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The Jigsaw Puzzle

  • For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. Isaiah 28:10 WEB.

    We had scattered pieces all over the table while we worked on assembling a jigsaw puzzle. It was a total mess. This one was mysteriously difficult for someone had mistakenly, or intentionally, mixed a couple of other puzzles together in the same box. Now some pieces didn't belong there at all. Fortunately, we had a picture to go by, so it eventually began to take shape. When it was finally complete, the puzzle turned out beautiful.

    God can see the big picture of your life while you can't. He knows the end from the beginning. He can see what pieces need to stay and what needs to be removed. After walking and cooperating with Him for a while, your life will begin to take shape. And when it's complete, it will be something beautiful.

    Work with God, and allow Him to separate you from the things that don't belong in your life. He won't separate you from your friends or the things you love and want to keep around, like lust for greed. You have to hate it, guard against it, and separate yourself from it. For if He delivered you from something that you love, you would just return to it later. And for your sake, if He sets you free from something, don't return to it lest it becomes seven times worse (Luke 11:26).

    We all have a free will to choose what God we will serve, just as Joshua and the Israelites did (Joshua 24:15). Calling Jesus Lord only gives Him a title. It's doing what He says that actually makes Him your Lord (Luke 6:46). You belong to whom you obey (Romans 6:16).

    Yet, don't get ahead of God and throw out pieces He intends to keep. Work at His pace. You don't need to understand everything right now. He does, and that's enough. It's one piece at a time and one day at a time. It's line upon line, here a little, there a little. Eventually, this thousand-piece puzzle will begin to make more sense.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose You today. Please help me get in tune with Your plan for my life, and change what You will. Guide me, and help me make the right decisions. Teach me, and reveal Your path to me today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.' (John 5:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion for such encouragement

Sep 4
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Sep 4
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father,  I Thank You for all of my Blessings. You are my guide, my everything. Amen

Sep 4
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please guide and strengthen us to live our lives for your glory. Amen 

Sep 4
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 4
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Sep 4
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord Jesus.  Amen 

Sep 4
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for putting all the pieces together, I trust in You! Amen.

Sep 4
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

My Puzzle is All Meseed up, waiting on The Lord to straighten out my pieces to put them in place. AMEN !

Sep 4
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for making me who I am I love you Lord 

Sep 4
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

This is an intriguing metaphor, Pastor Dion. Never thought of my life as puzzle pieces before. Lord, guide me through the pieces of my life and help me make the right decisions. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Sep 4
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank Your loving kindness and forgiveness You have given us, help us to complete our life puzzle by talking everything that doesn't belong in it. By making the best decisions today with Your loving care, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Awesome message Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Sep 4
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Sep 4
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Sep 4
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

Sep 4
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen!

Sep 4
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 5
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name, Amen.

Sep 7