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The Black Sheep

  • Out of that terrible travail of soul, he'll see that it's worth it and be glad he did it. Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant, will make many 'righteous ones,' as he himself carries the burden of their sins. Therefore I'll reward him extravagantly' the best of everything, the highest honors'Because he looked death in the face and didn't flinch, because he embraced the company of the lowest. He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many, he took up the cause of all the black sheep. Isaiah 53:11 ESV

    I grew up as the least of my family, who at the time was the least of another family. The youngest of thirteen kids and a stepchild on top of that. Every day, it was made clear that I did not belong there and never would.

    Have you ever felt like the black sheep in the family? Made some mistakes, or maybe like me, you are the mistake and never able to get free of it? After enough pain we become closed off to the world.

    Be encouraged. Jesus has friends in low places and He found me there. Jesus redeemed me, added me to His family and healed my heart. He took up the cause of troubled and hurting people and He will take your burden today if you will let Him.

    Remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life. What you have been in the past is gone and you decide who you will be from this day forward. Remember that if you are a black sheep, your brightest days are still ahead of you!

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I believe that You are there for me. When the world looks the other way, You still look my way. Help me to see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: Our weekly RHM Live church service will be happening this morning at 10am EST. Join us for a time of worship, interactive prayer, and fellowship, and to hear what has been happening recently in our lives. To participate in the chatroom you need to have a site account, but if not, you can still watch the video of the study. Service starts at 10am EST, but all are encouraged to show up 15 minutes early for fellowship, and to make sure the stream is working for you before we start. Love you all! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Jul 14
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jul 14
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus.

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please dear God stay by my side. Get us through this to the other side. Please motivate my Grandchildren and give them confidence. In the name of Jesus Amen. 

Jul 14
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father You have been there for us in every turn of our lives, give us the help we need to have You always. We need Your leading and loving care to stay away from the snares of the world. In the name of Your Son Jesus I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Pastor I thank you and this ministry for all your help, God bless you. 

 

Jul 14
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Father, Amen!

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

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