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God Help Me

  • Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don't know. Jeremiah 33:3 WEB

    When Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion on them for they were lost and without a Shepherd. He would stop, teach, and heal them. With a touch, He would heal their wounds. Jesus said several times in His teachings that He was the good Shepherd, and that He came to seek out and save the lost sheep.

    Jesus is always there and just a prayer away from each of us. You can stop right where you are and invite Jesus into your situation. You don't have to face anything alone. When you do not know the answer to the problem, He does.

    So many times in my life, He has put me in a 'tight spot' with no one else to turn to but Him. Praying 'God Help Me' was a daily occurrence. I realize now that He was trying to build my faith and teach me to trust Him. When He began to push me into my own computer business, people that I had never heard of suddenly started calling me to come work on their computers. If I would just go, He would use me to fix it.

    It began simply enough, but grew more complex with every single call, like I was being trained in a class. The jobs became increasingly more difficult. He enabled me to repair computer networks, when I had never seen one before. He taught me how to repair corrupted networked databases via the command prompt, and to write custom software. This was long before the Internet became a resource, before we had cell phones, and I had no one to call for advice anyway. It was just me, and Him.

    Time after time, He would push me into situations that were so far above my abilities that they caused me to 'almost' panic, with no one else to turn to. I prayed constantly under my breath and time after time watched the problem resolve itself. After years of this, I learned thoroughly that your abilities are pretty much irrelevant. Everything hinges on you getting in tune with Him and what He has called you to do.

    He anoints the one that He calls, to do the job that He gives them, and sometimes He chooses the least qualified among us. Peter, James, and John were common, uneducated fishermen. I grew up on a farm feeding hogs and had only seen computers on television. I quit school and was married by seventeen and worked as a common laborer in construction, but then God said: 'That's going to be My computer guy.'

    The key is humbly leaning on Him for advice, for wisdom and knowledge, knowing that we cannot do it without Him. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would teach us 'all' things. 'But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you' (John 14:26).

    I have learned that 'all' literally means 'all,' everything, all things. In the original text, the word for "all" is 'pas', and means 'All, any, every, the whole, throughly, whatsoever.' Many view God as an ancient being who is out of tune with modern times, a relic from the past, but I can tell you from experience that He is the exact opposite. He knows everything that is coming in the future as well. He shares new inventions and ideas with people and knows far more than we can comprehend. He invented the atom that we 'discover' and created the stars that we name.

    God is on the cutting edge from generation to generation. It is us who are trying to catch up and understand Him, not vice versa. He speaks to me in technical lingo and programming code at times that is so deep that I just stand in awe of Him. It is me wearing the dunce hat, not Him.

    God invites us to ask Him for help: 'But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him' (James 1:5).

    So if you are wandering through life today and feel a bit lost, look to Jesus, who is just a prayer away as He is already seeking you. He is 'The Good Shepherd' and He cares for His sheep. He will be as involved in your life, as much as you will allow Him to be. When you face a scary situation, call on Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level. God help me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those interested in capturing or viewing photos of God's creation, here is this week's theme message from Creation Photographers: "Good morning, Creation Photographers! Thank you all for being a part of our group fun; I loved all your posts!!! 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 (NIV) "Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 'An Attitude of Gratitude' will be our next fun theme! What does gratitude look like to you? Our themes are always open for interpretation so you can get creative. You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well! I'm excited to see how gratitude looks to ya'll! Have a wonderful week, stay blessed, and capture those grateful moments every chance you get!" Here is the link to participate in this group: Creation Photographers group


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen....Hallelujah!
December 10, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!!

November 6, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

November 6, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Yahuah-Yireh

November 6, 2018
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Silvina Potter
Silvina Potter

thank you pastor...Christ our Lord is our ROCK!...God bless you 

November 6, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

November 6, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

November 6, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I think it is a shame how many do not even believe God exists at all. Those who think He is not relavent at least believe He is real. Why not try just letting Him be who He is?

November 6, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Our God is so  wonderful  praise God in jesus name amen!

November 6, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God put the right thoughts in my family’s minds. Help them dear God. Open doors for us. Thank you for your many blessings. Praise God. Amen. 

November 6, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God,please lead us for your glory.We love you. Amen 

November 6, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, increase my wisdom and show me Your plans for my life, Amen!

November 6, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for this morning’s timely encouragement, Pastor Dion. Wrestling with worry...Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen

November 6, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Cathy <3!

November 6, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

November 6, 2018
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

 

November 6, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I pray this prayer also.  Heavenly Father I pray that You incrrease my wisdom and let me find my true purpose.  Rreveal the things that are holding me back nd give me the grace to deal with them.  Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level.  God helpme, in the name of Jesus christ I pray.  Thank you so much Pastor Dion for another awesome devotional.  I am finding my way.

November 6, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, give me the wisdom to understand when You are talking to me. Let there be Your will in every stepI take, lead me I need You. In the Holy name of Your son Jesus I pray. Amen. 

November 6, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying for you, Julia, for peace, for guidance, for wisdom, and provision <3!

November 6, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praise God, so happy about His wonderful blessings, Julia <3!

November 17, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

AMEN AND AMEN!!! IT SAYS: "SEEK ME AND YOU WILL FIND ME ...", ALSO IN THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH, AND THAT IS WHAT I DID, AND AS YOU, PASTOR DION, QUOTED THE PROPHET JEREMIAH TODAY, "CALL TO ME AND I WILL ANSWER ...", I CALLED OUT TO THE LORD, MANY TIMES, AND HE HEARD ME, AND AT TIMES HE WAS SILENT, AND I'M SURE THAT IS WAS FOR A GOOD REASON, PERHAPS A TIME OF TESTING, OR ??? I PUT MY TRUST IN HIM, HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR ME AND ALL OF THOSE AROUND ME! THANK YOU FOR TODAY'S MESSAGE PASTOR DION!

November 6, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 6, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

November 6, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level. God help me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen. 

November 23, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen!

December 10, 2018