Dear Salvation Army, The Walking Dead…

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Are you disillusioned?
Are you worn out?
Have you found yourself hanging by a thread at the end of your rope?

Are you the walking dead?
I’m not talking about a television show about Zombies…I’m talking about real life…real people…real issues…real hurts…real burdens…real walking dead.

There are moments when we are not able to provide the salve of healing for others because we ourselves are in need of healing.

There are moments when we need the saving instead of us donning our uniforms and reaching out to save others.

There are moments when we must go back to the well of refreshing and allow the Holy Spirit to replenish our dry and empty reserves.

Are you there today?
Are you the walking dead?  worn1
Are you in need of that well?
Are you in need of that salve for a burdened, hurting heart?

Don’t feel guilty…this isn’t selfish…this is necessary for you to carry on.
We cannot be self-sufficient apart from Him.
We cannot rely on our own sources of strength and power to carry us through the pathways of ministry that we are called to.  We need help.  We need to recharge.  We need to recognize that we were never meant to become super soldier in this Army of Salvation.  We were called to be faithful…and in this faithfulness we must rely on His strength and His direction.

Is this easy? No!
Do we constantly want to go our own direction, take the reins back, fight tooth and nail on the pathway He has led us?  Yes!

Dear Salvation Army Soldier,
If you are the walking dead today…be resurrected!   The Almighty  can restore your life and give you hope in the midst of even the most hopeless of situations. Do we trust Him with everything?

If you feel all alone on your pathway in ministry…be assured you are not alone!
His holy presence longs to fellowship with you every mile of the path.  He desires your fellowship and your conversations…even the most mundane.  We come from all walks of life and yet we are bound together by this cause which is to meet human needs in His name and to live and desire Christ’s likeness in our lives.
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Dear Soldier,
If you are the walking dead today be encouraged!   You can be restored, reconciled to Him and your strength renewed!  I do not know the struggles that you are facing right now but rest assured the Lord does.  That may sound like a simple answer but it is no less the truth!  He can bring you back to life.  He can restore your ministry when you feel that it has flat-lined.   He can rescue your passion and sense of purpose once again.  Walk close to the Savior.  Seek Him out.  Be prepared to move from a place of death and barrenness to a place of fertile fields and rushing waters of rejuvenation of ministry, love, compassion and joy.

Be encouraged dear walking dead, our lives will be restored if we seek His face and run to Him!

Just something more for our Army world to ponder today!

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