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Hey you! You're Not Worthless

Hey you! You're Not Worthless“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.”  Psalm 27:10 I think one of the worst things that we standers feel from rejection of our spouses, is the feeling of worthlessness.  How many times have you felt like you weren't worth loving because  your spouse left you?  I know I have struggled with this myself. About a week ago in my prayer time with God, He revealed to me that I still see myself as worthless because my spouse rejected our marriage.  He also told me this is one of the enemy's biggest lies, and that none of His people are worthless.  I know you can relate to the way that I've felt in the past 3 years, because we can't seem to understand why our spouses have rejected us, or why they haven't come back yet.   Here's how valuable we are to God:
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.  But even the hairs of you…

Stand Analogy

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Stand AnalogyBy Ess-Jee Rautenbach



In the Christian culture we live in today it seems that we are a bit confused on what we need to do in our battle with our adversary the devil. Some teach that you got to fight darkness and the other says that demons and the devil got extinct with the dinosaurs. There are so many conclusions on what our responsibility is and what is Gods responsibility and where does the devil fit in, in all this.
In this article I will try to show you the right way to battle the enemy and the wrong way. What is the truth around spiritual warfare and how to really have an affect in the spiritual realm? Did you ever come to a point that you ask yourself,”Why am I doing what I am doing”. I have heard numerous people saying that they must pray more, vast more, and then God will move for me in my situation. Is that true, can Gods arm be turned by us reciting prayers to Him?
To start of we must start by the right foundation. That is where I will start; the foundation of Jesu…

A Promise Ready Stander

It's been awhile since I've written a devotion, but i felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to write and tell you all what God has been sharing and teaching me and wants me to teach you.   God has been speaking to me so much lately, and I know that we all need encouragement, so please open your heart to hear what God is saying to his people.

First, God wants you all to know, as standers, that He wants you to LET GO of your spouse.  WHOA KRYSTAL!  What does that mean?  For years as a stander, I've often heard that we need to let go, and so many of us do not know what that means, here is the meaning.  Quit focusing on your spouse.  Quit looking at what your spouse is doing, quit being anxious, turn your WHOLE FOCUS on God.  Nothing less than everything.   
Come to a complete point of contentment in your stand.  If you haven't, if you're still anxious and doubting or wondering if God will really restore your marriage, then you haven't let go.  LET GO and LET GOD mo…

Ess-Jee Rautenbach interviewing Amanda Beth, Author of "You can have a happy family".

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Amanda Beth is a wife of fifteen years, mother of four children, and author of You Can Have a Happy Family – Steps to Enjoying Your Marriage and Children (available at: Amazon & Barnes & Noble). She has experienced a transformation in her life and marriage since she surrendered her heart to Christ ten years ago. She now passionately desires to help other individuals and families find healing in Christ. Her teachings on marriage and spiritual growth can be found on her website (amandabeth.net) and her blog (sharingtruths.com).


1.Most authors have one very specific reason for writing a particular book.  What was your reason for writing You Can Have A Happy Family: Steps to Enjoying Your Marriage and Children?
About four or five years ago, God put the desire in my heart to write someday. Three years ago, while leading Bible Studies in my home, I came across a local publishing class. I felt the Lord strongly leading me to take the class. At the time, I fully expected to save all the…