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Burning Down the House

  • Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things which I say? Luke 6:46 WEB

    Dad always warned us about playing with fire. One day my brother, who was only about three or four years old, got a hold of a pack of matches. He hid in the closet to play with them, sitting under the clothes that were hanging in there. It wasn't long before the closet was on fire, and then the entire house. By the time my mom noticed, it was too late. We all got out, but the house burned to the ground with everything in it.

    Dad was at work and when he came home, he saw all of our belongings and the home that he had built with his own hands, uninsured and in ashes. Instead of being angry though, he hugged us all and was so thankful that we were all ok. Ken did not play with matches anymore.

    God's word is there to protect us. It is for our own good that we follow His commandments. If you follow the Lord's guidance you will have a good life, maybe not rich, maybe not famous, or maybe you will have both. When we walk in disobedience we open so many doors of failure and frustration that He wanted to spare us from experiencing, but we can have it our way.

    Wherever you are in your walk today, and no matter what you have done, God is not mad at you for burning down the house in the past. He will forgive you and he is glad that you are safe. Learn from it, listen to Him, and try to do better next time. Obedience is a key to a great life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins and restore me. Bring back the passion and the fire that I once walked in. Give me the grace to walk in obedience and help me to make the right decisions in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

July 25, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

LORD GOD, walk with me every step of the way. Thank you Father.

July 25, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

I join in this prayer too, Barbara <3!

July 25, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Barbara, I agree and I join too. Amen. 

July 25, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

July 25, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Thank you for that Lord Jesus, amen. 

July 25, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

July 25, 2017
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau

Sometimes I am just like my teenager son in response to God's Word or instruction. He would say things like, "I know what I am doing. I can take care of myself." But too often, he ended up learning the hard way through failure and frustration.

July 25, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

So true Albert. Me too. 

July 25, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

The Lord is my comfort and my shield, my stronghold in times of distress.  When things go wrong as they sometimes will, cling to the Lord, and He will Rescue you.  

July 25, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Michelle <3!

July 25, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 25, 2017
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen.

July 25, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Lord for always looking for me, Amen.

July 25, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

July 25, 2017
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen! <3

July 25, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen what a great devotional pastor Dion wow thanks so much!

July 25, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins and restore me. Bring back the passion and the fire that I once walked in. Give me the grace to walk in obedience and help me to make the right decisions in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

July 25, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 25, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion.Amen.

July 25, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Tears! Amen.

July 25, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Truth Amen the Prayer says it all for me. Thank You so very much Pastor Dion truly rose Sicilia 

July 25, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins and restore me. Bring back the passion and the fire that I once walked in. Give me the grace to walk in obedience and help me to make the right decisions in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 26, 2017