Restored and Redeemed

Has your marriage been restored? Restored & Redeemed is a devotional for those in a restored marriage.

Marriage Affirmations

My husband and I hosted a Bible study for married couples. During one session, I shared what we know as The Stander’s Affirmation, a mantra that has been around for many years. When my friend read it, she was so excited. She said, “We should all be reading this mantra daily!” I always connected the words to a person who was praying for marriage restoration, but the more I read it, the more powerful the reminders are in this mantra for all married couples.

If you have been around Rejoice Marriage Ministries for a while, you have probably heard my mom use the phrase, “Once a stander, always a stander.” That meant that after she saw her marriage restored, she would never stop praying for her marriage.

It can be easy to get complacent in marriage. We are rolling along, and everything seems like it is going well until we leave a crack for the enemy to come in and cause problems. You have seen it before. You know what it looks like to have a major disruption in your marriage. Don’t ever stop praying for your spouse.

I hope this mantra encourages you as you pray and claim your restored marriage will survive!

I am standing for the healing of my marriage! I will not give up, give in, give out or give over ’til that healing takes place. I made a vow, I said the words, I gave the pledge, I gave a ring, I took a ring, I gave myself, I trusted GOD, and said the words, and meant the words… in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in good times and in bad…so I am standing NOW, and will not sit down, let down, slow down, calm down, fall down, look down or be down ’til the breakdown is torn down!  

I refuse to put my eyes on outward circumstances, or listen to prophets of doom, or buy into what is trendy, worldly, popular, convenient, easy, quick, thrifty, or advantageous… nor will I settle for a cheap imitation of God’s real thing, nor will I seek to lower God’s standard, twist God’s will, rewrite God’s word, violate God’s covenant, or accept what God hates, namely divorce!  

In a world of filth, I will stay pure; surrounded by lies I will speak the truth; where hopelessness abounds, I will hope in God: where revenge is easier, I will bless instead of curse; and where the odds are stacked against me, I will trust in God’s faithfulness.  

I am a STANDER, and I will not acquiesce, compromise, quarrel or quit. I have made the choice, set my face, entered the race, believed the Word, and trusted God for  the outcome.  

I will allow neither the reaction of my spouse, nor the urging of my friends, nor the advice of my loved ones, nor economic hardship, nor the prompting of the devil to make me let up, slow up, blow up, or give up ’til my marriage is healed.  

~ Author Unknown

God bless,

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