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Bad Note Blues

  • For I, Yahweh your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Don't be afraid; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 WEB

    We have a proverb that we live by when performing music: "If you hit a bad note, hit it good.' (Technically, it would be "hit it well", but that's what the phrase is here). In other words, do not let the fear of failure keep you from performing your best. If you are going to fail at something, let it be a glorious failure where you did not hold back, but gave it all that you had. In the end you will be happier, and so will the audience.

    I have seen people fumble all the way through a song because they were so concerned about being ready for the bridge that was coming up. When the truth is that ninety-nine percent of the audience will not notice a missed note if you just smile and keep going like you intended to do that.

    When God opens the door for you to do something, He will also provide you with the ability to do it. The key is that you have to step out in faith and go through that door when it opens. You will not even know that you have the ability to do it until you try. Peter did not know that he could walk on water, until he tried.

    Do not let fear hold you back from what God wants you to do. Step out in faith knowing that He has your right hand and He is the One that will help you. Don't let the worry of a mistake cause you to miss the entire song. Embrace the challenge with a smile knowing that God has got your back.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Please lead me into all that You have for me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me to trust You and walk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those following our Creation Photographers group, here is the theme of the week: Matthew 6:22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light". The theme this week is "My Eyes Have Seen the Glory". His glory shines from the smallest to the grandest of His creations, so let's see what we can find! Our themes are always open for interpretation so please do get creative! You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you. Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Jan 8
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesby

Amen. Thank you for this devotional!

Jan 8
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Jan 8
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Please lead me into all that You have for me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me to trust You and walk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you  ~ Amen

Jan 8
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank you Dion for the good advice. Sometimes I just forget what the scriptures say. Owen told me a long time ago, just be yourself, God made you this way. Thank you God!

Jan 8
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

I am so happy that God has my back. Thank you, much needed.

Jan 8
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God provide the opportunities we need. Thank you for your many blessings. Praise God. Amen. 

Jan 8
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Jan 8
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

Jan 8
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Jan 8
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, being a musician I enjoy how the devotional can correlate with music!

Jan 8
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen. Thank you for the reminder Pastor Dion. 

Jan 8
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,give me strength and help me not get upset.

Jan 8
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for all You do for me. Lead me to Your perfect plan and give me strength and faith to fulfill it! Amen.

Jan 8
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Hit it good!! Amen!! :)

Jan 8
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you for today’s encouraging message.  Really needed this reinforcement.  PTL.  

Jan 8
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You once again for being there for me. Deliver Your peace on me and take all fears and frustrations in things I can't  control. In Jesus name I pray  Amen. 

Love this message, thank you Pastor. God bless you. 

Jan 8
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Julia Forrester
Julia Forresteredited: Jan 8

This is awesome devotional this morning I’m always stressing when Comes time to perform on stage when all I really have to do is just worship Through this song is song will be blessed instead I stress out with fear so much of that applies to life… If we just were ship through life no matter what God always comes through and blesses us in ways we could’ve never imagined I’m finally starting to learn to trust that no matter what happens as long as we were ship God always works things out for us it may not be the way that we want it but a lot of times it’s better than we could ever a Imagined it....It even says in Genesis 2523 worship  God, Only and he will bless your food and your water and he’ll take sickness away from you and he will give you long life so I like I like to stand on that promise thank you Pastor Dan for this wonderful word

Jan 8
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Julia, praying for Him to open all of the doors for you and your ministry <3!

Jan 8
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Julia Forrester
Julia Forrester

Thank you!!!

Jan 9
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Julia Forrester
Julia Forrester

Sorry Pastor Dion I miss spelled your name in that last comment I have a great difficulty editing when I make mistakes in the comment bars… Every time I try to edit the cursor won’t let me put it where I need to fix it so sorry about that

Jan 8
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Julie Abajian
Julie Abajian

This resonates with me on so many levels, Pastor Dion, even this past weekend!  Here is a clip of God pulling me throughHandel's Messiah as I accompanied my daughter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bSIgg4ONRU God truly shines His beauty through the gaps of our every weakness.  Thank you for your wisdom and insight on so many levels as always!!  May God continuously bless you for all you do for His glory!  

Jan 8
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Oh my goodness, Julie, your daughter is so cute and talented! What a blessing <3!

Jan 8
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

My worry and doubt cause me so many problems. This really hits home today. Amen

Jan 8
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

Jan 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 8
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen

Jan 9
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Satan would have us believe that we are a failure and that we are worthless. He is always pointing blame at us at every turn, telling us that we are not able to do anything so we shouldnt even try. He also tells us that we are not worthy of God's love. While we are not worthy of God's love, Jesus' blood has made us worthy. God loved us first before we even knew about Him and He desires to have a relationship with us. We should never give up on something that God has told us He wants us to do in His kingdom. We all mess up now and again and then we just keep going and keep trying.

Jan 14