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I Did It My Way

  • God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. The heavens, the earth, and all their vast array were finished. On the seventh day God finished his work which he had done; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work of creation which he had done. Genesis 1:31 - 2:3 WEB.

    After coming home from church, I went straight to work on our new mail server upgrade. All week I had been listening to my audio bible in shuffle mode. So it played random chapters from the bible while I worked.

    I kept hearing scriptures about taking a day to rest and not working on the Sabbath day. They were familiar. For the last couple of weeks, when I flipped my Bible open, it would also land on a similar scripture.

    Now, you would think I could take a hint, but a man can be really dense. And I managed to brush off what the Holy Spirit was telling me week after week. After all, this was God's work, and He doesn't want me to be lazy.

    Today though, the work was like swimming in mud. What should have been a simple job turned into a horrible ordeal. It was graceless, and the computer seemed possessed. At the end of the twelve-hour day, I would have been ahead if I would have just stayed in bed.

    For a long time, we would work on Sunday, but then take off Monday or another day to rest. This seemed fine. Yet, when I started working seven days a week, He cracked the whip.

    I repented, said I was sorry, and the next day fixed the server in thirty minutes. Since then, I don't work seven days a week anymore. And God has really blessed the other six, so I get more done in a shorter amount of time.

    When you feel the Lord speaking to you about something, listen. Don't be hardheaded like me. Can you have it your way? Absolutely. You will be much better off, though, to choose His way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please bless the work of my hands, and allow me to rest in peace when I lay down. Help me get my work done in six days, so I won't feel I have to work seven. 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: Matthew 19:14 "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" ~ 'A Child's View' will be our next fun loving theme and is wide open for creative interpretation We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect some creative ways I choose to express this theme, through my inner child's views both past and present (that would be my love for nature), and through the children I care for. So let the children come, and do not hinder them! Let us show them a world where the Creator's love covers everything and surpasses all obstacles!! Let us show them we can have child-like faith as well Stay safe! Stay blessed! This theme will stay up for the next two weeks, as I will be taking some time for self care (more details in the group). Have a wonderful couple of weeks! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for all your Blessings and all you do for us all! ❤️
August 10, 2021
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter Lord May I always take a day of rest for your glory. Let the Holy Spirit fill me with your word and wonder. Thank you Father for all the blessings you give me.
August 11, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

August 10, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

August 10, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

August 10, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen

August 10, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father , Thank you for the blessings in my life.  Your will and rest will be done. Amen

August 10, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

August 10, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings. Amen 

August 10, 2021
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Jesus for all your blessings.

August 10, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please bless the work of my hands, and allow me to rest in peace when I lay down. Help me get my work done in six days, so I won't feel I have to work seven. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

August 10, 2021
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David Krull
David Krull

Your way Lord....not mine. Protect me and Lead me Father through this fire storm I'm in... in Jesus Name.

August 10, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

August 10, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

August 10, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

August 10, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to FEEL content. In the name of Jesus Amen Amen

August 10, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Lord

August 10, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father,I know that the Sabbath is to rest and glorify You while we follow Your will, to see the wonders that You have created for our delight. We thank You for all Your blessings and care You have provided for all of Your children. In the Holy name of Your Son Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. Thank You  Father. 

Pastor, thank you and Sylvia for teaching us how to follow our Lord's command through your daily devotionals, God bless you both, Amen. 

August 10, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

August 10, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

August 10, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 10, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

I've lived this lesson, too, Pastor Dion! God truly desires us to rest, step away from the world, and worship Him. There is such blessing in His rest!

August 11, 2021