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The Remote Control

  • The high priest, Ananias, commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth. Then Paul said to him, 'God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit to judge me according to the law, and command me to be struck contrary to the law?' Acts 23:2 WEB

    Paul did not appreciate being slapped in the face. Jesus had faced crucifixion without complaining or opening His mouth, but when Paul was slapped, he opened his. Later Paul learned to turn the other cheek and to be content in whatever circumstance that he found himself in (Philippians 4:11). This was a growth process, it took time, and occasionally being slapped.

    Each of us have our 'buttons.' Something that someone does that really sets us off. We often say: 'I can't help it!' but really it is just a weakness inside of us, a flaw in our character, and it is just like a handle on a pot. By pressing your button at the right time, people can manipulate you, get you to commit acts, get into trouble, say stupid things that you regret, and do things that you would not normally do. It is if they have a remote control for your body, with buttons on it named anger, guilt, shame, and so many others.

    Pray, grit your teeth, think happy thoughts, and let those feelings die within you. If you submit to God and resist the devil, it will flee from you (James 4:7). Eventually that remote control will cease to work in your life. I have a number of buttons that no longer work on mine when people press them, though some still do.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to see the traps that are before me and to control my emotions while under pressure. Set a guard over my lips and help me to think before I speak. I want my life to be pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Jamille Krupa
Jamille Krupa Thank you Pastor, I need to read this Everyday!
August 22, 2018
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen.........❤️
August 22, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to see the traps that are before me and to control my emotions while under pressure. Set a guard over my lips and help me to think before I speak. I want my life to be pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you Lord.

August 22, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amein

August 22, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

August 22, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

August 22, 2018
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Amen!!!

August 22, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

August 22, 2018
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Amen!

August 22, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

August 22, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Build me up dear God. Help me with my grandchildren. Touch them my God  make them cooperative. Amen. 

August 22, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

August 22, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

August 22, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

August 22, 2018
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Need this today.

August 22, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

 Amen, I pray to keep my words and actions pleasing to God.

August 22, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

August 22, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Someone was pushing on my remote yesterday and it almost worked.  I had to really ask the Lord for peace, love and joy: not just for myself but for the one pushing my buttons.  Thank you love for your love and mercy.  I sent a message to that someone this morning, a loving message and my heart has been lifted.  Thank you Pastor Dion.  Have a blessed day.

August 22, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I know I can be pushed around very easily. Give me the strength to resist falling into a trap. In Jesus name I pray. Amen 

August 22, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,help us for control of our weakness.

August 22, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Oh boy, I can relate! I have a few sore spots that both my hubby and my mother always seem to touch at the wrong times! I need to be on guard and look to the Lord, but sometimes, when I'm tired or hungry, that can be difficult.

August 22, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! This message was for me, thank you Pastor Dion!!!  I'm a work in progress and my mouth and quick tongue is a major problem with me, which I can only handle with my Lord's help!  Oh Lord, please put a seal upon my lips by Thy mighty spirit, I realize that I cannot do it on my own, in the holy name of Jesus I ask and pray, Amen!

August 22, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 22, 2018
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

So very true! Thanks for this message!

 

August 22, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please help me to see the traps that are before me and to control my emotions while under pressure. Set a guard over my lips and help me to think before I speak. I want my life to be pleasing to You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 23, 2018