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I Have Made You Worthy

  • Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me.' John 14:6 WEB

    When people around me started praying for someone, I would shy away or stand quietly by. If they really had their eyes closed and were praying the way they should have, they would not have noticed me anyway. I always thought, 'If they really knew me, they would not have asked for prayer.'

    I never felt good enough to pray for others. When I was asked to pray, it seemed that all the things that I had ever done wrong in my life would come to remembrance at that exact moment. It was a real faith killer.

    One day while I was contemplating this and still not feeling good enough to pray for others, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said: 'You will never be good enough to pray on your own, but I have made you worthy.' It is through Jesus that we are made worthy to come into the Lord's presence. We know these things and hear them, but many times it is only in our head, and not in our heart. Jesus makes us worthy.

    We come to the Father through His Son Jesus only. If we walked into His presence without being washed in the blood of Jesus, we would disintegrate on the spot. We are not the way to the Father, Jesus is. When you feel you are not good enough to pray, you are right in a sense, but God has made you worthy through His Son Jesus. Your past no longer matters. Paul was a former Christian hunter, but later his prayers raised the dead to life (Acts 20:9).

    When you say that you are not good enough to pray, you are placing yourself in the place of Jesus and thinking that you will talk to God using your own righteousness, which in my case, would not get me very far. Without Jesus, we are nothing and all of our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). With Him, we are as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18) and can pray boldly (Hebrews 4:16). Jesus is the way to the Father, not us, and your past has nothing to do with power in prayer today.

    When given the opportunity, pray for others boldly. Speak out in faith thanking God for what He is going to do in their life. Lift them up, encourage them and speak blessings over their life. We are His hands and feet on this earth and He will use us to reach those around us. No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for letting me pray for others. I ask that You give my spirit boldness and help me stand strong for You when the opportunity comes. Speak to me and through me Lord and give me the words to encourage others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The Creation Photographers group fun theme of the week is "A Parade of Lights", based on Matthew 5:16. As always, feel free to post other photos, too! Also, for those who missed, or would like to review, the Sunday message, it is available on the website. Just got to the Watch link on the site menu and click on the "Watch Previous Services" link!

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 14, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Good Morning-- Thanks Pastor for the lesson!! Whom hit Me between the eyes!! Been seeking answers--I've been a self sustained individual for the longest. A manly thing or some in!! Right there I see how wrong I have been!! Wow!! sort of My joy too be right back to doing what I was, when I got taking away- Military!! I was becoming awhere of the wrong teachings of My parents-My out look on many issues! Amazing My ole flaws are still there! So- one by one I-We shall correct that which needs too be addresed!! Than You!!! Forward!!!

December 14, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Thank you for strengthening my faith and prayers today.

December 14, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for letting me pray for others. I ask that You give my spirit boldness and help me stand strong for You when the opportunity comes. Speak to me and through me Lord and give me the words to encourage others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Yes please :) Thank you.

December 14, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God I pray and pray fervently for my daughter. Please help. Amen. 

December 14, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Pray without ceasing.  In the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, with all your heart with thanksksgiving and supplication believe that you have received it and you shall received it. GOD LOVES YOUR DAUGHTER VERY MUCH

December 14, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

There is no greater blessing than to intercede for others through prayer!

December 14, 2016
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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson

GLORY TO GOD...AMEN <3

 

December 14, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

AMEN! 

December 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Aaaaaaaamen!!!!!

December 14, 2016
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey

Thank you so much for this encouraging and uplifting devotional, it hit the nail right on the head for me. No matter how long I've been saved, there is always a word, a fresh word for me. 

I can pray at anytime thru Jesus and not me, I'm just a vessel to be used by God.

i am encouraged!

thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

December 14, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I love that line, "Everyone can help someone"! Thanks for today's encourahgement, Pastor dion!

December 14, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amne!     Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)         

 

Heavenly Father I thank You for letting me pray for others. I ask that You give my spirit boldness and help me stand strong for You when the opportunity comes. Speak to me and through me Lord and give me the words to encourage others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

December 14, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

December 14, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen!!!

December 14, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd, very encouraging!  Heavenly Father I thank You for letting me pray for others. I ask that You give my spirit boldness and help me stand strong for You when the opportunity comes. Speak to me and through me Lord and give me the words to encourage others, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 15, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen pastors prayer, Heaven father I thank you for letting me pray for others. I ask that you give my spirit boldness and help me stand strong for you when the opportunity comes. Speak to me and through me lord and give me the words to encourage others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen!

December 15, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

December 16, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

December 17, 2016