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  • But he who is greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:11 WEB

    God is never impressed with the things that we have accomplished. It is by His grace and mercy that we are breathing at all. God is not impressed with how many people attend your church. He placed them there. God is not impressed with your giving. All that you have came from Him. He entrusted you with it to see what you would do, so don't get too impressed with yourself.

    The way to greatness in God's eyes is by humbling yourself. Jesus said, 'The least of you will be the greatest' (Luke 9:48). Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less (C.S. Lewis). The Bible is full of promises that are reserved for the humble. For those that put others needs, first. Here are a few of them:

    Luke 14:11'For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.'

    1 Peter 5:1 'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time'

    James 4:10 'Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.'

    Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, when they would not wash His. Though He was the greatest, He acted as the lowest, and He put their needs above His own. We each have our assigned part and the kingdom of God works upside down from the kingdom of man. You may impress God with your humility, obedience, and love, but not with your accomplishments, position, or status.

    When you let it go, He will give you back better. When you humble yourself and submit your life to God, He will raise you up. When you give to Him, He will multiply it and give it back. When you take care of others, He will take care of you. It is a circle of life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for waking me up today. Help me see the pride in my life, and give me the grace to humble myself before You. Lead me by Your Spirit and help me make the right decisions, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Amen, Amen!

March 9, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

March 9, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Oh God give me strength and wisdom to continue. Help my children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren progress dear God. Amen. 

March 9, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

March 9, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 9, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

He entrusted you with it to see what you would do, so don't get too impressed with yourself. Amen. Thy will be done!!   

March 9, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! God will keep doing His work.

March 9, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Yesss! That part right there! Most powerful statement in the devo!

March 9, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Lord I am Blessed each day by your Love, Compassion and Kindness.  Thank you for loving me and forgiving me for the sins I have committed.  My life is totally yours now and forever!!  Amen, Alleluia, Amen!!!

March 9, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

March 9, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

March 9, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord humble me and let Your will be done in my life. I submit to You today. Amen!

March 9, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

March 9, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I want to humble myself under the mighty hand of You, God so you will lift me up in Your timing, casting all my care, and anxiety on You, letting You fill my heart and soul with Your peace. Thank You for all Your promises That I can depend on, It is all Your work, Jesus Christ working through my life.

March 9, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum interesting!! I can see where many of Us miss this!! Its called Human!! I feel when we step into His World-it all changes or should!! Seems were not born in a walk with HIm its a learning experience! Amazingly-its so cool how He works! You seek Him His there!! I'm rekindling My walk in Him!! In recovery I noticed the tighter I keep Him to Me through the day the smoother things go! surrender, exceptance-that we're off need change, glory noticing the change, shear go expereincing it! Yep!!

March 9, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Yes I agree Mike. Its a day to day learning experience.God is good...

March 11, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! The way up in God's kingdom is the way down in this world.

March 9, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Yesss! While leading worship one morning, I felt the Lord leading me to speak about the "opposite math" of His kingdom. I shared how subtraction (giving away) is truly addition AND multiplication  (blessings) in His kingdom, amongst other things. It truly is an opposite mindset; which is why we have to renew our minds daily in Christ Jesus! 

March 9, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen Stacie!

March 9, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

I am amazed by the fact that the Creator of the universe, who knows me better than I know myself could still Love me.

it is a true Agape Love.

 

Thank you Heavenly Father!

March 9, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!!!!!!!

March 9, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!

March 9, 2017
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Marilyn DeJongh
Marilyn DeJongh

I just read this devotional and it really made me think . . . of my many downfalls and that I am so glad God is here for me, even when I don't do so well.  As an example, I went to grocery store to pick up a quick product.  There was a lady in a wheelchair, with one foot nearly gone, trying to reach some apples in the back of the pile.  I asked if I could help?  She needed to squeeze every apple there to see if they were soft enough for her to eat (she was missing teeth).  So we squeezed every apple (must be Braeburns) and she picked out 20lbs that would work; then we went to vegetable area, where she picked out organic veggies.  I finally told her I needed to get going, but would take the food up to the counter for her.  She tells me she has no money and wouldn't get her Welfare until 2 days later.  So, I paid for the groceries and paper towels she needed.  (Her bus would be there soon.)  As I look back, I should have given her the $20, I requested when paying.  I am sorry I missed that opportunity but thank God that He put that lady in my life.  It was my fault not to finish the task.  I'll do better next time.  Thank you, Jesus, for teaching me, even tho' I didn't quite make it to the end of the lesson.  I always know God is here for me, pushing me forward. 

March 9, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Appreciate yr honesty, Marilyn.  Each day we learn more.  You are a blessing!   

March 10, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen

March 9, 2017
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

It is so true the moment we get to prideful in our own abilities God may humble us to bring us back to him and what's really important he did it to me

March 9, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, thank you for waking me up today. Help me see the pride in my life, give me the grace to humble myself before you. Lead Me by your spirit and help me make the right decisions, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 9, 2017
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

I do thank you  perfect timeing as    was not word and praying as much  the of  all do  as mother four became stress  so we got tutor   help girls will homework  becuse for do that  other task at night.   father ask you give strength as weary not faint as found struggle as baby would cry not always  know what to do father please help put you first  and pray red word.

 

March 9, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you, Dion.  Love the first paragraph that cuts to the core with truth.  And to think of yourself less.

March 10, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, You know my tendency to get the big head about stuff and to think that I know something.  I ask that You Help me to stay humble before you and to have a servant's heart toward all I encounter Today.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.

March 10, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!          Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion. :-)     Thank You, Father for my life and all You do. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for waking me up today. Help me see the pride in my life, and give me the grace to humble myself before You. Lead me by Your Spirit and help me make the right decisions, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

March 10, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

March 10, 2017