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The Buck Stops Here

  • if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 WEB

    I have a Dilbert cartoon about tech support taped to our internet router because it reminds me of our service provider here. Each time that we call them with a problem, they immediately say that it must be something on our end, but then the problem is silently fixed.

    In the cartoon, Dilbert the technician answers the support telephone and the first thing that he said to the customer calling was: 'Your problem is with another company's products or services.' Without hearing, knowing, or caring what the problem was. The customer said: 'But you haven't heard what the problem is yet.' To which Dilbert replied: 'Let's pretend that will make a difference.'

    As Christians, we often try to pass the buck onto the world or other groups, while we are the only ones with the key. We believe that it is someone else's fault that we are in this situation, when actually we are trapped in a pit that we dug ourselves. Many times we are reaping what we have sown (Galatians 6:7).

    There is only one way out of the pit: That we turn to God, humble ourselves and pray. Then He promises that He will hear from heaven, turn, and heal our land. Whether we caused it or not, we have the answer.

    The answer is not politics or war, but seeking God. All through the Bible, God moved when His people got serious with Him. When they became lukewarm and backslidden, their nation fell apart.

    Can Christians prosper in a fallen world? Absolutely! If we all were to humble ourselves (fasting), repent, and pray, then God will turn and heal our nation. May God give us the wisdom and grace to do so.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You bring peace to our nation. Forgive us. Guide our leaders. Remove the evil influences from our government. Fill our nation with Your presence and convict people of sin once again, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! This is such a good message, I wish all of America could understand this.

January 5, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 5, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

God please bless America. Amen 

January 5, 2019
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

January 5, 2019
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen.

 

January 5, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 5, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I pray that You bring peace to our nation. Forgive us. Guide our leaders. Remove the evil influences from our government. Fill our nation with Your presence and convict people of sin once again, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for this devotional.

January 5, 2019
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! Heavenly Father I pray that You bring peace to our nation. Forgive us. Guide our leaders. Remove the evil influences from our government. Fill our nation with Your presence and convict people of sin once again, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.   What a powerful prayer! Thanks Pastor Dion!

January 5, 2019
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Tammy Wright
Tammy Wright

Amen

January 5, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

January 5, 2019
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

January 5, 2019
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen and Amen!

January 5, 2019
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen.

 

January 5, 2019
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertsonedited: January 5, 2019

 I have been praying this for our Nation very regularly, I have never witnessed so much evil and evil doers in our government. God is the only answer, and I know a lot of Americans are on their knees praying, Including is. What has been happening the last few days has been very frightening. Let us all be diligent and pray for our country. Great message this morning Pastor Dion. 

Amen!

January 5, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I need Your help to be humble and that Your grace be with me. I know there are doubts in my mind about things that only You can solve,help me oh Lord  to be part of Your work. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Excellent message, thank you Pastor. God bless you. 

January 5, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

As always I turn to you my God for your help. Amen. 

January 5, 2019
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you Lord for today’s message.  

January 5, 2019
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Truth Amen ❤

January 5, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

What you have shared is so very true.  We must all continue to pray for America, our government, our people to be convicted and turn to our Lord Jesus.  It is the only way.  Thank you Pastor for an excellent devotional.

January 5, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 5, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Lord God, dear Heavenly Father, please hear our prayers in Jesus name, Amen!

January 5, 2019
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Good story, Pastor Dion, and a true one. Although it is very difficult to admit sometimes, the one most responsible for our present situations, in most cases, is us. We each must take responsibiity for our actions and mistakes and not pin the blame on others. 

January 5, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

January 5, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

THAT IS SO TRUE,WHAT WE ALL NEED IS A SECRET WAR ROOM SO WE CAN GET CLOSER TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER

January 6, 2019
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen!

January 7, 2019