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A Beautiful Mess

  • You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, With one chain of your neck. How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all manner of spices! Song 4:9 WEB

    It is refreshing to see people who are truly in love. When a person first falls in love, they can see nothing but good in the other person. How beautiful, how perfect, oh how smart they are, and if someone tries to warn them about how bad this person really is, they completely ignore it. 'You are wrong! That is impossible!' They may even hit you...

    God loves you this way all the time. He does not see your all of your faults and shortcomings. If someone tried to tell Him your how messed up you really are, He does not hear it. He gave His only begotten Son to take away your sins, who washed you with His own blood. We only have to ask for His forgiveness.

    Paul wrote 'For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.' (Romans 8:38'39).

    If you turn your back and walk away, He would be heartbroken, but He loves you enough to let you go free. You are a beautiful mess to the Lord and He loves every bit of you and nothing that you do is going to change that. His arms are always open.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me just as I am. Now I choose to love You back. Walk with me, talk with me, and help me get to know You better today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, thank you Holy Spirit......

May 23, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Hallelujaaaaahhhh!!! Amen!!!!!

May 23, 2017
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen yes a beautiful mess and a beautiful Saviour who loves me despite my mess.Thanks this message put smile on my face.I love that God loves me even in my mess :)

May 23, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Chris <3!

May 23, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

May 23, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

May 23, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

May 23, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Its funny we here people say Lord for give Me, but I must do this! Actually He is... Many don't understand Christains aren't perfect, their forgiven!!!

May 23, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Exactly, Mike, amen!

May 23, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

May 23, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

What an awesome God we serve! Thank you Father for your Love!

May 23, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! The hardest thing for many of us is to accept is that God loves us just as we are.

May 23, 2017
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Julie Martin
Julie Martin

Exactly what I needed to hear (again) today. 

May 23, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywineedited: May 23, 2017

Thank you Jesus for loving me.I love you.You are magnificent and awesome.We thank everyone for the prayers for my granddaughter Alyson.RFH people are wonderful. Amen 

May 23, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

 Praise the lord, Amen.

May 23, 2017
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers

Amen! God knows I'm a mess but, I know he ❤❤❤❤me.

May 23, 2017
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Amen, Pastor Dion. Thank you for todays most excellent devotional. This one is am important one for me today. 

May 23, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

God is always with us, loving and caring for our needs!  Jesus love us and wants to be with us through all circumstances, how beautiful it is to know that our loving Father and his most precious Son Jesus will never EVER leave us or FORSAKE us no matter what!  Thank you Loving Father for always loving me and for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ, my best friend!  Amen!!

May 23, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen. Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer.It is really wonderful to know just how much God really Loves us.To know that we belong to him,and that we are Special to him.Heavenly Father thank you so much for everything.Istill want to have an even deeper understanding relationship with you.In everything I do and where ever I go.To see you in all the beauty around me to see others as you see them,and to have that amazing love to all.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.I Love You Lord Jesus Christ.

May 23, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Wow what a great way to look at things thank you sir

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

Thank you Pastor Dion for another wonderful devotional. How amazing to know that God loves us warts and all. Isn't it amazing? I love the verse in Zephaniah 3.17 Where He rejoices over you with singing. You have to love someone a lot to sing over them with joy...Thank you Lord for your wonderful love. Amen

May 23, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Wow!! A beautiful mess is great when words of love like this come from Jesus.  And always at right time..thanks.  I felt this was Him speaking at the right moment.  I struggle at times thinking in prayer who can I tell about Jesus?  Who is close to being harvested?  In our neighborhood we sit on corner and have met many as well as conversations with them.  I know at an appointed time is when it is to be.  I look but feel Abit discourged. This book of Songs is beautiful when someone quotes from it.  Sound silly now but have had a difficult time in all past yrs as now to read it.  It walks on some unfortunate past territory that I choose to forget or want not to remember.  So, I appreciate Dion you using versed like this time for I can receive it.  Have​you ever been in a moment of the love of Jesus where His love is do overwhelming?  I feel my heart will burst!  Caught.  And if I stay too long in the moment it is do physically full that I will pop!!  Well I might sound a bit strange for some...but it does happen.  To move out of that moment I get up and walk around or something.  Blessings to you and Sylvia!  PS ..I like her feed back ....I have no close women of God just aquaintences.

May 23, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me just as I am. Now I choose to love You back. Walk with me, talk with me, and help me get to know You better today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Pastor Dion, thank you for todays devotion. I feel blessed to know this the God loves us even when we are a mess. I'm sure he kniws that he can help us out of many of those messes and restore us. Amen. <3

May 23, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me just as I am. Now I choose to love You back. Walk with me, talk with me, and help me get to know You better today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

May 24, 2017
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Amen!  Thank You Lord Jesus for giving your life on the cross for my sins!!

May 24, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me just as I am. Now I choose to love you back. Walk with me, talk with me, and help me get to know you better today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

May 24, 2017