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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

DEAD END

 

Today’s Reading:

Jeremiah 2:14-22

“Have you not brought this on yourself in that you have forsaken the Lord your God when He led you in the way?”                                                           (v. 17  NKJV)

 


Kathryn Kulman, a mighty woman of God compromised her convictions. When Kathryn met Burroughs A. Waltrip, an evangelist from Austin, Texas, he was already married with two sons. However, she fell in love with him anyway. Opening her heart to a friend, Kathryn said, “I loved him more than I loved life itself. Waltrip eventually divorced his wife, and on October 18, 1938, he and Kathryn were married at Radio Chapel in Mason City.


Not long after, Kathryn began to realise the marriage was a mistake. She had to face the truth: she had compromised her integrity and her ministry. She was trying to get something but lost everything. It’s not hard to identify with her regret. As we go through life, the cares of this world and our desire for things can take us down the wrong road. James 4:3 says, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions” (English Standard Version). Our desires battle with our convictions, and if we are not careful, we start going down a path of compromise—a path that leads to a dead end. In a heartfelt confession, Kathryn said, “I had come to the place in my life where I was ready to give up everything.” Finally, Kathryn cried, “Dear Jesus, I surrender all, I give it all to You.”

 

Her life became like a grain of wheat that fell into the earth and died. But God resurrected her ministry, giving her a new beginning. Her ministry grew, and God performed countless miracles through her. She helped the body of Christ to understand the importance of a more intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. As Kathryn did, we need to receive God’s forgiveness and grace. If you find yourself at a dead end in some area of your life, there is hope! It doesn’t matter how you got there. You can become the kind of person who is humble and faithful, one who has an excellent spirit. As you learn to depend on God, you won’t go down the road of compromise, and you will find the way out of any dead-end road. Are you also walking on a dead-end road? Why not retrace your steps back to the master, he's where you left him.


Though several calamities have befallen you because you refused to walk in His way, the good news is that he is waiting for you. As you go on your knees sing this song with me : Coming home, coming home Never more to roam, open wide thy hands of love, Lord, I'm coming home.


                                                                                                JAMES ALADE


 

Prayer:

  1. O Sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

  2. The Lord hath made known his salvation; his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the heathen.

  3. Oh Lord, have mercy upon my life, in Jesus' name.

  4. I receive help at every junction of confusion in my life in Jesus' name

  5. I take a turn today from the dead end, in Jesus' name

  6. For as many as are walking on the dead-end road, let your mercy locate them in Jesus’ name.

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