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The Grocery Buggy

  • Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 NIV

    After coming out of the grocery store, I found that I had parked way out in the parking lot and did not really feel like taking the buggy all the way back to the store. I saw a few other carts nearby that people had left in the parking lot. As I thought of just leaving my grocery buggy there with the others, this scripture came to my mind: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    I knew without a doubt that it was the Holy Spirit. Convicted, I gathered the buggies together and took them all back. It was a small thing, but God starts with small things. If you obey, He will give you bigger ones. Imagine the world if everyone obeyed this one commandment. It would be an entirely different place. You could walk the streets safely, there would be no abuse, murders, robberies, and there would be a lot less divorce.

    If you would like to make the world a better place today, try and follow this commandment. It is simple to understand, but by no means easy to do. He that is faithful in a little, will also be faithful with a lot (Luke 16:10). You can change the world one buggy at a time.

    Prayer: Father, please show me the areas in my life that need improvement. Point things out to me that You would like me to change, in the name of Jesus.

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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins This message makes you stop and think about your situation, W.W.J.DO!!
April 18, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Glory be to God
April 18, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, so true!
April 18, 2015
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Tonya Evans
Tonya Evans Amen.
April 18, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Oh Pastor Todd, I did the exact same thing--I am so thrilled to hear you admit this, because the store manager laughed and thought I was CRAZY for what I did! In fact, he called a bunch of other employees to watch me perform! Then, feeling quite bold, I picked up yellow plastic bags that had been lying around! I know darn well they all suspected the negative, but I didn't care.You see, I have that reputation in town as being the "crazy Jesus lady." So, I'm used to the taunts. But the teasing would have broken me when I was a kid in grammar school and Jr High; in fact, I recently  blogged about the bullying on my blog, hookinandpraying.com
April 18, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield BTW, when the manager asked why I did that, I replied, "Because if I had a supermarket, I'd want someone to do the same for ME!" He just walked away.
April 18, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Glory I am a child of God he shapes me and makes me like his son Jesus. Hallelujah
April 18, 2015
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Rosemary  Sambrano
Rosemary Sambrano Amen! LORD JESUS help me to be a doer of YOUR word and not only a hearer! Show me what I need to change in my life! In YOUR precious name JESUS I pray! Amen!  Thank you Pastor Dion Todd for such a great message! May GOD bless you and your family always!
April 18, 2015
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Grocery Buggy? Up north we call 'em "Shopping Cart". Whatever. You have a real gift for making the message relevant to everyday life. Keep up the good work.
April 18, 2015
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Uwalaka Dorathy
Uwalaka Dorathy Amen.
April 18, 2015
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Linda Geer
Linda Geer Very good advise.  I have done this my myself
April 18, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady God can often speak to us throughout the day. It is up to us to heed His advice. I know when I haven't I always feel ashamed.
April 18, 2015
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Lisa Archambault
Lisa Archambault Amen
April 18, 2015
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen
April 18, 2015
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Lasheika Simmons
Lasheika Simmons Amen
April 18, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt This is truly faith in action. Listening to Gods voice and acting on this is true Christianity. It is true that if I obey in small things, God will give me bigger things to do for Him and It is not just for me but For others to see God at work in my life and most of all to glorfy God.  Jermiah 33:3, Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know. I want to live this verse, and to experance the great and mighty things God has for me. Thank you God for how you work in our lives.
April 18, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Love one another as you love your self but most of all love GOD above all things with all your heart,strength and mind. Greatest commandments from GOD  Living your life with this commandments will five us peace,love, hope, and faith inGOD and mankind Good morning everyone and the blessings of the LORD GOD be woth us all
April 18, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd That's sad, I would have thought that everyone knew that one :(.
April 18, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Haha, that's great, Kathy :)!
April 18, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin I totally agree....The first two commandments covers a multitude of sins....It starts with us. One buggy at a time for sure!  We need to be conscious of our own footprints in the world...Amen
April 18, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd "our own footprints in the world"...that's a great way to put it, Kay :).
April 18, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell AMEN AMEN AMEN. Spring is here, Change Is Inevitable 
April 18, 2015
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Tonya Jones
Tonya Jones Amen... God please show me the areas in my life that truly need change..in Jesus name Amen.
April 18, 2015
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kylie dempsey
kylie dempsey we call them trolley's in Oz...
April 18, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli I used to leave my cart where it was most convenient.  Then for some reason one day I was compelled to put the cart where it belongs, ever since I keep putting it where it belongs no matter how far I have to walk.  Thank you for sharing Pastor Dion, now I know why :)
April 18, 2015
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Thanks for the "heads up" on that, Kylie, I'll remember that the next time I visit Oz!
April 18, 2015
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse Just like when I fall. I can usually trace back the small things that I let slip by, then I let the bigger ones slid and so on. I can really relate to this. Thanks for the reminder
April 18, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams THIS IS ONE COMMANMENT THAT I HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO KEEP EVEN WHEN I WAS YET IN THE WORLD BUT NOW THAT I'AM BORN AGAIN I DON'T TRY ANY MORE I DO IT NOW WITH THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT...... 
April 18, 2015
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman I have always tried to live by that Bible verse.  The Golden Rule!!!
April 18, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I feel a little "Buggy" now.  I have seen carts & too just. Move them.  Not perfect for sometimes(unless near someone's car or blocking a space) I haven't.
April 18, 2015
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen!!!
April 18, 2015
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KathyMaria Badalamenti
KathyMaria Badalamenti Thanks for sharing.  :)
April 18, 2015
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Vicki Stone
Vicki Stone That same thing has happened to me on a number of occasions, Our Father is GOOD, All the time :)
April 18, 2015
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Lawrence LaMarca
Lawrence LaMarca Absolutely... these are words to live by, wether one is religious or not.
April 18, 2015
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kylie dempsey
kylie dempsey I adore Holy Spirit...His gentle, persistent voice. The way He guides and teaches is so loving. Jesus told us He would send a helper...a teacher who is with us 24/7....a comforter who is with us 24/7. We are blessed!!!
April 18, 2015
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kylie dempsey
kylie dempsey Lol...and I'll remember 'shopping cart' when I get to the US. When did you visit Australia?
April 18, 2015
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Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith Amen 
April 18, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Random acts of kindness can make all the difference in the world!  Thank you!
April 18, 2015
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Amen! Please help me GOD.
April 18, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you! Definitely a world changer.  
April 19, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Pastor Todd, This has happened to me so many times.  Even in the rain, I have pushed my cart to the designated cart area and often the carts left in parking spaces by others.  I often feel the tug of the enemy and hear him saying, "You didn't leave those other carts, so forget it. You're not getting paid to move them, someone else is.  Let them do their jobs.  Leave yours too!"  I have to admit there were many times when I did just that.  But something happens to us once we develop an intimate relationship with Jesus.  I've come to realize that there are two voices that I often hear....the one that follows the word of God and the one that doesn't.   I follow the inner voice that I know is the Holy Spirit.  It took me years to realize that the positive inner voice I hear wasn't just my conscience, but was the Holy Spirit, and the negative voice I hear that ridicules the word of God is the enemy.  I have come to realize that God gives us little choices to make in life before He gives us the big ones.  I've also come to realize that those little choices are significant in the eyes of our Father.  Thank you so much for reminding me of this.
April 19, 2015
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Noraima Crespo
Noraima Crespo Amen !
April 19, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you Pastor for the message!
April 19, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Patty, once we start listening to His voice, we can't truly go wrong.
April 19, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, not once has the Lord spoken to me in the way that religion seems to suggest, with guilt and condemnation. Instead, He just speaks like a friend, with nothing in mind but my own good :).
April 19, 2015
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Fred Abeysundera
Fred Abeysundera Yes, it's the little things in life that make such a difference. I wish we all had just a little of your kindness.
April 19, 2015
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Carletheia Linnen
Carletheia Linnen Amen!!
April 22, 2015