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Who is God

  • Then Elijah said to the people, 'I, even I only, am left as a prophet of Yahweh; but Baal's prophets are four hundred fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bull, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under it. You call on the name of your god, and I will call on Yahweh's name. The God who answers by fire, let him be God.' All the people answered, 'What you say is good.' 1 Kings 18:22 WEB

    Early in the morning, one man of God, four-hundred-fifty prophets of baal, and four-hundred prophets of asherah went up Mount Carmel to settle the age old question of 'Who is God.' It had become a 'gray area' and the people had been chasing after baal for prosperity and materialism. They also worshiped asherah as the god of sex and fertility. In those days, Israel was serving a lot of 'gods' as 'God', but that afternoon, the Almighty God answered by fire and Elijah alone walked away while the others were broken, defeated, disappointed, and dead.

    Today, we are faced with the same type of choice. It is easy to say that we follow the Almighty God, but do we chase baal and asherah as diligently as they did? The Lord wants you to have money, but He does not want money to have you. The 'love of money' is a root of evil. Also, it has nothing to do with the amount of money that you have. A beggar can be consumed by the 'love' of money just as much as a billionaire. In the same sense, a man can 'lust' after a woman, and not actually have her.

    Jesus is the answer, and He is the One with all the answers. Do not put the love of money, and the pursuit of happiness before your time with Him. Those things have their place, and if you seek the Lord first each day, then all these things will be added to you anyway. The less that you care about them, the more of it you that will probably have. He wants your heart and to be first in your life, just as your spouse would want to be. Once He has control of your heart, the rest of you will follow.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! Don''t forget that it''s "spring forward" day, so set your clocks ahead an hour :)!

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Marie Fletcher
Marie Fletcher

Please lead me in the right direction.

March 12, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thy will be done Lord. Help me to love you first and put You first in my life. 

March 12, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

So true, God says the love of money is the root of all evil! I pray that my heart will not put my trust in money, but in God. God promises to meet all of my needs, I can trust Him to do that. If He blesses me behond that I thank Him for that too.

March 12, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

March 12, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen.

March 12, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 12, 2017
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen!

March 12, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

March 12, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembrezaedited: March 12, 2017

OUR LORD GOD give me enough food on my table, enough money to spend for all my needs.  HE IS MY GREAT PROVIDER..  PRAISE THE LORD.  GIVE THANKS TO OUR LORD GOD FOR HES IS GOOD AND FAITHFUL.  HIS LOVE, MERCY AND FAITHFULNESS ENDURES FOREVER.

March 12, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion  .. Dear Lord thank you for all you do for me..I pray the Pastors prayer.:Heavenly Father, I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. AMEN.

March 12, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

March 12, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

I agree and claim this prayer over my family and I. Amen

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen and Amen <3

March 13, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 13, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I choose you today and I want you to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 13, 2017