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Walking A Tightrope

  • Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and, 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don't dash your foot against a stone.' " Jesus said to him, "Again, it is written, 'You shall not test the Lord, your God.' " Matthew 4:5'7 WEB.

    A man walked across Niagara Falls on a thin wire some years ago. It was windy, and he balanced himself with a long pole he carried as he made the amazing twenty-five-minute trip.

    It required careful balance and constant correction to stay on the wire. If the man had leaned a little too far left or right, he would have probably fallen to his death. So he took his time, stayed centered and balanced, and reached the other side.

    The devil tried to get Jesus to prove He was the Son of God by jumping off the pinnacle of the temple in front of everyone. This would have been a fall of around four-hundred-fifty feet and certain death.

    Though the Scripture satan quoted was true, it was used wrongfully in this case. It was twisted to be out of balance with the rest of Scripture. Thankfully, Jesus knew the Word of God better than His enemy.

    The most believable lies always have an element of truth in them. We are to rightly divide the Word and test things against the whole body of Scripture (2 Timothy 2:15).

    We need balance in every area of our life, for our enemy will always try to make us think too much of ourself, or too little. To work too hard, or not at all. To give nothing, or to give everything. Yet, the truth is in the middle, like the man walking across Niagara Falls, and not in one extreme or the other.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me find balance in my life. Let me see my priorities through Your eyes. Make what is important to You important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Matthew 2:1-2 "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.' ~ 'Wise Men Still Seek Him' will be our next fun theme. How do you still seek him? Our themes are open for interpretation as always so be creative. You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well! My photos this week reflect how I still seek God in my each and every day, by connecting with nature in all its splendor, by seeking his daily blessings, and through serving others. Merry Christmas and God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Keep me balanced according to your will too!Amen
December 21, 2021
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen!

December 21, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

December 21, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 21, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  I Thank You for all I've been Blessed with. You balance my life with all I need.  Amen

December 21, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Yes Jesus please make what is important to you important to us. Amen 

December 21, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Yes Lord, help me to keep balanced according to your will.  Amen

December 21, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Thank you, Lord, for your many blessings and answers to prayers.  Amen!

December 21, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

December 21, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

December 21, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 21, 2021
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

December 21, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord, keep me balanced always!

December 21, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I humbly ask You to lead me through this journey and to help me to be balanced with everything I do in my relationship with others. I trust and thank You for all my blessings and care You have given me, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Dear Pastor and Sylvia, thank you both for being daily with us with these pieces of scripture that are as a soothing balm. God bless you both, Amen. 

December 21, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 21, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Perfect timing for this Word on balance, Pastor Dion! Lord, please help me find balance in my life. Let me see my activities and set priorities using Your eyes. Thank you. Amen

December 21, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

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

December 21, 2021
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

December 21, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen 

December 21, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God give me great faith. Amen

December 21, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

December 22, 2021