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Lean On Me

  • He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.' 2 Corinthians 12:9 WEB

    So many times in my life, I have had to face problems that I did not understand or know the answer to. It seemed that God would arrange situations where there was no one else to turn to for the answer but Him. Once again it was just me facing some complex problem with one to ask about it. This was before the Internet became available, and people called me for answers, that I sometimes did not have.

    Of course there would always be pressure to fix the problem, and sometimes when I had exhausted all of my abilities and ran out of ideas, panic would start rising inside me. Finally I would take a break, calm down, walk outside and pray for a few minutes. Then the answer would suddenly come and the problem was resolved. Jobs where I spent some time in prayer first, often came off without a hitch, but men hate asking for directions, and it was the times that I began growing cocky and felt like I could handle it that always got me into trouble. Paul said that when he was weak, he was actually strong.

    I can see now that God was saying: 'Lean on Me.' He intentionally put me in high pressure situations with no one to turn to but Him, and He always had the answer. We never walk alone as a Christian. We are to be dependent on the Lord every step of the way. The Holy Spirit can teach us 'all' things (John 14:26).

    God lives inside of us and He wants to be a part of our lives, but often we get too busy to inquire of Him though He is right there. Jesus said: 'But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you' (Matthew 10:19).

    This verse reveals a few things:

    1) The Spirit of our Father lives inside of us.

    2) 'It will be given you in that hour' is the answer that we need.

    3) We should not be anxious. It actually can cause us to be spiritually deaf. We must calm ourselves and get quiet to hear that still, small, voice.

    Lean on God for the answer, He has it. Include Him in your day. While you look everywhere else and exhaust all of your ideas, He is there patiently waiting for you to ask. The Holy Spirit that helped create the universe is available and can help you with this if you will only take the time to ask.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I lean on You! Teach me Lord what I don't know. Help me to see the bigger picture. Walk with me and talk with me today. I want more of Your presence in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) 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 Help me to lean on you! And keep on trusting you ! Thank you for all you do Jehovah for we always need you! In Jesus’s name, Amen
October 5, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

 Amen. I am leaning on the Lord.

October 5, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

October 5, 2018
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Just what I needed to pray on.  Amen!

October 5, 2018
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

Truth, wise direction, guidelines to live by are found in this devotion!  Thank you Deon!

October 5, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! Help me to pray first Lord and not to rely on my own abilities in all things that I do.

October 5, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Jesus said we must become like little children to see the kingdom of God. A child is as we all know very dependant on their parents.

October 5, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praises to our God!!

October 5, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me Father to hear the still, small voice of Your Holy Spirit, Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for another wise and hopeful devotion :)

October 5, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister, may His Holy Spirit lead us all!

October 5, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Help me Lord to lean on you in Everything.  Thank you for teaching me what I don't know.  I want more of your presence in my life. In the name of Jesus.  Amen

October 5, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN!! Such pressure is released and you feel joy when you simply say, I need your help today to do whatever needs to be done.  And, it is done.  Thank you Lord for always being there.  A blessed devoitional.  Thank you Pastor Dion.

October 5, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father I need you every second of every day. Thank you for being there for me. 

October 5, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I discovered that no problem is too insignificant for God. Yesterday, I started growing anxious because I was feareful of being late for my doctor's appointment. I took a few deep breaths and offered the situation to the Lord.In turn, He flooded me with His divine peace.I calmy walked into the office (I was almost an hour late!) but the staff wasn't angry or upset.And the doctor WAS able to see me! Everything that matters to us matters to God, but we need to put Him first when a problem arises.

October 5, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I want to hear Your voice, I know You are the only one that can help me and I need You at this moment. Take away my worries and lead me, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

October 5, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

October 5, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

October 5, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

October 5, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 5, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God pave the way for us. Amen 

October 5, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion, I eagerly look for your daily devotion every day and receive it as a message from the Lord! 

October 5, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

We love you, Liesel, and so appreciate your encouragement <3!

October 8, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I lean on You! Teach me Lord what I don't know. Help me to see the bigger picture. Walk with me and talk with me today. I want more of Your presence in my life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen 

October 8, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, only He can see the big picture and guide us to what is our long-term good! May He lead us through every step!

October 8, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I lean on You! Teach me Lord what I don't know. Help me to see the bigger picture. Walk with me and talk with me today. I want more of Your presence in my life. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen. 

October 12, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Love every word of testimony & in the Word.  Reminders of such importance are great yet so simple when fact is He lives within me!! Constantly to remember till it is on auto like our breathing to ask God for help or speak of concerns.  Amen

October 18, 2018