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Simple Man

  • In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, 'Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?' Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them, and said, 'Most assuredly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.' Matthew 18:1 WEB

    When children are born, they depend on their parents for everything. They do not have the strength, resources, or knowledge to make it alone and they could not live without the help of their parents. They are tender hearted and hurt easily because they do not have the cynical shell that we grow to protect us as we get older, much like a hard shell crab. They do not respect one person above another one.

    As adults, we grow to be much different. We love to be independent, and the greatest. We respect one person above another for so many reasons. Our lives get busy, complicated, and filled with selfish ambition. Our trinity often becomes me, myself, and I. We build up walls to keep out the pain, and when we block the pain, it also blocks things like love and trust. No one can really get close to us anymore, and we really have no time for them anyway. Welcome to the world that we live in.

    Jesus called for a return to the simple, humble life of a childlike demeanor. To be teachable, loving, humble, and innocent. To forget about who is the greatest among us, and to lay aside our selfish pride. To look to our Father for our needs and obey His voice. The greatest in the kingdom of God will be the simple man, or woman, that manages to shake off the worldly standard that we are so accustomed to, and to become something better.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You today for helping me to remove my shell. Help me get back to the simple childlike faith of trusting You day by day. Help me find balance in the way that I look at others and let me see them through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah!
Feb 22
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

WOW exactly what I needed to hear thank you pastor Dion for having a daily personal relationship with Jesus Christ and then sharing his

Feb 22
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

Feb 22
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Sometimes we have to move, change our environment to see what beauty and kindness God has created. Thank you God for being my guide, for being in my life. Amen

Feb 22
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Feb 22
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

Feb 22
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Feb 22
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Feb 22
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for this perspective and prompting, Pastor Dion! Lord, help me find balance in the way that I look at others and let me see them through Your eyes. Amen!

Feb 22
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez

thanks be to GOD ......   

Feb 22
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! Right on point!! :)

 

Feb 22
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen praise God 

Feb 22
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Feb 22
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 22
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Gail Petersen
Gail Petersen

This is so beautiful!  I pray...

Feb 22
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You, love and trust You with all my heart. Help me to understand and follow Your designs like a little child, I need You more in my life. In the name of Your Son Jesus I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord for Your forgiveness and care. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia, excellent devotional. God bless you both. 

Feb 22
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

Feb 22
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 22
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.

Feb 22
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I trust You Father, thank You for meeting my needs! Amen.

Feb 22
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen !

Feb 22
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Feb 23
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

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