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A Lighthouse

  • Yahweh said, 'I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.' But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes. This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God. Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Genesis 6:7 WEB

    When the Earth had become totally corrupt and the thoughts of the people were only evil all the time, the Lord decided to start over. Only Noah was different from the rest. He was walking close to God, he was trying to do what was right, and therefore found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

    Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives were spared and survived the coming flood. There were eight people saved through Noah's faith in God (1Peter 3:20, 2Peter 2:5). 'By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house' (Hebrews 11:7).

    Scripture does not mention that his wife was righteous, nor his sons, nor their wives. It only mentions Noah's relationship with God. When Lot was rescued from Sodom, his wife and daughters went out of the city with him.

    Let us be like Joshua who said, 'And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD' (Joshua 24:15).

    In 1 Kings 11:31, when the people began to backslide and Solomon turned away from following Him, God decided to divide Israel. He told Jeroboam that He would give him ten pieces (tribes), but because of His servant David, He would not give him all of it. David's life continued to affect how God treated his family line decades later. Isn't that amazing?

    Serving God will affect those around you, and those that you care about. Your acts alone may not save them, but you will be a light and God will draw them. When things get bad they will begin to look to you for the answers. God can make you a lighthouse for those in need. Even a small candle light is bright when in complete darkness, and you may be the only light that those around you can see. So keep that light burning.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for saving my family. I pray that my entire family comes to know You personally. Touch them, draw them, get their attention, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen. This gives me comfort and hope that I might could be a Lighthouse so that my loved ones and others may be saved. Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion today, as I never considered this as a possibility.

April 29, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying this with you, Rebecca <3!

April 29, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! As Jesus said, " I am the Light of th World."  Let us ALL shine for each other, because Jesus lives in all of our lives, that is the true Blessing God has given us!!

April 29, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Marisa <3!

April 29, 2017
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder

For years I thought of the lighthouse as "I am the light of the world", in other words, "come into the light and be saved".

But that is wrong. A lighthouse says,"Stay away! DANGER! Come too close and you will be shattered on the rocks below!"

A candle on a lampstand illuminates an area so as to make sound decisions based on truth and wisdom. A light house doesn't illuminate, it alerts you of danger. I was so easily deceived. Be careful you don't make the same mistake.

April 29, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Interesting thought, Martin! From the literal use of a lighthouse, I believe it can be either (from a quick Wiki search): "Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, and safe entries to harbors, and can assist in aerial navigation." From the viewpoint where we may wish to BE the light, let's attempt to be the one who is the safe harbor, rather than the marker of a place of danger. In looking out in the world, that is where His wisdom and discernment come into play, perhaps like the oceanic navigators would rely on both their charts and experience :).

April 29, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

April 29, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

A truly comforting word.  Thank you.

April 29, 2017
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Amen! Thank you Lord.

April 29, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amen

April 29, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you Jesus. 

April 29, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

April 29, 2017
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen

April 29, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Lord I will shine and You will save. I pray each and every family member and friends will come to know and worship You! Amen 

April 29, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you God

April 29, 2017
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Thank you Pastor, such a good word about being a shining light to others! It makes my heart glad! I am so grateful for your ministry. 

April 29, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen

April 29, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you for saving my family. I pray that my entire family comes to know you personally. Touch them, draw them, get their attention, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

April 29, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Yah, I pray for my siblings as we each deal with the lost of our mother. I pray that we can be reconciled to each other. In the Name of Yahshua, Amen.

April 29, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Love the message...I like ..I need to be reminded of my walk before God in serving Him as others watch... especially my family.

April 29, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion. Dear Lord, let me be a candle or a lighthouse to my family and friends.Let my light shine...It reminds me of an old song: Jesus bids us shine with a pure clear light. Like a little candle burning in the night. He looks down from Heaven to see us shine. You in your small corner and I in mine.

Pastors prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for saving my famly. I pray that my entire family comes to know you personally. Touch them, draw them, get their attention, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

April 29, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for saving my family. I pray that my entire family comes to know You personally. Touch them, draw them, get their attention, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!!

 

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

April 29, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

April 30, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Just awesome! Beautifully stated! Aaaamen!!!

April 30, 2017