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The Beaver Dam

  • Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4 WEB

    It was dusk dark and I was alone in the middle of a swamp called the Beaver Dam. I had ridden my dirt bike over to my cousin's house that day. He stayed about four miles from us through dense woods and swamp. We had made a path to ride through the beaver dam to each others house.

    We were both about ten years old and after playing video games all evening, I realized it was getting dark and I had no headlight, so I started home. Riding through the swamp on a motorcycle at night alone with no lights was scary, but I soon found it could be made much worse.

    There were bears in the area and I could feel one behind me. I kept glancing back into the shadows and would give the bike more throttle each time. Before long I was almost wide open on the muddy, rutted path and forgot all about the canal ditch that I had to soon cross.

    I hit the far side of that ditch at about fifty mph and launched way into the air. As the bike and I were flipping end over end, I was already kicking it to get it restarted. I landed in a huge pile of mud, rolled a few times, and took straight back off. I don't believe the wheels ever stopped turning. I was so terrified that my life was flashing before my eyes, but I ended up making it home safely.

    You can make a bad situation, so much worse than it really is. The more that you dwell on it, think about it, talk about it, the more that it will grow, until it will consume you in pure panic. That was the most scared that I have ever been in my life and it was all in my mind. I would have been perfectly safe to have stopped, built a fire, and spent the night camping. Don't let your fears snowball and consume you. Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7). Never allow circumstances to deceive you into believing that God has forgotten you.

    What you feed will grow, and what you starve, will die.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You cover me with Your peace, fill me with Your Spirit, and remove the fear and anxiety from me. Lead me into living a truly victorious life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You cover me with Your peace, fill me with Your Spirit, and remove the fear and anxiety from me. Lead me into living a truly victorious life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray! Yes please! Amen! Thank you!

September 16, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

September 16, 2016
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen.

September 16, 2016
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Colleen Horn
Colleen Horn

AMEN. I so needed this message! Thank you, Pastor

September 16, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen Pastor Dion. Many times the things that we fear never come to pass. They are simply our minds jumping to bad conclusions. This is when we must realize that our God is watching over us and that we must have faith in Him and have no fear or anxious thoughts. We must simply pray more, worry less. We are called to be anxious in nothing! The only way to do that is with prayer, supplication and thanksgiving. Then we will experience the peace which is beyond our understanding through Christ Jesus.

September 16, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

I rember we were planing move to Northcarlina from calfornia  lot,s antity  over  moving far away from home   not having any family close by even went depressipn as time would past here  I came realized  what worry about wasn,t so bad .

 

September 16, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

September 16, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

September 16, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: September 16, 2016

Heavenly Father, I pray that You cover me with Your peace, fill me with Your Spirit, and remove the fear and anxiety from me. Lead me into living a truly victorious life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, cast away all thoughts of fear and doubt, and lead me in the way everlasting. Amen

September 16, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

September 16, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

LOL! Reading this, I just remembered as a kid, jumping off my bed as far as I could jump, and then heart thumping wildly, grab the door knob and get out my room as soon as humanly possible. I was sure that whatever monster that was under my bed was right behind me, and ALMOST had me in His grasp! Again, We love you man! Thanks for sharing your Wonderful life stories with us :)

September 16, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Did you watch animated Monsters Inc?  The litte girl loves her monster Boo Kitty.  We have it for our Grandchildren & it is funny.  Love the small funny clip of bird comedy in beginning & the end funny called "Mike's Car".  LOL

September 17, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

LOVE that movie. I guess I love all the Disney Movies(Or was that Pixar?). I bet the world would be much happier with more feel good movies.  In the interest of being honest, I have to admit I love Action Movies as well. The "Bang Bang Shoot 'em up" War flicks are hard to beat as well :)

September 18, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Norm, if you mean "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", then me too :D! Actually, while, I'm not into the shoot-em-up part as much, I like the themes in "old school" war movies of honor, self-sacrifice, of serving and something greater than ourselves, values that serve us well in His Kingdom!

September 18, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is a very cute movie, and quite a different view :D!

September 17, 2016
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

PSALMS 91 YES, COVER ME WITH YOUR PROTECTION...

September 16, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I hate it when those bears are gaining on me!!

September 16, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Dear heavenly Father please protect my mind from fear worry and anxiety and to trust you  with everything thats going on in my life in Jesus Name I pray amen. Thanks Pastor Todd for sharing your story may God continue to bless you in with your  ministry and your family. I bind the blood of Jesus over your ministry and family.

September 16, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST said that " do not be anxious of anything" for it will not add an inch to our life.  When fear comes to me, I pray, pray and pray until the fear goes away and remember what OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST preaches.  Trust the LORD OUR GOD for everything is in the palms of HIS HANDS.  HE will take care and be in charge of everything. I love you and trust you LORD GOD with all my heart.  Thank you so much for everything for you are always here with me.  In the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST I pray and thank you.  Amen

September 16, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Todd.Really encouraging words.Heavenly Father.I pray that when fear tries to stir up in me.I am able to reject it right away,and not allowing it to have a hold on me.That your peace will rule in my heart,and that I will be stilled knowing that you are in control of every situation.In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

September 16, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Sometimes, I think God sends angels to watch over kids--and if we're lucky, those angels never leave us, even after we're grown!

September 16, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

I know I need all the help I can get :)

September 18, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor Dion another great devotional!

September 16, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Loved the visual of yr bike covered in mud flipping in air upside down continually.  Yes, peace & lost of anxiety.  Having IBS my stomach is troubled with a belly full.  Doing all doc said lately it is continual.  Blessings Dion!

September 16, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, thank you pastor Todd, it seems as if you are right here by me talking to me. I just need the peace of God to flow in me, cause I worry about things a lot. Thank you pastor 

September 17, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-) I claim your prayer over me, In Jesus, name. Amen <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You cover me with Your peace, fill me with Your Spirit, and remove the fear and anxiety from me. Lead me into living a truly victorious life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

September 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

September 19, 2016