it was only a matter of time until something gave.  A house of cards can only endure just so much and then it crumbles.  Our marriage was no different and we were too self-absorbed, and focused on the here and now, to see what was coming down the road. 

I was never in control.  Not really.  Oh, I thought so, sure.  Just like I’m sure Terry believed he was in control when he decided to walk out and divorce me.  He was deceived by the greatest liar known to mankind, satan.  He believed he was doing the will of God and if not, he told me all he had to do was pray and ask God to forgive him.  Well, yes….God would forgive him, and he was willing to risk the consequences of such action. 

Truth is, judgment day may not be as far in the future as some of us would like to think.  It may be in this lifetime, and like those side-view mirrors on your car state: May be closer than you think.  Add to this mess, that we were not attending church.  We’d been cut from the herd.  Satan’s #1 plan of attack.  Any predator knows that your easiest score for dinner is to not take on the whole, but to cut a weak, or sickly member from the herd. 

There was no going back to church for my mate, as he said, “I don’t need to be preached to.”  So, though I wanted to get back into church, I stayed home.  There was also no getting counseling for him either, as he said, “I don’t want someone getting into my head.”  He took ‘control’, and walked away.  Sin, and self.  Deception.  Truth is, he didn’t want to put himself into a position where he might be told that what he was doing and planning was not right.  Was not God-inspired, as it were.  Not wanting to feel guilt, or have his fun and plans thwarted by God, he simply avoided God.  Or so he thought.

So, now…..being out of control of the situation was just simply unacceptable to me.  I didn’t like it and I told God about it plenty.  I’m sure He listened, and with a sincere roll of the eyes, He declared, “Let the chastising begin.” 

But, I digress.  So now….here I was, alone….in despair.  Rock bottom…..I called the churches counselor….I needed someone to talk to, and fast.  He said that he couldn’t see me because I couldn’t afford the $35.00 fee he charged, and reminded me that he does counseling for a business, and referred me to County Mental Health.  I was so low, how low was I?  I called them.  I was at a loss, I needed someone to talk to me and help me…and now.  Little did I know that He was right there the whole time, waiting for me to notice Him.

The phone at County Mental Health rang and rang and rang, and never was answered.  So much for County resources, right? 

Perhaps it was a blessing.  For once I’d used up all my options, I decided to call on God.  The best usually seems to be the last thing we turn to, right? 

But I wasn’t ready just yet.  Now I was lost, and in deep despair, I wasn’t in control of the situation anymore.  It had all been taken away, taken out of my hands.  I didn’t know how to deal with this.  I didn’t like it.  How could people do this….to the PRINCESS?! 

I was appalled.  The church counselor wouldn’t help, County was totally useless…no one’s available to talk too, all I can do is leave voice mail messages, and darn it….that’s not good enough!  I was angry and frustrated……….and to top it all off, I don’t even drink!  Why Lord, why…is this happening to me!?  All too soon, like a tea pot left too long on a hot stove, I threw myself onto the bed, kicked my feet, beat my fists against the pillows and wailed.  What a sight.  The Lord, and my guardian angels probably stood about the bed, casting furtive glances at each other and wondering when I’d ‘get over myself’.

He knew.  It wouldn’t be long now.

Suddenly, my petulant, kindergarten display ended when I heard myself, and realized what I was doing.  Slowly, I sat up, eyes red, tear-stained cheeks, sniffling and out of breath, pitiful and pathetic.  Saddened.  Jesus sat beside me, put His arm around my shoulders, and now I cried again, but it was different this time.  His love touched my heart.  I felt His presence.  It was tears of sorrow and surrender.  I was a family, now I was one.  I missed my husband.  Yes, I was still angry, but God was working that out in me, but I never stopped loving my husband, never stopped missing him.  Never stopped wishing he was here and that I could help make it all better.  But, I can’t.  Some things we just can’t fix.  Some things, like Terry and I, have to be fixed individually, at the hands of God.  We have to take all of our mess within us and duke it out with God, each in our own way, each in His time.

What are you willing to lay down today?

What baggage do you no longer need to lug around?

Write each item down, and place it at the Cross.

My church at the time had a ‘thing’ where you could take a note or a picture of someone you loved and was missing in your life in some way, and walk down front and lay it at the base of the cross on stage.  I had Terrys picture, but I couldn’t make the walk.  I sat there, in the darkened sanctuary, trying not to cry, wiping an errant tear that insisted on flowing.  As the pastor prayed, suddenly there was a strong hand place upon my shoulder, and it stayed there for the duration of the prayer.  Some wonderful young man, I do not know…..saw my pain, and reached out.  I put my hand upon his, and gently patted it, “thank you”.  Later, after the service, we hugged.  I never saw him again, but what a blessing, what a mark his kindness left on my heart.  I placed Terry at the cross in my own way, in my heart.  Please Jesus…..

Turn it over to the One who repairs broken hearts, and restores broken lives.

I am a child of God, but I had strayed and strayed bad.  My heart needed to be broken all over again for what breaks His.  I needed to start seeing outside of myself.  Being selfish and self-absorbed, I would be of no use to Him at all.  He had to break me of it.  Indeed, He was.

So, long story short….yeah, I know….one night I was praying, one of those vocal, fervent types, and my hands having been tied by God and having been taken completely out of the marriage situation, and realizing painfully so that I could do nothing to fix anyone, or anything.  It was just God and me.  I cried out:  “But Lord!  The ONLY thing I can do is PRAY!”

“Ahhh,” He sighed, “finally…she’s getting it.”

Prayer is the most powerful thing we can do.

Yes Lord.

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Prisoners of Spiritual Warfare…

From Rejoice Marriage Ministries devotional

by Bob and Charlyne Steinkamp

[with my comments in brackets]

I know that your circumstances may seem hopeless today, but never forget the awesome mighty God you serve.  Never forget the Lord who wants to guide and direct your every step.  He will speak to you throughout the day and night if you will only praise and worship Him, then listen to His soft voice.  Your Lord did not touch you and change your heart, giving you promises of restoration, to never have your marriage restored!

[I’ve thought of that too.  Why would God reveal His Word and His Will to me, only to never bring my mate back home again?  That wouldn’t make sense, that would not be in character for who God is.  God doesn’t play games with us, this is serious business this whole Life, Marriage, Covenant and Standing thing.  What He says, He means.]

Yes, you are in a spiritual battle.  Yes, you must fight as if it means life or death for your spouse, because it does.  What you decide to do, praying or not praying, for your prodigal spouse may mean whether they will be in Heaven or in Hell for eternity.  Never forget the example that you are setting for your children, your friends and loved ones about the importance of the marriage covenant, your wedding vows and the impact this will have in stopping divorce for future generations.

[A prodigal spouse has been likened unto a prisoner of war (POW)…..only this is spiritual warfare.  A battle is raging for the heart and soul of your mate who, because of sin and deception, has become a prisoner of spiritual war (POSW).  If he were fighting in a real war somewhere on this globe, and taken captive, would you go ahead and date?  Would you divorce him?  Or would you stand your ground and pray for his safety and release?  Would you pray him home?  I thought so.]

My Lord was touching my husband’s heart one day at a time.  God is also speaking to your spouse even if he is being rebellious and disobedient.  But as your read throughout the Bible, God moves suddenly and then does a miracle.  Marriage restoration is worth praying, travailing and fighting for, as well as doing God’s will.  The Lord is no respecter of persons.  What He did for Bob and me, He will do for you in His perfect timing.  Stand firm waiting for your miracle!

Will you join God’s army to fight against divorce forever?  We can make a difference if we will continue to proclaim that our awesome, mighty, holy God can heal and resurrect dead marriages.  Yes, even yours!

There are no obstacles to restoration that prodigals set in place that have our mighty God wringing His hands.  Once God moves, in response to your serious stand and prayers, and at His time, things start to happen.

Yes, prodigals do come home (and we stay home.)  The Holy Spirit leads us home to serious standers who are doing things God’s way.

 

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