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Topic: Threefold Cord (04/12/12)
TITLE: EMOTIONAL WHEELCHAIRS
By Graham Insley
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You see, another truth is that many of us work under handicaps of emotional creation that we don't even realise are crippling us. Let's face it, life can throw some real strange curve balls at us, many of which were thrown when we were children and didn't know how to handle them. Abuse, violence, temper, alcohol, sexual immorality; this is just a short list of the ways in which many of us have been pummelled into living our lives in an emotional wheelchair.
How do you overcome this? How do you take a life that has been one of constant struggle, beaten down time after time, and then expect it to have a good marriage, healthy kids and a positive faith?
Please don't misunderstand me here. I'm not trying to paint hopelessness onto the canvas of your minds or to turn over your pleasant tables of happy family meals. I'm just posing some honest questions; because the truth is that many people still live on a canvas that is a picture of the graphic history they have lived. And others have not had very many happy meals in their entire life. And if you don't think these people exist, you must have a blindfold on.
Here's a reality check for you, many of these people not only exist but live in your neighbourhood; maybe they even attend your church. They could even have kids who are attending the same school as yours; but sadly kids don’t only learn at school, and these particular kids are also learning some very strong home based lessons that may well cripple them in life too.
Now, maybe this portrait of life is not yours. But then again, maybe you can make an honest statement that goes something like this, "Thank you Lord for being a part of my life and healing those areas that once crippled me."
Now, if you are saying that, then there is a reason why you can say it. You have invited Jesus into your life. The love of the Father, through the doorway of the Son, has sent the comfort and teachings of the Spirit and helped to turn your life around. You are bound by the three fold cord of the Godhead to the promise of eternity, and to the constant work that They are performing in your life here and now.
My prayer is that everyone reading this can offer that gratitude. But if that is true, then I want to suggest that you should ask yourself this question, "How can I help others to come to the same place of thankfulness?"
According to the Strong’s concordance the word ‘angel’, G32, means “a messenger; especially an “angel”; by implication a pastor: - angel, messenger.”
Do you see what this is saying? If you bring a message of hope, light and truth into someone’s dark and struggling life, then you are in the role of an angel. And what is even more exciting, is that the Holy Spirit and His real angels would even be there, helping in the spiritual battle.
Do I believe in angels? Yes I do. But I especially love to see the band of earthly angels who are learning to tie sailor’s knots. Through love, acceptance and grace, they are using the Three Cords to bind others to the heart of The Father, through the deliverance of the Son, by the teachings, comfort and healing power of the Spirit.
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