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  • Yahweh said to Aaron, 'Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.' He went, and met him on God's mountain, and kissed him. Moses told Aaron all the words of Yahweh with which he had sent him, and all the signs with which he had charged him. Exodus 4:27 WEB

    The Lord spoke to Aaron and told him to go meet his brother Moses in the wilderness. We do not really know what Aaron was doing when the Lord first spoke to him. I am sure that he had plans for the afternoon like we all do. He may have been at home or out gathering straw to make bricks. After all, he was a slave in Egypt.

    Aaron had not seen his brother Moses in a long time. Though Moses had been raised in Egypt, he had to leave after killing a slave driver, and afterwards he lived in exile, while Aaron and their sister Miriam had remained in Egypt. Forty years passed by.

    Then the day came when the Lord told Aaron to go meet his little brother, and when he did, a life changing adventure began for all of them. Aaron could not have known what was coming, how he would become an important part of changing the known world, and witness miracle after miracle. It all started by hearing the voice. Jesus said 'My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me' (John 10:27). We know that God spoke to Moses, but we often forget that he spoke to Aaron as well.

    Everything starts with a first step. God prompts you to do something, a door opens, and you take that step. When you obey, another door will open and you take another step. The adventure will not begin until you take step one, and you will not see step two until you have completed the first one. If you feel God prompting you today to do something: take the step. If Aaron had not, he would have missed the greatest adventure of his life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You have done for me, and for bringing me this far. Please give me a clear vision of what You have for me, and show me where my time is best spent. Lead me into adventures for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

July 19, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You have done for me, and for bringing me this far. Please give me a clear vision of what You have for me, and show me where my time is best spent. Lead me into adventures for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you

July 19, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, praying for your situation there, too <3!

July 19, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

July 19, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

July 19, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Oh my a mountain theme this morning!!

Every night Lilly, my 5 year old  and I say our prayers. She is pure and deligent. Even if she is tired, she will say an Our Father and Hail Mary and then prays for our family. It's refreshing, like a miracle cause I feel it comes from within her, not something I taught her. So I asked her to pray for me that my "Mountain" will go away and I would have more faith. I asked her one time, now every night she remembers.

This morning I awoke to this in prayer.

MOUNTAIN RANGE

"He came to Horeb, the mountain of God." —Exodus 3:1
There are many mountains in life. For example, Mount Gerizim is the mountain of blessings for God's obedient people, while Mount Ebal is the mountain of curses (Dt 27:12-13). Mount Sinai (Horeb) is the mountain of the commandments (Ex 19:2ff), and Mount Carmel is the mountain of restoring our covenant with God and overcoming idolatry and false prophets (1 Kgs 18:19ff). Ultimately, Jesus wants us to walk with Him to Mount Calvary, by which we draw "near to Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem" (Heb 12:22).

To start climbing God's mountain range, we need to begin as Moses began — on Mount Horeb (Ex 3:1). There we see God in the burning bush (Ex 3:2-4). We see God consuming us by the fire of His love (see Heb 12:29). On Mount Horeb, we hear God call our names (Ex 3:4) and reveal to us His name (Ex 3:14). Mount Horeb is holy ground (Ex 3:5). Here we take off our shoes (Ex 3:5) and humble ourselves. On Mount Horeb, we enter into the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom (Ps 111:10) and of much of the Christian life. On Mount Horeb, God calls us to set His people free.

Climb Mount Horeb. Hear your Father call you by name.

July 19, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

What a sweet girl <3!

July 19, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

I know she is so sweet. She prays for her Grandma that has Alzheimer's that she will get better and come home. She prayers for her sister that her pain will go away; she had her wisdom teeth removed. And more all without request or direction. It all comes from the heart. 

July 19, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, she sounds like such a little blessing <3

July 19, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I want to always trust God's leading, He is never wrong, and his timing is always right. God wants me to be willing to take the first step, and I do believe He shows me in His Word to trust Him for the steps that follow.

July 19, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus, I believe and trust you.I love and adore you.Thank you,Amen.

July 19, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrelledited: July 19, 2017

The Apostle Paul siad in Romans 10:15; How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "How Beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good thing." There are a lot of people preaching, but I wonder how many are called to do so. Just as God sent Moses and Aaron, I think He should be the one to send preachers. Listen for the VOICE!

   

July 19, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen 

July 19, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen.

July 19, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen and thank you pastor Dion!

July 19, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

July 19, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You have done for me, and for bringing me this far. Please give me a clear vision of what You have for me, and show me where my time is best spent. Lead me into adventures for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Pastor Dion, thank you for todays devotion. :-)

July 19, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 19, 2017
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Frances Felix
Frances Felix

Amen.

July 19, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You have done for me, and for bringing me this far. Please give me a clear vision of what You have for me, and show me where my time is best spent. Lead me into adventures for You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 20, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen for the prayer!

July 21, 2017