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Creating The Masterpiece

  • If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light. Luke 11:36 WEB

    After viewing the marble statue of David, someone asked Michelangelo: 'How did you know what to cut away?' The sculptor answered: 'It's simple, I just remove everything that doesn't look like David.' He knew what the statue should look like before he began his work, but it then took him three years to carve away the pieces that did not belong.

    They say that anything can be accomplished when it is broken down into small enough steps. I do find that when I take on a large project, it works best for me to break it into stages. I complete stage one, then focus on stage two, and so on until the project is complete. The way that you eat an elephant, is one bite at a time.

    It is important to not become overwhelmed in our life. If you brought a bride to be into her new home, and showed her all the housework that she have would do, all the dishes that there would be to wash, all the dirty diapers that she would have to change, all at once, then the wedding would probably be off.

    God is working on us in a similar fashion. He does not want us to remain in darkness, but He does not want to overwhelm us, so He takes it one step at a time. That is why some teachings are so timely in our lives, it is the Holy Spirit at work uncovering things, reassuring us, comforting us.

    We all have areas of our lives that could stand improving, but if it were all done at once, we could not bear it, and we would just give up. When we first come to Jesus there are usually more areas, and after we have walked with Him a while, there should be less.

    Anger, lust, greed, idolatry, jealousy, envy, strife, out of control eating and drinking (gluttony and drunkenness), and things like pornography, are really just a few areas that the Holy Spirit will shine His light on. You know that thing that causes the hair on the back of your neck to stand up when mentioned, the one that we tend to keep quiet about? That is the one that I am talking about right there. He will bring those things up one at a time until they are all gone.

    Yes He loves us and He will wash our sins away. But after growing up on a farm, I can tell you that it is hard to wash a hog while it is actively rolling in the mud. You have to wait for it to stop.

    Work with God day by day on improving your life and do not try and get ahead of Him. Take it one day at a time, and He will let you know what is on today's to-do list. Walking with Jesus is not a sprint, it is a marathon. He works with us individually, at our own pace. Don't compare yourself to others that seem more polished. In time, you will be as well.

    God is working on a masterpiece that will take decades to perfect: You. He gently chips away the parts that do not belong there. Don't get too excited on the mountain top, and don't get too depressed in the valley. This is a lifelong event.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your patience with me. Please help me to be stable and learn to time my steps with You. Make what is important to You, important to me and help me to focus on that. Please give me the grace to get through today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). 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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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia Positive, your words come from heaven pastor Dion Todd, heaven is encouraging the saints to not give up during the pain going the extremely and difficult stages we are walking. His work on us is going to be finish, and that day will be joyful & glorious for ever with Him.
Mar 8
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah and RHM...... Amen hallelujah!
Mar 9
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Mar 8
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Patty Seckar
Patty Seckar

Thank you pastor. You are such an encouragement to me and so many others. I pray God can use me in a mighty way as well!! Thank you so much for being that vessel! ❤️and God bless to you and Syliva!! 

Mar 8
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Mar 8
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your patience with me. Please help me to be stable and learn to time my steps with You. Make what is important to You, important to me and help me to focus on that. Please give me the grace to get through today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen ~ Thank you

Mar 8
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father Thank you for your patience

Mar 8
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! When God first told me it was time to change my life, He allowed me to change one day at a time. That was almost thirty years ago and I find my self still changing.

Mar 8
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your patience with me. Please help me to be stable and learn to time my steps with You. Make what is important to You, important to me and help me to focus on that. Please give me the grace to get through today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. I thank you God fot your love for me.

Mar 8
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Mar 8
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God please guide us for your glory one day at a time ,Amen.

Mar 8
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brownedited: Mar 8

Love this devotional! One day at a time, Amen.

Mar 8
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Monica McBride
Monica McBride

Have a blessed day Everyone.

Mar 8
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Wonderful lesson today...one day at a time.  Amen

Mar 8
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

One day at a time love it !! Praise  God  

Mar 8
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Praise our precious Lord for His patience and unconditional love.  One day at time.  Amen.  Thank you Pastor Dion.  Good devotional.

Mar 8
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you dear God that you’ve seen us through this ordeal and hopefully won’t be much longer for everything to work it’s way to wholeness. It’s been long and sad. Continue to help us and give me strength and wisdom and faith. find a way for my Grandchildren. In the name of Jesus. Praise God. Amen. 

Mar 8
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you today’s message.  in God’s time.  

Mar 8
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for all Your support because I know You are working to make the best of me. That Your Holy Spirit lead me to be closer to You, again thanks for Your loving care. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this wonderful devotional, God bless you. 

Mar 8
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !!!

Mar 8
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 8
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you so much 

Mar 8
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Please help me get through this day dear lord .Thankyou Jesus

Mar 9
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

May 10