You Need to Come Back

“My brothers if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” James 5:19-20

Have you wandered away? Are you on a path that is full of hurt, angst, misery and self-destruction?

I have been there.

I spent the better part of 20 years evading God’s call on my life. I was saved as a young child in elementary school and at that moment I knew God wanted me to use my voice and actions to bring people back. I didn’t know that I, myself, would need to be brought back one day. Praise the Lord, I’m back baby!

Through my undeveloped writing skills, my love for the healthcare profession and christians who run; I created a site to unload all the thoughts and encouragement that God gives me to urge others to make that turn around.

In 2021 I started this blog “Life to Dry Bones”. I had been renewed and made the decision to stop running. Two little girls eyes stared back at me and I knew I had to obey my Father. I want to preface all of this by saying… I AM NOT A WRITER! I can’t type worth a flip and half the time I have run on sentences, major grammatical errors out that wazoo, and I type like I talk; scattered.

There is one thing about me that is not scattered. My whole hearted faith and belief in my heavenly father. The belief that His son came to earth, lived and died for me. Me, a wretched brat of a child who just wants what I want.

I am not a “writer”, but I am a CRNA. I provide anesthesia every day for patients having surgery. I try my best to ease their anxiety and then my face is one of the last they see before they drift into a casual sleep. I watch over them while surgery is going, make sure all parts of their entire body system is responding well to the stress of anesthesia and surgery, and then I wake them up.

Ya’ll learning this trade was extremely scary.

It freaked me out to know how easily someone could “go too far” in there anesthetic and yes ..could die. (don’t be all freaked out if your having surgery..its rare because we are well trained 😜)

That same place between what we call stage 3 anesthesia and stage 4 is where you are when you’re running. You are constantlly on the brink of making that one mistake that will bring you to your death. I don’t mean you can be so bad you lose your salvation, but your sins and disobedience will however cause generations to not accept Jesus. What you do effects others. What you DON’T DO effects others.

The key verse from James is the heart of what I am doing. I am trying to reach the wanderers. Living in the United States we are highly priveledged to have access to church, and to a bible. Yet, we live amongst a multitude who defy it and spit on it.

Are you at a cross roads? Looking and searching for the next thing to fill that empy void, and you hear that still small voice calling…..come back?

Turn around.

Come back to the Father. You knew Him once and He has always been right there waiting for you to choose Him again.

Galations 6:1 tells us “ Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirt of gentleness. Keep watch yourself, lest you be tempted.”

I am so thankful for a means to write this and put it out to people who need this message without fear of myself being tempted. What a priviledge. Paul goes on to tell us in verse 2

“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ”

My prayer today is for the Lord to place your burdens on me. I’ll carry them for you today. I’ll carry the worry, fear, anxiety, and apathy.

Lord,

Thank you for calling me back, forgive me for running, forgive me for doubting.

You know the person reading this. You know where they are right now. I’ve been there and Lord I ask you would place their burden on me. Trade it with the peace you give me every single day of my life. The peace that passes all understanding. Lord I pray they won’t take that peace for granted and tomorrow, I pray they will make the efforts to lay down those burdens at the foot of the cross. I pray they go back to the church they have membership at, or find one where there are people to help them carry the load until they can get back up and walk..no RUN the path towards you. We can’t do this alone and I pray for someone to intercede the path of this person and urge them to come back. I pray that these words you’ve given me will cover the sins of the ones who’ve strayed. James told us chapter 5 vs 20 whoever brings back a sinnfer from his wandering will save his sould from death and will cover a multitude of sin. Thank you for your holy spirit that gives us power to speak your truth.

In Jesus Name

Amen.

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