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The Button

  • The high priest, Ananias, commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth. Then Paul said to him, 'God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit to judge me according to the law, and command me to be struck contrary to the law?' Acts 23:2 WEB

    Paul did not appreciate being slapped in the face. Where Jesus had even faced crucifixion without complaining, Paul had a different attitude. Later he learned to turn the other cheek and to be content in whatever circumstance that he found himself in (Philippians 4:11). It was a growth process and it took time, and being slapped occasionally.

    Each of us have our 'buttons.' Something that someone does that really sets us off. We often say 'I can't help it!' but really it is just a weakness, a flaw in our character, and it is just like a handle on a pot. By pressing your button at the right time, people can manipulate you, get you to commit acts, get into trouble, say stupid things, and do things that you normally would not do. It is if they have a remote control for your body.

    Pray, grit your teeth, think happy thoughts and let it die within you. If you submit to God and resist the devil, it will flee from you (James 4:7). Eventually that button will cease to work in your life. I have many buttons that no longer work when people press them, though I have a few that still work.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to see the traps that are before me and to control my emotions while under pressure. Set a guard over my lips and help me to think before I speak. I want my life to be pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen. I have a few weaknesses still. As I get older though I think the springs in the buttons tend to wear out. :) Mainly because I know Who is in charge.

February 27, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

February 27, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: February 27, 2017

This is definitely a work in progressi!! Thank you Lord for your love, kindness but must of all, patients with me as I try to grit my teeth, hold my breath and count to 10 as I know my hot buttons can rile me up. I know that our actions can lead to consequences and I thank you for reminding me to be proactive instead of reactive. The outcome is much better when I stop and breathe and "Let Go and Let God!" Amen!!

February 27, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Lord, Please keep your hand over my mouth, and let me think before I speak.

GOD IS SO Good!!!

February 27, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

February 27, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Wowww! Love this! 

February 27, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! I am working on this with the Lord's help I can control my words and actions for His glory.

February 27, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum shooting from the hip Like I do-walking in Him quickens the mind! In that we realize such things and address them!! I know so well, coming from a challanging back ground after War! Yep. Funny how Prayer works!! A thought be beyond the circumstances I was in!! Again using His nature to make Me address the issues with kindness-love understanding!! I had a good one, answer for why I liked being alone so much!! I said I was healing , neede My space!   Hum I've said I chanced coming on line- too share Us Me and the Lord-thatit would br risky, cuould rock My world, doing so!! Well it certainly did! I learned from all it!! Gorgious day here! I feel its Sunday!! I worked 12 hrs yesterday!! Amen michael.. feel like a Million bucks! Lil stiff sore nothing major! Smiling finding Joy!! Be well Breathren!!!

February 27, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Yes Lord help us to always think before we speak and to guide us thru our emotions instead of letting our emotions guide us...Amen♡

February 27, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

I claim your prayer over me and Father, control my emotions while under pressure. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to see the traps that are before me and to control my emotions while under pressure. Set a guard over my lips and help me to think before I speak. I want my life to be pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

February 27, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen...Help me to think before I speak.

February 27, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Great advice, Pastor Dion!

February 27, 2017
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. So perfect too!! Pastor Dion, how do you know just what I need to hear!! God Bless you!! 

February 27, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please help me to see the traps that are before me and to control my emotions while under pressure. Set a guard over my lips and help me to think before I speak. I want my life to be pleasing to You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 28, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father please help me to see the traps that are before me and to control my emotions while under pressure. Set a guard over my lips and help me to think before I speak. I want my life to be pleasing to you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

February 28, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

 A great human/Christian challenge.  Amen.  Been working on it along time.  Just tonite a silly example is the puppy Bassette always wants her grown up sister Bassette antler or bull horn filled yummy stuff.  You give one each a chew an after a short bit the puppy stares at her.  Or if I am in the kitchen she barks at her like Sadie Jane is going give it over or something.  So I try talking and reasoning or even .."do you want to get in the crate with yrs while Sadie enjoys hers.  Then I walk away & Sadie let's hers go for some reason and puppy is all happy.  So I give this big girl Zoey's antler and talk nice to Sadie into enjoying it .  Next she does.  But like children and they're dogs Mom gets bigger and want peace & harmony.  People are challenges.  I was out front after getting home with the girls and a short man with a little boy who seems to have a diformity in shape of his are both walking huge horse like dogs.  One with boy seemed to be OK with his which was amazing and the short man struggled terribly.  Very big struggle..The horse of dog I swear was gonna take him for a ride.  Outside our fence is mulch and some small shrubs we planted last Fall.  Well the unruly puppy big dog was wanting to play with ours in the yard.  My heart went out to the short man.  I said.."did you just get home from work"?  He said yes.  I said I guess being pent up is why they're wound up.  It isn't my situation but I thought I can sweep up the mess later.  I know neighbors would wonder why I didn't tell at him.  My heart gets in it.  He is overwhelmed and this little deformed boy was having fun.  People can push my buttons I think driving esp riding on my bumper.  I thing let them go why is it important to deal with him so I pull on shoulder and way go and pass me.  Then I thing hurry up do you can sit at the red light...Lol.  It would be great for each button to be prepared...Practice...Practice...And LORD h e l p!!!

February 28, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen Thank you for this encouragement.I give thanks to God.for helping me and teaching me to over come and not to react when buttons are pushed.There are times when I remain silent but still need to watch over my attitudes.Body language can still speak volumes.Forgive for the errors of my ways.You are the Potter and I am the clayhelp me to let you have your way.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

March 5, 2017