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The Dentist

  • We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEB

    As I writhed in pain in the chair, the dentist wrestled on with the split tooth. It was very painful and I did not want him to touch it, let alone pull on it, but the toothache would not go away until all of it was removed. Like Esau, I began to comfort myself with the thought of killing him when it was over. Finally, the dentist got it out in three parts, and the pain gradually subsided. I spared him.

    God loves us, but when there are harmful things in our life, He will often remove them. It can hurt and we would really like Him to just leave it alone. Pride, arrogance, bitterness, greed, lust, hate, He has methods for every stronghold in our life and He loves us too much to leave them in there to grow worse.

    Like a Father removing a splinter from his child's hand, or a dentist removing a broken tooth, God knows that it is for your own good, and He will not relent. It is scary how far He will go to remove things from your life when you get serious about seeking Him.

    Do not panic today if life is painful, for it will not always be. Be sure that your main focus in life is doing God's will and everything else will begin to line up properly. This does not mean that your life will be pain free, but it will work out for the best in the long run. The things that you are going through will work out for good.

    God is always right and this means that when you have a disagreement with Him, that you will never win. His arm is too big to twist. Our threats do not intimidate Him. Don't struggle against Him. Work with Him to remove the harmful things and it will be over sooner. Struggling against Him will only prolong it, but He will not stop until He gets it all out.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please set me free from the things that hold me back. Break the shackles that hold me, for I cannot. I submit to Your will for my life and I want more of Your presence today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! :)

March 16, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

March 16, 2018
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

 Amen!

March 16, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

March 16, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

March 16, 2018
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Very real reading--- Hum!!!!

March 16, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!  I look forward to your devotions each morning. 

March 16, 2018
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John Smith
John Smith

"It is scary how far He will go to remove things from your life when you get serious about seeking Him."  Yes it is.  Give those things up now, rather than later or be sure your sin will find you out.  

"But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out."  Num 32:23

March 16, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please set me free from the things that hold me back. Break the shackles that hold me, for I cannot. I submit to Your will for my life and I want more of Your presence today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Thank you Lord!

March 16, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Break the shackles Father.

March 16, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,please let our lives be for you Jesus.You are awesome.we love you.

March 16, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Spot on pastor Dion. Thank you.

March 16, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen. 

March 16, 2018
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse

Oh my goodness! Help me Lord

March 16, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Dear Father, You know there are things that are holding me. Make me clean so I can be better, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

March 16, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Another message I can relate to and needed to hear today! Thanks, Pastor Dion!

March 16, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

March 16, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

March 16, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

March 16, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

March 16, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

March 16, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

I submit ALL of my life to you Father God! Fill me with your peaceful presence. Amen!

March 17, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please set me free from the things that hold me back. Break the shackles that hold me, for I cannot. I submit to Your will for my life and I want more of Your presence Today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 17, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

March 19, 2018