Growing Weary 

 Hi everyone! I have been extremely busy with life. I know there are only four seasons, but I think in the spiritual realm, there is a fifth–the season of Wait! I’m in a waiting season–waiting on God to release me and my family from a stronghold called “Not Enough”. Not Enough hours, Not Enough pay, Not Enough time to prepare for what my family may be facing if my husband’s legal issues go downhill. I have faith that God has the perfect answer to all of the complexities we face. The mountain that I face is only a molehill–not even a mote of dust compared to how big God is and what He is capable of doing!

Whatever the mountain is that you’re facing, if you can relate to the season of Wait, you know that it is difficult!

Everyone experiences a waiting season differently.

When we’re in a waiting season, a person may feel as if they’re hidden in the shadow of God’s wings. They may be in need but quite sheltered in a relatively calm set of circumstances. On the contrary, another person in their waiting season may feel as if they are smack dab in the furnace–in the middle of the heat blast of adversity. It may be mentally unbearable and incredibly stressful.

The important things to remember is that our waiting on God is not God’s plan to cause torment. 

Why the Wait?

It could possibly be to PROTECT you from unforeseen danger or destruction.

It is always to glorify God and sometimes He is gracious to reveal His plan, provision, and protection in the process.

Sometimes the answer and solution JUST ARRIVES SUDDENLY and we lack the understanding. However, we are just so grateful we don’t mind if God doesn’t reveal the details. 

Whatever you’re waiting on God for in your season–a job, restoration of yoir marriage, healing and deliverance from lack or infirmity–don’t give up! Keep hoping that God will come through for you with exactly what you need in perfect timing. Keep praying.

And it’s hard to pray while you are waiting because your mind races to discover solutions. Think of your waiting season as a training season. Use that time to focus on prayer and pray specific prayers about your concerns. Pray more than you worry. Leave it up to God to make the impossible POSSIBLE!

Have faith. Believe that the answer you can’t see is in the hands of God who we also cannot see! The answer is supernatural, so thank God while you’re waiting and listen for the Holy Spirit to guide you in your season. I am uncomfortable waiting, but I have decided it is best to wait for what God has for me than to strike out and make an even larger mess of things. I pray you will also wait on Him! Speak to that situation about how it had better get ready to bow down before your Almighty God Jehovah!!! He hears you and His answer is COMING!

But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”~ Micah 7:7

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”~Psalm 27:13-14

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”~Hebrews 11:1

For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”~Habakkuk 2:3

In His strength,

Cassandra Salamone 

Cassandra’s Marriage Mints 

“Wives on the WarPath(TM) Tour”

I’m creating this campaign to do something I’ve never done before. I’m asking for donations to make my online ministry a ministry that brings me and wives face to face from city to city. I’ve prayed about it and thought about it, and the leading from the Holy Spirit I’ve gotten is that if I want to do a new thing, I can’t be too proud to ask for help. Often, when God does a new thing in our lives, He blesses us from unexpected sources. This campaign is the platform that allows me to put my desire out here without knowing where exactly my help is going to come from. I want to really go all out for God in my ministry, so it’s not to pressure you. I ask only that you give as you are led to donate.

I’ve been on Facebook ministering and encouraging wives since 2012 via Cassandra’s Marriage Mints. Throughout these years, I’ve always used my own resources to provide free resources to my followers. The new thing I want to do is to actually be able to plan a ministry tour called “Wives on the WarPath™ “. I set my goal amount to equal the number of followers I have. I figured that if each member of my ministry donated at least $1, those funds would contribute towards my travel costs, catering for the event attendees, and ministry printed materials for wives who attend the tour events. 
Every wife experiences spiritual warfare in her marriage, and it can be quite a lonely, isolating experience. Every woman of God is in the same tribe within God’s kingdom. In my “Wives on the WarPath™” tour, I would like to meet with wives to hold prayer, offer strategies to improve how they fight against the real enemy of our marriages–the devil; and of course, I want us to have fun! We will learn together, share testimonies, and we will enjoy ourselves! I will use the Wives on the WarPath™ tour to teach wives how to take authority and help them to boldly walk on their warpaths with the knowledge that God can take our trials and tribulations and translate them into purpose for our journeys (Romans 8:28).
I would like to personally meet with wives and offer tools that will help each wife move from tribulation to jubilation! I’m praying for a move of God that will make my “Wives on the WarPath™ ” tour possible!If you’d like to make a donation, visit this link:

https://www.gofundme.com/2fp55g4

Thank you and may God bless you!

~Cassandra 

Warrior Wives

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If you’d like to download my app Warrior Wives, you won’t find it in your GooglePlay or iTunes stores. You will find it here: http://1445813.igenapps.com/warrior-wives
Already 145 downloads of my app for wives who want to get in God’s Word everyday!!! Get your Daily War Paint devotions with Scriptures so you can
stay armored up!!! 🛡🗡🏹
In the strength of the Lord.
Still standing,
Cassandra

Warrior Wives (Warfare)

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Women of God,
It’s necessary to renew our minds in God’s Word everyday!
I have developed a brand new App called Warrior Wives  (Warfare) that provides a short daily devotion, which leads to Bible Scriptures. It’s free of charge and is a great tool to empower praying wives in putting on the full armor of God! Install by clicking this link: http://1445813.igenapps.com/warrior-wives

With Love,
Cassandra!

Are You an “Esther”?

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Esther did not demand that her husband receive her into his presence. She did not stir up a dramatic scene. She sought God’s presence first with her fast before she sought her husband’s.

Do you seek God before you go to your husband concerning issues in your marriage?

Esther put on her royal robes to manifest in the natural what she was attaching her hope to in the spiritual realm. She was the embodiment of 1 Peter 3:1-2 in that she hoped to remind her husband of his royal duty and responsibility to her as her husband without her having to say a word. Without a word, with her chaste conduct, she wanted to remind her king that she was his queen and worthy of being called. Esther did not attempt to barge her way into King Ahasuerus’ presence by entering his house. She simply positioned herself where she was in his sight, and once he laid eyes on his gracious, beautiful wife, he did not hesitate to hold out his golden sceptor to her. When she touched the top of the sceptor, she was affirming her husband’s authority and demonstrating reverence for him.
For more on this, visit http://coursecraft.net/courses/z9QsC
©2016. The Esther Study ~ BecomingQueens of Godly Purpose.
Cassandra Salamone. Cassandra’s Marriage Mints.

Forgiven

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JESUS puts everything into perspective. The Cross puts us into perspective. You may not be a thief, but you are a sinner. Let’s consider that the spouse who is standing for their marriage is Thief 1. Thief 1 died to sin with unforgiveness in his heart. Jesus was RIGHT THERE IN HIS MIDST. Jesus is in your midst. He just refused to repent of his sins. Let’s imagine Thief 2 is the prodigal spouse who realizes the truth of who Jesus is and he lines up his identity in Christ with repentance. Now do you still refuse to hold on to resentment and unforgiveness for your spouse? You have to forgive to be forgiven. Let Jesus be at the center of your marriage. Let forgiveness flow and reconciliation come to pass. After Jesus promised Thief 2 he’d be with Him in paradise, he was still hanging on the cross. You have a promise on your marriage because it is a covenant with God, so don’t be discouraged if you’re still hanging from trials as if you’re on a cross. Don’t let your words, heart, and actions line up with the scoffers and unbelievers who question the power of Jesus to save your marriage! Forgive and ask forgiveness of your sins. Truly, we want to see our spouses in paradise with Jesus! ❤
Luke 23:37-43, VOICE ~
“Soldiers: 37 Hey, if You’re the King of the Jews, why don’t You free Yourself!

38 Even the inscription they placed over Him was intended to mock Him—“This is the King of the Jews!” [This was written in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew.][c]

39 One of the criminals joined in the cruel talk.

Cynical Criminal: You’re supposed to be the Anointed One, right? Well—do it! Rescue Yourself and us!

40 But the other criminal told him to be quiet.

Believing Criminal: Don’t you have any fear of God at all? You’re getting the same death sentence He is! 41 We’re getting what we deserve since we’ve committed crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong at all! 42 (turning to Jesus) Jesus, when You come into Your kingdom, please remember me.

Jesus: 43 I promise you that this very day you will be with Me in paradise.”
Copyrighted. 2016. Cassandra Salamone. All rights reserved.

Desert Season

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All this time, I’ve felt like the backbone– the one who reminded about prayer, reading the Word, and walking by faith. I’ve been walking through a desert season for a long time. Not because of adultery. No. God said Not again. This desert season has been because of complicated circumstances affecting my husband, whose reach extended to me naturally. I have been quite isolated in this season and it has taught me to rely on God rather than people. There are a few sisters in Christ God blessed me to meet on Facebook who have reached out to me and lifted me in prayer. They were like ravens sent to feed me when I trusted no one in my actual day-to-day life. I do my best to be as transparent as I can without using my ministry as a platform to vent or air out dirty laundry. I felt led tonight to share because God still performs miracles and it blesses others when we can share our testimonies of how God is working in our marriages. He shows up when our faith turns to sands we can’t seem to grasp. The whirlwinds of circumstances blow the grains and we gather them back up only to question whether we had ever truly grasped them or was it all a mirage. Faith slipping through my fingers. Just as I became unhinged…. “Father, help my unbelief…”,
My husband stopped trying to get through to me and said it’s time for us to pray right now. God showed up to help me with my unbelief using the exact person I expressed my unbelief toward  by how I had been pulling away from him. The area of unbelief was my husband. I had pulled back and disconnected from him. The absence or withholding of love is the foothold of the enemy. It is the soil of unbelief when we cannot love or identify love that is clearly pouring forth. Like dying of thirst in a desert that really isn’t a desert because the water is being held out in the hands of my husband. Unbelief will kill your faith. God heard my cry my prayer to not allow me to be crazed by unbelief because the Holy Spirit will let you see the truth outside of what you can see and feel in the natural. I could see the grandiose, ugly error of how the enemy has been toying with me through my unbelief. But God! He heard my prayer that was unspoken but my soul’s cry. My husband’s prayer confirmed what the Holy Spirit had shown me. He said “Help me help my wife because somehow she has come undone unplugged. Help me fix my wife from everything I have done to cause her pain and what is trying to confuse her now….” God answered my prayer. No way my husband knew I was literally falling apart inside. I had no words to explain to him. But I thank God for performing a miracle and helping my unbelief so I can see and drink in the love my husband has for me. I may be in the desert, but I realize how important it is to surrender any unbelief to the Lord and speak God’s Word over that area continually. I encourage you to trust God in whatever season you are in to be your Provider. He has been the Sustainer of my faith when I was certain it was depleted. May God bless you.
Copyrighted. No reproduction. 2016. Cassandra Salamone.

Job 31 Men of God

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It is widely believed that women of God should exemplify the characteristics demonstrated by the Proverbs 31 wife. I believe that Job 31 is a wonderful example for men of God as Job was a man of integrity who was faithful to God even during times of testing and suffering. Please enjoy this blog post for more on Job 31.
“Job 31 Men of God”
Many look to Proverbs 31 as the go-to Scriptural example of the character and lifestyle of a godly wife. There is also a Scriptural reference of righteous living that husbands can utilize as a reference or example for righteous living in the Bible book of Job 31:1-34. These verses touch on many if the aspects a husband might deal with or be responsible for as head of his wife and children and in making a living for himself.
In verses 1-12, Job declares the vow that he’s made to never look at a woman with lustful intentions. These verses remind a husband that living a life of integrity is important and to stray into an adulterous relationship means that by his adulterous and deceitful actions, he burns down–destroys–his own household!
The man who commits adultery can expect that all that all that he once held/holds dear to himself may not survive his decision to step off the “straight and narrow” righteous path. He might lose his wife’s precious trust and badly maim their love. In these verses, Job also admits that only disastrous consequences would result from such wickedness! Job professes that if he were to be so stupid and allow a woman to seduce him:
that he would deserve the worst of that calamity and out of self-loathing would declare that his wife should in turn, go and cheat on him.
Of course, we never want to take an eye for an eye or commit adultery in retaliation of a spouse’s adultery in this case!
“1-4 “I made a solemn pact with myself
    never to undress a girl with my eyes.
So what can I expect from God?
    What do I deserve from God Almighty above?
Isn’t calamity reserved for the wicked?
    Isn’t disaster supposed to strike those who do wrong?
Isn’t God looking, observing how I live?
    Doesn’t he mark every step I take?
5-8 “Have I walked hand in hand with falsehood,
    or hung out in the company of deceit?
Weigh me on a set of honest scales
    so God has proof of my integrity.
If I’ve strayed off the straight and narrow,
    wanted things I had no right to,
    messed around with sin,
Go ahead, then—
    give my portion to someone who deserves it.
9-12 “If I’ve let myself be seduced by a woman
    and conspired to go to bed with her,
Fine, my wife has every right to go ahead
    and sleep with anyone she wants to.
For disgusting behavior like that,
    I’d deserve the worst punishment you could hand out.
Adultery is a fire that burns the house down;
    I wouldn’t expect anything I count dear to survive it.”

In verses 13-34, a man can be reminded to make good use of his power of wealth and influence. This is a godly reference for a man because he needs to honor God in his dealings with other people and be a man of integrity. If he has employees he manages or supervises, he should use his authority fairly and not abuse it. In accounting for his books– his income and taxes–a man must remember that even if the government and authorities don’t monitor his business dealings, God sees everything!
Here, in the following verses is a warning to be generous to the poor and to bless those families who are destitute and in need of provisions such as food, shelter, and warm clothes. Wisdom is in these verses that reveals the man who is money-hungry, who showboats or flaunts his wealth to others, who worships money and a lavish lifestyle, and who uses his power and influence to gain an unfair advantage is not a God-fearing man. A righteous man will not rejoice even over his competitors’ and enemies’ misfortune.

13-15 “Have I ever been unfair to my employees
    when they brought a complaint to me?
What, then, will I do when God confronts me?
    When God examines my books, what can I say?
Didn’t the same God who made me, make them?
    Aren’t we all made of the same stuff, equals before God?
16-18 “Have I ignored the needs of the poor,
    turned my back on the indigent,
Taken care of my own needs and fed my own face
    while they languished?
Wasn’t my home always open to them?
    Weren’t they always welcome at my table?
19-20 “Have I ever left a poor family shivering in the cold
    when they had no warm clothes?
Didn’t the poor bless me when they saw me coming,
    knowing I’d brought coats from my closet?
21-23 “If I’ve ever used my strength and influence
    to take advantage of the unfortunate,
Go ahead, break both my arms,
    cut off all my fingers!
The fear of God has kept me from these things—
    how else could I ever face him?
24-28 “Did I set my heart on making big money
    or worship at the bank?
Did I boast about my wealth,
    show off because I was well-off?
Was I ever so awed by the sun’s brilliance
    and moved by the moon’s beauty
That I let myself become seduced by them
    and worshiped them on the sly?
If so, I would deserve the worst of punishments,
    for I would be betraying God himself.
29-30 “Did I ever crow over my enemy’s ruin?
    Or gloat over my rival’s bad luck?
No, I never said a word of detraction,
    never cursed them, even under my breath.”

Verses 31-34 is a reminder of how important it is for a godly husband to have godly friends and mentors in his life who hold him accountable for his walk with the Lord. It’s a big deal because if he falls into sin, he needs other godly men to whom he can confess and disclose his sins to and have their prayers and support to help him restore his righteous walk.
A man who keeps himself as an island without that fellowship with the body of Christ may be tempted to hide his sins and continue in them. There is no condemnation in Christ.
A godly man is not afraid of being accountable for his life because he understands that it is because of Jesus that he never has to hide the way Adam did.
Because of Jesus, every husband is empowered to live a righteous life! Praise God for Job’s example and for the best example of all in His Son Jesus!!! ♡

Job 31:31-34~
“Didn’t those who worked for me say,
    ‘He fed us well. There were always second helpings’?
And no stranger ever had to spend a night in the street;
    my doors were always open to travelers.
Did I hide my sin the way Adam did,
    or conceal my guilt behind closed doors
Because I was afraid what people would say,
    fearing the gossip of the neighbors so much
That I turned myself into a recluse?”
Jesus is our perfect example; we should all aspire to be like Him. Amen and God bless!
©Cassandra Salamone. All rights reserved. No reproduction beyond the Share button.

Recognize the Serpent’s Voice

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“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” Although the context of 2 Corinthians 11:3 was concerning deception by false apostles, JUST LIKE EVE, we wives can be led astray from our sincere and pure devotion to standing for our marriages when we are deceived by the devil’s cunning whispers!!!! Don’t trade God’s eternal plan for your marriage by seeking relief from momentary afflictions.
If we are to avoid being fooled like Eve, we must learn to recognize his voice. The same strategy used on Eve has been inflicted down the generations.
RECOGNIZING THE SERPENT’S VOICE:
● First, he will pretend to be your friend and act as if he has your best interests at heart. He will show you all of the options available to you and you will see paths that exist to you other than the one God has shown you. That friend voice is just a friendly tip, suggestion, or advice. Just a filthy seed planted in the soil of your heart waiting to take root when you’re hopeless and looking for something other than what God offers you when your hopes are not set on Him! The innocent suggestion will cause you to consider innocent options “What will you do if {Insert your worst fear or the worst outcome}? This is to get your eyes off God and on planning for the worst.
● He will question God’s Word so your recollection of what God said–His Word –becomes misconstrued and twisted. In light of his question, you will be confused. For example, someone will say or maybe the questions just “arise into your mind from nowhere”: “Is God really with you? Didn’t God promise the heritage of the righteous will be shielded from attacks in their marriage? Or haven’t you done enough praying and fasting to be righteous?”  A wife who has lost her hope may fall for that twisted lie. That question combines some truth with a lie. God’s Word says in Isaiah 54:17 ”
No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.”
SEE, the attacks WILL COME. BE READY FOR THE WEAPONS FORM. But they will NOT PROSPER in their intent. AND our righteousness does not come from ourselves or anything we do in our stand but from JESUS!!! KNOW GOD’S WORD.
● If he gets you to believe the twisted lie about what God has said in His Word, he can cause you to not know who God is. That is his plan to create seeds of doubt, distrust and bitterness towards God.
● If he can get you to turn away from God, he can get you focused on what you can do in your own power. HE WILL APPEAL TO YOUR FLESH so that you do what God has NOT TOLD YOU TO DO. That disobedience will result in death. For example, a wife decides that God is not with her and does not care about her marriage. So she goes out and begins having an affair. When God brings her husband back, she is twisted and warped on her heart and the marriage fails because she was caught in adultery. She didn’t wait on God. She didn’t know His Word so she could withstand the enemy’s schemes. Her obedience helped to bring about death to her marriage.
It’s absolutely necessary for a wife to study and know God’s Word. It’s the only way to decapitate the serpent’s head when he comes whispering lies. He will come but you don’t have to listen!  Amen. Have a blessed day everyone!!!
Be strong in the Lord ❤
Copyrighted. 2016. Cassandra’s Marriage Mints.

Tell the Truth, Kick Out the Enemy!

There’s an old saying, “Tell the truth and shame the devil!” By telling the truth, we can kick the lies of the enemy out of our minds and hearts. Jesus already shamed the devil! Hallelujah!!! In order to take authority over your life, it’s important to replace those lying, hopeless ideas and emotions with the Word of God! Enjoy this new poster art! Have a blessed day  💖

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This poster art is copyrighted and the creative property of Cassandra’s Marriage Mints. 2016.