Daily Devotion

March 1, 2017

March Partner Letter

Dear Friend,


I woke up this morning and read an email from a man, a former pastor, who shared how he and his wife were together again. He explained how, over the course of time and through life’s disappointments, he had lost everything. He left his wife, his pulpit, and walked away from ministry altogether. But God—through His mercy—miraculously healed his life! He and his wife are happily together after 5 years of separation and he is beginning a new life.


For several years now, Cherise and I have hosted the One Marriage Conference at Free Chapel. We see thousands of couples each year joining together to strengthen their relationship. Yet, I’m always most amazed by these stories of complete turn-around. We receive letter after letter following the conference with stories of miraculous restoration of marriages that were on the brink of divorce. 


I don’t know why God has strategically chosen to entrust these lives to us at our conference, but He continues to do amazing miracles of healing, deliverance and restoration. As a pastor of a large family of churches, I know just how much families are under pressure today. You’ve got responsibilities, the pressure of raising children, family concerns, and bills that have to be paid. It begins to weigh on you. So how do you keep your love alive and build a marriage that last? 


You need divine help! 


I believe winning or losing your battles depends on whether or not you have divine help in your corner. Cherise and I have been married for 30 years now, and I can say without a doubt, I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am without my divine help. You need each other! You need your divine help praying for you when you go to your job. You need help as you raise your children. You definitely need divine help to build your career or business. 


The only way you hold it together is by continuing to go deeper into Jesus. Every time life comes at us, we’re going deeper into Him. We don’t let trials and troubles or issues and problems stop us—we go deeper into Him. Jesus is the answer. I don’t care what’s hanging on you, when you get in His presence, you can handle it. He is the Rock that you can build your house on, and it will stand. 


“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock” (Matthew 7:24-25 NLT).


Marriage matters to God and we want to do everything we can, as a ministry, to support you in your marriage with resources to help you stay strong. It is only by the grace of God and a fierce determination to work through the storms of life in every season that we stand together today knowing one thing for sure . . . we are better together. 


Leading up to this year’s One Marriage conference I have written a book called And Then We Were One, Real solutions for Real Marriages. I am excited to announce it is now available exclusively to you. It is filled with very practical, down-to-earth principles to guide your marriage based on God’s Word and 30 years of my own experience as Cherise and I have worked together to raise 5 amazing children with the same challenges and decisions you face each day. 


This month only, you can get the Tried & True kit featuring my brand new book along with all three sessions from our One Marriage conference with your gift of just $45 or more! These messages will inspire the marriage you long for! Wake Up the Mighty Men is a profound call to action I want every man to hear! I believe God is calling us as men to specific duties in these last days and it’s time to take action! PLUS, God is going to change your mind and change your heart through Robert Morris’ Becoming One and God’s Greatest Desire—and it will change your relationship! Remember, my book is not available in stores, it is only available through the ministry. 


Regardless of where your marriage is right now, I believe these resources will be a source of divine help for you and your spouse. With all that is going on in the world today, God still sees you and your situation. He’s ready to do something amazing in your life. He draws near to you as you draw near to Him, and He’s ready for an encounter with you that can change everything. 


Your life or marriage may not be perfect or flawless, but you can count on God’s grace to build a love that lasts a lifetime! 


I also want to take a moment to personally thank those of you who have responded to Project 300! You are helping us build a women’s dorm for New Beginnings, a ministry to women who have been trapped in addiction, sometimes for years. Many of these women have lost custody of their children and their families have written them off as unreachable or damaged goods. But through this life-saving ministry we are seeing hundreds of women’s lives drastically changed through an encounter with Jesus Christ. Pray and see if God would speak to you about sending an extra gift this month to help us complete the work. 


“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you” (James 1:27 NLT). 


When you send your gift of $45 or more and request the Tried & True kit including my new book, And Then We Were One – Real Solutions for Real Marriages, and the 3-DVD series from our latest One Marriage conference, your donation will help complete Project 300. We are so close to our goal and can’t wait to break ground on this new dorm that will house an additional 18 women and 30 children who are ready for their New Beginning!


Thank you again, to everyone who has already responded. God is moving in miraculous ways! 


In His Service, 


Jentezen Franklin

One last thing: I believe, with God, anything is possible! And that no marriage, no mother, no child is too far gone for the supernatural love of Christ to redeem them and set them on the course He had planned for them all along. 


I want to put the tools in your hands to experience God in your marriage the way Cherise and I have for 30 years. And I want to make room for as many women as possible to experience the redeeming grace of God in their life through the ministry of New Beginnings! Help me do both. 


Reply soon with your gift of $45 or more and we’ll rush you my brand new book – not available anywhere else, 3 powerful messages from One Marriage