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Published February 14, 2019 by Covenant Keepers, Inc. in

 

USA

LA: (An encouragement to all who do not have a local group to join one of the online CKI groups) To Rex and Carolyn (CKI Directors), Susan (SE Regional Director), Claudia (Technical Director), and Geri (Group Support in CKI Office)…

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!…for all your support, leadership, and help as I have limped slowly into leadership! Tonight was the first time I had a real meeting using ZOOM without planning to do so! I’d planned phone calls again, but one member’s phone wasn’t working. She suggested using the new online group email program, ZOOM. God is so very good even when I procrastinate! I was amazed at how easy it was to set up even on the spur of the moment. I was even more amazed at how “real time” it felt (although it was a bit disconcerting to see myself so much).  I was blown away!

MD: Thank you to everyone who answers the phones and for your prayers for my family. It is encouraging to know that you are there and that you will pray. I have enclosed my offering to help other who are trusting God for their marriages. I pray that 2019 will be a successful and healthy year with many marriages restored and healed!

Responses to the Restored Marriage Christmas article by Koji & Deana Bell (Midwest Directors)

Beautiful story of hope and restoration! A real miracle! Thank you for sharing with us! (FB)

You two are an inspiration— what a beautiful story. Love you friends! (FB)

Amen! Thank you both so much for all you for the CKI ministry! (OK)

Awesome article, you two! (GA)

Responses to article by CKI Dir. Carolyn Johnson – Forgiveness Is Not An Option

I was touched by Carolyn Johnson’s January message on Forgiveness! Having used it as a teaching lesson within our CKI online group, I also shared it at Beth Simcha Congregation’s Shabbat Service. Singer/songwriter, Carlos Peredomo, and other guests had been invited to come and worship with us. During the service, Rabbi Marty was moved to see the number of people who came, many of whom had previously left our congregation to go elsewhere. He took the opportunity to thank them for coming and requested their forgiveness for anything he did to cause them to leave and to cause strained relationships. He was moved to tears seeing them again. By the very fact that they were in attendance, we knew that God was moving with forgiveness in hearts. Rabbi Marty used the verse in Psalms 133, “Oh how good, how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in unity!” He, too, was expressing what Carolyn was teaching us in her message: we must forgive each other! When we do forgive, we do not talk about others because, if we do that, our mouths deny that we have truly forgiven. We had a wonderful time of worship with dancing before the Lord and fellowship. It was a blessing to be in the presence of the God where there was shared hugs and multiple expressions of love. (NC)

Still being sanctified J! (New Zealand)

Oh my! Spot on! (MN)

I was blown away by Carolyn’s article about forgiveness and the tongue. I got convicted immediately upon reading it. I believed that I had forgiven someone in my family, but came to realize, since I continue to speak about this person disparagingly, it was because of unforgiveness in my heart!! “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.” James 3: 9-10 Thank you! Thank you for bringing this lesson to light. It’s such a simple lesson, but one the enemy wants hidden! (Everyone: listen to the link to Mark Gungor’s video; it’s funny and brings laughter!) (NC)

Thank you so much for this message. I am trusting God to do what He wills in my life. I know that I must forgive the other woman for her part in destroying our marriage and her impact on our children. I’m currently reading Joyce Meyer’s book, Battlefield of the Mind, in which she teaches about controlling what we think, controlling what we say, and finding true peace in Jesus. (TX)

Response to Homegoing of longtime CKI Intercessor, Joyce Hasty

She was a wonderful woman of God. I stayed at her home and she and Helen Turner prayed over me. We all were always glad to see her. She definitely was an intercessor extraordinaire! Loving Memories. (MO)