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The Dentist

  • We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEB

    As I writhed in pain in the chair, the dentist wrestled on with the split tooth. It was very painful and I did not want him to touch it, let alone pull on it, but the toothache would not go away until all of it was removed. Like Esau, I began to comfort myself with the thought of killing him when it was over. Finally, the dentist got it out in three parts and the pain gradually subsided. I spared him.

    God loves us, but when there are harmful things in our life, He will often remove them. It can hurt and we would really like Him to just leave it alone. Pride, arrogance, bitterness, greed, lust, hate, He has methods for every stronghold in our life and He loves us too much to leave them in there.

    Like a Father removing a splinter from his child's hand, or a dentist removing a broken tooth, God knows that it is for your own good, and He will not relent. It is scary how far He will go to remove things from your life when you get serious about seeking Him.

    Do not panic today if life is painful, for it will not always be. Be sure that your main focus in life is doing God's will and everything else will begin to line up properly. This does not mean that your life will be pain free, but it will work out for the best in the long run. The things that you are going through will work out for good.

    God is always right and this means that when you have a disagreement with Him, that you will never win. His arm is too big to twist. Our threats do not intimidate Him. Don't struggle against Him. Work with Him to remove the harmful things and it will be over sooner. Struggling against Him will only prolong it, but He will not stop until He gets it all out.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please set me free from the things that hold me back. Break the shackles that hold me, for I cannot. I submit to Your will for my life and I want more of Your presence today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen.

September 22, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 22, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  father  for  freeing  me  from  my  sins  amen

 

September 22, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

        Good Morning--powerfull Teaching!!!!!!!!! amen!!

September 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Good morning, Perry! It does not look like you were unsubscribed, so it may be just a spam folder issue. If you find the email in your spam folder, you should be able to mark it as "not spam". Also, it's possible there are settings in your control panel to whitelist our email address, but not sure about what your email provider offers :)

September 22, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen

September 22, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! God does know what is best for me, in His timing. I want to patiently wait on Him, and trust Him while I am wating.

September 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Helena, and good morning :)!

September 22, 2016
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Wow, wow, wow!!!  In the last 2 days, as I am approaching treatment for breast cancer, this exact scripture has been my verse to cling to, and this morning I was researching Edom and Esau. I also used your suggestion in last Sunday's lesson on the gifts of the spirit about interpretation and received a beautiful message from the Lord about humility and just how complete is His love!

September 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is wonderful that the Lord is speaking to you during this time, Pat, praying for you <3!

September 22, 2016
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Monje Mellie
Monje Mellie

Amen and Amen 

September 22, 2016
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John Smith
John Smith

So true.  Great message, again x365.  I can attest to that.  "Struggling against Him will only prolong it, but He will not stop until He gets it all out."  How great it is to be called according to His purpose!  Praise GOD.

September 22, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you for this prayer Pastor. Father,refine in me a pure heart,filled with Love and compassion,help me to be the person you want me to be.In The name of Jesus Christ I pray.

September 22, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen great message today pastor Dion!

September 23, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please set me free from the things that hold me back. Break the shackles that hold me, for I cannot. I submit to Your will for my life and I want more of Your presence today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen! Thank you

September 23, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, please set me free from the things that hold me back. Break the shackles that hold me, for I cannot. I submit to Your will for my life and I want more of Your presence today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 23, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, Lord I submit all my weakness to upu

September 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

September 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for yesterdays devotion. :-)

September 23, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

So glad Dion, you spared the dentist & in doing so he handled the stronghold that tooth had on your jaw..lol!  We need specialists to handle particular needs we have in life. But the specialist above all is Jesus covering each one of us & our needs.  Thank You J!

October 3, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

December 22, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Hi, i am reading this devotional a little bit late. i am dentist and this date is my husband´s birthday. God bless

December 22, 2016