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Shock Treatment

  • All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby. Hebrews 12:11 WEB

    While at school, I learned to read and write, add and subtract, and much more. However, many times it was after school that the learning really began for me. Dad would tell us: 'That electric fence will shock you, so stay away from it' but what did he know. After all, I was now six years old.

    One day while trying to step over that electric fence, I found that he was right! Actions speak louder than words, and this time I remembered it well. Now I fully understood that his words were meant to protect me from unnecessary pain. For those of you who have never grabbed an electric fence, it is something that you will remember a long, long time. Some things, we just need to learn the hard way, then we understand.

    Many times the Lord will give us a little warning, and if we persist, He will let us go on our way. His word is there to protect us, but He will not force us to obey it. If you want to avoid the shocks, burns, and the scratches, be quick to listen.

    Even when we just go ahead and do something totally stupid, He is there to pick us back up in His loving arms without even an: 'I told you so' when we come to our senses. He is a loving Father who only wants the best for us, now if we would only listen.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy on my life, for I am still breathing today. Help me to recognize when You are speaking to me, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Obedience is better than sacrifice.

 

September 15, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Amen!!  Amen!!

September 15, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

September 15, 2017
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen,I love and worship you.

September 15, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!! Let everything I do be pleasing to You my Abba Father!!

September 15, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, help me listen to Your command that I'l be save following You. Amen.

September 15, 2017
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Joann Williams-Dixon
Joann Williams-Dixon

Rarely a day passes that I don't forward or post your wonderful words of truth and grace.  BTW, your site works so very well, in the fact of the 'mechanics' of moving between sites, articles, etc.  You are such a huge blessing, a wonderful teacher, a devoted pastor.  The love, grace and humility of yourself and your most worthy spouse are truly 'straight from the Heart of God.'..blessings eternally...

September 15, 2017
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson

Yes Lord, thank you and give me the grace to be odedient!

September 15, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

September 15, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: September 16, 2017

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy on my life, for I am still breathing today. Help me to recognize when You are speaking to me, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devorion. I know aout the fence myself when at a party at a farm whe  I was younger. We was told not to touch it. I was close to it and it just rained really hard I was slipping I grabed it and OUCH it was shocking. :-)

September 15, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Thank you Pastor Dion!

 

September 15, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy on my life, for I am still breathing today. Help me to recognize when You are speaking to me, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 16, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

September 16, 2017