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Everlasting Love

  • Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3 WEB

    So many times in my life, I have felt that I let God down, failed Him, and then stopped even trying. "What was the use", I thought. I was a failure and He was disappointed in me anyway. Like a puppy with his tail between his legs, I would sulk and walk away. Sometimes a month would go by before I even spoke to Him again.

    When I finally came to my senses, saw the light, and had a 'I was blind, but now I see' moment, He was always there waiting with open arms. Just as the prodigal son that came to his senses and went back home to his father, so was I. The moment that I changed my attitude, accepted that the past was unchangeable, He was ready to get back to work. It was always an 'OK, now let's go' moment.

    God is not concerned about our past. He is concerned with what is left of our future and making every moment count. Our life here is only a brief moment in time and if we really understood that, most of us would live it differently. We try and build things here that will last forever, when everything around us is temporary.

    He draws us to Himself with loving kindness and His love for us is everlasting. Nothing that you can do or have done will change His love for you. On the other hand, can you discipline a child and still love them? Absolutely. Jesus said, 'Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.' (Revelation 3:19). Paul wrote that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance (Romans 2:4).

    Our past life may have some dark spots, but He will never turn away from us. He will always love us and when we ask, He will gladly forgive us and restore us, for His love is everlasting. He has a plan and a purpose for your life and you were put here for such a time as this, so make it count.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your everlasting love. Thank You for accepting me just as I am and washing me as white as snow. Cleanse me, use me, guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 16, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

November 16, 2016
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen

November 16, 2016
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen!

November 16, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  lord  for washing  me white  as  snow  amen

 

November 16, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

November 16, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen 

November 16, 2016
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Colleen Horn
Colleen Horn

Amen!!

November 16, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Father for always loving me and always forgiving me no matter what!! Great message. Thank you Pastor Dion!

November 16, 2016
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

All I can do is cry... That first paragraph... My life's struggle... No words except, "Thank you, Pastor Dion." And, "Thank You, Lord!"

November 16, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! We must move forward in our faith, not looking back.

Philippians 3:13

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
Luke 9:62

Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Genesis 19:26

But Lot's wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
Isaiah 43:18-19

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Luke 9:59-61
To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.”

November 16, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister <3!

November 16, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen.

Gof Loves us with Agape love.

November 16, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Thank you for your message Pastor Dion. I think about my life and all the things that I would have done differently but now I realize God was always there for me I just needed to turn to him

November 16, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

None of us can change the past, but we can try harder in the future. That is what I try and do, learn from past mistakes. Either way, He is there for us if we will just turn to Him when we come to our senses.  :) 

November 16, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

TYL Please Orde our Steps in your Word

November 16, 2016
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible

For me, this is a thought provoking devotion. Sometimes, in dealing with my cancer, THIS life feels like the eternal one. Thanks for the reminder that there are far greater things ahead. 

November 16, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

We are so blessed by the wonderful and positive attitude you have, Debbie, looking forward to God's miraculous healing over you <3!

November 16, 2016
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous

THANK YOU DION FOR YOUR MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT,FOR MY LIFE SEEMS TO BE IN SUCH TERMOIL,I HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN CARE OF FAMILY EVER SINCE I WAS A YOUNG GIRL,HELPED RAISE MY 5 GRAND-CHILDREN,AND WE ARE STILL RAISING OUR 16 YEAR OLD SON,BUT IT SEEMS AS THOUGH I AM NOT NEEDED,AND EVEN SOMETIMES NOT LOVED,I FEEL SO ALONE.SO THIS MESSAGE GAVE ME HOPE TODAY.PLEASE DION WILL YOU AND SYLVIA KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS.THANKS AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

 

November 16, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Stacie, same words for me. Amen

November 16, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

November 16, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

November 16, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, thank You for Your everlasting love. Thank You for accepting me just as I am and washing me as white as snow. Cleanse me, use me, guide me today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 17, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

November 17, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

November 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 17, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

November 20, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen. Thank you Pastor for this devotion and prayer.Amen.Thank you Heavenly Father for there is no one who loves and cares for us as you do.Lead and guide me each day.to do your will,to hear your voice and to obey you in all that I do.InThe Name of Jesus Christ I pray..

December 5, 2016