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Caught in a Trap

  • Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, From the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, While I pass by. Psalms 141:9 WEB

    A trap is a device that is designed to not look like a trap. In fishing we call it a Lure. There is a deadly hook hidden within something that looks tasty. In a pit trap, they dig a hole in the ground, place sharp sticks in the bottom, and then cover it with branches and leaves to conceal it. The unfortunate animal that falls into it does not realize that it is a trap until it is too late.

    So many things in life look harmless, enticing, pleasurable, but the end result of them is bondage. For instance, to some, drugs may seem like a harmless escape, but they almost always end in some form of addiction. For others it may be an affair, pornography, or who knows what, but the end result is always bad for us.

    God has a plan for you, but the enemy has a counter plan for your life, if you will take the bait. All along the path of life are snares and traps set for you with the sole purpose of you becoming someone's supper. It always involves a choice and God will provide a way out if we listen. When we stumble, we know darn well what we are doing.

    David also added 'while I pass by' which literally means 'while I pass right on by the trap safely!' He was a man who had slipped through many nets with the help of God. David knew where his help came from.

    "For by you, I run against a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall" (2 Samuel 22:30).

    No weapon formed against David prospered, and he served God his entire life. It was not that David was a perfect man, it was that when he stumbled, he would humbly repent and then try it again.

    Watch out for the bait. If it looks like something you want, but you feel that little voice inside warning you, then you better avoid it. If you have already gotten snared, cry out to God who will deliver you. God can get you out of the net. He is a delivering God and He will set His people free, but it is a lot easier on you if you just don't take the bait.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to avoid the traps in my life. Help me make the right decisions and follow You with my whole heart. Light a fresh fire within me and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The highlighted group of the week is "Laughter, God''s Medicine", a joyful group that looks to bring fun and humor to your week! God tells us in Proverbs 17:22 that "A merry heart does good like a medicine" and He means it. Let laughter sweep through your soul today and improve your overall health. ALSO, we encourage you to check out the happenings in the announcements at the top of our home page, including Pastor Dion''s upcoming Bible Study series, our group themes for the week, and more! Have a blessed day :)!

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, Elohim Abba, keep me from that which would harm me.

September 4, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

September 4, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen. 

September 4, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

September 4, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Lord help me avoid the bait and the traps set for me! Draw me closer to You. Amen

September 4, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus,please help me from getting caught up in the bad traps and let me live for you.I love and worship you. Amen 

September 4, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

September 4, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen, He will keep my feet from stumbling, I only need to ask.

September 4, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

This is so true.  Satan seeks to kill and destroy and uses covert methods and seemingly harmless things.  I recently have realized that yoga, some meditation and other new age deceptions have a way to crawl and open the door to evil in my heart.  I have renewed my vow to stay away and be more cautious to the things, readings, meditations I am doing. Thanksbe to Jesus that has saved me and glory to the Holy Spirit that is opening my eyes. My God continue to pursue me so that I can turn to him in greater dependency.  I feel that any time I turn to others, or parts of the world for support other than God I unwillingly am opening myself up to a door away from God.  Who can save me?  ThNks be to Hod who has sent his son to free me!!  

September 4, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Heavenly Father, help me avoid the seen and unseen traps that are set to cause harm to me, I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen 

September 4, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 4, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! 

September 4, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Lord, look for me and protect me from the snares of the devil. In Jesús name I pray ,Amen.

September 4, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

So true! With God, all things are possible! Thanks so much for the reminder today, Pastor Dion!

September 4, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

September 4, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to avoid the traps in my life. Help me make the right decisions and follow You with my whole heart. Light a fresh fire within me and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Father, keep my family and I safe that we will be safe from all traps and no bait will be set out to get us. In Jesus, name thy will be done. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotiob today. :-)

September 4, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you Lord for all the traps you,Lord for keeping me from the devil's snares.  For Your Mother Hen wing over and around me.  Please continue as You did to protect me from the evil one's plans and schemes.  Amen..Let it be so..

September 5, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please help me to avoid the traps in my life. Help me make the right decisions and follow You with my whole heart. Light a fresh fire within me and draw my heart to You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 5, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

September 6, 2017