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Cattle Drives

  • Moses said to the people, 'Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh, which he will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again. Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still.' Yahweh said to Moses, 'Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward.' Exodus 14:13 WEB

    Moses and the Israelite people stood on the bank of the river with the Egyptian army closing in on them. He had just finished a great faith-filled speech about fear and said that the enemy that you see today, you will never see again. Then in the following verse the Lord asked him, 'Why do you cry to Me? Tell the people to go forward.'

    Sometimes we can become paralyzed waiting to know the will of God. Yes we do need to pray and listen, but do we really need seven confirmations to get started? A car can only be steered while moving. A boat cannot be navigated while sitting at anchor. Often the Lord will speak to us after we start the journey, one step at a time, and if you miss Him, He will always find you because He goes after the lost.

    'By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went.' (Hebrews 11:8 WEB).

    Often in our life, we find that the word comes to correct our course just like on a cattle drive. Looking back over my life, I have often been herded through a loading chute with no door on either side, in fact, I prefer it that way because it keeps my decisions simple. Put Him first in your life and let your journey begin.

    As long as we are walking the correct path, it is pretty quiet. Isaiah 30:21 reads, 'And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it; when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.' A word of correction comes when you turn from His path. I can say that from experience.

    Also, you stay with the last word given until a new one comes. Things that I really felt strongly about, that did not pan out, in the end still had value if for no more than education. Don't become paralyzed by fear and anxiety because you feel that you may miss 'God's Will.'

    If you are having a problem determining His will, then how do you know this is not it? That idea that keeps returning could very well be Him trying to guide you. It is is easier to follow the voice of God than you think. All that it takes is putting Him first in your life, then He will bring the course corrections as they are needed.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to put You first in my life. I submit to Your will. Please guide me today, put me where I need to be. Help me to become the very best version of myself and shine Your light on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord. 

November 10, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you for all your do here, brother, you are appreciated :)!

November 10, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Thank you so much Sylvia,  I feel honored to be part of this ministry,  God bless. 

November 10, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Good Morning!! To think in this wild upredictable world we are not alone is exciting!! Strive for Him, seek and find! Use His teachings, find a new you!! Hum after the Ole Me, and rise from there! Thanks Pastor!!

November 10, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Good morning, Mike, and amen! Each day is an adventure in His Kingdom :)!

November 10, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Good morning, Helena, hope your day is highly blessed :)!

November 10, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Lord show me your will, don't give up on me if I am not hearing you. Thank you Jesus I submit to your will 

November 10, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, joining with you in prayer, Gloria <3!

November 10, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Thank you Pastor Dion, I love your devotions

November 10, 2016
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

Thank you for this message today. This is a very good reminder to put him first in our lives

November 10, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Agreed, Terryl! Hope your day is peaceful and blessed :)!

November 10, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

yes hallelujah   thank you  lord  for  all you  do  for  me  your  light  is  all  i  need  hallelujah  amen

 

November 10, 2016
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan

I really needed this word this morning.

Thank you pastor. Lord continue to bless this ministry !

November 10, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

God is our shining light ALWAYS!!  Amen!!

November 10, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying this prayer with you this morning, Pastor Dion! Timely words of encouragement! Thank you.

November 10, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. Full submission to God's will, brings us to where He will use us. He pushes us through the open door as we walk behind Him, He raises us up to serve Him well, we only have to follow the Good Shepherd and come as He calls.

November 10, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

This is so true! Believing that God always knows best and in His timing, He leads me in the direction that He wants me to go. I pray that I will step out in faith and trust in His leading.

November 10, 2016
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Phoebe Tillman
Phoebe Tillman

The message could not have been more fitting for me today!  I have become unemployed since September and I live with my special needs son and daughter-n-law.  They have need to help me out with finances, although I intended to help them out!  Anyway, I have been desperately trying to determine where to go from here?? An unemployed school teacher, is not often heard of!  I am afraid to move on not knowing if I was hearing God's will for me!  I am awaiting a call from a principle today but a lot of changes in our lives including a big move will have to be made!  I'm now going for it!  Please help me pray that I get the positive awaiting call because I now know what I need to do!  Thanks for the good word this morning!!!!  

November 10, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent.  Pray without ceasing.  GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH

November 10, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

With the talents & abilities God has given you...and He did that for us all...there is a special place for you

November 15, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

On time Word from the Lord!

November 10, 2016
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

Commoon sense direction in this writing; a pretty good analogy and one that confirms my own experiences!

November 10, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

November 10, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Amen! Thank you for this, Pastor, it really hits home for me.  And feels like confimation of the big leap of faith I'm taken now. :)

November 10, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

 I choose to put You first in my life. I submit to Your will. Please guide me today, put me where I need to be. Help me to become the best version of myself and shine Your light on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

November 10, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amne! Thank you for todays devotions Pastor Dion.  I pray this prayer over me in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to put You first in my life. I submit to Your will. Please guide me today, put me where I need to be. Help me to become the very best version of myself and shine Your light on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

November 11, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Heavenly Father, I choose to put You first in my life. I submit to Your will. Please guide me today, put me where I need to be. Help me to become the very best version of myself and shine Your light on this earth, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 11, 2016
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Monje Mellie
Monje Mellie

Amen and amen 

November 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 11, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

November 13, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you for the prayer.  I see perspective to let Him be first & move along.... Blessings to you and Sylvia!

November 15, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

November 18, 2016