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Swimming Against The Current

  • 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 power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience. We also all once lived among them in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. Ephesians 2:1 WEB

    Salmon fight their way upstream, swimming against the current to reach their spawning ground. It is a long, difficult journey for them. The dead ones simply float downstream, drifting wherever the water carries them. Any dead fish can float with the current, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.

    It takes guts to be different. Like a tug of war, you want to do right, but find the world pulling you back in. The current is going against you. Most of the world goes with the flow, follows the masses, and worships the idols.

    When you submit your life to God, He will often take you in the opposite direction and you may need new friends that are heading the same way. If you look around and all of your friends are spiritually dead and going the way of the world, you need to change course and probably change your friends.

    God takes full responsibility for the life totally committed to Him. It may take you upstream, against the flow, but you will be productive, and the journey will be exciting along the way. He will give your life purpose. Submit to God, follow His promptings, resist peer pressure and be willing to swim against the current.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to stand strong for You and resist temptation. Wash me over with Your presence. Holy Spirit come and live inside me. Let my walk align with my talk, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who missed Sunday''s message of the week, "The Way Up is Down", the recorded video and text are now available. Just go to the Watch link on the site menu and choose "Watch Previous Services". ALSO, the Creation Photographers theme of the week "Reflections of the Father''s Love", based 1 John 4:7. As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, too! You can find this or any other group under the Groups link on the site menu. Have a blessed day!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

February 28, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  father  for  listening   amen

 

February 28, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

hum bad wood in ones life.. I've realized for the longest how severe it is, having the wrong company-all that!! I've chosen, Him, Jesus for so much of filling of Me!! Like animals for instance--so many have tyhem, fills so much!! They can't come close to what the Holy Spirit has!!

February 28, 2017
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

thank you great devation Amen .

 

February 28, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

February 28, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father help me to resist the temptations of this world. I commit my life to You. Thank you for this devotion Pastor Dion. Amen. 

February 28, 2017
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Pastor Marty Pena
Pastor Marty Pena

Thank you, Pastor Todd. The Christian life is Not about your Perfection, but your Direction.

February 28, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

February 28, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, help me to stand strong for you and resist temptation. Wash me over with your presence. Holy Spirit come and live inside of me. Let my walk align with my talk, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

February 28, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

I claim this rayer over my family and I. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to stand strong for You and resist temptation. Wash me over with Your presence. Holy Spirit come and live inside me. Let my walk align with my talk, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

February 28, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!   Heavenly Father, help me to stand strong for You and resist temptation. Wash me over with Your presence. Holy Spirit come and live inside me. Let my walk align with my talk, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 1, 2017
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Donna Darling
Donna Darlingedited: March 3, 2017

Heavenly Father, help me to stand strong for You and resist temptation. Wash me over with Your presence. Holy Spirit come and live inside me. Let my walk align with my talk, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

Thank you pastor Todd Dion. You are a blessing!

March 3, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

In our day & time this is a timely reminder.  Thanks

March 3, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen Amen.Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer.Heavenly Father Thank you for bringing new friends into my life  and drawing us together in unity with your love and joining our hearts with Praise and thanks giving to you.Help us to remain strong in you and deliver us from all the works of the devil.In The Name Of Jesus Christ I pray.

March 18, 2017