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Shock Treatment

  • All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby. Hebrews 12:11 WEB

    While at school, I learned to read and write, add and subtract, and much more. However, many times it was after school that the learning really began for me. Dad would tell us: 'That electric fence will shock you, so stay away from it' but a six year old can feel very smart, and I loved anything electric, or so I thought.

    One day while trying to step over that electric fence, I found that he was right! Actions speak louder than words, and this time I remembered it well. Now I fully understood that his words were meant to protect me from suffering unnecessary pain. For those of you who have never grabbed an electric fence, it is something that you will remember a long, long time. Some things we have to learn the hard way, then we understand.

    Many times the Lord will give us a little warning, and if we persist, He will let us go on our way. His word is there to protect us from harm, but He will not force us to obey it. If you want to avoid the shocks, burns, and the scratches, be quick to listen.

    Yet even when we go ahead and do something totally stupid, He is there to pick us back up in His loving arms without even an: 'I told you so' when we come to our senses. He is a loving Father who only wants the best for us, now if we would only listen to Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy on my life, for I am still breathing today. Please help me recognize when You are speaking to me, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy on my life, for I am still breathing today. Please help me recognize when You are speaking to me, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Unfortunately... I've had to learn a few things the hard way too, but God is grace and sets me straight every time! Thank you for always having my back Lord (L) Amen ~ Thank you Pastor 

March 28, 2019
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu


Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy on my life, for I am still breathing today. Please help me recognize when You are speaking to me, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you Lord.

March 28, 2019
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Dear Heavenly Father I thank you for all the blessings you have given me and my family and friends Amen

March 28, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

March 28, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! We as humans are so slow to learn! Thank You Father for who You are.

March 28, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

March 28, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

March 28, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 28, 2019
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen I pray to listen to you always.

March 28, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father, Amen.

March 28, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

March 28, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know I'm weak, help me to understand Your message and keep Your designs. I need You oh Lord, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Thank you Pastor for this devotional, we need to understand His message. God bless you. 

March 28, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN!  Thank you, as always, Pastor Dion

 

March 28, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

March 28, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you Pastor, blessings upon you and Sylvia !!!

March 28, 2019
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen. Lord I pray that you will open my eyes and ears to always listen to you.  Wonderful devotion. 

March 28, 2019
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Barbara Lowell
Barbara Lowell

Amen! Although I am hearing impaired, I listen for The Lord to speak to me in my heart and in my mind. The Lord chose this way to speak to me that I might hear Him since I was a little child. Many times your wonderful devotionals also give me insight into troublesome thoughts or worries that I was having. Thank you, Pastor Dion, for this beautiful devotional. God bless you and Sylvia, always and in all ways!

March 29, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I'VE ALWAYS LEARNT THE HARD WAY BUT PRAISE THE LORD ,HE NEVER GAVE UP ON ME.

June 24, 2019