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The Captain

  • He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, 'Lord, do you wash my feet?' Jesus answered him, 'You don't know what I am doing now, but you will understand later.' Peter said to him, 'You will never wash my feet!' John 13:4 WEB

    At the last supper, only Jesus understood that this would be the last time that they would share a meal together on earth. It was customary before a passover meal for you to ceremonially wash at home, but as you walked to dusty roads to go to the supper, your feet would get dirty. A servant would typically wash the guests feet to refresh them before the meal. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish servant was not asked to wash people's feet. This lowly task was assigned to gentile servants.

    When they arrived at the supper, there was no servant at all. The disciples looked around at each other and they all sat down. None of them were going to perform such a menial task. Jesus, however, rose and began to wash their feet, even those of Judas. They sat in silence as Jesus washed the feet of one disciple after another, until He came to Peter. You could count on Peter to speak his mind, and Peter rebuked Jesus. The King of all Kings, was also a servant. The disciples did not understand, but later, after the events that followed came to pass, they understood what He was doing.

    In my life, there has been so many times where I did not understand what was going on. How could this even happen? After the storm passed though, it made sense. Looking back on the events, I can see how God used circumstances to steer me like the rudder of a ship to get where I needed to go.

    Jesus could see what was coming. The disciples could not. It all worked out just the way that it was supposed to. God does not tell us everything, and if He did, we would not understand it all just like the disciples. God is the Captain of the ship and He tells us what we need to know to do our part. He tells other people their parts, and then He takes care of the rest.

    You may be facing something that you do not understand and God seems to be doing some weird things, or nothing at all. Why is this happening? Give it time. God reserves the right be God sometimes and He does not explain it to us. He knows what He is doing, where this is going, and our part to trust Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for guiding me today. Put me where I need to be to serve You the best. Cut me loose from the things that hold me back. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your perfect will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen!

May 21, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

May 21, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I love this part of Jesus being the servent. How important this is in my serving others, Jesus gives me all the tools to do that. Gal. 5:22-26, If you belong to Jesus Christ you are alive, the flesh has been crucified with its passions and desires,(they are dead) If you live by the Spirit let us also walk by the Spirit, let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

How do we do this? By the fruit of the Holy Spirit, (Love, Peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against these things their is no law.

If we are alive then we need to act like it!

I love the word you share with us, pastor Deion, God is using you in a great way!

May 21, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! No matter what happens in our lives, we must trust in our Father. He alone knows what is best for us.

May 21, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Pastor--you put ideas events out , in a different view! Not realizing the walk, the event, the importance-what a concept, yes!! I recall doing things many times right around what regular people would do!! Thats all Him in Me! Amen!!!

May 21, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen.

May 21, 2017
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Patty Williams
Patty Williams

Thank YOU JESUS for YOUR Will in my life. Whatever it is, which ever way YOU take me, and whatever YOU want me to do, please guide me and direct me and let YOUR Wil be done in me. Lord, I thank YOU for forgiving me and YOUR continuous blessings in my son and my life. In JESUS precious and worthy Name I pray, AMEN

May 21, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for guiding me today. Put me where I need to be to serve You the best. Cut me loose from the things that hold me back. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your perfect will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion and the beautiful service you and Sylvia work so hard on. Love You Both! <3 Have a wonderful week. :-)

May 21, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!  Each day is Glorious because God made it!  That is a true gift!!

May 21, 2017
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

I am in full agreement with this message. Trusting Father God to guide me to what He knows is best for me and my family. I believe in God and trust Him for a new start in which I think He is guiding me to Texas where my oldest son,daughter in law and grandchildren live. Me and my youngest son are traveling there on the 23rd to visit and pick up my middle son and my mother then return home. Maybe stopping off in Jacksonville,FL along the way to visit my brother and his family. Please pray for my family and I for a safe journey for as I am driving all the way down and back. Need traveling mercies from God. Thank y'all and God bless...

May 21, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Father, I join with Richard in prayer for himself and his family members for this upcoming trip. Please bless them with a wonderful time, with traveling mercies, with protection throughout the trip, and Your presence during this time. I thank you and pray this in the name of Jesus, amen!

May 21, 2017
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Sylvia and in Jesus name,so be it!

May 21, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, thank youLord fir sunshine after rain

May 21, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord. 

May 21, 2017
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

May 21, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you for guiding me today. Put me where I need to be to serve you best. Cut me loose from the things that hold me back. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill your perfect will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

May 21, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Heavenly Father, I thank You for guiding me today. Put me where I need to be to serve You the best. Cut me loose from the things that hold me back. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your perfect will in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

May 22, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Lead me Heavenly Father in All that I do and where ever you want me to be.Let your will be done in my life.I surrender all to you.Help me put my faith into action when you lead me into all situations to know that you are there with me.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

May 23, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen.

May 24, 2017