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The Half Empty Glass

  • In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:5'8 WEB.

    Think of a glass of water sitting on a dining table in a restaurant. One person may see the glass half full of water, while another sees it half empty. Yet, the glass contains the same amount of water, no matter which perspective you have.

    When you listen to satan whisper his plan for your life, it's going to be a dark, twisted, distorted view. Filled with doubt, lack, despair, loneliness, and the never-ending fear of what is coming. He whispers that the glass will continue to drain away until there is nothing left. Then what will you do?

    Jesus Christ has a plan for your life as well, and you will find it full of hope, love, light, acceptance, and forgiveness. You can face the day knowing that whatever comes, God has got your back. If the glass runs out of water, the waiter can refill it.

    You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).

    No weapon formed against you will prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

    The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Hebrews 13:6).

    From whose point of view are you looking at your life, and who have you been listening to? If you feel burdened down like you are carrying the world on your shoulders, then it's the wrong one. It's pretty common today.

    Life is busy, and there are often too many things pulling at us from all directions. Don't let it get to you. You were never meant to be everything to everyone, all the time. You just need to be you. They can all accept you or not. God does.

    Paul wrote that we shouldn't be anxious about anything but pray with gratitude and make our requests known to God. For that is when the peace of God comes. Jesus said in Matthew 6:34 to not worry about tomorrow, for that will take care of itself. Paul learned to be content in whatever situation he found himself in (Philippians 4:11).

    So don't get anxious, overwhelmed, and give up today. What is lost can be replaced. Things that were stolen can be recovered. Pray, and be thankful for what the Lord has already done for you. Remember the times that He has moved in your life. View your life through the eyes of Jesus Christ, who loved you so much that He endured the cross. God throws no one away.

    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you," says Yahweh, "thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future. You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You shall seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for bringing me this far. Please show me what I can do for You. Give me a clear vision, calm my mind, and give me more of Your peace in my life. Help me change my ways and become more like You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for all you do for us!
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen! Glory hallelujah!

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Praise God!

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, YES!! I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! My all time favorite!! Amen

Sep 2
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise His holy name for this promise. Amen!

Sep 2
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus.We love you as you love us. Amen 

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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: Sep 9

 ON TARGET ! I'M OVERWHELMED WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON. I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE MY HOME. I THOUGHT I'D SET UP A GO FUND ME ACCT. BUT I'M NOT GOOD AT THAT STUFF. WISH I COULD GET SOME HELP WITH THIS. I BELIEVE IT WOULD HELP ME CATCH UP. PRAISE GOD, YES HE DOES HAVE MY BACK. THOUGH. THANK YOU DION FOR THIS STRONG MESSAGE...XO

 

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Father Thank You For Everything Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. Also, please Father Yahweh guide me into how to best fulfill the purpose you created me for in this life time. How can I meaningfully serve you and my life be a witness of truly following my Lord Yeshua? In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this too,Amen. 

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Mary Glovier
Mary Glovier

Amen!!!!!

Sep 2
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

This is powerful truth, Pastor Dion! My biggest temptation is to not try to fill my own glass. Our God has this one! Lord, Help me change my ways and become more like You. In Jesus' name, Amen

Sep 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I thank you for bringing me this far. Please show me what I can do for You. Give me a clear vision, calm my mind, and give me more of Your peace in my life. Help me change my ways and become more like You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 2
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for always being there for me I love you

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes, Amen in Jesus Name I ask and thank you Lord

Sep 2
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

As always Pastor Dion, a beautiful.  Thank you.

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for all the blessings you have provided. You are my hope. Amen

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 3