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Blood in the Water

  • He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars. He calls them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power. His understanding is infinite. Psalms 147:3-5 WEB.

    When sharks sense blood in the water, they go into a feeding frenzy. They will attack the wounded and devour them, even if it is another shark. They get so caught up in this frenzy that they may even turn and attack each other. The water becomes cloudy. Everything becomes blurred, and everyone around them becomes a target. Too often, we see the same behavior in church.

    Church life can be messy. We are all imperfect people trying to represent a perfect God. When we fail, people get wounded. Many of them are just victims of church abuse, and it's not their fault at all. If you get deeply involved in a church and begin to see the underbelly of it, there's a good chance that you'll find something you don't like. You may even become one of the wounded, and the ones you once looked up to are now against you.

    Yet, Jesus reached out to the hurting. He touched the outcasts, and He ate with the sinners. Jesus told us parables like the good Samaritan who stopped to help the wounded man while the priest passed by on the other side of the road. We are to help restore the wounded among us, not turn against them, destroy their lives, dash their hopes, and drive them away.

    Today, if you know someone that has been wounded, reach out to them. You might just be the only friend they have on Earth during a time when everyone else has turned their back on them. If you are one of the wounded, then hang on to God and understand that He still loves you, but His followers often forget that and can fail to show it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for today. Please forgive me for hurting others, as I forgive those who have hurt me. Help me to live a life of victory and make my enemies live at peace with me. Help me be slow to speak and always think first. Use me to heal the hurting, rescue the lost, forgive the unforgiving, and bind up their wounds. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for today. Please forgive me for hurting others, as I forgive those who have hurt me. Help me to live a life of victory and make my enemies live at peace with me. Help me be slow to speak and always think first. Use me to heal the hurting, rescue the lost, forgive the unforgiving, and bind up their wounds. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Jan 18
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Jan 18
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Jan 18
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jan 18
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Jan 18
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 18
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Jan 18
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, Thank You for forgiving me. I need You Lord. AMEN

Jan 18
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Amen!

Jan 18
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Please Lord God help me to be your hands,  feet and heart towards others in need. In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray, Amen. 

Jan 18
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 18
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

Jan 18
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Jan 18
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 18
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray that I fulfill Your will in my life, Amen!

Jan 18
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN!

 

 

Jan 18
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father 

Jan 18
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Peace and Blessings, Amen.

Jan 18
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!

Jan 18
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jan 18
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Such valuable advice, Pastor Dion Thank you! Lord, help me be slow to speak and always think first. Keep me aware of the wounded in my world. Prompt me to offer grace and kindness. Thank you. Amen

Jan 18