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The Buck Stops Here

  • If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 WEB.

    I have a Dilbert cartoon about computer tech support taped to our internet router. It reminds me of our service provider. Whenever we have an internet problem and call them, they immediately say something must be wrong with our equipment. They shift the blame to us, but then they silently fix it in the background. That said, they are great for a small-town ISP.

    In the cartoon, Dilbert, the technician, picks up the support telephone and says: "Your problem is with another company's products or services." Without even hearing, knowing, or caring what the problem was. The customer said: "But you haven't heard about the problem yet." Dilbert replied: "Let's pretend that will make a difference."

    As Christians, we often try to pass the buck onto the evil world or other groups while we are the only ones with the key. We like to believe we are in this situation because of someone else. When we are trapped in a pit that we dug ourselves. We are often merely reaping what we have sown in the past (Galatians 6:7).

    There is only one way out of the pit: That we turn to God and away from our wicked ways. We humble ourselves and pray. Then He promises that He will hear from heaven, turn, and heal our land. Whether we cause it or not, we have the answer to bring change.

    The answer lies not in politics or war but in seeking God. All through the Bible, God moved when His people began to seek Him with all their hearts. When they became lukewarm and backslidden, their nation fell apart.

    Can Christians prosper in a fallen world? Absolutely! If we all were to humble ourselves (fasting), repent (turn from our wicked ways), and pray, God would turn and heal our nation. May God give us the wisdom and grace to do so before it is too late.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You bring peace to our nation. Forgive us. Please guide our leaders and remove evil influences from our government. Fill our country with Your presence, and convict people of sin once again. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Kevin  Moore
Kevin Moore

Amen Father,  please dig me out of the pit i've dug for myself,   I was tempted by the enemy and gave in and did wrong and now I'm stuck,  father please have mercy on me in Jesus name,  I did wrong and take full responsibility for my actions,   please in your mercy set me on solid ground once more and give me one more chance to go forward in your name,  help me to not give in to temptation,  I don't want the things of this world that satisfy the flesh,  I want spiritual help to engage in the war in the heavenly realms,   I want to hear your voice again,  and once you trust me again please restore the peace & joy you shared with me which surpasses all understanding,  I love you father,   in Jesus mighty name,  Amen

Sep 1
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

AMEN .!  THIS IS WHAT WE NEED FOR OUR NATION...PRAYER EVEYONE ...

XO

SHARON

Sep 1
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I pray 

Sep 1
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Sep 1

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, You are first in my life. I welcome Your presence always. Amen

Sep 1
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Sep 1
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Tammy Ackerman
Tammy Ackerman

Amen

Sep 1
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Sep 1
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Sep 1
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord, totally agree with Bro Todd's prayer today and days ahead before it's to late for some.  In Jesus Name I pray,  Amen 

Sep 1
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray, Amen. 

Sep 1
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Sep 1
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 1
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Start with me Father. Show me my sins, forgive me and lead me. Create in me a clean heart and renew within me a righteousness spirit. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation. In Jesus Name 

Sep 1
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen amazing awesome devotional thank you Father for giving us the answers in your Holy Bible please help the earth to see you in a way that will bring change in each person's heart, forgive our sins and heal our land if it's your will, in Jesus'name I pray amen.

Sep 1
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Sep 1
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I pray that You bring peace to our nation. Forgive us. Please guide our leaders and remove evil influences from our government. Fill our country with Your presence, and convict people of sin once again. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Sep 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen  

Sep 1
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Sep 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help us dear God. You are our hope. Amen 

Sep 1
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

I have been praying for our country. Even though I don't care for the current administration, I still pray for them. I pray that the people of this nation can bridge the divide that's been created and love one another as we should. May God have mercy on us all.

Sep 1
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

Truman had "The buck stops here" on his desk. He made plenty of mistakes. But at least he owned them. May we all be so responsible. Including our leaders!

Sep 3