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Your Purpose And Mine

  • They were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 'Let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men.' But they didn't understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it Luke 9:43 WEB

    Jesus told His disciples, 'Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men', but they did not understand it. Even though this was a very clear statement, they were all convinced that Jesus was going to be the next king, and that He would deliver Israel from the Roman occupiers.

    HIs disciples were filled with wonder because of the miracles that He was doing, and they were completely blind to what was soon coming on them. They were sincere, but sincerely wrong. Instead of becoming a king on earth, Jesus was handed over to the Romans and crucified, but resurrected Himself on the third day. The disciples did not understand how or why, but it worked out anyway.

    I had so many questions when I really began seeking the Lord and studying the Bible in depth. I was confused about so many things, the rapture, pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, post-tribulation, the millennium. My wall was covered with charts and timelines as I tried to work it all out. I concentrated most of my Bible study in Revelation, Daniel, and Matthew 24. My room was beginning to look like a scene from 'A Beautiful Mind.'

    One Sunday morning, the Lord spoke to me through a visiting speaker from Texas that I had never met. I knew that it was God speaking through him for he had deep insight into my life, and even the books of the Bible that I had been reading. I could feel the presence of the Lord and I was burning and tingling all over. He called me up in front of the church and told me a lot of things, part of it was this:

    'Son, you don't need all of the things to fit, Just allow your purpose and Mine to knit. And don't be so concerned about the end of the book, go back to the beginning and take another look.'

    It changed my outlook, my focus, and my life became much more simple. Now I tend to my daily tasks and I let Him worry about the things that are beyond my control. I don't have to understand everything or have all of the answers. He does. I am just His servant, and I try and follow His orders for today.

    Know today that you do not need to worry about how all of this fits together or how it is going to work out. You do not have to understand it all. Just let your purpose align with God today and let Him take care of the details. He has a better view up there than we do, and if it matters, He will tell you. We have a job to do while we are here, so let us focus on that.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I turn my worries over to You for they are too much for me. There are so many things that are beyond my control. Please step into my life and help me bring things into balance. Help me complete my simple tasks today and to let the rest go, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Perfect prayer! Let it go let it go let it go! God is in control Hallelujah!!!
February 19, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

February 19, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God bring us to a new beginning. Amen

February 19, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

February 19, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I turn my worries over to You for they are too much for me. There are so many things that are beyond my control. Please step into my life and help me bring things into balance. Help me complete my simple tasks today and to let the rest go, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. The perfect prayer for me today, Thank you Pastor Dion! Amen.

February 19, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

February 19, 2018
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Thank you Pastor Dion!!

February 19, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Pastor, This is so great for today. I sometimes get caught up thinking  about what the future holds. Thank God he holds my future. Amen 

February 19, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen

February 19, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

February 19, 2018
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

So fitting! I couldn't help but holler "Hallelujah!!!" as I was reading. The prophecy that was said to you, Pastor Dion, was so perfect! I had to glorify God! He's so awesome! You said something that resonated so deeply with me. You said, "Now I tend to my daily tasks and I let Him worry about the things that are beyond my control. I don't have to understand everything or have all of the answers. He does." Yesterday, I visited a church for my grandson's christening. While I was there, a lady prophesied to me that I needed to "let it go". Another lady "tag-teamed" with her in the Spirit and said that there are many things on my mind that are keeping me up at night. The first lady just kept saying, "God wants you to let it go! Let it go! Let it go! He's got this!" I wept and wept. I didn't realize how tightly I had been holding onto a particular situation. Yesterday I walked out of that church purposed to let a particular situation go. It's not easy but as the thoughts and feelings rise, and as this particular person continues to act in ungodly ways with lies and attacks on my character, I am now purposed to "let it go" instead of react. I am reassured that God's got this! Thank you for your always timely devos. Blessings to you and Sylvia. 

February 19, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen

February 19, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Wonderful! What a glorious day it was, not too long ago, God revealed to me that I didn't have to figure it all out, JUST TRUST in Him!! :)

February 19, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, help balance my life today and the future things I leave it up to You. In Jesus name I pray Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional.

February 19, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Heavenly Father I turn everything over to you. Amen 

February 19, 2018
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Victor Lozano Jr
Victor Lozano Jr

The blog devotion for today spoke to me on many levels. First, I forgive my parents who instilled fear into my life; from a young age, they would not let us (me and three brothers) do things because of fear of the unknown, or of things that might happen. We were not allowed to go on school field trips, neither were we allowed to have friends due to the trouble they may cause. I believe it was too much of a bother (parent’s laziness) for us to have a life growing up, were not permitted to go anywhere on our own and they would not drive us.

Second, even when we were not encouraged, we were put down because of our abilities. For today, I need not fear about tomorrow or the day after; it is the future that I worry. Recently, I have learned to give my burdens to Jesus. I remind myself always to do that that His yoke is light.

Third, I ask God to remove the fear that He will lead us next month to a new place to live until we move in August to my new job. I know God will take care of the details; I need to focus on Jesus that He is in control.

February 19, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A glorious sunny day in Seattle and the perfect prayer for this day: Lord, step into my life and help me bring things into balance. Help me complete my simple tasks today and to let the rest go, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

 Thank you, Pastor Dion, for the directness and clarity of your messages! 

February 19, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I can relate! I tend to obssess over certain aspects of the Bible that I don't understand, but I have to be aware that certain things we will never truly comprehend until we get to Heaven!

February 19, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

James 4:13-17 

Boasting About Tomorrow

13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

Live one day at a time. "From your qoute Peastor, "Know today that you do not need to worry about how all of this fits together or how it is going to work out. You do not have to understand it all. Just let your purpose align with God today and let Him take care of the details. He has a better view up there than we do, and if it matters, He will tell you. We have a job to do while we are here, so let us focus on that."

February 19, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A perfect reminder, Deng!

February 20, 2018
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Perfect!!!

February 20, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

February 19, 2018
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

February 19, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I turn my worries over to You for they are too much for me. There are so many things that are beyond my control. Please step into my life and help me bring things into balance. Help me complete my simple tasks today and to let the rest go, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

February 19, 2018
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Dan Foster
Dan Foster

Daine: that prayer really hit me in the ribs so to speak.  I cut and pasted it into an email that I sent to some friends.  Simple and elegant ... I like it.

February 20, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Dan,

  Thanks the prayer I did not write Pastor Dion, did on yesterdays daily devotion. He writes a prayer on every daily devotion you might want to look at the top of the page and look for devotions. You can even get on the devotion list and you'll get it everyday in an e-mail. 

Blessings!

Diane

February 20, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Holding you in prayer before the throne of God, Diane!

February 20, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Cathy,

  Thank you so very much and I thank everyone who's been praying for me it's a long road but I will get there. Having a lot of ups and downs but I keep reaching out to my medical staff they are trying something new. I am even getting another doctor on board she'll be on video she lives in Hawaii. I talked to one of my old neighbors tonight he's a dear old friend and a doctor. I told him the plan and told him about the doctor I found and she only does video time. He did a lot of research about her. She's really good at getting people off of medications. I don't want to be 70 years old and get off then I want off of this all faster. I want it soon I ask Jesus, to be in the midst of all that we are doing. When I get through all this God, willing I will let everyone know when I am ready because it's taking a beating on me. I give God. my loving Father all the praise and glory. He is showing us new ways and I keep on searching for new answers and ways to get this over with. I know it will be on God's. time but I am doing my part praying and looking for the answers. Love you so much Cathy, I really miss everyone so much but I really have to focus on this. I am still on the second one and going slow to protect myself it's one day at a time. Really I am very thankful for prayers they pick me up when I want to give up. It's going on 6 years now and it's going on 8 after my operation. I am weak but I am strong I can do all things through Christ. Amen!

Love You, Cathy! My dear loving sister. Thanks Again So Much. <3 

February 20, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Father Lord....help us to complete our simple tasks each day and let the rest go! Amen!

February 20, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I turn my worries over to You for they are too much for me. There are so many things that are beyond my control. Please step into my life and help me bring things into balance. Help me complete my simple tasks today and to let the rest go, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 20, 2018