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Let’s Go the Distance

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 11, 2017

Over the years I have discovered that for the most part covenant keepers go through five stages of growth. In fact, because of the importance of these stages I even wrote a book about them, Separation and Divorce…A Journey In Growth and Development. We begin our journey of faith with fresh vision and a determination to go the distance. We will not faint and give up our stands, no matter how long it takes! However, we are usually so intent and focused upon doing everything we can to see our marriages healed, that without realizing it, we make that healing an […]

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You Are a Bucket

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 5, 2017

In John 4 we learn that Jesus and the disciples had been in Judea and were going to Galilee. Most Jews in order to not come in contact with Samaritans would have gone out of their way to not walk through Samaria. But Jesus wanted to go to Samaria because He had an appointed time with a woman at a well. Because Jews believed that they would be ceremonially unclean if they used a vessel handled by a Samaritan, the woman expressed surprise that Jesus asked her for a drink. She must have wondered what Jesus intended for her to […]

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My Journey of Faith

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 30, 2017

Our dear intercessor from California, Lorraine Woodhouse, has been on a journey of faith the last couple of years trusting God to help her write a book. The title of her book, My Journey of Faith, is truly how she has lived her life for decades. We at the CKI office asked her to tell us the process she has walked through as she was obedient to God’s call. These are her words: My Journey of Faith I wrote this book at the urging of many friends with whom I shared some experiences and disciplines from the Lord and because […]

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The Battle Belongs To the Lord

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 21, 2017

Every believer standing for their marriage should burn the practical truths of James chapter 4 in their hearts. It speaks of why we fall; and how we can be lifted up. The Breakup: What causes wars and what causes fighting among you? Is it not that your passions are at war against your members? You desire and do not have; so you kill, and you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. Sounds like a spat to me. For those who have gone through the pains of marital battles, this is not nation pitted against nation, but […]

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Six Stages or Steps of Reconciliation

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 14, 2017

It is important to understand the difference between reconciliation and restoration. Reconciliation has as its goals friendship and cordiality. Restoration’s goal is to rebuild better than before. The six stages of reconciliation are as follows: FIRST, be honest with yourself and your spouse. In any demise there is always blame to be taken. No one is without both fault and responsibility. It may be time for you to wake up and see that your reactions were not as saintly as you believed them to be. Do not project blame or condemnation but rather approach your spouse with the understanding that […]

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Dry Bones Prayer

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 7, 2017

You may be standing in a desperate situation in the battle of a lifetime. You may feel that you are in the darkest storm of your life. It seems that everything in your world is out of your control. Good news! It is! But God is still in control. El Roi, the God who sees, knows it all and has a plan that he is working out. One day a friend said, “We were in a new place of desperation of soul that could only squeak ‘Jesus’ or ‘God, help me’ or ‘God, do something.’ These are incredibly powerful squeaks […]

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Enduring

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 24, 2017

Enduring is not a skill we readily run to. For it pushes us out of our familiar zone. Yet enduring is a necessary ingredient to complete our faith. It takes a holy promise and hangs on until it is fully baked. Enduring lasts longer than the challenge. It has a fight-to-the-death mentality. Enduring is measured by the value of its fulfillment, not the time and energy it takes to see it through. Enduring is fueled by its vision.  If its source is mere human, it can only do what great humans can do. If it is powered by God Himself, […]

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The Snake That Bites

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 17, 2017

Now Think On This “In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.” (Matthew 6:14-15 THE MESSAGE) Slithering here, gliding there, ventures the long, slimy camouflaged snake in the tall, pleasant looking grass. Little know of his whereabouts, for most of his work is done in secret. Then he strikes. Only after he bites, and leaves his deadly poison, are the full effects realized. He could have been stopped […]

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COUN·TER·FEITS 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 10, 2017

coun·ter·feit /koun(t)ərˌfit/ adjective – made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud; fake noun – a fraudulent imitation of something else; fake. synonyms – mock, inauthentic, phony, forged, pseudo, imitative Is your spouse in a relationship with a counterfeit? The “other person” can be one of the most difficult aspects of standing for your marriage, but make no mistake, a counterfeit is never a satisfactory replacement for the real deal – YOU. Your spouse is deceived, and deception is a tool of the enemy. That same enemy (Satan, not the other person) […]

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A Key to Not Fainting 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • July 3, 2017

In Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest under the title, The Service of Passionate Devotion, he says, “Our Lord’s primary obedience was to the will of His Father, not to the needs of people— the saving of people was the natural outcome of His obedience to the Father. If I am devoted solely to the cause of humanity, I will soon be exhausted and come to the point where my love will waver and stumble. But if I love Jesus Christ personally and passionately, I can serve humanity, even though people may treat me like a ‘doormat.’ The secret […]

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