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Carrying The Cross

  • He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, 'Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.' Mark 8:34 WEB

    If you will just keep following Jesus one day at a time, no power on earth can stop you because the Father is mightier than all. He created the universe, the earth, the stars, as well as us. He is not called 'The Almighty' for nothing (El Shaddai Job 11:7). No one can take us out of His hand (John 10:28).

    It is when we choose to follow our own path that we get into trouble. We sometimes follow the 'I did it my way' path and like Eve, we follow the lust of our flesh: 'I know that He said not to, but I want it. I really want it!' Sometimes our own traditions render the word of God void in our life (Mark 7:13).

    Taking up your cross daily and following Jesus is not an easy task (Luke 9:23). That is why Paul wrote 'I die daily' (1Corinthians 15:31). For all day long we have to make small course corrections, because once the mind slips into the gutter, our body eventually follows and we get slimed.

    'But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one other, that you may not do the things that you desire' (Galatians 5:16-17).

    Thank God there is hope for He is there to help us and guide us with His Spirit. Nothing can separate us from His love (Romans 8:39). Just involve God in your daily life by asking Him to be a part of it.

    When facing something difficult, stop and pray about it for a moment. You may be surprised at the results. When you fall, get back up. Take up your cross daily, and have no fear of what the enemy can do to you, for we are safe in the Father's hand.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for the open door and Your welcoming arms. Please strengthen me and help me to see through Your eyes. Guide me into all that You have and share Your thoughts with me today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those following our Creation Photographers group, here is the theme of the week: Good Morning Creation Photographers, hope you all are doing well! Thank you for participating in our group fun I posted a March Lent Photo Challenge the other day just for fun. I'm excited to see how many of you will take the challenge!!! Genesis 9:13 "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth." - 'All the Colors of March' will be our next fun theme and I can't wait to see what March colors look like where you live! For me, right now, it's raining so it looks dreary but everything is growing and spring colors are all around. Our theme are always open for interpretation and we encourage you to post anything else inspiring as well. My photos in the group this week reflect some of the colors popping up around us. Have a wonderful week and God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah, For guiding and leading me everyday.Amen
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen. Thank you for this Word Pastor Dion. Good morning to you and Sylvia! <3

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for the open door and Your welcoming arms. Please strengthen me and help me to see through Your eyes. Guide me into all that You have and share Your thoughts with me today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you (L)

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! thank you !

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, guide me each day. Thank You! Amen.

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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Guide us each day for your glory. Amen...Jesus we love and worship you.

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you dear God for my many blessings. Continue to help us and increase my faith. Give me wisdom in my situation. Praise God. In the name of Jesus  Amen. 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

All Thanks be to God Amen

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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you Lord for the Holy Spirit.   Thank you for today’s message.  

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for all Your blessings and support. That Your Holy Spirit descends upon me lead and strengthen me to do Your will, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for helping us to follow His path through your devotionals, God bless you. 

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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

amen!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and praise the Lord!!! There is no better place to be than in the father's, my Heavenly Father's hand!!!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

PRAISE THE LORD I AS YOU, PLEASE FATHER DON'T LET SATAN HAVE MY SOUL

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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for the open door and Your welcoming arms. Please strengthen me and help me to see through Your eyes. Guide me into all that You have and share Your thoughts with me today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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