Heavy Bondage

“. . . yet in spite of this I did not demand the governor’s provisions, because the bondage was heavy on this people.”  Nehemiah 5:18

Those in bondage can’t make provisions for others . . .or even for themselves.

Lord, please help us not demand more than we should of one another.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Praying Loose

source – ok.gov

Those in chains
cannot give
as we might want
to expect
until we pray
loose the bonds
with loving care
and respect.

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22 Comments

  1. Jesus called Lazarus out of the tomb and then He told the people, “Loose him and let him go.” That’s still our duty today.

    Good reminder.

  2. Deb this is so beautiful and shows your compassionate heart, putting yourself in other’s shoes. I’ve been learning that we need to extend grace to others, and even ourselves, when situations and seasons mean that we can’t give out all that we’d like. God’s also been reminding me though that we all need seasons of breakthrough though so that we can lead others in to freedom – He’s been challenging me to pick up some of the things He’s promised me afresh and to really believe them.

    Pray He would gently loose anything that is holding you back from being all that He created and destined you to be. Love and blessings xx

  3. There is so much wisdom here. Thank ou for sharing this.

    Love,
    Theresa

  4. Thank you, Mr. Larry, as you pray and see those in bondage set free! God bless you as He keeps you captivated for the prisoners and lost.

  5. So good to hear from you, sweet Aimee, and this was such a great insight and sharing with us! Thank you! I think we need breakthrough times too, so that we can lead others into it as well. God bless you and your prayers for me and others. I am asking Him to do just that right now too. Love and prayers as you minister to others in His name and power!

  6. God bless you, wonderful woman of the Word and the wisdom and understanding that He has given you, that you share in such comforting and Spirit-filled ways! Love you and am thinking of you!

  7. This is a “hmmm” and “wow”, word, Sis Deb–thank you for your faithfulness and heart of loving grace always. God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

  8. I like a “hmmm” and a “wow”! 🙂 You bless me and wow me all the time, and give me some Hmmmm moments too! God bless you and keep you this day, sheltered in His love. love and prayers!

  9. A profound word Deb. May we each have the wisdom and heart to keep praying for those we love, who are in bondage and aren’t ready to truly break free yet. Who don’t yet realise how abundant their lives can be when hidden in Christ. And how much more they can give to the world when they receive from the One who can’t help but be generous.
    Thanks for the blessing,
    Ali

  10. Love the poem! We need to fight with loving care. Great post, Deb.
    God Bless you & yours!

  11. Excellent words, Deb!

  12. Great reminder… thanks!

  13. Debbie I am beginning to beleive that some of us just love being in bondage I mean God is willing to set us free from everything but we are so stubborn that we want it our way we won’t even open up to Him and tell Him the truth about ourselves…How crazy is that..

  14. What a thoughtful comment, Ali! Thank you! I think so often those that are brought out of much have all the more powerful witness and testimony! God bless you as you pray for loved ones today!

  15. God bless you, Lady D, as you pray with fervor today!

  16. God bless you, Ted, as you share Him through photos today!

  17. Thanks for being here, Pastor Rob, and God bless you as you pray for others to be free.

  18. God bless you, dear Desiray, as you encourage others to give their all to Jesus and be free!

  19. Thank you, Dearest Deb

    “Lord, please help us not demand more than we should of one another. ”
    This can be a tough one, but I so pray.

    Blessings
    ann

  20. It is a tough one, sweet Ann full of grace! We just don’t know everyone’s story and what’s going on . .. but He does! God bless you abundantly as you pray and trust your Jesus with it all!

  21. Lord, help us to loose the bonds of others, that they might be set free! Great message, Encouraging Debbie! God bless you! Love and prayers!

    Paulette

  22. God bless you, praising Paulette, as you pray and look to Him today! love and prayers!


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