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The Game Changer

  • But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:4-5 ESV

    When I was about twenty years old, I was playing music at a party one night, and suddenly the Holy Spirit came on me with such a loving presence. He instantly changed my life, my desires, and my plans. I did not know who He was, but I wanted to. I placed my guitar in the case, said good-bye to the band, went home and into the bedroom and made things right with God that night. The next morning I got up, went to church, and later got baptized. I started Bible college, got my degree, and here I am. That was certainly not my game plan.

    I grew up very legalistic, and viewed God as a mean super-being waiting for me to make a mistake. After a while I learned that I was not very good at keeping rules, and that by now He was probably really angry at me, so I avoided Him and the places that I thought He would be. That night the loving kindness of the Lord chased me down and I have never viewed God the same again. No one had to preach to me, He drew me like a magnet. He loves us more than we can even comprehend, even when we ignore Him and go our own way, and He is neither mad nor mean.

    Wherever you stand with God today, know that He is pursuing you, wanting a deeper relationship with you, and that He will never give up the pursuit. You can try to avoid Him, but He will come to where you are. He is the game changer.

    Prayer: Father, send Your Holy Spirit into my life and change things as you see fit. I know that You have the best plans for me and I surrender to You, in the name of Jesus.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen Hallelujah
February 14, 2018
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen! Thank you Lord God for seeking me and my family out. Thank you Pastor for this Word. Thank you God for seeking us, all of us, out and being there always for us, our loving Father. Amen <3

February 14, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen 

February 14, 2018
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

 Amen❤

February 14, 2018
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen!

February 14, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

February 14, 2018
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

Amen

February 14, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I am so greatful that He allowed me in to this journey!

February 14, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

February 14, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Lord, I know you have the best plans for me, I surrender to you in the name of Jesus. Amen, thank you Lord for your love, I love you. Than you Pastor Dion.

February 14, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, send Your Holy Spirit into my life and change things as you see fit. I know that You have the best plans for me and I surrender to You, in the name of Jesus. Amen!

February 14, 2018
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

February 14, 2018
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

February 14, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Are God is so great  praise God for his love God bless you  AMEN 

February 14, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Lord,You know I'm a sinner and that I need You more in my life. Guide me to have more of You, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor.

February 14, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen! Thank you, Lord, for never giving up on me when I have turned away from you. Thank you for today and a chance for me to continue on my journey with you, learning something new every day.

 

February 14, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

February 14, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

As I was reading your message, Pastor Dion, this song popped into my head: "I'm so glad that Jesus loved me, Jesus loved me ....... Jesus loves even me". He is so longsuffering, faithful and true, and He doesn't give up on us! Thank you Pastor for touching my heart again today and putting a song into my heart! Thank you Jesus !!!

February 14, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Father, send Your Holy Spirit into my life and change things as you see fit. I know that You have the best plans for me and I surrender to You, in the name of Jesus. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-)

February 15, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!!!!!

February 15, 2018