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Too Much Happiness

  • Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:5 KJV

    There are so many things in this life that God has given us to enjoy, and He does want us to have pleasure while we are here. Relationships, eating, drinking, work, health, exercise, hobbies, are all valuable pursuits. However, none of these are to become the end goal and sole focus of your life.

    Whenever something becomes more important in your life than God, the cart is getting in front of the horse. Before long, your life will have an unhealthy balance. Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and almost the opposite of addiction. Like Paul, we are to discipline our bodies and make it obey us, not just follow what it desires.

    'But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.' (1 Corinthians 9:27).

    Jesus told a parable in Luke 12:21 about a man who hoarded wealth and the last verse was, "So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God." The problem was the man was 'not rich toward God', not because he was wealthy. God wants you to have wealth, but not for wealth to have you. God wants you to have food, but not for food to have you.

    So put God first in your life. Involve Him in your work, in your relationships, in your hobbies, pray over your meals, and during your workouts. If you do this, then things will balance and He will show you when enough is enough. When He is invited into your life, He will take part in your activities and help you maintain a healthy balance.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have given me. Please help me discipline my life and learn when to say no. Teach me Your way and give me a clear vision of the bigger picture. Make me steadfast, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The Creation Photographers fun theme for the week is "A New Day''s Dawn", based on 2 Cor 5:17! As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, too! ALSO, the latest Bible Study covering Luke Chapter Sixteen is now available! FINALLY, the chronic pain support group and crafting group have made some exciting name and vision changes, described in the announcements! For links to these areas and more, please see the Announcements at the top of our home page here: Announcements


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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have given me. Please help me discipline my life and learn when to say no. Teach me Your way and give me a clear vision of the bigger picture. Make me steadfast, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

January 2, 2018
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Chikela  Cruse
Chikela Cruse

Amen. God please help me to always put you first in all that I do In Jesus name.

January 2, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!!

 

January 2, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

January 2, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

January 2, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

If you are not sure you are living under God's will, ask Him. The closest friend Jesus had while He was here on earth siad in 1st John 2:27; "But the anointing which you have recieved from Him abides in you, and you do not need anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teachs you concerning all things and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him." If you truly believe the Bible is God's inspired Word, maybe it is time to put it to work in your life!

January 2, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Thank you Lord for those constant reminders!  You ARE FIRST and FOREMOST in my life!!

January 2, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me to always put You first Father, Amen.

January 2, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

I love and worship you Jesus.You are my Lord and Master.Please give me strength and let your will be done.Thank you Paster for all your devotionals. Amen 

January 2, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Abba Father be my Lord over all. Let me do nothing absent from You.

January 2, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, help me to discipline myself with the things I'm doing wrong. Take away my addictions,talk to me,I need You. In Jesus name I pray,Amen. 

January 2, 2018
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, help me Lord to discipline my self , in you I put my trust 

January 2, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen. 

January 2, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 2, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have given me. Please help me discipline my life and learn when to say no. Teach me Your way and give me a clear vision of the bigger picture. Make me steadfast, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Thank you for todays devotion Pastor Dion. :-)

January 2, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!! Thank you, Pastor Dion!

January 2, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have given me. Please help me discipline my life and learn when to say no. Teach me Your way and give me a clear vision of the bigger picture. Make me steadfast, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 3, 2018