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The Living Dead

  • You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience; among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)' Ephesians 2:1 WEB

    Another night, another party, we were always playing a gig somewhere in the band that I was in. We played music about six nights a week and sometimes twice on Saturday. At first it was a lot of fun, but it became just another job filled with very late hours and heavy speakers.

    We often had the same people that would come to hear us and eventually I knew every couple on the dance floor and what song they were going to dance to. Though I was always on stage, and looked the life of the party, I felt pretty empty. There was something was missing in my life.

    One night while playing on stage the Holy Spirit came into the bar and changed my life. In a flash, in the middle of playing a song and without missing a chord, my priorities were transformed. He gave me a third person view of my current life and then what He had to offer.

    I was living dead. I finished the set, put up my bass, went home and into my bedroom, laid on the floor and poured my heart out to God. That was a Saturday night. The next morning, I got up and went to a near by church. I have never been the same. I found what was missing, or He found me.

    You can live while dead and empty inside, but you do not have to. Jesus resurrected the dead and gave them life. He can resurrect the spirit inside of you and relight that fire that has gone out. It is never too late to get a fresh start and be revived. The joy and the fire can be restored. The emptiness can be filled. You do not have to be the living dead.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me and bringing me this far. Forgive me of my sins, give me a clear vision, and help me become the person that You created me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who missed Sunday''s New Year message, "A Fresh Start", the recording and text are now available! ALSO, the Creation Photographers group fun theme of the week is "My Eyes Have Seen the Glory", based on Matthew 6:22. You can find that and any group under the Groups link on the site menu. FINALLY, the Healthful Living group is hosting a new event, "New Beginnings": this event is for us to join together, encourage each other, and pray for all of us, in the individual goals we set. Please join and post your goal(s) on the event page for us, and I encourage you to post daily with your progress on this page as well, as accountability to yourself and inspiration to others. Have a blessed day :)!

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

January 3, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you Lord

January 3, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

January 3, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

January 3, 2017
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

I pray there will be souls that read today's devotional, Amen

January 3, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen Father God!

January 3, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen and even after we have been saved he can renew that joy of salvation. We only need to ask.

January 3, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

January 3, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father I thank you for taking care of me and bringing me this far. Forgive me of my sins, give me a Clear Vision, and help me become the person that you created me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen!!

January 3, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Sooo true and really grateful Jesus is in y life and I am aware Him!

 

January 3, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me and bringing me this far. Forgive me of my sins, give me a clear vision, and help me become the person that You created me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

January 3, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me and bringing me this far. Forgive me of my sins, give me a clear vision, and help me become the person that You created me to be, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 4, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! ♡

January 5, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Heavenly Father thank you for all you have done for me in my life and my family's.I wondered how I ever excited with out you and your Love.Be thou my vision and lead me to do what you want me to do and be the person you want me to be.I surrender all to you.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

January 5, 2017