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Simple Man

  • In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, 'Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?' Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them, and said, 'Most assuredly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.' Matthew 18:1 WEB

    Children depend on their parents for everything. They do not have the strength, resources or knowledge to make it alone. They could not live without them. They do not respect one person above another. They are tender hearted and hurt easily because they do not have the cynical shell that we grow to protect us as we get older, much like a hard shell crab.

    As adults, we grow to be much different. We love to be independent, and the greatest. We respect one person above another. Our lives get busy, complicated, and filled with selfish ambition. Our trinity becomes me, myself, and I. We build up walls to keep out the pain and when we block the pain, it also blocks things like love and trust. No one can really get close to us anymore, and we really have no time for them anyway. Welcome to the world that we live in.

    Jesus called for a return to the simple, humble life of a childlike demeanor. To be teachable, loving, humble, and innocent. To forget about who is the greatest among us, and to lay aside our pride. To look to our Father for our needs and obey His voice. The greatest in the kingdom of God will be the simple man, or woman, that manages to shake off the worldly standard that we are so accustomed to, and to become something better.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You today for helping me to remove my shell. Help me get back to the simple childlike faith of trusting You day by day. Help me find balance in the way that I look at others and let me see them through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You today for helping me to remove my shell. Help me get back to the simple childlike faith of trusting You day by day. Help me find balance in the way that I look at others and let me see them through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes please <3 Amen!! Thank you Pastor :) God bless

January 2, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  father  for  believeing  in me.  i  love  you  father  i  love  you  amen

January 2, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 2, 2017
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Sylvia Brainard
Sylvia Brainard

Amen

January 2, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, help me to find balance. Love, forgiveness, trust and faith as your child. Amen. 

January 2, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

January 2, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

So true! God wants me to come to Him as a child. I want to humble myself under the mighty hand of God, In His timing He will lift me up, casting all my cares on Him, for He cares for me.

January 2, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. I must seek Him in everything I do as a child looks to their earthly father for guidance.

January 2, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!

January 2, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Wow,  I loved the devtional and prayer today for 2017. Let's get back to the basic,  Thank you Jesus! 

January 2, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

January 2, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Father, I need You now.  I am sick, hurt, lonely and discouraged.  I cannot do any of this without You.  I am broken and lost and I don't know how to heal my life or heart.  Amen.

January 2, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen Lord, let me remain ever so humble.

January 2, 2017
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Praise God

January 2, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen

January 2, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

January 2, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!      Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion. :-)

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You today for helping me to remove my shell. Help me get back to the simple childlike faith of trusting You day by day. Help me find balance in the way that I look at others and let me see them through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

January 3, 2017
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

So true. Help us Father to change to that child like faith and walk. Help us to break that hardened shell. Help us to quit trying to prove something to the world and just be clay in the potter's hand.

January 3, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You today for helping me to remove my shell. Help me get back to the simple childlike faith of trusting You day by day. Help me find balance in the way that I look at others and let me see them through Your eyes, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 3, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you today for helping me to remove my shell. Help me to get back to the simple childlike faith trusting you day by day. Help me find balance in the way that I look at others and let me see them through your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen!!

January 3, 2017
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Fawn Marquette
Fawn Marquette

I am sending this to my daughter, with it as my apology, and expression. I was upset w/her for not waiting for me to go out to bring somethings out to her car few days ago. I sent her a text of my disbelief, and frustration,  but neither of us were on the road to bend because of our pride. I read this and was humbled. I don't want to be distant with my daughter, or anyone else just because I was hurt, or feel that I am right in a situation. This is truth I choose to use to break the ice. Thanks for sharing it Pastor Dion.

I Praise God for your teachings, & the wisdom He fills you with.Thank you for being an open vessel to the Holy Spirit!

 

January 4, 2017