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A Modified Stander’s Affirmation
As God is my strength, witness, and ever faithful guide, 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 – until death do us part…so I am standing NOW, and I will not sit down, let down, slow down, calm down, fall down, look down or be down ’til this stronghold breakdown is torn down! Thank you Jesus!
I refuse to put my eyes on outward circumstances, listen to the nay-saying of my Covenant Spouse or other prophets of doom. I will not buy into the lies of what is trendy, worldly, popular, convenient, easy, quick, thrifty, or advantageous… I will not settle for the devil’s cheap imitation of God’s real thing, nor will I seek to lower God’s standard, twist and rewrite God’s word, violate God’s Covenant, or accept what God hates, namely divorce!
In a world of filth, I will stay pure and true; surrounded by lies I will speak the truth; where hopelessness abounds, I will hope in God: where revenge is easier, I will bless my Beloved instead of curse; and where the odds are stacked against me, I will trust in GOD’s faithfulness for He has promised that He will never leave me nor forsake me, neither will His spoken Word return to Him void but that it will accomplish that for which He sent it! Praise God! …and where the deceit of remarriage is the world’s answer to divorce, I will stay true to my God and my Covenant One-flesh Mate.
I am a STANDER – standing in the gap, believing God for the healing of my Marriage. I am a Fighter — fighting the spiritual battle for the salvation and healing of my Covenant Spouse — and I will not give in, compromise, quarrel or quit. I have made the choice, set my face, entered the race, believed His Word and trusted GOD for all the outcome. I will allow neither the words or reaction of my Covenant 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.
And it will be…
— Original Stander’s Affirmation Author Unknown. Revised by TheEphesianMarriage in accordance with the Word of God. Amen
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