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Sweet and Sour

  • Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, 'Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness.' Jeremiah 31:3 WEB

    There is a saying that you can catch more flies with honey, than you can with vinegar. Yet when I was growing up in the Bible Belt, most of the things that I heard about God were seasoned with vinegar.

    Sort of like: 'God does love you, but He will kill you if do not do what I said.' Over the years, I have learned that God is not like that at all, but that people will create their own version of god, then want you to bow down to the god that they created, much like Nebuchadnezzar did (Daniel 3:1). The only way to know the difference, is to know His word.

    While Jesus was ministering on the earth, the pharisees condemned Him for not teaching His disciples to follow their traditions. Some of the disciples did not wash their hands up to the elbow seven times before eating (Mark 7:1). This was just a man made tradition that had been passed down through the generations and taught alongside the word of God, as if it were from God. The problem was that it wasn't.

    In my own life, it has taken years to weed through that baggage, and I still find pieces that don't belong now. For some reason it is easy for us to believe the lie that God is mean, or that He is mad at us. It is much more difficult to believe that He truly loves us, that we are forgiven, that we can now come boldly before Him, but this is the truth that scripture teaches.

    The first time that I read the Bible completely through, I was most amazed by what was not in there, and sometimes by what was. So we have a choice: To believe what we have been told is in the Bible, or look for ourselves and see what is actually in there.

    What is in there is this: God loves us with an everlasting love, and that love never changes based on your behavior. He does not love you more when you think that you are good, or less when you think that you are bad. He draws us with His loving kindness to get us to turn to Him. When you fall, get up, He still loves you. When you come to know the Lord, you will only find sweetness, compassion, and unconditional love.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your unconditional love. Help me to filter out the traditions of man and to focus on actually knowing You and Your word. Teach me the things that I need to know. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Friday! If you are in need of prayer, please do not hesitate to let us know at our prayer network. We are here for you! Here is the link RHM Prayer Network


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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your unconditional love. Help me to filter out the traditions of man and to focus on actually knowing You and Your word. Teach me the things that I need to know. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you <3 

January 5, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister <3!

January 5, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

January 5, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

So true. Amen

January 5, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God for his love 

January 5, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

So good!   Thankful!   

January 5, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Thank God for His Unconditional Love. 

Thank you , Pastor Dion, for sharing this message. 

January 5, 2018
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

Truth!

January 5, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 5, 2018
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!

Thank you Father for Loving me, even though you know me inside out.

January 5, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! That is what I want most, a real realtionship with God!

January 5, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for my relationship with You. Always lead me to Your word, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional. 

January 5, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!!

January 5, 2018
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Oh my goodness Amen to that! My prayer was answered by your words and The Lord's. Be happy enjoy each day it's a gift every breath is. The Lord King of Kings loves us. Amen and Thank You Lord. 

January 5, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen He is our Abba Father, He never stops loving us. As a parent I know that no matter what my children ever did, I will always still love them, I will always be here for them. In this same way and much more because Abba Father's love is a perfect unending love, He is always here for us and He is always having loving thoughts towards us. He is our Father in Heaven and we will ALWAYS be His children PERIOD.

January 5, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

January 5, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 5, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

January 5, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  This nurtured my soul today!  Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your unconditional love. Help me to filter out the traditions of man and to focus on actually knowing You and Your word. Teach me the things that I need to know. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 6, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your unconditional love. Help me to filter out the traditions of man and to focus on actually knowing You and Your word. Teach me the things that I need to know. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you for your time for our daily devotions Pastor Dion :-)

 

January 9, 2018