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Do I Have To

  • Then Yahweh spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land. Yahweh's word came to Jonah the second time, saying, 'Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I give you.' So Jonah arose, and went to Nineveh Jonah 2:10 WEB

    Jonah landed on the beach and stood up, covered in fish vomit. He probably thought of going back to the water to rinse off, but knowing that fish was still out there would have been a deterrent. Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time to go to Nineveh, and this time, he went.

    There will be times when you don't have a choice in whether you will do it or not. When Moses pleaded with God to send someone else, God declined and sent him. When Jonah ran away from his call, the Lord brought him back on the fish express.

    Saul the persecutor was struck blind on the road to Damascus, and then he became Paul the apostle. We like to believe and say that God will not intrude on your life. After all, we are in charge, but then we read about these three and many more just like them.

    When I was young, the Lord told me that I would be in the ministry and to prepare myself, so I did. Then I waited for around twenty-five years. Somewhere along the way, I gave up and moved on with my life. I had many reasons why it never happened, I must have wrecked His plans for me somehow. Eventually I was no longer interested in ministry at all. No thanks, send someone else. Then the next thing I knew, our business dried up and like cattle herded through a loading chute, I found myself in the ministry.

    Sometimes, God will not take no for an answer. You can run away, but He will bring you back. You can put your focus on something else, and it will disappear. You will have to align yourself with His will, and go where He wants.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I submit to You. Use me, guide me, and put me where I need to be. Speak to me in a way that I understand and I will gladly follow You. Open my mind to the scriptures like You did the disciples, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

December 19, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

December 19, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Lord, Thank you for the plans you have made for me!  Though I may not understand at times what is going on, I know that you only have my interest at heart, with that being said, I say Amen!!

December 19, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amen

December 19, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I submit to You. Use me, guide me, and put me where I need to be. Speak to me in a way that I understand and I will gladly follow You. Open my mind to the scriptures like You did the disciples, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen thank you!

December 19, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Lord that your plans are better than mine. I submit to you!

December 19, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

December 19, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 19, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

December 19, 2016
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Yes Lord, I submit to you, even as the situation does not always appear good.  I know you turn ashes into beauty and all things work to good for those that love you. Great devotional pastor.  Thank you.

December 19, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

"You can run but you can't hide." ~ Joe Louis

December 19, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for this encouragement. I'm struggling with a decision and your examples speak to my heart. It's a God thing! 

December 19, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

December 19, 2016
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: December 19, 2016

God spoke to me years ago saying,"feed my children". I've been asking Him,how do you want me to do this? What do You mean by feed my children,spiritually or physically or both? Also,I ask Him to equip me to do so and where on His planet does He want me to carry out this because I want to obey Him. I just want Him to give me a clear vision or word from Him for direction. I think maybe I need to fast and pray more about it for an answer from Him. God's will be done...

December 19, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Todd.for this devotion and prayer. Recently I was Lead to read about Labourers being few.,and the harvest being ripe.I asked God to send me,I surrender all to him and was willing.The time came with friends to go.O I prayed and asked The Holy Spirit for guidance the right words to speak..Time to put faith into action.Well God is so amazing how he lead us to the people he wanted us to share his love and pray for their needs.The Holy Spirit empowered us with such Grace.Golry be to God.It was so exciting.Lord I want to do more for you and to serve you more.To abide in you and your word.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

December 19, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

December 19, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen thank you for your message Pastor Dion!

December 19, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

December 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!  Pastors prayer,  Heavenly Father, I submit to you. Use me, Guide Me, and put me where I need to be. Speak to me in a way that I understand and I will gladly follow you. Open my mind to the scriptures like you did the disciples, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!

December 19, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Jonah's story is one of my favorites in the Bible--thanks for today's message, Pastor Dion!

December 19, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I submit to You. Use me, guide me, and put me where I need to be. Speak to me in a way that I understand and I will gladly follow You. Open my mind to the scriptures like You did the disciples, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 20, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amne!!               Thank you for the devotion Pastor Dion. :-)       You can run but you can not hide from God. <3 

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I submit to You. Use me, guide me, and put me where I need to be. Speak to me in a way that I understand and I will gladly follow You. Open my mind to the scriptures like You did the disciples, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

December 21, 2016