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Catch Me if You Can

  • But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. Jonah 1:3 WEB

    It was late one Saturday afternoon when a friend stopped by and invited me to go to church with him the following morning. I had no interest in that. The thought of getting dressed up in a suit and pretending to be someone else on Sunday, did not appeal to me. Besides, I knew some of the people there, and during the week they were often worse than me, even the friend that invited me. He had probably smoked a joint on the way over. Why pretend to be someone that you are not?

    I ran from God, evading Him for years, or so I thought. In time, He caught me. One night, while playing music at a party, I met the Lord and suddenly my whole life changed. My friends no longer knew me. Suddenly I wanted to know everything about God, and my old interests, and friends, soon faded away.

    It turns out that you don't have to wear special clothes or pretend to be someone else. That is only man made rituals. We call it: 'The Church Face.' You should always be yourself. That is what my friend was doing, the best that he could.

    It is not just a Sunday thing, but more of a Monday through Friday thing. God so loved us that He gave His only Son to save us, just as we are. Sure you should live a life that demonstrates faith in God, but you don't start out perfect. You won't even end perfect, but you will get better.

    When you fall, get up and take another step. Know that God is seeking a personal relationship with you Monday through Sunday. God is not mad at you, and when you turn to Him, He will immediately accept you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for accepting me just as I am. I want to serve You Lord with all my heart. Please continue to draw me to You. Consume me with Your love and deliver me from the things that hinder me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

August 31, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen. 

August 31, 2017
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen!

August 31, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

August 31, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I have found out that God is not interested in being what I call a "Winde God up on Sunday God". If one truly understands what "The Fear of the Lord " is, you will understan this is a seven day a week thing, this walk we are journeing on. It is so time to move from a religous walk to a rightous walk in truth!

August 31, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I Agree! Amen :-)

September 1, 2017
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Thank you Heavenly Father for your gift of unconditional love. Amen

August 31, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

plastic people! For Me I couldn't understand why for years! Like I was held by the ear, no choice to stay close! hum I realize sin nature runs abound!! I've inclinated before, I was different. Not my imagination, jes was! After getting it all back!! Amen!!

August 31, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you God for loving me

August 31, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Thank you Heavenly Father!!!

August 31, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!! Thanks for this message Pastor :)

August 31, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 31, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Th thank you Jesus for being in my life.Thank you for answering my prayers.Please countinue healing my granddaughter.You are always there when we need you .I love you. Amen 

August 31, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amén. Father, help me to be as You want me to be, protect me from the lies of the devil.

August 31, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 31, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you, Pastor Dion!

August 31, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for accepting me just as I am. I want to serve You Lord with all my heart. Please continue to draw me to You. Consume me with Your love and deliver me from the things that hinder me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

 

Thanks Pastor Dion for todays daily devotion. :-)

 

August 31, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for accepting me just as I am. I want to serve You Lord with all my heart. Please continue to draw me to You. Consume me with Your love and deliver me from the things that hinder me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 1, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen.

September 1, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Great devotional pastor our stories are very simaler thanks for following Jesus' way Wow thanks again. Im blown away again by his presence in my life! What an AWESOME God we serve

September 1, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes, Lord, I do! Amen

September 2, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

September 6, 2017