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    Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, "How long shall I bear with this evil congregation that complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel, which they complain against me. Tell them, 'As I live, says Yahweh, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so I will do to yo...
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    But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her." Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground with his finger. They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning fro...
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    In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6'7 WEB.In the past, many saints and martyrs h...
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Little Boxes

  • The donkey saw Yahweh's angel, and she lay down under Balaam. Balaam's anger burned, and he struck the donkey with his staff. Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?" Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you." The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long until today? Was I ever in the habit of doing so to you?" He said, "No." Then Yahweh opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw Yahweh's angel standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face. Numbers 22:27'31 WEB.

    Life is full of boxes that limit our view. We each have a little box we live in, and we can't see past the walls. When we are born, our days are often spent in a crib. We grow bigger and eventually have a playpen, then an entire bedroom. Before long, we are crawling around the house and later out into the yard. We start school, and our world expands. We eventually get our driver's license and drive around town, thinking we have finally arrived. But even then, our knowledge stops at the edge of town.

    This is normal for kids. Our understanding of the world is made from what we have seen and experienced in life so far. We always think we have arrived and are at the top, even while in our crib. But then our understanding of the world grows. We don't even know what we don't know until we learn it.

    We are continually growing, learning, and expanding. Even the universe continues to expand by the second. Yet, as we mature, we tend to set limits. We stop expanding, stop believing, and stop growing. We become a static, unchangeable mass of Christian beliefs. A monument of religion. "Thus said the Lord" instead of "Thus saith the Lord."

    It's excessively prideful to believe we know everything about God, that He can do nothing new without us knowing it. The Bible was given to us as an anchor, a guideline, and a measuring stick. God will never contradict His Word, but He will freely expand and correct our understanding of it.

    Donkeys didn't talk until one did. People didn't walk on water until some did. Dead people didn't come back to life until some did. Understand that just because you have never seen it doesn't mean God won't do it. His box is much larger than ours.

    Also, don't think God is antiquated, for He is the living God on the cutting edge. He can bring fresh insight and wisdom into anything you are facing today. He has helped me repair computer networks countless times when I would stop and ask Him. At times in your life, the Lord may do something completely new and unexpected. So leave room for God to be God.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me to always be on Your side. Let me find what You are doing on this earth and be a part of it, not against it. Please give me a clear vision and let me see the world through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Aug 3
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please help me to always be on Your side. Let me find what You are doing on this earth and be a part of it, not against it. Please give me a clear vision and let me see the world through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Aug 3
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

Aug 3
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Aug 3
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Aug 3
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Kevin  Moore
Kevin Moore

Amen lord,  please give me a clear vision of how you see other people through your eyes,  in Jesus name,  Amen

Aug 3
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen Father God

Aug 3
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Aug 3
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Aug 3

AMEN.  Heavenly Father,  You are my strength, my everything.  Thank You for all my Blessings. AMEN

Aug 3
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you LORD for all you do for me. Thank you for loving me and watching over me even when I get weak. Help me to see through your eyes. Amen 

Aug 3
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

I love this, Pastor Dion! Out of the box; constantly expanding!  Thank you, Lord. Let me find what You are doing on this earth and be a part of it. Amen

Aug 3
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

I needed this reminder, thank you Pastor.

Aug 3
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please help us to expand. Amen 

Aug 3
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

Aug 3
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord. Help me be open and flexible to the things of God. Your ways esp in young people. Expand my mind. I don't like cockiness but love zeal for You. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation for iv lost it. Help me look onto You instead of my circumstances. I love Uou Jesus.

Aug 3
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Help me to have an open heart and eyes for Your plans.

Aug 3
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen 

Aug 3
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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Amen

Aug 3
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen (h5)

Aug 3
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Aug 4
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Aug 4