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Lay It Down

  • Brothers, I don't regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do: forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 WEB.

    I was in a very dark place in my life. The doctor had placed me on anti-depressants, yet I remained a recluse with suicidal thoughts. Once, I had carried the precious anointing of the Holy Spirit. Now I only seemed to carry misery and felt that He could not be found. It was certainly me that withdrew from Him, and now I felt alone in the gloom. How did I get here? It is a long story that is not that relevant, but how it changed is.

    There seemed to be a very small light in that darkness, a small ray of hope. The Lord started speaking to me very gently, like someone trying to ease up on an injured animal. Slowly, little by little, He led me out of the darkness. I found that He still had a plan for my life, but I had to follow Him. It took action. I had to make some serious changes in my life that others intensely disliked. Albert Einstein said it best: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Sometimes it takes a change to break the cycle.

    Every journey begins with a first step. You don't have to let your past determine your future, for you can make a choice, and you can start today. You can't steer a car that is sitting still; it just gets older. To change its course, it has to be moving. Paul forgot the past behind him and pressed on toward the goal. So don't give up, for there is still hope. The end of a thing can be better than the beginning.

    Don't become trapped in your past or let other people control your future. You are older and wiser today. This is a new day in your life, a fresh start. You are forgiven, and God still has plans for you. So press on for the prize, and don't let the enemy hold you back. There is still hope, for what you see does not have to be. God will always call you into the brightest version of your life, and every other path is inferior to His. Let go of the past, cut it loose, and lay it down. Hold tight to the lifeline that He gives you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I come to You today, and I thank You for being there for me. Please draw me out of my shell Lord. Draw me to You. Give me a clear vision of my next step. Inspire me to make the right decisions in my life and lead me today. 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I come to You today, and I thank You for being there for me. Please draw me out of my shell Lord. Draw me to You. Give me a clear vision of my next step. Inspire me to make the right decisions in my life and lead me today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
March 23, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen 

March 23, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

March 23, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

March 23, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

March 23, 2023
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, strength I need from YOU.  I trust YOU Lord. AMEN

March 23, 2023
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen and Amen!

March 23, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

March 23, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

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

March 23, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Amen Good Morning Everyone 

March 23, 2023
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Jesus. ????????

March 23, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father, I come to You today, and I thank You for being there for me. Please draw me out of my shell Lord. Draw me to You. Give me a clear vision of my next step. Inspire me to make the right decisions in my life and lead me today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

March 23, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Thank you Jesus!

March 23, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I come to You today, and I thank You for being there for me. Please draw me out of my shell Lord. Draw me to You. Give me a clear vision of my next step. Inspire me to make the right decisions in my life and lead me today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

March 23, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Lord, for being with me in the day-to-day. Amen

March 23, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Yes Amen

March 23, 2023
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Janice Perdereaux
Janice Perdereaux

I love this articule for today i went through that 

March 23, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

March 23, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Praise you Lord Jesus

March 23, 2023
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

March 24, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen 

March 24, 2023
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

This is so helpful, thank you>3

March 24, 2023
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! He drew me out of my shell, my comfort zone, and filled me with peace as I followed Him, trusting, waiting and believing, thank you my Lord and God! (h5)

March 24, 2023
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

THE MORE I STUDY THE BIBLE, I START ASKING MY SELF QUESTIONS BUT I CAN'T ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS, I'LL JUST HAVE TO HAVE PAIENCE AND LET  THE LORD JESUS ANSWER THEM FOR ME,AMEN

March 24, 2023