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The Pen And The Crackers

  • Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31 ESV

    One of the sweetest testimonies that I ever heard was from a missionary visiting our church. While on a plane heading to the mission field, she dug through her purse trying to find a pen to make notes with, but she could not find one. Also she was hungry because she had not eaten before the flight, and they did not serve food on the plane. She normally carried a pack of crackers for such a time but had none with her.

    The missionary had brought along one Bible to give away, and when the plane landed, she started looking for a native to give it to. Finally she found a woman that she could communicate with and offered her the bible. The woman burst into tears and explained that she had been praying for a Bible for one whole year. The woman then reached into her purse for money but explained that she only had a pen, and a pack of crackers which she handed to the missionary.

    If it matters to you, it matters to God. The small things in your life that you would not pray about, He knows about. When we get wrapped up in ourselves, we miss so much of what He has to offer. Place the Lord at the center of your life and these things will automatically happen. He has the pen and the crackers waiting.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord I put You first, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is "Thankful Thursday" at our "Ladies in Distress" group! All group members are welcome and invited to post something, whether big or small, that you are grateful for! This group is private, so if you are not a member and are having trouble joining, just post on the website somewhere and we will get you set up :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress group


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for sharing that story with us, it’s amazing how God provides our needs...... only if we keep trusting him all the way! Thank you Jehovah!❤️
November 8, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Oh yes Lord, amen

November 8, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

November 8, 2018
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

It's amazing how much He loves us! 

November 8, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

November 8, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!One of my favorite devotoinals ;)

November 8, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

November 8, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord I put You first, in the name of Jesus I pray. Lord I always want you first in our life!! Align us with your perfect will for a hope and an abundant future in you (L) Keep us focused on you and let us feel your presence with us each day. I can see positive flow, good vibes & changes happening for our family and I thank you, Father, for ALL your blessings both large and small. ~Amen~ Thank you Pastor>> God bless

November 8, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! God is always there and He wants to be a part of your life. Just let Him!

November 8, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus for loving us.We surly love you.

November 8, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes, He gives us what we need when we need it. Thank You Father! Amen.

November 8, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

November 8, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen, Father thank You for everything. 

November 8, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thnak you Father for loving me and wanting me to have a stronger relationship with you.  I am praying that you will always be first in my heart and mind.  Let your light shine through me and may you be praised forever.  In Jesus name. Amen

November 8, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!! Thank you dear Lord :)

November 8, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for all You have done for me, You know my desires in life.Your relationship with me is very important, I love You and I know You will be there for me always. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Thank you Pastor,God bless.

November 8, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God Help us live in peace. Amen

November 8, 2018
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen!   Thank you Lord.  What a wonderful message and reminder that God covers all things!   Sometimes I think that I get so wrapped up in the bigger issues,,that I forget to thank him for all things.   PTL. God is awesome.  

November 8, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

AMEN AND AMEN!!! I TRULY LOVE THIS MESSAGE AND THE BEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT THE MISSIONARY LADY AND HER TESTIMONY SHOWING OUR LORD'S PROVIDENCE EVEN IN SMALL THINGS AS WE WALK WITH HIM AND KEEP ON TRUSTING! THANK YOU PASTOR DION!

November 8, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 8, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen....Nice one!

November 9, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Allelulia!!  Amen!!

November 9, 2018
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you so much Pastor Dion for this message. This is so true!

November 10, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I seek Your face and a deeper relationship with You today. I know that You will take care of my needs and fulfill the desires of my heart. Lord I put You first, in the Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen. 

November 25, 2018