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Pearls And Pigs

  • This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you. John 15:12 WEB

    Once while having dinner at a friend's house, there was a lady there that we met for the first time who was an in-law to an in-law. She was extremely nosey, and began prying into everyone's business at the table and giving them 'life tips.' Eventually she turned her attention to Sylvia and I.

    After being thoroughly questioned about our relationship and family members, I began to feel like we were being interrogated. She was apparently farming fresh gossip to use later. I ended the conversation as politely as I could, because this stranger was not my friend, they had no stake in my life, and I had no reason to answer their questions.

    So does the Lord with His truths. He will not cast His pearls before pigs (Matthew 7:6). He does not share His precious, life giving truths with unbelievers or mockers. When they read the Bible, they will find exactly what they expect to find. That is why so many people just don't get the Bible. The servant does not know what the Master is doing, but the friend does. Jesus said that we are His friends, if we follow His commandments.

    It all begins with a relationship with Jesus. As you focus on drawing close to God and talking to Him everyday, your understanding will grow. You can read the same verse seventy times and not understand it, then suddenly one day it will click and make perfect sense. Grow in your prayer life and relationship, and you will also grow in your understanding of His word. Understanding His word, depends on how well you know Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for sharing Your wisdom and knowledge with me. I look to You Lord, my help comes from You. Grow my understanding of Your word. Guide my steps and help me make the right decisions, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! For those how may have missed the announcement in our newsletter, we have a new book available called "Forty Days of Fasting". It contains a detailed teaching on the principles of fasting, along with a forty-day devotional that you can follow along during a fast, or to inspire you. The book includes both Biblical stories about fasting as well as personal testimonies. Here is the link to find the book: Forty Days of Fasting


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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen :) thank you :) that we would all truly know you Lord

October 17, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Who better to be friends with than the LORD JESUS CHRIST, closer than a brother. What a friend we have in JESUS. Glory to GOD. Amen

October 17, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen. Im so grateful I am His friend.

October 17, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, how awesome is our God!

October 17, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  The Holy Bible is the Word of Life!!  Thank you Father in Heaven for the Bible, it is truly the Word!!

October 17, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

October 17, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Love this!

October 17, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

October 17, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

There it is-!! His sort of simple-Man jes misses His instructions!!!!!!!!!!

October 17, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,Jesus I love and worship you.You are awesome.

October 17, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

This is so true! I remember a certain scripture I didn't understand and for 20 years I tried to understand what it meant . In the meantime I was growing and flourishing in the Lord, yet when I came to this scripture ??? So, a few months ago I was going thru a trial and as I prayed, this particular scripture came to mind and I completely understood it and it blessed me so much!! It was an answer to prayer and I didn't "Get It " until I needed it!! Praise the Lord for His wisdom!!

 

October 17, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Lord,give me the understanding to Your word. Help me to follow your voice and to live our life the way You wants us to live. Amen.

October 17, 2017
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Dan Strilzuk
Dan Strilzuk

Amen! 

October 17, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Give us a fresh undestanding oh Lord...........

October 17, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

The more I know Jesus, the more I believe Him, the more He teaches me. I am so thankful for the Holy Spirit, because He teaches all things that I need to know about my LORD.

October 17, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

October 17, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Yes, Lord, please guide, direct and lead me and my loved ones in the steps to take staying in Your will! Amen!

October 17, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

My children tell me I "overshare".  This is true.  I will have to remember to be more careful with what I share and who I share it with.  Some of us are more external processors and we figure things out as we talk out loud.  Others are more internal processors and go away alone in a room figure it out in their head, never needing to or desiring to share what they learned alone. Woman tend to fit in the first and men the latter.  Woman tend to have more words to say than men. This is based on gender studies.  I tend to also be gullible and believe without judgment what people are telling me.   have been burned by my "overshare" when it is used against me.  Please Lord give me discernment in my words so that I may glorify you and others in my speech.  May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, OLord, my rock, and my redeemer. (Psalm 20:14) 

October 17, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

October 17, 2017
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen

October 17, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 17, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for sharing Your wisdom and knowledge with me. I look to You Lord, my help comes from You. Grow my understanding of Your word. Guide my steps and help me make the right decisions, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

 

Thank you Pastor for todays devoton. :-)

October 17, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  This prayer is truly what I desire!   Heavenly Father I thank You for sharing Your wisdom and knowledge with me. I look to You Lord, my help comes from You. Grow my understanding of Your word. Guide my steps and help me make the right decisions, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 18, 2017