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Can I Really Do This

  • Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don't know. Jeremiah 33:3 WEB

    When Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion on them for they were lost and without a Shepherd. He would stop, teach, and heal them. He would touch them and heal their wounds. Jesus said several times in His teachings that He was the good Shepherd, and that He came to seek out and save the lost sheep.

    Jesus is always there and just a prayer away from each of us. You can stop right where you are and invite Jesus into your situation. You don't have to face this alone. When you do not know the answer to the problem, He does.

    So many times in my life, He has put me in a 'tight spot' with no one else to turn to but Him. I realize now that He was trying to build my faith and teach me to trust Him. When He began to push me into my own computer business, people that I had never heard of suddenly started calling me to come work on their computers. If I would just go, He would use me to fix it.

    It began simply enough, but grew more complex with every single call, like I was being trained in a class. The jobs became increasingly difficult. He enabled me to repair computer networks, when I had never seen one before. He taught me how to repair networked databases via a command prompt, and to write custom software, before the Internet became a resource, before we had cell phones, and with no one to call for advice anyway. It was just me and Him.

    Time after time, He would push me into situations that were so far above my abilities that they caused me to 'almost' panic, with no one else to turn to. I prayed constantly under my breath and time after time watched the problem resolve itself. After years of this, I learned thoroughly that your abilities are pretty much irrelevant. Everything hinges on you getting in tune with Him and what He has called you to do.

    He anoints the one that He calls, to do the job that He gives them, and sometimes He chooses the least qualified. Peter, James, and John were common, uneducated fishermen. I grew up on a farm feeding hogs and had only seen computers on television. I quit school and was married by seventeen and worked as a common laborer in construction, but then God said: 'That's going to be my computer guy.'

    The key is humbly leaning on Him for advice, for wisdom and knowledge, knowing that we cannot do it without Him. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would teach us 'all' things. 'But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you' (John 14:26).

    I have learned that 'all' literally means 'all,' everything, all things. In the original text, the word for "all" is 'pas', and means 'All, any, every, the whole, throughly, whatsoever.'

    Many view God as an ancient being who is out of tune with modern times, a relic from the past, but it is the exact opposite. He knows everything that is coming in the future as well. He shares new inventions and ideas with people and knows far more than we can comprehend. He invented the atom that we 'discover.'

    God is 'on the cutting edge' from generation to generation. It is we who are trying to catch up and understand Him, not vice versa. He speaks to me in technical lingo and programming code at times that is so deep that I just stand in awe of Him. It is me wearing the dunce hat, not Him.

    God invites us to ask Him for help: 'But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him' (James 1:5).

    So if you are wandering through life today and feel a bit lost, look to Jesus, who is just a prayer away as He is already seeking you. He is 'The Good Shepherd' and He cares for His sheep. He will be as involved in your life, as much as you will allow Him to be. You can put Your trust in Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Jesus. 

May 11, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me God to move on. Amen

May 11, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

May 11, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Deep well put-Amen!!

May 11, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3 thank you

May 11, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

May 11, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 11, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.

May 11, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Perfect prayer and devotional for me today!! Amen!! Thank you once again Pastor Dion:)

May 11, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!  He gives us every thing we need!!

May 11, 2017
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David Daly
David Daly

Wow! Do I ever witness to this!! That's pretty much my story in engineering also!! I don't have a formal background or education in it, but God started me as a technician sweeping floors and has promoted me to a Senior level Engineer over the last 25 or so years!! But also like you, lately it seems like He's closed that door and is leading me in a new direction. I'm not sure what that direction is, but I haven't been able to get a job in engineering in more than 18 months!!! I've lost my home due to forclosure and am living with my sister. Things have never been this challenging before even through being widowed once and divorced once. 

I would appreciate prayers for direction and employment. I am also interested in getting remarried again, hopefully for the last time. 

May 11, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Heavenly Father, we pray for David and ask that You open the right door for him. Help him find what You have in store for him now, give him a clear vision, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

May 11, 2017
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau

How timely is this message for me. Thank you. Yesterday, I was facing an insurmountable issue and didn't know what to do. But today I know God has the answer as I humbly leaning on Him for advice, wisdom and knowledge.

May 11, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Heavenly Father we pray for Albert and ask that You help him through this time and give him a clear vision of what to do, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

May 11, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen, Praise be to GOD.

May 11, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

amen

May 11, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

May 11, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

May 11, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor Dion for your words of wisdom it was exactly what I needed to hear today thanks so much for all you do for others sincerely Scott R.

May 11, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

WOW!!! What a great confirmation for me today. Literally word for word. Thank you Lord for sending this message by Pastor Dion. AMEN

May 11, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

 

Thank you Pastor for your devotion. :-)

May 12, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I pray that You increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, break through, and take me to the next level, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

May 12, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I pray that you increase my wisdom and let me find my true purpose. Reveal the things that are holding me back and give me the grace to deal with them. Help me break out, breakthrough, and take me to the next level, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

May 12, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Pastors prayer: Help me break out, break through and take me to the next level, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

May 14, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I believe.  I am older & deal with physical things.  I believe to Worship Him in Spirit & Truth.  At this age I know many people are very busy.  Our time schedule the way Charlie works & gets home we are not 9-5 household.  We love where we have been going yet to do any helps of sorts we can't seem to find where to fit.  I don't drive so that's a problem.  Did the fellowships in the Bible have everyone serve?  I want yet my health is as unpredictable as Charlie's hours.  We believe there are many like us.  Where do we belong or obtain fellowship?  Being near local churches we know and visited it is not about Jesus. Are we a type of Lepper?  If attending and giving tithe is what do as we believe God has taught then what's next?

May 14, 2017
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Pat Gaudio
Pat Gaudio

Pastor Dion, Just what I needed today. Struggling with working two jobs and feeling not worthly of either. I'm trying to learn to "Let Go, Let God" but it's hard. Two jobs myself, my housemate's job, a household to keep running, transportation strains, money drains. And depression and getting-older aches and pains. Thank you for these postings. i don't always read them the day there are posted but they do make a positive difference. Thank you.

 

May 15, 2017