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Someday Never Comes

  • 'He said to another, 'Follow me!' But he said, 'Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.' But Jesus said to him, 'Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God.' Another also said, 'I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house.' But Jesus said to him, 'No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.' Luke 9:59 WEB

    Jesus called some people to follow Him, but they began to make excuses. Two said that while they would really like to follow Him, they had some things to do first. The third one replied that he needed to bury his father. Though if the man's father had been a corpse at home, then he would not have been with Jesus, but occupied with the funeral. So the story implies that he wanted to stay at home until his father died one day.

    Jesus called them, they said that they wanted to go, but each one had reasons why they could not do that right now. There is no telling what they missed in life. They might have been listed with Peter, James and John if they would have accepted His call. It could have been them walking on the water with Peter and Jesus, but they were too busy.

    I have talked with people who desperately need change in their lives, but they always put it off to a future date. Instead of getting serious with God, they would say something like: "let me deal with this first.' Then a decade goes by and they still have not dealt with it. Your life is passing by you right now and there is nothing more important than your relationship with Jesus. Turn to Him, and He will help you put your house in order.

    There have been times that I have stumbled while walking with the Lord, sometimes for long periods. Like the prodigal son, when I came to my senses (Luke 15:17), I would go and pray for a while and every single time it has been: "Welcome back! Now let's go forward." The past has never been a problem with God and the moment that you are ready to face it, He will wash it from you. He is only interested in our future.

    God knows our life is short and He wants to make the most of it. Jesus asked some people to follow Him, and they began to make excuses why they could not at this time. Not everyone who is called actually goes. Don't let your past hold you back from your future. The ones who made excuses went back home to their plows. You can do that, but the ones who followed Him became the ones that we read about today.

    When you stumble, repent, get up, and keep going. Take the risk. Don't look back. This is real. Jesus never said that it would be easy to follow Him. The Apostles led lives filled with trials and tribulations, while also filled with unspeakable joy. Let us be so full of the Holy Spirit that we bring change to our surroundings.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me, teach me, draw me and my family to You. Use me today just as I am and if there is something that needs to change, reveal it to me so that I can deal with it. Lead me into divine encounters, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 29, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

September 29, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

September 29, 2016
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Francesta Poaches
Francesta Poaches

Thank you Lord for picking me up when I fall and for your undying love. 

September 29, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

September 29, 2016
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Rosemary Freitas
Rosemary Freitas

Amen! Thank you Lord for always having my back. Thank you Pastor Dion for the encouraging word.May you have lots of blessings today.

 

September 29, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

thankyou  for great message lately say tomorrow then forget  next around  mean for  sure just think church really tommorow willl  message timely manner for me .

September 29, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen Pastor Dion. Every new day is a chance to start over. His mercy is new every day. As long as there is life there is a chance to take up the cross and follow.

September 29, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!

Now that's good Preaching Pastor Dion.

September 29, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasioedited: September 29, 2016

Amen♡...so timely!..thank you!

September 29, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

"Redeeming the time, for the days are evil." ~ Eph. 5:16 (KJV)

"Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time." ~ Col. 4:5

September 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

September 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

All my life I walk with OUR LORD GOD, but there are many times in my life that I stumble.  But HE is always there for me.  Holdng my hands and helping me to get up and walk forward following  HIM again.  It has been a cycle for me but our LORD GOD never get tired of me.  HE is always there for me, today, tomorrow and forever.  HE is so merciful, faithful, and loving GOD.  Praise our LORD GOD with all our heart and most of all love HIM and trust HIM with all our heart forevermore.

September 29, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion, :-) I claim your prayer over my family and I, Amen <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me, teach me, draw me and my family to You. Use me today just as I am and if there is something that needs to change, reveal it to me so that I can deal with it. Lead me into divine encounters, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen 

September 30, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Gods calling is a true Blessing in disguise, don't miss the opportunity!

September 30, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, please guide me, teach me, draw me and my family to You. Use me today just as I am and if there is something that needs to change, reveal it to me so that I can deal with it. Lead me into divine encounters, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 30, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Ticardo, joinin in your prayer!

September 30, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Heavenly Father I surrender all to you ,all the things that hinder me from having a closer walk with you.Teach me in the way that I should go.Lead me not divine encounters.In the Name Of Jesus Christ I pray.

October 2, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

October 5, 2016