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They Have Been With Jesus

  • Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 ESV

    The disciples of Jesus were mostly uneducated fishermen, but later people lined up in the streets wanting even the shadow of Peter to fall on them (Acts 5:15). There is certainly nothing wrong with an education, but if it turns you away from God, then you would be better off without it. There is a wisdom available that is greater than what man can teach you, and it is gained by spending time with Jesus.

    I grew up in the country, on a farm, but learned computer programming by prayer and practice, without books. It was something that I really wanted to do. Anytime that I have ever been stumped, spending some time in prayer reveals the way to fix it. Suddenly I know what the problem is. You can call it inspiration, coincidence, or my imagination. All I know is, I have a problem that I don't know how to fix, I pray about it, and soon I do.

    Don't be discouraged if you want to do something, however impossible it may seem. If you have a strong desire for it, and you know that it is what you want to do with your life, take it to the Lord in prayer. He has the answer and can make it happen. Spending time with Jesus will make you smart.

    Prayer: Father, please anoint me and reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life. Guide me into the place that I am supposed to be, in the name of Jesus.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Stir up the gift within you.

June 7, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Spending time with you Lord is such a joy and I truly look forward to it during my walks in the morning!  Amen!!

June 7, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Father GOD.

June 7, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen! Love my time with Jesus, always a blessing

June 7, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

June 7, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

June 7, 2017
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella

AMEN

 

June 7, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, Heavenly Father, may you let everyone who reads this message experience Jesus in their lives!

June 7, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

This just speaks to my heart this morning, thank you.

June 7, 2017
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Mariclair Corcoran
Mariclair Corcoran

AMEN

June 7, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus please anoint me and reveal the gifts in my life and let me serve you at your will.I love you . Amen.

June 7, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amen

June 7, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! He is the one who gives me wisdom and guidance in my writing. He not only tells me what to write, but He gives me the words to write it.

June 7, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Carol <3!

June 7, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen.

June 7, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Brother, I don't understand what you are saying...what is wrong? The posting went out today as normal, as far as I know.

June 7, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! Sometimes we affect other people just because we have spent our time with the Lord.

June 7, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Love this!!  Exactly what I have been praying for lately.  And I remember when I was figure skating, having started as an adult, it seemed unlikely that I would be able to be a coach, but I badly wanted to make that my career. The Lord led me to a rink and coaches who encouraged me and the Lord led me into coaching for 12 years. I loved it and miss it now. I loved  how the Lord used me to bring joy to kids and adults lives.  One stands out even years later: after her 12 year old daughter's first competition, her mother told me that she had told her she was happy she was skating, because she used to get depressed but she isn't depressed any more.  Her daughter has a medical condition that caused her to go into puberty at 5 years old, so she looked much older than she was and led her to be teased a lot at school.  Seeing her blossom from from a shy child who barely spoke in our lessons to someone joked with me, laughed asked questions, offered her own suggstions for choreography, and could perform beautifuly in front of an audience is one of my best memories of my coaching career.   <3

 

June 7, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

June 7, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Father, please anoint me and reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life. Guide me into the place that I am supposed to be, in the name of Jesus. Amen. <3

 Pastor Dion, thank you for you time for the daily devotions. :-)

June 7, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, please anoint me and reveal the gifts that you have placed in my life. Guide me into the place that I'm supposed to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

June 7, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Siciliaedited: June 7, 2017

Unbelievable closing prayer and blessing. I ask the Lord that every night! Guide me to where I'm supposed to be. Amen Truth Thank you Pastor Dion. Love your devotionals and sermons. May God bless you and Sylvia always! With much love Rose Sicilia 

 

June 7, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor great devotional again today

June 7, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Father, please anoint me and reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life. Guide me into the place that I am supposed to be, in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

June 8, 2017