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Day 96 - Pain Can Lead You Away From God

Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023


Beware, revenge, anger, and the resulting pain can lead you away from God.

Be on the watch, unmoved in the faith, and be strong like men. Let all you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16.13-14 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
If any man has not love for the Lord, let him be cursed. Maranatha (our Lord comes). The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. So be it. (1 Corinthians 16.22-24 Bible in Basic English (BBE))

Today, you are reminded of the importance of loving God. It is so easy to carry hurt or pain in your heart. This pain can lead you away from God and into terrible actions. Fear acting on these thoughts. Do not let the slight or harm from another cause you to lose your connection to Jesus Christ. Do not deliberately sever the relationship you have built with Jesus and our Lord. When you act in revenge, you leave the Lord and curse yourself.


If you have let revenge or anger guide your actions so that you betrayed your love for God, pray for forgiveness now. Do not wait. Forgive any others you had difficulties with and accept healing from the Lord and his forgiveness. Act as the Lord would act, and you will be again on the path with God. He can and does forgive.


Prayer:

Forgiving Father and Jesus who sacrificed yourself for my sins. It is with sorrow that I approach with regret for past actions. You know, I have had times when I did not act as you would have. I am genuinely asking for your forgiveness. At the same time, I am asking for your help to prevent any such situation from occurring in the future. To act with malice is unworthy of a Christian and believer. I want to be of value to you, not someone you feel anything but happy about. I want to please you. Please forgive me and help me grow through the experiences. Amen.


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Word of the Day

RESIST



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Guest
Jul 26, 2023
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Resist with faith & trust. Yes…….

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Martha DeMeo
Martha DeMeo
Jul 23, 2023
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I'm just the opposite when I'm hurt or angry from other peoples actions. It's then that I know I need to pray more and thank God for getting me this far without stooping to their level. Yet another beautiful prayer.

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 23, 2023
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You are a good and faithful believer Martha. So glad you enjoyed the prayer. Cindy Rae

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Guest
Jul 23, 2023

Yet another great reminder to do some self-reflection and to look at ourselves. It's a good time to do this -- Sunday afternoon as I move into a new week. Dominique

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 23, 2023
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Dominque, Sundays are my favorite day to work on new faith-related e-books and my devotions. They bring me deeper into conversation with the Lord, and I love that it is part of Sunday for me so that I can relate! Thank you, Dominque, for letting me know this affected your day. I am so sure the Lord has a smile knowing our work is working. Here is a Pentatonix song that lets us know that all of our work and self-growth are worth it! I just love Amazing Grace, and it seems so appropriate. Cindy Rae

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Guest
Jul 23, 2023

Thank you for that prayer, I did pray along!! Great reminder that we have to pay attention to what is motivating our actions. I know there are times when I should pause before responding and I do not. - Jeanine

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
Jul 23, 2023
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Jeanine, you humble me. The Holy Spirit touched you today, and I have no words that describe the tears in my eyes. I am so thankful for this experience with you and our wonderous Lord. God Bless You. I want to share this song, "The Prayer" by Pentatonix. I was listening to it while I read your comment. Cindy Rae

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