Thought for the day

take_the_first_step“The journey has only begun if you dare to take the first step. Therefore, remember the grace of God will always sustain you even as you stumble. Just take the first step.” – Lionel Sneed

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To God be the glory, amen!

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7 thoughts on “Thought for the day

  1. I really enjoy and are encouraged by your Daily Words of Inspiration. It’s been helping me stay stable while my health and job situation gradually deteriorate. Been home for two days because of my bad back and sore knees which are job related. Anyway as I read your words I can hang on through all the pain. Funny today should say taking steps because I can barely walk and going up and down steps is a trial. Eventually back to the doctor again. Once again thanks for sharing encouraging words.

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    • The one and only thing that keeps me going is the promise that God will never leave or forsake me nor will anything separate me from the love of Christ. That promise is all of us. I will be praying for your wholeness, faithfulness, healing and that the fullness of Christ will powerfully manifest itself in your life. Today is your day! Sincerely, Pastor Lionel

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  2. Well I sincerely hope so. Sometimes I think I’m fooling myself like my co-worker who recently had both his legs amputated due to diabetes. I did not really know him because my workplace has over 2000 employees and he worked in one of our warehouse while I worked in the galleries but apparently from those who knew him well he had delusions of grandeur. He confessed houses, riches, wealth, cars, land, money, family etc… and actually had none of them. Two other co-workers found him collapsed in his home, his legs black from gangrene laying in his own waste. He refused to give himself the diabetes injections. Played games with his health. Saying he was well when he was not. Yes he is alive but he has no one, no money, no family, nothing.

    Now I do take my medication for hypertension but after my stroke in Nov. 2008 I lost much of the sight in my left eye. Part of my job in the galleries is to read maps so I may assist the visitors. I can no longer read the maps I just go according to the color, shapes and room numbers in the gallery doorways. I’ve found over the years with health challenges increasing as I get older it is best not to lie to oneself even if you do lie to other people. I always tell my co-workers I’m okay when I’m not even though I can barely get up and down the stairs or even walk to and from the subway. Slowly but surely my lies are catching up with me. Sadly confession does not always bring possession.

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    • Thank you for sharing this! I have been praying and meditating on all that you have shared while asking the Lord for answers. Over the weekend I will write a blog addressing some of the things you have discussed as well. Once again, thank you for sharing and God bless.

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      • I eagerly await God’s answers to you. I do want to know why my co-worker wound up in such a poor state and why my other co-worker who was successful and living his dream died burnt to death in that horrible Metro-North train accident earlier this month. This is my third day home sick from work so I will have more time to read your posts.

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