Post Tagged as ‘Shame’

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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Come on up…in The Spirit

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 22, 2015

I resolve myself to add life to my covenant keeping brothers and sisters in Christ, and no longer allow them to wallow in their sorrows. “God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.” I John 1:5 Not that there aren’t trying times or hurdles in this world to jump, but we must always remember that they do not affect the spirit in us. We need to identify with the spirit man; that incorruptible seed God has planted within us. Not the soul that grabs hold of the darkness and whips us into a fearful frenzy. It’s […]

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Habits That Can Sabotage Marriage Restoration

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • June 1, 2015

I just read a poster on Facebook that listed six habits that sabotage our life. I could go down that list and place a checkmark beside each one of them. There are habits that need to be dealt with in a Godly manner. This is the list that was presented:   Worrying about things you can’t change. God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Jacob-wrestling God fights for […]

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Marriage Restoration and God’s Provisioning For The One Who Left

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 20, 2015

This one was difficult for me to write because it made me reflect on events and choices surrounding the breakup of our marriage and the first few years following. Some were events and choices that can still bring feelings of shame and regret even after all these years of restoration. I will relate a few to illustrate the article topic but first we need to “set the stage.” Your marriage had problems and fell apart leaving both of you with financial situations in distress if not outright shambles. That statement covers at least 95% of all breakups. If your income […]

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Fainting-Fits in Troubled Marriages

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 4, 2015

God uses many ordinary happenings in my life to help me develop teachings that are relevant for Covenant Keepers. I attend a Community Bible Study and we are studying 1 & 2 Corinthians this year. Today we discussed 2 Corinthians 4, specifically I would like to think about verses 13-18: Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. […]

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Consider Yourself “A City Not Forsaken”

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 28, 2015

There is generally a point in time when we are so down; not having the strength to pull ourselves out of a pit of despair where things appear hopeless. It is one thing to know you have done wrong and you take action to right it. It is another to feel you are wrong and there seems no way to right it. God is so understanding and able to pull us out of that place. Listen to how He sees your situation in Isaiah 62. First He brags on you. Maybe not on what you have done in the past, […]

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Is Forgiveness Enough?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 13, 2014

Forgiveness + Apology = Reconciliation Many of us understand the wisdom of forgiveness, but how many have uncovered the reconciliatory power of apology? Why would I need to apologize to my spouse/others if I have forgiven them? Isn’t that enough? Anyone who has grasped forgiveness through CKI is well versed in Matt 6:15 NKJ: “If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” This is the great motivation for the forgiver; “If I forgive their sins, then God will forgive mine”- but is of less benefit to the offender. God’s heart not only desires […]

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How Could This Happen?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 13, 2014

I was recently asked by a woman in my congregation to help clean out her apartment and place things in storage. I had volunteered to help but don’t know how I was given the main responsibility for accomplishing this huge task. Let me give you the background story. This woman was the office administrator, part of the leadership team for the congregation, a minister, missionary, and teacher who traveled the world over. This precious sister could reach that wounded place in your heart quicker than anyone I know and she was the fastest to say, “Let’s pray about this matter.” […]

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