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I Am Going Fishing

  • Simon Peter said to them, 'I'm going fishing.' They told him, 'We are also coming with you.' They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing. But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus. John 21:3 WEB

    While standing by the shore of the sea of Galilee with the waves gently rolling in, Peter was so discouraged. Jesus, who he had thought was the Messiah and soon to be king, had been beaten, scourged and crucified. On top of that Peter had denied that he even knew Him three times and had then abandoned Jesus at the last moment. Peter had not even attended the crucifixion, or the burial. Now Jesus was gone, and everything that Peter thought that God was doing in his life had fallen apart.

    This was Peter's fork in the road. Certainly God had been with them at the beginning, that was clear, but where was He now? Peter gave up on the dream and said: 'I am going fishing.' In other words, he would return to his old way of life. When he did, Jesus appeared to him on the shore and called him right back to the work that he had left. Though things had taken an unexpected turn, everything was still right on schedule. Peter just did not see it.

    Sometimes God calls us to do something, and then it appears to fall apart, but in the bigger picture, everything is right on schedule. When this happens our tendency is to return to our past. I have done this more than once myself.

    Jesus is always calling us forward, and never into our past. God has plans for you and the new battle scars only mean that you are a veteran. If you decide to stop and go fishing, know that you will not catch anything and that Jesus will be calling you back to the work and into your future.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is You. I want more of You in my life Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, that I might decrease so that Yahushah may increase in me.

July 11, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is You. I want more of You in my life Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you <3

July 11, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrelledited: July 11, 2017

This is so prophetic,I am going through this right now in my life. Like Job, if it could go wrong, it has done so. As I was praying this morning, I know I am not like Job, he was the most righteous man in the world, I am not. Like Paul, the thing that I want to do, I do not do. There must be sin in my life, I just do not know where it is and the Holy Spirit has been very quiet. I know that going back to my old life is out of the question, I just keep praying! 

July 11, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying with you, Jim <3!

July 11, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen Jim

July 11, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father show me the way I must go. Keep me on the right path.

July 11, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

A message of hope that all will turn out well. Amen. 

July 11, 2017
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro

Amen my friend!!

July 11, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum-good Morning Breathren!!  bran new day-hey!!Seems no matter where I may end up-I'll never forget what I learned, expereienced too get here!! We have choices in every thing! Its okay too say no!!I've seen many trip themselves up-by fear of saying that word! We're never rugs too be walked on! I as a Vet know, many things thats molded Me because of it! I always remember the pther Man, what He may be going through! What did I do too get beyound that-honestly! I love helping-when I'm capable! If I'm not, bad timeing too acward, I'll certainly speak up!!Have a blessed day!

July 11, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Mike, hope you have a blessed day, too :)!

July 11, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,please give me strength today to do as your will.I love and worship you.I praise and give thanks to you. Amen 

July 11, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Lord, please  keep me on task so I can do the things You want me to do. Hear me Lord I need you.Amen.

July 11, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen.

July 11, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you very much for your daily devotional it speaks to my heart

July 11, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen 

July 11, 2017
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Paula Neace
Paula Neace

So many of your messages seem to be meant for me in my life. Though I know they are for many others also as I know that is how God directs his work in this life. I am so thankful for you. God bless!

July 11, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is You. I want more of You in my life Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thank you for the devotion today Pastor Dion. :-)

July 11, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This prayer is perfect to recite at the start of every new day.Thanks so much, Pastor Dion!

July 11, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my path and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is you. I want more of you in my life Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

July 11, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is You. I want more of You in my life Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 12, 2017
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Prayer: Heavenly Father guide me this day. Help me to see the way clearly. Direct my paths and speak to me in a way that I understand and know that it is You. I want more of You in my life Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

 

July 12, 2017