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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. Yet, Joseph went from being a prince, to a dark pit, to being a slave, then was falsely accused of attempted rape and served 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: FAAD group members (Fight Against Anxiety & Depression) today is"Feel Good Friday!". This event is about lifting up each other up! We all have times when we are weak, but together, we can get through it! We invite you to share anything that may have prompted a good feeling in your heart today. Even if you're having a bad day, perhaps look to encouraging scriptures, prayers or thoughts, and testimonies of God's work. Whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to help, all are welcome to join!: FAAD Group:


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen!
March 24, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

March 24, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

March 24, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

March 24, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

March 24, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!

March 24, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

March 24, 2023
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: March 24, 2023

AMEN. Heavenly Father,  Thank You for blessing me with another day. Lord be with me. Amen

March 24, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

March 24, 2023
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Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Heavenly Father,I thank you that I am still breathing today.

March 24, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

March 24, 2023
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Amen ???????? 

March 24, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I pray this,Amen. Thank you pastor Dion this message hits home within me.

March 24, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father 

March 24, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!!

March 24, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord. Restore and refresh me. I'm weary and hurting. I need your strength and your help to do what you have for me. Your yes is yes and no is no. I bind up my flesh and every wicked scheme satan has against me. This is the day the Lord has made.... I will rejoice and be glad in it. In Jesus Christ Name.

March 24, 2023
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Every day I pray for the ability to forgive as God forgave me.

March 24, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to prosper my God Amen

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

AMEN and Amen!!! 

March 24, 2023
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

March 24, 2023
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HEAVENLY FATHER PLEASE PUT MY FEET ON THE RIGHT PATH YOU WILL HAVE ME TO GO.I PLACE MY LIFE IN YOUR HANDS. IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS GHRIST. AMEN

 

March 24, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

March 25, 2023