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The Crossroads

  • 'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways,' says Yahweh. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8 WEB.

    Trying to understand God is a crossroads that everyone comes to at some point. It causes many people to stumble. We do not and cannot understand everything God is, what He is doing, or why He does it. He is the Creator while we are created. We cannot make an image of Him, for it will only become an idol. We can't package Him up, for He is a living Entity and with a whisper, could pack us up in a coffin. He is not domesticated. God is not a pet. And though we love our nativity scenes, Jesus is not a baby. When He returns to Earth, He will come as the reigning King, and people's hearts will fail them because of fear.

    Many come to a crossroads in their faith because they cannot understand why something is happening in their lives. Many times, there is just no explanation. It has happened to me. When we do not know what He is doing, we just have to trust Him. Things inside us want to scream, and sometimes, He will let you do that without saying a word.

    One year our computer business dried up, and we could not find work anywhere. We prayed, gave, fasted, and advertised, but things just grew worse. When I would pray and ask the Lord about it, He wouldn't say anything. There was only silence. It continued until we began packing to move out of our house. Then, by the end of that week, a door opened for me to become a pastor. His plans are layered, complicated, with many living parts that fit together. But the simple fact is that sometimes He does not tell us why He is doing something.

    The week before He pushed us into ministry, it was the furthest thing from my mind. As Clark W. Griswold told Eddie in the movie Christmas Vacation: "If I woke up in the morning with my face sewn to the carpet, I would not be more surprised than I am right now." That is the way that I felt about being in ministry. But before He opened that door, there was a long dark time when He said nothing at all. Think of the silence as a dramatic pause, for the next thing He said was deeply significant.

    Jesus said, "Most certainly, I tell you, whoever doesn't receive God's Kingdom like a little child, he will in no way enter into it." (Luke 18:17 WEB). Children totally depend on their parents to take care of them. When a person enters the kingdom of God, it will not be because they were a successful preacher. It will not be because they were a good steward or a faithful spouse and parent. It will not be because they were a kind, loving person that smiled a lot. When they enter the kingdom of God, it will be because they came to Christ as a helpless child who trusted Him.

    You don't need to understand what God is doing in your life today. Just trust that He will make the right decision. In the end, all things will work out for good. Feel free to tell Him, "Lord, I don't understand what's going on, but I know that somehow You are going to take care of me." He is the Potter. We are the clay. Let Him carry the burden of how all of this will turn out.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, You know all things, and nothing is hidden from You. You are the Potter. I am the clay. I choose to trust You with my life. Please mold me and make me as You see fit. I am Yours, 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: 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 "Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else 16 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~ What I really need is an 'An Attitude of Gratitude' lucky for me that's what our next fun theme is going to be - that ought to help me get there! Our themes are always wide open for creative interpretation and did I mention we encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well :). My photos this week reflect a lot of nature for which I am NEVER short on gratitude some time with my feet on the earth, basking in all God's glory is all I need to calm this soul of mine. How can you not find HIS peace when surrounded by such beauty!?! Look at that, I feel better already! Looking forward to scrolling through the things that give you all gratitude and I am so grateful God knows exactly how to change my heart!! Have an amazing week y'all, be good to each other, rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in everything, God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah!, Thank you for all you have done and all the blessings and Love that you have provided! ❤️
Nov 3
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

Nov 3
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I am Yours

Nov 3
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Nov 3
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Margaret Kay
Margaret Kay

Praise God!  Thank you for this sermon today.  Very inspirational and much needed at this time.

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My Faith and Trust is with You Lord. Today and Always. AMEN

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen 

Nov 3
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus for all our blessings.

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done, Amen!

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen my everything is in you Lord all I am all I have is yours Father do with me as you will for I know it will be for my good in the end, I love you.

Nov 3
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you so very much! The Christmas vacation movie reference was perfect!! Amen 

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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Such an important message to hear this morning, Pastor Dion!  Lord, I choose to trust You with my life. Mold me and make me as You see fit. Find me willing. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Nov 3
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know that You are working on me and I trust in You for molding me as You see is the best. I've been a sinner but Your love and care will restore my life in every step of the way, praises be to Your Holy name forever. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Pastor, this is a message to rely on. The Lord knows how and when will be the exact time, thank you and Sylvia. God bless you both. 

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord please mold me and use me the way you see fit. Amen 

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord, change me in what You want me to be, in Jesus's name I pray, amen 

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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Amen

Nov 3
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Abba I'm trusting in you. In the name of Jesus Amen 

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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen 

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for this devotion today.There is so much turmoil in our world today, this Corona Virus, the uncertainty of the Election, what kind of changes will be made. How much will our taxes increase etc, etc. There are so many unsettling circumstances right now. So many people are anxious and fearful. The bible tells us not to fear 365 times in the bible but its hard not to fear when we have uncertainty and turmoil. We must remember that God is in control and He will always take care of us and lead us to His will for our lives. We must put God first in our lives, seek him today and every day for the rest of our lives, pouring out our hearts to Him and asking for forgiveness, Grace and mercy, and asking for guidance and direction. I believe with all my heart that He will direct our path and continue to provide for us. I am very happy for this Internet church because soon we probably will not be able to go to a church in person or attend even a home Bible study. So many people wants to restrict religious beliefs and shut down Christian churches, this is a scary time for believers, we are not sure what will happen. We must pray for our fellow Christian family for peace and guidance from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God bless and protect all of you in the name of Jesus!

 

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