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The Box of Parts

  • The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh; But the earth has he given to the children of men. Psalms 115:16 WEB

    I watched my son wrestle with connecting the wiring harness to the motherboard. I could have done it for him, but he needed to learn this himself, and that it only fits one way. He had wanted a gaming computer for his sixth Christmas, so being a computer tech, I bought him something much better: All the parts of a computer in a big box. I then let him assemble it himself, and install everything from scratch so that he would take care of it.

    I supervised while he built it, and gave him pointers to help him avoid the major mistakes, like keeping himself grounded to avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) and frying the parts. Then I helped him when he got stumped, needed help, or when he asked me to. Other than that, I just watched. When it was complete, he had much more than a computer, he had confidence and experience that his peers did not have. Later when the computers would break at his school, they would come get him to fix them.

    Heaven is God's home, but the earth, God has given to the children of man. He watches us from above as we would watch our children put together a lego set, a model car, or a computer. He is there, and perfectly able to help us, and could do it better than us, but He will not step in uninvited. He provides what we need, guides us, and will help us when we ask Him to. He wants us to grow in faith and the confidence that He has got our back, to know that we are not alone here.

    Would you take away your child's model car and assemble it yourself? Would you do it all for them? Would not that not rob the experience from them? When you do need help, pray. That is our way of getting help when we need it, but do not expect a lot of help that you did not ask for.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You today for all that You have given me. I choose to believe that You are there for me when I need You most. Guide me this day and help me put all of this together correctly, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Elohim, thank you.

July 20, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you God,I know you're just a prayer away.

July 20, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Father in Heaven, thank you for your blessings on this and everyday of my life.  I am so joyful that your Son Jesus sacraficed himself in order that I may stand before you when I come home for eternity!  Amen!!

July 20, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Very cool! Good teaching! Funny I want too let Him raise Me out of My stuff.. Than go too My brothers with a smile.. Kind of cool! Certianly giving Him the credit Glory, for doing so! Yep!!

July 20, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

July 20, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrelledited: July 20, 2017

It seems here in America, we have been doing things for our children until they have become depentdant on our doing so. We reward them just for showing up with a trophy, not because they excelled. We have created an entitlement society that only God can change. I just wonder what He really thinks when He looks at what we have done? I for one am glad He is a forgiving God!

July 20, 2017
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau

Today devotion helps me to understand why God allowing challenging circumstances happenning in our lives and not answer our prayers or taken them away. They are designed to make us grow and mature in Christ.

July 20, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

So true!!  He is a loving wise father, knowing when to back off and when to jump in!!  

July 20, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 20, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Yes help me do my work. Give me discipline and perseverance.  A steadfast hand in writing.  Amen 

July 20, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Lord that You always have my back!! Amen

July 20, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I am so thankful that God lets us make choices, He is always there to help us make the right ones!

July 20, 2017
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen Thank you Lord

July 20, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Paster for this devotional.Ask and shall be given.How many times I have done this and Jesus has been there He is awesome.I love and worship him. Amen 

July 20, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 20, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen.

July 20, 2017
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Well when my kids had science projects when they were in school we always asked what grade did you ( really meant us his parents ) on your science project get lol. Oh the joys of those days but miss those days when that was the least of our worries with our kids.

July 20, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

How perfect this is for me today! Struggling with computer problems myself, and not only does not fixing it mean I have to miss RHM Worship service on Sat but I use my computer to connect with all my friends, since I have very few friends here in IL. was going to do something fun that I've looked forward to for months with friends on Sat, praying I don't have to miss it. :(

July 20, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, praying for you, sis <3!

July 20, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you sis! <3

July 24, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 20, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you sir

July 20, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You today for all that You have given me. I choose to believe that You are there for me when I need You most. Guide me this day and help me put all of this together correctly, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Pastor Dion, thank you for your daily devotion :-)

July 21, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You today for all that You have given me. I choose to believe that You are there for me when I need You most. Guide me this day and help me put all of this together correctly, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 21, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

July 21, 2017