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Skeletons in The Closet

  • The man said, "They have left here, for I heard them say, 'Let's go to Dothan.' " Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan. They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him. They said to one another, "Behold, this dreamer comes. Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams." Genesis 37:17'20 WEB.

    Joseph had it all and was his father's favorite son. God had given him dreams that he would be a ruler one day. His father had given him an ornate coat of many colors, and Joseph was a wealthy prince. Yea, Joseph's life should have been great, but his brothers were very jealous of him.

    Most of Joseph's brothers wanted to kill him. Reuben tried to save him and got him thrown into an empty well. The only thing that stopped them from killing Joseph was his brother Judah who said: "after all, he is our brother, our own flesh." So the brothers made a compromise and sold Joseph as a slave to some traveling merchants.

    Joseph was just a boy, and he had no control over what happened. He was only doing what his father had told him. It was not his fault that bad things were done to him by others, even his loved ones, his immediate family. Joseph was not at fault, and his father still loved him dearly. Still, he went from being a prince to a dark pit, to being a slave, falsely accused of attempted rape, and serving time in prison.

    Joseph's life went into a downward spiral, and he went through some very dark times, but thankfully his story doesn't end there. Eventually, Joseph became the ruler of Egypt, second only to Pharaoh himself. All those dreams that God had given him came true.

    When people are abused as a child, they often blame themselves, but what happened to you when you were young was not your fault. You had no control over that. So lay it down. Like Joseph, forgive, and in doing so, you will free yourself as well. Don't let things that happened years ago that you had no control over drain your energy and strength today. Your Heavenly Father loves you, and He wants you to focus on your future, not your unchangeable past.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You that I am still breathing today. Please help me follow the dreams that You have given me. Bring them back to my memory and inspire me with a fresh vision. Make what is important to You important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.' (John 5:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

June 19, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

June 19, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done in my life, Father. Thank You for Your many blessings, Amen!

June 19, 2021
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Adahlia Burns
Adahlia Burns

Thy will be done...Thank you Lord....

June 19, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Father in Heaven for you love and compassion; In Jesus precious name I pray, Amen!!

June 19, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

June 19, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

June 19, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Forgive me Lord for All my youthful sins, in Jesus Name. 

June 19, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

June 19, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen 

June 19, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for this message of hope, Pastor Dion. Lord, make what is important to You important to me. Thank you. Amen

June 19, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

June 19, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thanks for the wonderful message.Jesus please make what's important to you important to us. Amen 

June 19, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for forgiving us of the sins we have committed, help us to obtain the dreams You have for us by following Your will. Give us the Holy Spirit to lead us through Your word and follow Your designs, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Thank You Lord, Amen. 

Great devotional reminder Pastor, God bless you both, Amen. 

June 19, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen and amen 

June 19, 2021
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

Sooo SOOOO TRUE- God bless your day !

June 19, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

June 19, 2021
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

This is such a true and inspiring story for us today. Joseph never gave up, he just kept believing the promises that God told him would come to pass. Never give up, God isn't finished with us yet.

June 19, 2021
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Thank you for the words I really needed to hear today. Joseph's story has always been one of my favorite Bible tales. And it's one I can relate to. God bless you,  Pastor Todd and Sylvia too

June 19, 2021
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

June 20, 2021