The Buck Stops Here

Posted by Dion Todd June 1st, 2024 1,052 Views 28 Comments

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: β€œDo not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.” (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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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Susan Petho commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Sherry Mccosh commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


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!




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Liesel aka lisa Wardle commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


AMEN!!!




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Brenda F commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


God help me Amen




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Lynn Brown commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


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!



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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

Amen Lynn ❀️



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Sylvia Todd commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Good morning, everyone, praying you all have a most blessed Saturday 🌞!



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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

You to Sylvia. ❀️


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Lynn Brown

2 weeks ago

You too!❀️



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Yvette York commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


AMEN Good Morning Everyone πŸ˜€



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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

I hope you had a wonderful day Yvette πŸ’—



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Bella Colliander commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


May our Lord give us the wisdom and grace to humble ourselves, repent, and pray God would save this fallen world. I know Father, I must do so for myself but what I see happening in our world is heart breaking. Praise our God for His heart must be breaking. Forgive us Lord! Amen



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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

Amen ❀️



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Debi Burton commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


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! ❀️🀟🏻



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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

Amen ❀️



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Dan Remley commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Father please bring us peace. Help our evil government change their ways. Help them lead us in a positive way and stop all of the chronic lying and stealing. In Jesus name I pray Amen ❀️




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David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen.




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Theresa Bright commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen πŸ™πŸ»




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Shara Abel commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Yes, we hold the key, and what a privilege God has offered us... thank you for the reminder. (VERY funny joke by the way!!)




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Marisa Jackson commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen!!!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™




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Scott Riegelmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Sherri Mcgraw commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


We need you God to be Lord over our land and Lord over our people. Have mercy on us Father




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Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen❣️




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Wanda Pennington commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Yes Lord, Amen




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Kevin J. Eck commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Father , remove the Evil influence from our Government! Amen!




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Kay Collinsworth commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Mark Williams commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


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!




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Larry Fowler commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


AMEN!!




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Dana Rozell commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Candy Laventure commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Elena Vasquez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: The Buck Stops Here

2 weeks ago


Amen






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