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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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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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Letter from a Leader to a New Stander

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 28, 2017

Dear Friend, We can feel your pain. We thank God that you were able to contact the CKI ministry. We are a family and you can be sure that we are praying for you and for your spouse. You shared the following: “I am feeling empty, hurt, humiliated and angry. I just want to leave everything behind and go somewhere and start all over. Why do I have to pray for my husband who did all those things to me? He is enjoying life while I am the one suffering. If God does hate divorce why did He allow this to […]

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From Faith to Faith Praying

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 26, 2017

Father, I ask Your favor on a people who want Your will to flow through their lives. Build us up in Your way, Your timing and Your strength. Our hearts long for the restoration of a covenant marriage that has its origin in Your presence. The “I do” was to a loving spouse and an even more loving God. Lord, we ask Your staying power to grow us into the spouses You always intended us to be. Mercy-giving, harder-caring, ever-loving, totally-tuned to Your prompting. Help us to surrender the idols of our past hurts, our current circumstances and our future worries […]

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Dig it Up

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 19, 2017

Hate looking for anything you’ve lost? Car keys? Screwdriver? Your cellphone? I loathe looking for stuff. I will go and buy another one just to avoid looking for what I can’t find. The truth is that God knows exactly where I left it (forgot all about laying it down back there) and He promises to “recover/restore that which was lost.” (Joel 2:25). HEY! It’s been 18 years already! Let’s get on with it! The entire Bible is a book of lost and found. I love the story Jesus told about what heaven is like in Matthew 13:44: The kingdom of […]

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