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God Help Me

  • Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don't know. Jeremiah 33:3 WEB

    When Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion on them for they were lost and without a Shepherd. He would stop, teach, and heal them. With a touch, He would heal their wounds. Jesus said several times in His teachings that He was the good Shepherd, and that He came to seek out and save the lost sheep.

    Jesus is always there and just a prayer away from each of us. You can stop right where you are and invite Jesus into your situation. You don't have to face anything alone. When you do not know the answer to the problem, He does. So many times in my life, He has put me in a 'tight spot' with no one else to turn to but Him. Praying 'God Help Me' was a daily occurrence. I realize now that He was trying to build my faith and teach me to trust Him.

    When He began to push me into my own computer business, people that I had never heard of suddenly started calling me to come work on their computers. If I would just go, He would use me to fix it. The work began simple enough, but grew more complex with every single call, like I was being trained in a class. The jobs became increasingly more difficult. He enabled me to repair computer networks, when I had never seen one before. He taught me how to repair corrupted networked databases, and to write custom software as needed. This was long before the Internet became a resource, before we had cell phones, and I had no one to call for advice anyway. While in the field, it was just me and Him.

    Time after time, He would push me into situations that were so far above my abilities that they caused me to 'almost' panic, with no one else to turn to but Him. He would put me on the spot with everyone looking to me for the answer. I prayed constantly under my breath, and time after time watched the problem resolve itself. After years of this, I learned thoroughly that your abilities are pretty much irrelevant. Everything hinges on you getting in tune with Him and what He has called you to do.

    He anoints the one that He calls, to do the job that He gives them, and often He chooses the least qualified among us. Peter, James, and John, were common, uneducated fishermen. I grew up on a farm feeding hogs, and the only computer I had ever seen was on television. I quit school and was married by seventeen and worked as a common laborer in construction, but then God said: 'That's going to be My computer guy.'

    The key is to humbly lean on Him for advice, for wisdom and knowledge, knowing that we cannot do it without Him. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would teach us 'all' things. 'But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you' (John 14:26).

    I have learned that 'all' literally means 'all,' everything, all things. In the original text, the word for "all" is 'pas', and means 'All, any, every, the whole, throughly, whatsoever.' Many view God as an ancient being who is out of tune with modern times, a relic from the past, but I can tell you from experience that He is the exact opposite. He knows everything that is coming in the future as well. He shares new inventions and ideas with people and knows far more than we can comprehend. He invented the atom that we 'discover' and created the stars that we give names to.

    God is on the cutting edge from generation to generation and it is us who are trying to catch up and understand Him, not vice versa. He speaks to me in technical lingo and programming code at times that is so deep, yet simple, that I just stand in awe of Him. It is me wearing the dunce hat, not Him.

    God invites us to ask Him for help: 'But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him' (James 1:5).

    So if you are wandering through life today and feel a bit lost, look to Jesus, who is just a prayer away. He is already seeking you. He is 'The Good Shepherd' and He cares for His sheep. He will be as involved in your life as you will allow Him to be. When you face a scary situation, call on Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Please help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level. God help me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." ~ Did you guess it? This week our fun theme will be 'Hand Crafted' and, as always, is wide open for some fun, creative interpretation We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect a few of my favorite hand crafted things. Some hand crafted gifts from my daughter made in honor of her grandma's, some fun crafts hand made by some of my favorite little people. Have an amazing week everyone and remember, 'We are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works'! So go and 'Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might' but let's not forget to do those things in the love and joy of our Lord! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, Lord I seek more and more of your wisdom!
Jul 21
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen! Praise the Lord Hallelujah!
Jul 21
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Father GOD, for your help each and everyday.

Jul 21
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God help ME in the name of Jesus Christ I PRAY. Amen 

Jul 21
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I ask for your help daily, I Thank You because I can't do it alone.

Jul 21
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. My help comes from Jesus. I pray for your guidance and help in all I do. Amen. 

Jul 21
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jul 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 21
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thank you lord for walking with me in jesus name amen 

Jul 21
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen so true, He gives us everything we need to do the work He puts in our hands. We only need to fully rely on His help. If we fear we are not trusting God, we need faith to carry out His purpose in our lives. That's all we need to succeed, faith of a mustard seed, small tiny faith like that can move impossible mountains. Imagine what we can do with larger faith than that!

Jul 21
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Pastor.

Jul 21
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus.

Jul 21
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

God Help Me, in "All" things. Amen

Jul 21
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jul 21
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

Jul 21
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I know that sometimes I feel discouraged to keep going . I humbly ask You to give me the strength to follow Your designs while You work on me. I trust and rely on Your wisdom which I depend on it, take away those things that are holding me back and lead me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Pastor, love this devotional. Thank you and Sylvia for all you do, God bless you both. 

Jul 21
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for this timely reminder, Pastor Dion! Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Find me obedient, Lord. AMEN

Jul 21
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jul 21
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for guiding me and helping me do Your will, Amen.

Jul 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, amen

Jul 21
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Heavenly Father I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Please help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level. God help me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

Jul 22
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you, dear Lord, for answering our prayers, for sending us precious prayer warriors to stand beside us, thank you, Lord, for Pastor Dion and Sylvia, and the entire prayerful congregation of the RHM, for all the many precious brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, Amen and Amen!!!

Jul 22
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 22