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The Pen And The Crackers

  • Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31 ESV

    One of the sweetest testimonies that I ever heard was from a missionary visiting our church. While on a plane heading to the mission field, she dug through her purse trying to find a pen to make notes with, but she could not find one. Also she was hungry because she had not eaten before the flight, and they did not serve food on the plane. She normally carried a pack of crackers for such a time but had none with her.

    The missionary had brought along one Bible to give away, and when the plane landed, she started looking for a native to give it to. Finally she found a woman that she could communicate with and offered her the bible. The woman burst into tears and explained that she had been praying for a Bible for one whole year. The woman then reached into her purse for money but explained that she only had a pen, and a pack of crackers which she handed to the missionary.

    If it matters to you, it matters to God. The small things in your life that you would not pray about, He knows about. When we get wrapped up in ourselves, we miss so much of what He has to offer. Place the Lord at the center of your life and these things will automatically happen. He has the pen and the crackers waiting.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord I put You first, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, Jehovah-Jireh

May 13
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord and God. 

May 13
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Beverly Hagar-Schmerse
Beverly Hagar-Schmerse

Wow!  This so absolutely true!  For me, I don't want to "bother" God about the "little" things in my daily living.  I believe it says in Scripture pray about everything...yet in my messed up thinking, I think God is too big to bring Him the little things in my puny unimportant life.  This story opened up for me two big errors on my part:  By doing this, I limit and confine God to only certain parts of my life; and secondly, I am still bucking for control.  Every day I try to focus on:  Your Will, not my will.  In the beginning, I got panicky when He pointed out an area of weakness for me to work on.  After many years, though the panic wants to step in and take over.  I try to "set it aside"; and replace with the image of bread baking in an oven.  (I am the bread; and God is "baking" me til I am done to His sense of perfection.  Here He has "tweaked" me, once again.)  And I can say with confidence, "Do what it is You want with me.  I trust Your Perfect Judgment."  Thank you.

May 13
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Same with me...Amen

May 13
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 13
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 13
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

That is a nice story and a good reminder to ask Him for ALL we need. Amen.

May 13
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus....You are awesome.

May 13
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen what a nice devotion to wake this morning. Yes when we seek the Kingdom of God first. He will definitely gives us the desires of our hearts. Teach me Lord to see you first in everything that my heart desires. Thank pastor for this morning devotion have a bless day.

May 13
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Carol  Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! My Abba Father has amazed me so many times with little gifts and blessings, they come when I just have a brief thought or desire for something. I don't even ask Him for them and then suddenly there it is, just what I had thought about and desired. These gifts are such a blessing, just to know that He truly cares about even the smallest things that my heart desires!

May 13
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Billie Haynes
Billie Haynes

Amen 

May 13
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

It is truly amazing to me how the God who created the universe truly cares about the most trivial matters of our existence! He has proved that in our lives time and again, which is at the same time uplifting and humbling <3

May 13
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! I thank God for meeting all of my spiritual and phiscial needs.

May 13
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I HAD  SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPEN TO ME ,YEARS AGO OVER 40 YEAS AGO, I WAS WATCHING A RELIGOUS PROGRAM, WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN A KNOCK AT THE DOOR, IT WAS A SHOLDER ,A MARINE TO BE EXACT, HE WAS HOLDING A BIBLE, HE HANDED ME THE BIBLE AND SAID  GOD TOLD ME TO BRING THIS TO YOU, I HAD NEVER HAD A BIBLE, I TOOK IT AND  THANKED HIM, I EXPLANED,I DIDN'T HAVE ONE BUT UNDER MY BREATH ,I WANTED ONE ,I THANKED HIM AND HE LEFTI STILL HAVE THAT BIBLE.

May 13
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Love this!!

May 13
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

What an awesome God we have

May 13
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

May 13
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

God created me, Psalm 139, and knows and meets all of my needs, and gives me some of my want's, in His timing!

May 13
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Yes. So amazing 

May 13
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

 Awesome! !! Yet another work he has blessed me with. I have been drinking honey cinnamon drink nearly every morning and evening for about 3 yrs for healthy benefits.  I have noticed for about the last 2 yrs that my mouth ..throat tongue and gums are always inflamed and dry. I know some of my medications can cause these symptoms. I have had several bronchial infections requiring very strong antibiotics. Two days ago I was getting ready to go walking when all of a sudden I started coughing having hard time breathing non stop for almost 2 hrs. My son wanted to call 911 but told him I couldn't afford. Finally I starting reading Psalms 23 and 46 and kept going out loud rebuking satan. I was really afraid. But blamed on allergies. I have been praying a lot for wisdom and knowledge since my accident in 2011 caused memory loss. I was awake from 3 to 5am reading the word. Slept until 9am. Voice in my mind..googled Does cinnamon cause inflammation in mouth. YES. One review said Dr prescribed compound of lidocaine benadrl which she used 3x daily to numb and cleared up in 2wks. Lo and behold I still had almost whole bottle in med cabinet and started taking. How awesome is that....right down to details. .God answers prayer that I didn't even ask. How appropriate this devotion Pastor Dion. You're definately a vessel God uses to me so often. Thank you so much. Rebecca 

 

May 13
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Wow, praise God for His wisdom <3! Also, I didn't know that about cinnamon, so good to know!

May 13
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

You have our LORD GOD with you always. 

May 13
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Praise God for the Lord helping you Rebecca!  Wow!  Blessings to you this day

May 19
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Everything comes from OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.  From the smallest to biggest, from the less important to the most.  I am so thankful for everything in my life.  TO GOD BE THE  GLORY

May 13
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

:)

May 13
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord I put You first, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen. <3

 

Pastor Dion thank you for your devotion. :-)

May 14
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord I put You first, in the Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen.

May 14
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion. What an amazing and inspiring story. Its so wonderful to know that God knows the little things in our lives and loves and cares about us. Amen.

May 14
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I seek your face and a deeper relationship with you today. I know that you will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord put you first, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

May 15
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you for sharing this.  Great title & story.  God is soo good.  My changed physical abilities have changed do much that I have been concerned what am I going to do?  My husband helps yet he works only so much of what we together can do. This woke tears to say, of course, Lord, I need to pray specifically for the new ways I can't but You can.  Thank You, Lord, for the reminder! I look now to see what You will do!! Amen!  (Actually, a Grandgirls party is coming and a pool and outdoors is involved.I can't do either.  We can stay at least 2 hours for Charlie has go to work.  I am powerless in front of others but not God!)

May 19