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The Battle Belongs To The Lord

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

I have learned that we are to set our minds on the things above and not be entangled by the fights, the reactions, the hurts of this earth. The next time your loved one is losing their cool – venting on you – pray in your spirit to swiftly place you in the heavenlies. See their hurt, do not feel their words. Do not receive (and it is a choice) the darts of the devil which would cause you to personalize what is said. Thank God for your gift and it will shine when He gives you the ability to […]

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Forgiveness is Tough – Part One

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

The last time I wrote the topic was a softened heart. If you missed it click here to read it. (It is still available under Having Been Gone) The responses we received and the prayer requests for help in that area indicated it is an area where many of us need continued focus. A companion topic for a softened heart is that of forgiveness.   Why is forgiveness so hard to accomplish? For me, the answer seems so simple now – although there was a time in life that I struggled with both forgiveness and why it was so hard. […]

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Judging and the Runaway Believer

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

Luke 6:35-37 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. A believer who runs from God and lives sinfully for a season may say he/she is being “judged” or looked down upon by other […]

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Please Welcome Our Newest CKI Board Member David Dawson

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

David Dawson has been a member of the Bellevue, Washington, Covenant Keepers group for many years and has attended numerous CKI conferences and retreats. He had a long career working first in retail grocery and then after graduating from tech school, repairing computing equipment for several different companies eventually retiring from the Boeing Company in 2006. David is a member of a Baptist community church where he’s been on the stewardship committee and served as an usher. He is a lifetime member of the Good Sam (RV) Club and enjoys camping and traveling in a trailer with a chapter of […]

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The Choice is Yours

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 27, 2017

Take inventory. Thoughts will either bind you or free you. They either tell you what you can’t do or what He’s already done for you. They proclaim victory this side of the Red Sea or defeat because life is too hard. They either jump into what God is doing at the moment or worry how the rest of life will end up. They will either dive into “what’s next” or shrink back at the water’s depth. They will either proclaim, “Anywhere with You” or “All I have is little ole me.” They will either increase you or decrease you. They will either seek to know God or […]

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Thoughts On A Softened Heart

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 20, 2017

At the 2015 Midwest Retreat and Leadership Workshop we gave a talk on “Softened Hearts” and this is a recap and summary on the topic. I am resurrecting the topic now because there are quite a few of you who have been on my mind for some time. If you are one of them, you may not even know that you need to hear this. Today we are talking about four issues of a “softened heart:”  What is it? How do I get it? How do I keep it? How do I use it? Psalm 51:10 (ESV) says, Create in […]

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God Uses Prodigals to Improve Us!

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 13, 2017

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 Do you sometimes envy people who have seemingly perfect marriages? Do you want to cry when you see couples walking hand in hand at the park or the mall? Do you question God about your long stand when it seems your spouse keeps moving further away from Him and fom you? While it is God’s will for marriages to honor Him and represent Jesus’ relationship with His Bride the Church, God, who works […]

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From the Beginning, God Knows

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 6, 2017

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”  John 10:10 (AMP) This is a beautiful and clarifying Scripture. If there is stealing, killing and destroying going on the thief (devil) is at work. If life is enjoyable and there is an overflowing abundance, Jesus is at work. Yet we all know bad things (stealing, killing and destroying) happen to Christians. So what’s the deal? God knows every single detail of your life – from the beginning […]

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The Power of Forgiveness

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 27, 2017

Forgiveness is one of those things that we cannot see, yet when we exercise it, we are expressing the essence of God. Forgiveness is the primary expression of love from God. Jesus is forgiveness. If anyone had a right to hang onto a hurt, He did.  If anyone didn’t deserve what happened to them, He did. How did He not lash back at those that mocked Him? Forgiveness. How could He endure the pain of the cross, knowing full well He would have to take on the full weight of everyone’s sin (yours and mine)? Forgiveness. How could God allow […]

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Faith Is Always Forged in the Fire

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 20, 2017

“…when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8b Years ago when I was standing for the healing of our marriage, I had no idea what God was doing. I was dealing with pain, rejection, and shame. I wanted to be whole and healthy and I wanted to see my marriage healed. Looking back now I realize how limited my vision was and how small I had made our God. While I approached my situation from a somewhat selfish point of view, God was looking at it with a much larger vision. Back […]

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