Hot Cocoa with Jesus

May God restore marriages so that husbands and wives submit to the Lord Jesus who intercedes for their covenant. May they both seek an intimate, deep abiding relationship with Christ so they build up each other and demonstrate His love. In Jesus’ name Amen 🙏🏾

With lots of love,

Watchmen Wife Cassandra

Watchmen Wives Christmas Cards

HOT COCOA WITH JESUS ☕️☕️🤲🏼💝

The Holy Spirit inspired me to create these Christmas card posts called HOT COCOA WITH JESUS to share cheer and encourage intimacy with Jesus. I know it is difficult at Christmas time for many whose prodigals have not returned. Seeking Jesus and reading God’s Word can feel like sharing hot cocoa with Jesus. It’s my hope this Christmas will be filled with His comforting presence and joy. Take a moment to enjoy the Scripture, prayer, or encouraging words. I pray you will go beyond that into the Word seeking moments with Jesus. May these Christmas card posts make you feel like you’re having a cup of hot cocoa with our Lord and Savior for He desires that you know His unfailing love for you. Amen 🙏🏾

Please visit Watchmen Wives Marriage Restoration Ministry Facebook page for fresh hot cocoa with Jesus Christmas Cards 🎄☕️🫖☕️🙏🏾💕🤗

With lots of love,

Watchmen Wife Cassandra ☺️🫖☕️💕

Hot Cocoa w/ Jesus

Although this is a really special time for my family and I will be taking time to focus on my marriage, the Holy Spirit wants me to share joy with you on this page. It’s important to share love and cheer especially during this time of year. I know it is difficult for many as you long for your prodigals to return home, so the Lord impressed into my heart to spread cheer through His Word. He gave me a vision of Jesus sharing hot cocoa with a stander snuggled next to Him. The television show they watched was the journey of their marriage and they laughed together. He held her while she cried as He pointed out all the times she didn’t know He was cradling the tears that fell from her eyes and all the times He carried her when she felt she couldn’t go on. I want you to feel that and see that. See yourself with Jesus. For your Maker is your Husband and He is with you and will never forsake you.
Although one verse may be posted, do go deeper and beyond 💝
I encourage you to make time everyday to fix yourself a cup of hot cocoa and spend time with Jesus in His Word. He is the Living Word. Snuggle up to His presence and let Him comfort you. You are loved and His love is the miracle we all need everyday.
With lots of love,
Watchmen Wife Cassandra 🙏🏾

Enjoy some time with the Lord as you rest in His love.

The Inner Man

Mark 7:20-23~ “And He said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of people’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, self-indulgence, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a person.”

I hope that this prayer blesses you! May God bring restoration to His covenant marriages.

Father God,

Please forgive us for our sins and help us to be the wives you have called us to be. For such a time as this, I thank You for Your Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Thank You for your Word and Your faithful love over us. I pray that You would hear this corporate prayer for as many as have the faith to pray it over their husbands. As Paul prayed, I pray “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give” (insert your husband’s name) “the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of (husband’s name ‘ ) heart may be enlightened so that (husband’s name) may know what is the hope of His calling, what is the wealth of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the mighty working of his strength” (Ephesians 1:17-19). I pray that He may grant (husband’s name), according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in (husband’s name) inner being through His Spirit, and that Christ may dwell as the inner Man in (your name and your husband’s name) hearts through faith. I pray that (your name and your husband’s name), being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge, so that (your name and your husband’s name) may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:16-19). That (husband’s name) will “no longer live as the Gentiles” the unbelievers “live, in the futility of their thoughts… darkened in their understanding, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their hearts…” (Ephesians 4:17-18). I pray that (your name and husband’s name) will be an “imitators of God, as dearly beloved children, and walk in love as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God” (Ephesians 5:1-2) I pray that (husband’s name) will invite Jesus to live within their heart so that the eyes of his understanding are opened as to how He is to lead and love His wife (your name) with sacrificial love “to make her holy” and that (your name) will submit and “respect her husband” (Ephesians 5:26,33). I pray that husband’s name) will “do God’s will from (their) heart” and that our marriage will bring glory to God (Ephesians 6:6). In the Mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen! Glory to God 🙌🏽🤲🏼🙏🏾

©️2021. Watchmen Wives ministry. All Scriptures cited.

Damascus

Without Jesus, a prodigal may only view their spouse from the wounded places that they believe their spouse inflicted.
“Blows that hurt cleanse away evil,
As do stripes the inner depths of the heart.” (Proverbs 20:30)
Sometimes you are the Jesus your spouse encounters and so they run from you to avoid the correcting pain of His love in/through your love. Coming back to you could mean them coming back into His presence where they are healed so don’t take rejection personal. 🙏🏾🕊
May prodigals return to their first love JESUS 🛐🙌🏽🙌🏽🕊🙏🏾

©2020May. Cassandra Salamone. All rights reserved.

~He Bottles Every Tear~


O GOD,
You know the cries of my heart.
You have memorized the trail of
Every tear.
You held the essence
The evidence of my pain.
You carefully weighed my tears in
Your palms
As jewels reflecting
The doorway of the soul and its desires
Where the Lion of Judah stands.
Guarding and Protecting.
You gather and infuse each one
With a promise of
Your faithfulness.
Your mercy.
Your unending Love.
Nothing wasted.
All of my masks have fallen.
Every stronghold has come undone.
Your presence is extravagant.
Your glory and favor is my gown
As my heart stands naked before Your
Searching gaze.
I stand surrendered as Your bride.

Psalm 56:8 “You keep track of all my sorrows.[a]
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.”

Footnote: wanderings

He Bottles Every tear.

Original poem I wrote. 🕊©Cassandra Salamone. 2020.

“New! Stander’s Pilgrimage Bible study”

Are you standing for the restoration of your marriage? If you are, it is one of life’s most difficult spiritual journeys. I am walking with Jesus in my own pilgrimage as a stander so I understand the need to lean on God’s  Word for strength and balance.

The Stander’s Pilgrimage Study is a series of lessons based on Bible Scriptures that will incorporate a mixture of encouraging word, prayer, photos, and music to refresh your hope in the Lord as you stand.

Enrollment costs $1 per lesson. Sign up here: Stander’s Pilgrimage Series

May God bless you as you wait on Him for the restoration of your marriage 🙏🏽

Wounds Exposing the Inner Heart

Maybe the beatings of our marriage trials are permitted by God to cleanse evil away from us. Perhaps the suffering of these afflictions –the betrayal, rejection, sorrow, and brokenheartedness– we willingly endure are permitted so that wounds open us up and expose what needs healing inside of our own hearts. Yes the transgressions that hurt us can pierce us and rip our hearts wide open so that we can be healed where we did not know we needed healing. We are not above the sufferings of Christ Jesus. By Jesus’ stripes we’re healed, and maybe the stripes we endure are so we will reach out to Jesus and find peace in the One Who was chastised for our sins. In the One Whose chastisement secured our peace in Him. His healing reaches the inner depths of our hearts (Matthew 15:19) –into the deepest soil of our hearts where seeds of our own sin germinate. There in that deep wounded heart we can find peace in Jesus and not be overcome by the sin that has been transgressed against God against us by our prodigals. We can have compassion and persevere in praying for the salvation of the heart of our prodigal spouses that they too will turn to Jesus and be healed. When the depths of our hearts are exposed by pain, what sits upon the throne of our heart is revealed. We have an opportunity to allow Jesus to cleanse our heart and give us a new understanding of His love. Remove the crown from your pain. Forgive your prodigal because they know not what they truly do because they do not know the love of JESUS. While our prodigal’s transgressions–their pride, their anger, their adultery, their brokenness– may have separated is from their love, we can have the assurance and peace that absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God. Having that knowledge of the unimaginable pain Jesus endured when he was flogged, spat upon, beaten, crowned with a piercing crown of thorns; when He carried His own cross before being nailed upon it– we then can understand that His love for us is bigger than pain because the purpose of His love cannot be stopped! His love cannot be blocked from us by anything or anyone! (Romans 8:31-39)

This is the love that our prodigals do not have cannot demonstrate to us because they do not have the revelation and understanding yet of Jesus’ love. Pray for peace for the Prince of Peace Who is Jesus to give them a revelation of His love and a burden to repent so they have a desire to pick their crosses back up and finish the race with you in your marriage. May the stripes in our marriages be healed by the One Whose stripes bled perfect love of God. Amen

Amen 🙏🏽
Proverbs 20:30, NKJV~
“Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart.”
Isaiah 53:5, NKJV~
“But He was wounded[a] for our transgressions,
He was [b]bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes[c] we are healed.”
*Footnotes:
Isaiah 53:5[a] Or pierced through
Isaiah 53:5[b] crushed
Isaiah 53:5[c] Blows that cut in
Matthew 15:19~
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:”

Romans 8:31-39, NLT~ “

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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