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Hooked On A Feeling

  • He caused me to pass by them all around: and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and behold, they were very dry. He said to me, 'Son of man, can these bones live?' I answered, 'Lord Yahweh, you know.' Again he said to me, 'Prophesy over these bones, and tell them, 'You dry bones, hear Yahweh's word. The Lord Yahweh says to these bones: 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you will live.' Ezekiel 37:2 WEB

    Ezekiel stood in the valley, surrounded by dead, dry bones. What was left of a great army was now scattered about the ground and lying in the dust. All the life was gone and now all that remained were the bones. It was a bleak picture of hopelessness. God told him to prophesy His words over them. Ezekiel had to feel this was a hopeless situation, but he obeyed and when he did, the bones came back to life.

    Facts, faith, and feelings, have to line up in that order. Facts are the word of God, which is living and always relevant. Our faith is demonstrated when our mouth and actions line up with the word of God. Finally, our feelings must fall into their proper place, at the end of the line and the least important of all. We can become hooked on feelings of doubt, unbelief, self pity, and fear. They grow into mountains that we cannot see past. Sometimes we have to let those go in order to move on with God. Facts (Word of God) first, faith second, feelings last.

    You cannot reverse this list and put your feelings first, then expect to live an overcoming life. If you feel like God does not love you and then begin to act like it, while ignoring what is written in the Word, then you have reversed the list. You cannot measure how much God loves you by your feelings, for they will lie to you. We have to stand on what has been written in His word.

    Also do not speak your feelings if they are negative, for your own words will be used against you by the enemy. James 3:4 tells us: 'Behold, the ships also, though they are so big and are driven by fierce winds, are yet guided by a very small rudder, wherever the pilot desires. So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest!' Be sure to keep your speech positive.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please set a guard over my lips and make me aware of the things that I speak. Help me to keep my feelings in check and to trust You completely. Restore my hope, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Just what I needed to read today....... help us to stay strong and keep on trusting you Jehovah! Heal Pastor Dion in Jesus’ name, Amen
September 8, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father please set a guard over my lips and make me aware of the things that I speak. Help me to keep my feelings in check and to trust You completely. Restore my hope, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you

September 8, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amazing! Thank you Holy Spirit and pastor Dion for as always Y'all are spot on with this message for me personally at this moment. I was struggling with negative feelings last night feeling loneliness, despair and like an outsider that strikes fear or negative reactions from strangers. The enemy was attacking me with a strong spirit of confusion too. I need Father, Son and Holy Spirit to help me stay focused on them and their word.

September 8, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for protection, strength, and clarity for you, Richard. God is stronger!!

September 8, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God! 

September 8, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Needed to hear this this morning.  Hallelujah!!

September 8, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Keep my hope alive dear God. Amen. 

September 8, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

September 8, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,prayers for Paster Todd.

September 8, 2018
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen Pastor!! Love this! Feelings are not facts. Facts, faith, feelings!!  Will try to remember!!!!

September 8, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please set a guard over my lips and make me aware of the things that I speak. Help me to keep my feelings in check and to trust You completely. Restore my hope, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Father teach me how to speak positively over my life.

September 8, 2018
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen!

September 8, 2018
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

‘You cannot measure how much God loves you by your feelings, for they will lie to you. We have to stand on what has been written in His word‘

i will be praying on this.

September 8, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

September 8, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you for this devotional, I needed to be reminded of this. Amen.

September 8, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

September 8, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

September 8, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, protect everything is coming from my mouth and to have assurance of the work You are doing on me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Pastor,hope you are getting better. Praying for you.

September 8, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

An excellent devotional. Thank you Pastor for listening to God and sharing His leading.  God bless and I pray you are feeling better.  I'll be missing the service but will read Gods word to be refreshed.  Thank you again and thank you my dear Lord for loving me.

 

September 8, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Selah

September 8, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

" I'm hooked on a feeling, I'm high on believing, that You're in love with me"  :D 

September 8, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 8, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

September 8, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

 Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd! Heavenly Father please set a guard over my lips and make me aware of the things that I speak. Help me to keep my feelings in check and to trust You completely. Restore my hope, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen. 

September 9, 2018