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Beast of Burden

  • Jesus answered them, 'Most assuredly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin. A bondservant doesn't live in the house forever. A son remains forever. If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.' John 8:34 WEB

    As I dropped the luggage in the hotel lobby, it echoed through the room. After lugging it all nearly a mile in the August heat, I was exhausted. As it turned out, we were guests at the hotel and should have been parked near the front door, but the parking lot attendant had mistakenly made us park in the farthest lot because he thought that we were part of a conference, and did not realize that we were guests of the hotel.

    In times not so long ago, people would load such baggage onto a pack horse or donkey, called a beast of burden, and it would carry the load for them. The beast had no choice in the matter but had to carry whatever was put on its back.

    The enemy will saddle you up with your past baggage and still take you out for a ride if you let him. We are all sinners and one sin is as bad as the other. Remember this, remember that, and soon all the bad things that you have ever been involved in will settle right down on you. Before long you will begin to question what you are even doing here, thinking, "Look at all that I have done. God could never love someone like me."

    Don't become a beast of burden and start carrying the enemy's luggage around for him. You will just become exhausted and bitter. Take it to the Lord in prayer and leave your past, in the past where it belongs. You are an honored guest of the Father and do not have to lug around the baggage from the past.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am laying my past mistakes down at Your feet. This is a new day and I will not be a beast of burden any longer. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and my past, is now in my past. Help me to become steadfast and to guard my thought life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The FAAD group is hosting "A Week of Thanks" event to commemorate this special Thanksgiving week. All are invited to join! ALSO, the Creation Photographers group fun theme of the week is "Traditions" - show some of your traditions & how you keep God in the equation this season. As always, feel free to post any other photos, too!

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Dana  Dreyer
Dana Dreyer

Thank-you for todays message. I have been reading the devotoinals for sometime now and they have help me realize God love me even when I think I'm to bad to love. I've have made alot of mistakes in my life that I though there is no way to be forgiven. But you have showed me that I have a Father who loves me and frogives me of my sins and my mistakes. I ask Jesus into my life when I was 8 olds year. But as I grew up I sinned alot. I'm not proud of what I did and have asked God for forgivens for all my sins.

So thank-you for all the devotoinals that I have read. Praise the Lord

God Bless

November 22, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

November 22, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

hallelujah  amen

 

November 22, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

             Good Morning! Hum what a nice senerial!! So truthfull!! Seems I've l've know this for many years-like from the beginning of My walk with Him!!Amazing how things can slip in that aren't too good for Us and trip Us up!! Seems when I was in Recovery I worked it sio seriously, trying to heal to a point to stop My smoking!! Great idea... I don't like the word but!! But what would happen if I fall-away from recovery!! I feel knowing His forgiveness is super!! But to think to keep doing things wrong because we are forgivien is another thought.. I couldn't sleep last night! At 4 am I lessoned to a Docu on smoking!!! It covered it all-including all The Big Cig companies lying too Congress that it wasn't harm full too man!!! My reasoing behind My alowing this in My life may hold so weight!! Bottom line--I need change! Thats to say nothing about Hep-C and drinking!! funny when I got Cancer-- truely I thought Hum guess I may be going!! I most be quit hurt-to Ah want too leave here!! You would think I would be elated to have beaten it-yes!! Hum no!!!! I feel better now with a new Pres giving Me hope! As aVet living under such a Administration as we have for these last 8 years truy hurt Me!! Hum I said alot!! Hum getting ready for a infusion they call it after while.. Aveston.. A every 3 week half hour injection to keep it away!! Cat and Pet scans for the rest of My life-- Some know the cost on this! Ya  Happy-- any thing!!!!  being real!!!  great sight Thanks Pastor!!

November 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Father, I lift up Mike to you and pray that you bless him with the strength, grace and wisdom to overcome, in the name of Jesus, amen!

November 22, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God help my daughter get her life back. Amen. 

November 22, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Lord for loving me and forgiving me! Now I must learn to love and forgive myself and let go of the past. Satan likes to remind me too often.

November 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Father, I thank you for Lynn and pray that you please bless her and help her to hear your voice and only your voice, in the name of Jesus, amen!

November 22, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Blink your eye and that second is gone, we need to always remember that we should live in the present and push toward the future.

Proverbs 24:16

16 Though a righteous man falls seven times,
he will get up,
but the wicked will stumble into ruin.

We need to repent when we fall and then get back in the race, never looking behind, always looking ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

November 22, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

You are so good to write this again and again in different ways that we are loved and freed. I need to hear this over and over again but the battle rages on and doesn't stop. Thank you pastor. 

November 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, we are indeed <3!

November 22, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!

November 22, 2016
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible

Without going into detail, this message is timely for me. I grew up believing that there are many sins God just won't forgive no matter what. While I do not believe that anymore, ingrained childhood teachings can be difficult to let go of. I should be diligent in teaching my grandson about our loving God.

November 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Debbie and her grandson and pray that you bless Debbie with special wisdom to teach him, and show him Your love. Please send your Holy Spirit to witness to her grandson and guide his steps each day, in the name of Jesus, amen!

November 22, 2016
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Kim Dalton
Kim Daltonedited: November 22, 2016

Guilt over my past has been a life-long struggle for me...it haunts me at night, so I take meds to help me sleep. It nags at me all day, so I take meds to still my mind. As Thanksgiving approaches, I have so much to be thankful for & THE BIGGEST REASON (besides my salvation), is that a grand-daughter that was put up for adoption 15 yrs ago, is now in contact with my daughter (her mom) & me!! As happy as I am, this has brought to mind the things going on back then...so, needless to say, I feel guilty! BUT if it wasn't this, I'd find plenty of other reasons to dwell on! I try to ignore the accusations from the enemy...with great effort! Thank you Pastor Dion for today's message, reminding me that I CAN & WILL count my blessings, every day b4 the enemy starts the accusations. he is a liar!!! Also, I pray for everyone out there who struggle with guilt, shame, etc....may we all KNOW that we ARE forgiven & do not have to live as a beast of burden, carrying things that are no longer ours to carry!!

November 22, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

I also have guilt over something that happened to one of my children. I didn't know about it til years later as it happened away from home, but the guilt still surfaces to disturb me. My child now an adult has had his life changed by this event.I have given it to God, but at times on a sleepness night it comes back to haunt me..I pray your prayer Pastor Dion. Thank you. Amen.

November 22, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Jesus, I pray peace over, Janet and to let her mind stop what ever happen to leave and never to return. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen <3 

 

I have some problems that happen in my life that happens to me too, Janet. I keep asking Jesus, to remove it all. Amen! <3

November 22, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Diane.love and Blessings x

November 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. <3                               I claim your prayer over me. Amen <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am laying my past mistakes down at Your feet. This is a new day and I will not be a beast of burden any longer. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and my past, is now in my past. Help me to become steadfast and to guard my thought life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

November 22, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Heavenly Father, I am laying my past mistakes down at Your feet. This is a new day and I will not be a beast of burden any longer. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and my past, is now in my past. Help me to become steadfast and to guard my thought life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Thank God!  Amen.

November 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen and Amen 

November 23, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Heavenly Father, I once was lost and now I am found.I was in bondage,and now I am free.Thank you Jesus Christ for setting me free and taking my burdens.Help me always to remember who I am in you a Child of God a new creation in Jesus Christ.To watch over my wrongful attitudes,and to do all things to the Glory of God.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

November 27, 2016