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Sudden Stops

  • Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don't give up. Galatians 6:6 WEB

    As I fell through the air from the top of the building in seemingly slow-motion, my Dad's words came back to mind. We were working several floors up in the air, and he had warned me to watch my balance and not get too close to the edge, but I was young and indestructible at the time.

    We were constructing a three story office building and setting the rafters in place on top of the walls, when I lost my balance and fell over the side. Gravity took over, and then I had no more control over the situation. Its not the fall that hurts, but the sudden stop at the end.

    Thank God I landed in a huge sand pile that the brick masons had placed there and I did not get a scratch. Right next to where I landed were tall 2x4 stakes sticking out of the ground that could have killed me.

    Many times in life we are near a dangerous situation and God warns us to stay balanced and avoid the fringes. Still, we go our own way because after all, we know what is really best for us. When we forego all of the warnings, go over the edge and start our descent down, we finally crash. At this point we sometimes accuse God of hitting us with the sidewalk, when it was our idea and exactly what we wanted. When we break natural laws and reap the consequences, He is not to blame. We reap just what we sow.

    Being a Christian does not make you exempt from reaping your harvest. The seeds that you continue to sow in your life will eventually take root and grow. That is why Jesus said to 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' (Luke 6:31). Yet too many times we have dealt with Christians that would take advantage of us using the 'You have to forgive them' attitude to cover the plain fact they ripped us off.

    Stay away from the edges. The Old Testament plagues always seemed to start on the fringes of the camp and never in the Holy of Holies where God's presence resided. Try and stay balanced, centered, grounded, and keep in mind that tomorrow we will reap what we have sown today. If the sidewalk has hit you in the face, don't blame God for it. Just get back up and dust yourself off. The next time we will be more careful and listen to that still, small voice inside that warns us.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that you protect me from getting out of balance and help me press deeper into Your presence. Draw my heart to seek Your face and consume that which holds me back, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you and Amen! ❤️
Jun 1
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen. I'm seeking balance LORD GOD. Thank Father GOD.

Jun 1
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Taiye Fashu
Taiye Fashu

May God help us and continue to show us his mercy

Jun 1
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Jun 1
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Jun 1
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord, show me balance in my life.

Jun 1
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jun 1
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, allow your Holy Spirit to be our guide!

Jun 1
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise our Lord and savior amen 

Jun 1
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

Jun 1
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
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Lorena Amador
Lorena Amador

Thank you, Amen.

Jun 1
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 1
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jun 1
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father help me to stay balance. Amen.

Jun 1
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen❤

Jun 1
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, help me to keep my balance and to follow Your designs . In Jesus name I pray, Amen .

Jun 1
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Amen this is so true

Jun 1
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thhank You for Your guidance Lord. Please help me to hear You and understand. Please also heal me stomach pains, give this doctor I see today the wisdom and insight to help me. In Christ Jesus' Name, Amen.

Jun 1
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell

Such a wonderful devotional today Pastor Dion it really touched my heart. I truly love these devotionals you send. Thank you so very much.  Yes indeed amen and amen

Jun 1
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, ON SEVERAL OCASSIONS. SO GLAD GOD LOVED ME THAT HE SAVED ME. THANK YOU PASTOR DION.,

 

Jun 1
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Oh Lord, may I always be sensitive enough to listen to Your voice, however tender it may be, and please, Lord, drown out all of the distractions around me that would keep me from listening and obeying Your word, in the holy name of Jesus I ask and pray, Amen!

Jun 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Jun 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 2
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I pray that you protect me from getting out of balance and help me press deeper into Your presence. Draw my heart to seek Your face and consume that which holds me back, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

Jun 2
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Sen, Lord help me to keep within your balance , thanks for your goodness towards me and my family . Thank you Lord 

Jun 3