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  • For I, Yahweh your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Don't be afraid; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 WEB

    We have a proverb that we live by in music while performing: "If you hit a bad note, hit it good.' (Technically, it would be "hit it well", but that's what the phrase is here). In other words, do not let the fear of failure keep you from performing your best. If you are going to fail at something, let it be a glorious failure where you did not hold back, but gave it all that you had. In the end you will be happier, and so will the audience.

    I have seen people fumble all the way through a song because they were so concerned about the bridge that was coming up. In reality, ninety-nine percent of the audience will not notice a missed note if you just smile and keep going like you intended to do that.

    When God opens the door for you to do something, He will also provide you with the ability to do it. The key is that you have to step out in faith and go through that door. You will not even know that you have the ability until you try. Peter did not know that he could walk on water, until he did it.

    Do not let fear hold you back from what God wants you to do. Step out in faith knowing that He has your right hand and is the One that will help you. Don't let the worry of failure cause you to miss the entire song. Embrace it with a smile knowing that God has got your back.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Lead me into all that You have for me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me to trust You and walk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen.

July 5, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

July 5, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

I like that--its called being bold.. We will messup-jes keep going knowing His for giveness!!! Amen!!!

July 5, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 5, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Lead me into all that You have for me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me to trust You and walk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen thank you *♡*

July 5, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

This is so true, if I had let fear controll me, I would never had made the first video for Refreshing Hope. When I look back now, it is easy to see my nervousness, but God somehow gave me the strength to keep going. I think it is getting better. 

July 5, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

You and Linda are both doing so great with the videos, and have made wonderful progress! Dion was nervous too when starting :). We are a work in progress here, too, and probably always will be!

July 5, 2017
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

God is blessing all of you in this work! It's a marvelous testimony to stepping out in faith. Thank you!

July 5, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Greater is he that is in me. Amen,praise Jesus and thank you for all things.

July 5, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Love this! God can do amazing things in our life. He wants us to live without fear!

July 5, 2017
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen Thank you lLord.

July 5, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen, glory be to God.

July 5, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

July 5, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Lead me into all that You have for me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me to trust You and walk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

July 5, 2017
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Diane Preston
Diane Preston

I am so thankful for Pastor Dion's devotional.  God speaks to me through him all the time.  I share snippets & Bible verses on Facebook all the time from him.  Such encouragement.   

July 5, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer. Fear not for He Lord Our God is with you.Heavenly Father forgive me for the times I have not always stepped out in faith,and the times that I have felt fearful.Help me always to walk in the spirit and not the flesh knowing you are there with me always.In He Name of Jesus Christ I pray.Thank you for the times you have lead me to your word saying Fear Not, do not be Anxious about anything thing.May these words remind in me at all times.

July 5, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you for all that you do for me. Lead me into all that you have for me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me to trust you and walk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

July 5, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Lead me into all that You have for me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me to trust You and walk with me Today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 6, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 6, 2017