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The Way to the Top

  • The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matt 23:11 ESV

    When I showed up at a church work day event, the job that got assigned to me was scrubbing all the bathrooms: upstairs, downstairs, and down the hall. I did not remember the church having that many bathrooms. Though I was tempted to complain that they were underutilizing my skills, I sensed that the Lord had set me up. I set my heart to give those bathrooms the best cleaning job they ever had. The walls, floor, mirrors, and doors all shined when I was done with them.

    After a few weeks, a door opened up for me and the Lord used me to minister to others. C.S. Lewis once said 'Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.' I have been on both sides of this fence. Once as a child I thought very little of myself and wished that I could have been someone else. Then later as a man, I gravitated towards thinking a lot of myself.

    God is faithful and tries to keep me balanced in this with little blessings like the one above. If you find yourself in a humbling situation, thank God that He has taken notice of you, and He may be preparing you for something bigger. The lower you go the higher He can take you! The way to the top is through humility.

    Prayer: Father, please keep me balanced. Reveal areas of pride in my life and give me the grace to get rid of it, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: Good Morning Creation Photographers! Psalm 19:10 "They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb." - If you guessed 'More precious than Gold' for our next fun theme than you are 100 % right! Show us the things you value more than gold. Get creative and have fun! Our themes are open for interpretation and you are always encouraged to post anything else inspiring as well! My photos (in the group) reflect precious moments and memories in our life as well as a little gold. May you all be held by the Creator and know without a doubt that you are so much more precious than Gold in his eyes! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah for all you do to keep me balance and protected, provides and secure me in Jesus’s name I pray.....Amen Praise the Lord, Hallelujah!❤️
Jul 23
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Debi, let me join you as we praise the Lord and thank Him for his goodness, mercy and grace!!!

Jul 23
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Jul 23
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jul 23
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jul 23
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

Jul 23
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 23
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God thank you for Hope Amen

Jul 23
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! 

Jul 23
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Jul 23
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!  Thank you for being in my life Lord!

Jul 23
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

 Amen 

Jul 23
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.

Jul 23
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Judith B
Judith B

Amen. God is able. 

Jul 23
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella

Thank you so much Pastor. I really needed this today. God Bless You

Jul 23
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes, Father keep me balanced and in Your will at all times. Amen.

Jul 23
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I need from You to help me to have a balanced life and to have Your blessings by following Your designs . In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praises be to Your Holy Name. 

Thank you Pastor, God bless you. 

 

Jul 23
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! So very true, Pastor Dion! "Pride goes before the fall" - I found that one out for myself, and it was then when I was at my lowest point that I found the Lord, praise His holy name! 

Jul 23
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 23
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jul 31