Saturday, January 14, 2023

Frontline Chronicles :: January, 2023 :: Removing a Blanket of Shame :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch


By Nathan D. Pietsch

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Removing a Blanket of Shame

By Nathan D. Pietsch

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Note: The following testimonies and photos are for the Glory of God and His Goodness. It is wonderful to partner with the Heavenly Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit to help people move from dark to light, bondage to freedom, and struggle to destiny.

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Dawn and I have the wonderful privilege of praying for people from around the United States and foreign nations. We primarily use Zoom to conduct the one-on-one prayer sessions. We encounter people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. In one session this month, we prayed for a man in his seventies. He is a very gifted musician and worship leader at his church. “Brad” has had a personal relationship with the Lord for over 50 years.

Despite his many spiritual gifts, skills, abilities, and Bible sermons, he had a dark cloud hanging over him. This cloud had followed him for most of his life. A large component of the cloud stemmed from a relationship he had when he was 16 years old. He got his girlfriend pregnant in high school. They couldn’t keep the baby, but made the correct decision in adopting the child out. Those series of events formed a blanket of shame that he wore. Brad didn’t even know it was wrapped on him for over 55 years.

Regardless of a person’s physical age or spiritual maturity, there can still be trauma weighing them down. Therefore, I believe it is important to receive regular “spiritual check-ups” like a person would with a doctor. A “spiritual doctor” can help diagnose and remove deep wounds tormenting a person. As a physical doctor can cut out a cancerous tumor, so too, a spiritual doctor can help heal festering wounds of trauma, torment, and shame. A natural doctor uses a scalpel, but a spiritual doctor uses the Heavenly Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.