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How to Feed a Possum

  • Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food, and the body more than clothing? See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than they? Matthew 6:25 WEB

    Painstakingly I hand rubbed four chicken breasts with olive oil, seasoned them carefully, pre-heated the grill to first sear them, and then slow cooked them over the flame, turning them back and forth until they were golden brown. After this, I placed my culinary creation on a plate, but as I turned and opened the door, three of them fell on the porch!

    I was not to happy about this, but I took the three that I dropped out to the edge of the woods by our home and we split the last one between us. The next morning they were all gone. An opossum and a stray dog had enjoyed a feast together. God had given them a banquet, and He'd had me prepare it for them, gourmet style.

    God takes care of the entire universe. If He will take care of a possum and a stray dog how much more will He take care of you? So many times we get caught up in the fear of what may come. God must have took care of you yesterday because you are still here to read this.

    We panic because we do not trust God. Instead we put our trust in temporary things that can easily vanish or be taken from us like Laban did (Genesis 31:30). When trouble comes, so will the solution. When the need arises, so will the provision. You give your children what they need when the proper time comes, and so does God.

    Jesus told us 'But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well' (Matthew 6:33). This verse literally means: 'Ally yourself with God.' We are not to be distracted by material needs. As we work with God and do His will, our needs will be provided for. It is a leap of faith.

    God sees where you are today and understands. While we worry and agonize, He is busy preparing something good for us. It is a beautiful thing when God turns the tide and we find that all of our worry and fear, was for nothing.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for providing for me. You know what I am facing here better than I do. I look to You for my help. Guide me and help me get involved in what You are doing on the earth today. I want to ally with You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, send me Lord, send me.

April 18, 2017
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Thank you for these words of wisdom!  They're exactly what I needed to hear TODAY!!!  God bless <3

April 18, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

April 18, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

April 18, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for providing for me. You know what I am facing here better than I do. I look to You for my help. Guide me and help me get involved in what You are doing on the earth today. I want to ally with You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Yes! You know what I am facing and I know you will provide the way <3 Thank you 

April 18, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Interesting-let Him work through you, you may be surprised!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmannedited: April 18, 2017

Amen

April 18, 2017
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Tina Wertheimer
Tina Wertheimer

One of my favortie verses.  Thank you so much!  

April 18, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen!

April 18, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Lord for sending me exactly what I need today! Amen. 

April 18, 2017
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider

Amen! Trust and Believe! But even the birds fly around looking for a worm....they dont sit in the nest and wait for it to be dropped in their lap! I believe we are given free will so that we will do our part and leave the rest to God.

April 18, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen thank pastor Todd. You are absolutely right about all the worry and fear was for nothing because while we are there worrying and fearful about how our needs are going to be met. God is behind the scenes working things out. Thats why we should run to God first and trust Him.  Father God when  my mine and heart start to worry and fear about how my needs are going to be met. Help me to turn my mine and heart to you Thank you Jesus. 

April 18, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

April 18, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen, Praise the Lord.

 

April 18, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

This is so true praise god

 

 

 

April 18, 2017
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Amen, Pastor Dion. Great message.

April 18, 2017
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Margie Miller
Margie Miller

Thanks for beautiful devetional and bless yoU

I trust God everyday with my life

April 18, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembrezaedited: April 18, 2017

"When trouble comes, so will the solution. When the need arises, so will the provision. You give your children what they need when the proper time comes, and so does God."  So true Pastor Dion, for I can testify to this.  Everything comes from HIM from the time HE had created us HE already know us .  He sees our unformed body, and all the days ordained for us HE had already written in HIS book before  one of them come to be.  (psalm 139:16) He sees our needs and HE will provide for us always.

April 18, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Great illustration of the scripture reading.  All sooo true!

April 18, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for providing for me. You know what I am facing here better than I do. I look to You for my help. Guide me and help me get involved in what You are doing on the earth today. I want to ally with You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you for todays devotion, Pastor Dion. :-)

April 18, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you for providing for me. You know what I am facing here better than I do. I look to you for my help. Guide me and help me get involved in what you are doing on the Earth today. I want to Ally with you Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I prayAmen!!

April 18, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion. A lovely illustration of how God provides for others and takes care of us as well,all in ways we don't realise. I know and can see the Lord takes care of me and guides me in my life and I thank Him so much for all He does for me. 

Pastors Prayer: Heavenly Father. I thank You for providing for me. You know what I am facing here better than I do. I look to You for my help. Guide me and help me get involved in what You are doing on the earth today.I want to ally with You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen.

April 18, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for providing for me. You know what I am facing here better than I do. I look to You for my help. Guide me and help me get involved in what You are doing on the earth today. I want to ally with You Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

April 19, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

April 27, 2017