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  • Brothers, I don't regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do: forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13 WEB

    I was at a very dark place in my life. Doctors had placed me on anti-depressants, yet I remained a recluse with suicidal thoughts. Once I had carried the precious anointing of the Holy Spirit. Now I only carried misery and felt that He could not be found. It was certainly me that withdrew from Him, and now I felt alone in the gloom. How did I get here? It is a long story that is not that relevant, but how it changed is.

    There was a very small light in the darkness, a small ray of hope. The Lord started speaking to me very gently, like someone trying to ease up to an injured animal. Slowly, He led me out of the darkness. I found that He still had a plan for my life, but that I had to follow Him. It took action. I had to make some serious changes in my life that others intensely disliked. You cannot steer a car that is sitting still; it just gets older. Albert Einstein said, 'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.'

    Every journey begins with a first step. If you allow it, your past can determine your future for you. You can make a choice though, and change that today. Life is funny; keep laying a little stone here and another there and soon you have built a wall around yourself. We all do it over time. It tends to happen naturally and the older that we get, the more past that we have built up around us. Eventually, it traps us inside of it and becomes our identity. If you meet someone and they immediately start talking about their past hurts, you are looking at their wall.

    Do not let your past, or other people control your future. You are older and wiser today. This is your life, a shiny new day, a fresh start. You are forgiven, and God still has plans for you. Press on for the prize and do not let the enemy hold you back this time. There is still hope, for what you see does not have to be. God will always call you into the brightest version of your life, and every other path is inferior to His. So hold tight to the rope that He gives you, and let go of the past.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I come to You today and I thank You being there for me. Please draw me out of my shell Lord, draw me to You. Give me a clear vision of my next step. Inspire me to make the right decisions in my life and lead me this day, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Lisa Moran
Lisa Moran Yes Lord! Stir up your gifts and make what is important to you important to me. Revive me Lord and confirm your purpose for me. Thank you pastor for this devotion.
February 10, 2018
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen❤

February 9, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

February 9, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: February 9, 2018

Amen!  I needed this today for the path that I am on currently has many twists and turns and lately, it seems that no matter what I say or do, it’s just really a messed up situation.  So I am trying my best to hang on and trust in the Lord that in the end, ALL willl be right.

February 9, 2018
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Today's devotional was very inspiring for me today! Amen and thank you,

February 9, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

February 9, 2018
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Reginald Long
Reginald Long

Amem

February 9, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

February 9, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! This is something I think should be talked about more! There is so much truth in this message.

February 9, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

Draw me to you my Lord Father! Never let me go!

 

 

February 9, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Glory to God, thank God for Jesus, Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for the word today. 

February 9, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Glory to you Jesus.I love and worship you.Help me to keep the past behind me and to live for the day.I will let you take care of tomorrow. Amen....Thanks Paster Todd and Sylvia for all your hard work.God bless.

February 9, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

God is  great  he answer my question  today we have a wonderful Lord he is my strength and  l love him so 

February 9, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I also was at that point in my life. And when I discovered God" still had a plan for my life " I was so elated and began to grow and learn and here I am today still grateful for the day He saved my life! Thank you Pastor Dion for sharing!!

February 9, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

 Dear Lord, I'm in the need of You to lead me to the path You want me to follow.I trust in You,Amen. 

February 9, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

You are speaking to me today. I needed to hear this message! Thank you Pastor Dion :)

February 9, 2018
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Jennifer Nielsen
Jennifer Nielsen

AGAIN P. Dion have brought The Word Of God at the right timing ... you don’t understand how much I needed to hear this !!! I need to get out and move on and do something in Themis life , cuz right now I’ve been stuck , but !! I have had ENOUGH ! And I’m moving on ... I applied at a casino for a job that I have worked there before .. and passed the first interview and waiting for them to call me to do a second Interview... sooo please your PRAYERS .. right now will mean everything to me !! That they call me today !!! So I can work NOW !! ... in Jesus Might Name AMEN !!

February 9, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen Pastor Dion, you are speaking to me words of truth, God's truth! I'll look forward and stop dwelling on the past, because that will only hold me back from God's promises and His will for my life. 

February 9, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Yes, amen 

February 9, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes, Lord, draw me out of my shell.  I know You are there.  Thank you for being there!

February 9, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

February 9, 2018
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

:)

February 9, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Heavenly Father I come to You today and I thank You being there for me. Please draw me out of my shell Lord, draw me to You. Give me a clear vision of my next step. Inspire me to make the right decisions in my life and lead me this day, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 10, 2018
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen I really enjoyed reading this !

February 10, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I come to You today and I thank You being there for me. Please draw me out of my shell Lord, draw me to You. Give me a clear vision of my next step. Inspire me to make the right decisions in my life and lead me this day, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank You Pastor Dion. :-)

February 10, 2018