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Baby Steps

  • Our heart has not turned back, neither have our steps strayed from your path Psalms 44:18 WEB

    When you begin to dig too deep into the 'Thou shall' and 'Thou shall nots' of the Bible and begin to compare it to your own life, it will soon overwhelm you, and you may spiral into an attitude of defeat. 'This is too much. I can't do this, why bother?' The enemy will be quick to point out your flaws and shortcomings in order to discourage you from even trying.

    You will find a bottomless list of things that need to be made right before you will feel 'Right with God', before you become ready to pray for someone else, or to speak something in faith, before it is you encouraging someone else. After dwelling on the 'list' for a while, many people just give it up as a lost cause.

    There is a better solution to this problem: Forget the list and just keep putting one foot in front of the other one day by day. Do not focus inward on yourself, instead focus on Jesus. Live your life one day at a time and involve the Lord in your plans while doing the best that you can, today. You will soon find yourself fulfilling His will in your life, and bringing His Kingdom into your environment. I am not saying that we should ignore the Lord's commandments, I am saying that we should focus more on loving God and loving others, instead of legalism.

    Yes, we have a lot of problems, but it's all that we have got going so lets make the best of it. For even if you take baby steps, you will still be moving forward each day. The Lord is always more concerned about who you are becoming as a person, than about what you do for Him.

    I have heard it said that if you do not change your direction, then you will end up where you are headed. You will do this and you will be successful, if you keep a positive attitude and keep pressing forward. Do not get overwhelmed, and do not turn back. God loves you, and He is so proud of the progress that you have made so far. Let go of the do's and don'ts and just say 'Lord, just as I am, I give myself to You. Please help me.'

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me for sometimes taking my eyes off of You and getting overwhelmed with rules that I don't really understand that well. Make Your love simple to me and reveal it to me in an unmistakable way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

    Note: For those following our Creation Photographers group, here is the theme of the week: Psalm 113:3 "From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised." - 'Sunrise to Sunset' is our next fun theme and is wide open for interpretation so let's get creative! My photos this week (in the group) are older Sunrise and Sunset shots, but I will be spending time this week to capture of few new photos. From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, may you forever walk in God's Love and Light! And may you be the shine bright that leads others to this immeasurable joy! God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! What can you possibly give someone who can speak things into existance? When you start to understand that God is real, and really believe that, your life will change. Thank You Lord!

Jun 25
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 25
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Jun 25
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Jun 25
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes Lord Jesus we give our lives to you for your love and glory. Amen 

Jun 25
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Jun 25
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Traci Bahsoon
Traci Bahsoon

Amen indeed!

Jun 25
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Jun 25
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Jun 25
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

My God keep us safe amen. 

Jun 25
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Pastor Dion for this awesome message :)

Jun 25
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

 Heavenly Father please forgive me for sometimes taking my eyes off of You and getting overwhelmed with rules that I don't really understand that well. Make Your love simple to me and reveal it to me in an unmistakable way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

Amen  Lord, just as I am, I give myself to You. Please help me.' in Jesus name I pray.

Jun 25
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Jun 26

Heavenly Father I thank you for this morning's devotion. I ask you to help me to keep my eyes off the situations that are around me and to keep my eyes and heart focused on you with the understanding that these are not mine to accept. You are a great loving Father and I choose to trust you to direct all of my steps for your glory and your honour, in Jesus name. AMEN 

Jun 25
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 25
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Pastor Dion!!!

 

Jun 25
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

amen

Jun 26
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Jul 1