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Get Up And Go

  • Yahweh said to Joshua, Get you up; why are you thus fallen on your face? Joshua 7:10 WEB

    Joshua lay on his face before the Lord while praying. Israel had sinned and as a result, they had lost the battle at the small town of Ai. The first town that they had come to in the promised land was Jericho. The walls fell down after marching around it seven times, and it was not a difficult battle.

    They were supposed to bring all the loot into the Lord's treasury, but a man named Achan took some of the loot, kept it for himself, and the Lord withdrew from Israel. Where they had taken Jericho almost without a fight, the small town of Ai beat them and made them retreat.

    When the Lord answered Joshua, it was basically: 'Get up, make it right, and let's go forward!' God gave Joshua no time to lay there and dwell on the past mistakes and events that had happened. They dealt with Achan and went and took the city.

    Many times in my life, I have stumbled, turned back, and wandered away from God. Each time after I returned and prayed, it was exactly like this: 'ok, now let's go forward!' God is always calling you into your future, into your destiny. The devil is always calling you into your past, reminding you of your mistakes, giving you feelings of shame, and wanting you to return to your old ways.

    Your past is gone, so let it go. Today is the first day of the rest of your life and God has a plan for you, a destiny to fulfill. Don't live in your past mistakes, meditating on how much time has been wasted. When you dwell on those, you are siding with the enemy. Let this sink in: God talks about your future. The devil talks about your past.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Draw my heart to You and give me the will to keep getting up when I stumble. Thank You for Your mercy. Lead me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen. Reminds me of Caraman's song when he reminds satan of his future. Can't think of the title right off hand.

September 1, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Father for giving me the push when I need it and for ALWAYS loving me, showing me great compassion and sending your most Precious Son Jesus!  Amen!!

September 1, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus 

September 1, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen,  thank you Lord for loving and encouraging me evertday. I love you Thank you for your mercy, lead me to what is best for me, in Jesus name I pray.

September 1, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

'ok, now let's go forward!' God is always calling you into your future, into your destiny. The devil is always calling you into your past, reminding you of your mistakes, giving you feelings of shame, and wanting you to return to your old ways.  

Praise the Lord!!

September 1, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,please keep the past in the past for me Jesus.Ill be concerned about today and let you take care of tomorrow.Thanks to everyone for prayers for my granddaughter.She is home and the blood clots are fine now. We love you all and Gods blessings to everyone.

September 1, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Praise God your granddaughter is home and well!

September 1, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

So glad to hear that, Dianna, praying for a full recovery <3!

September 1, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembrezaedited: September 1, 2017

FOR: David and Diana Earlywine:

Praise and give thanks to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for your granddaughter.  GOD LOVES HER SO MUCH

September 1, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  I loved,  loved, todays blessing.  Thank you Pastor,  what a great reminder,  let go and live with Jesus! 

September 1, 2017
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer

Amen!!

September 1, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Lord for drawing me into the future and closer to You! Amen.

September 1, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum great lesson....Amen!!

September 1, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

September 1, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

This is something I need to remind myself at times thank you Amen 

September 1, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, help me and  protect me. Lead me where You want me to be,Amen.

September 1, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, lead me and protect me where You want me to be. Amen.

September 1, 2017
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

An encouraging challenge this morning, Pastor Dion! Forgiveness; get-back up and get moving forward! Praying Proverbs 2:1:11 today as the Lord works  His new purposes in my life!

September 1, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor!

September 1, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!!

September 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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

Amen.

September 1, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Don't look back, the evil one wants to hold you back, dwell on your past failures, discourage you and keep you from the Lord's promises and His will for your life!!! How many times have I fallen into that trap, but I'm learning!!! That means I'm growing and trusting my Lord more and more, praise His Holy Name!!!

Thank you for this message, Pastor Dion

September 1, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Draw my heart to You and give me the will to keep getting up when I stumble. Thank You for Your mercy. Lead me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

 

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for you daily devotion. :-)

September 1, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Draw my heart to You and give me the will to keep getting up when I stumble. Thank You for Your mercy. Lead me into all that You have for me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 2, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

September 6, 2017
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