You and I are to going to come upon wounded people along our paths as we journey.
Their wounds are not bloody and gaping holes on the outside. Instead, their hearts are broken. They have forgotten how to smile, for real, from the inside. They are insecure, lonely, and they wish they could trust again.
They carry unseen loads of guilt, shame, and self-loathing. They never feel comfortable in their own skin. They feel different although they don’t quite know what ‘normal’ is. Broken hearts, oppressed spirits, mangled emotions, and tormented thoughts. Lying along the path you just happen to be traveling.
If you’ve met Christ, then you’ve met the healer. The One who makes all things new, a perfect Redeemer, has touched you. You are sealed with His Spirit. Listen closely believer!
You are a stream of living water that these people NEED…. to be saved, healed, and restored. The Spirit of God is often signified in the Old Testament Scriptures as holy anointing oil, and indicated in the New Testament Scriptures to be like a heart-gladdening new wine.
Can you hear the voice of the LORD saying,
“My Oil, My Holy vibrant Spirit is available to an extraordinary overflowing for those who would willingly look with the eyes of my compassion and eyes of discernment. It will flow out and into the driest of people, working loose the cemented stones of the hardened heart.
It will soothe and soften the scarred and scabbed marks of a hard life, and refresh.
It is a risky thing to go and search out those fallen by the roadside where there are so many other routes of safety to do good works.
But remember, I was the One who poured out my life’s blood, so that you might live and be cleansed.
I was a man, despised and rejected, yet I obeyed and took the road, the path, which was set in front of me. And I found you, broken and bruised, lost and confused, looking for help when others abused, robbed and broke your heart and mind.
Take My oil, and use it in this hour. Anoint and bind up the wounds of the brokenhearted, teaching those who are captive, how to be free. From your well of compassion I will pour out upon the darkness of mankind.
It’s time, to pour out My Oil and to create places of rest in worship and peace for those who need a resting place and haven from the battered and violent landscape of the world and it’s dangerous paths that lead to harm.
It’s not by ability, nor by power but by My Spirit says The LORD!
And You Shall Be My Witnesses along all of the pathways that you travel!
You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and, You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth,” (Acts 1:8).
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.